19 pics from Montreal's 36th annual Pride Parade (PHOTOS)

Aug 19 2019, 6:27 am

Thousands of people were on hand for the 36th annual Pride Parade, the biggest march in Montreal.

Among the marchers were Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Mayor Valérie Plante, Premier Francois Legault, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May.

The parade’s 2.7 km route links the old and the new, departing from the former west end LGBTQ+ area to arrive at the very heart of the new Village, following its traditional route on Boulevard René-Lévesque and Metcalfe Street to the end on Alexandre-DeSève Street.

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For the fifth year, this year’s theme and inspiration was the rainbow flag, highlighting the colour violet, which is a symbol for “dreams, gentleness, and peace,” according to the Fierté Montreal website.

Guests were invited to “wear this colour and interpret its meaning in an original way.”

A powerful moment of silence, honouring lost members of the LGBTQ+ community, was held at 2:30 pm.

The social media world was buzzing this morning with photos and videos from yesterday’s beautiful parade. So whether you missed it or you just want to relive it, check out some of the best shots of all the action!

 

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