Toronto ranked among 10 best cities in the world to celebrate Pride

Jun 7 2018, 2:43 pm

In honour of the 2018 Pride Month, Airbnb has released its ranking of the top cities to celebrate Pride in the world.

The ranking, which was based on which destinations have the most to offer LGBTQ travellers, looked at 100 cities that had the highest Pride attendance worldwide and found out which of these fared best under five different LGBTQ categories, including nightlife, dating, celebrations, and pioneering history.

While New York City was the overall winner, Toronto was the only Canadian city to make it onto the top 10.

The top 10 cities to celebrate pride in the world:

1. New York, New York

2. London, England

3. Madrid, Spain

4. San Francisco, California

5. Paris, France

6. Berlin, Germany

7. Toronto, Canada

8. Chicago, Illinois

9. Los Angeles, California

10. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Here are Toronto’s highlights:

  • Global Ranking: Toronto came in seventh when it comes to the full package – including dating, nightlight, price celebrations and more.

  • Pride Celebrations: Approximately 2.1 million visitors attended last year’s Pride celebrations in Toronto, ranking the city at number two of the largest Pride Celebrations globally.

  • Dating: Using data provided by Tinder, Airbnb discovered that Toronto has the 13th highest per capita usage of LGBTQ Tinder profiles worldwide.

  • Nightlife: Looking at the number of LGBTQ clubs and bars in the area, Toronto ranks 25th out of 100 in this excitement and dance floor filled category.

From family festivities to beach parties, the city is celebrating Pride Month with inclusive events happening throughout the city.

On June 24, Toronto will be hosting its 38th annual Toronto Pride Parade to cap off the month-long celebration of love.

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