Here's everything you should check out at Pride in Toronto this month

Jun 3 2019, 3:00 pm

Pride Toronto Month has officially begun.

And leading up to the big festival weekend, which runs June 21 to 23, the city is celebrating with inclusive events throughout the community.

With a jam-packed calendar of family-friendly events to adult-only parties, here’s our guide to Pride Toronto events you shouldn’t miss.

And be sure to check out the full list of events here.

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Pride Opening Ceremony

On the first Tuesday of the month, the City of Toronto will proclaim June as ‘Pride Month’ and raise the rainbow and transgender flags. The yearly event unites the city to celebrate the history, courage, and diversity of Toronto’s LGBTQ2+ communities.

When: Tuesday, June 4
Time: 12:30 pm
Where: Podium Room, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West
Price: Free to attend

#FNLROM: Colour ROM Proud

The celebrations continue with an official Pride Toronto dance party at #FNLROM: Colour ROM Proud. Come and enjoy a night of queer art, expression, music, dancing, food, and performances. It’s a night to feel proud, while you party.

When: Friday, June 14
Time: 7 pm to 11:30 pm
Where: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Price: From $19.21

Cabana Pool Party

Cannonball into Pride with an epic party at one of the most stunning venues in the city. Pride Toronto is returning to Cabana Pool Bar for one night only, as LGBTQ2+ folks take over the entire space to dance, swim, sip cocktails, and take dozens of photos with the jaw-dropping view of the city skyline as a backdrop. This year’s RuPaul’s Drag Race All Star winner Monèt X Change will be headlining the festivities. It’s a bring-your-bathing-suit-to-work day because this pool fiesta starts at 6 pm.

When: Thursday, June 13
Time: 6 pm to 11 pm
Where: Cabana Pool Bar, 11 Polson
Price: From $24.32

Night at the Aqueerium

The fourth annual Night at the Aqueerium is going down this month. Dive into all the colours of the rainbow and dance the night away with music by DJ Cozmic Cat & Lucie Tic, while enjoying live entertainment by the Spice Queens, refreshments and plenty of photo ops. Get your gills flappin’ and purchase your tickets early before they shell out.

When: Friday, June 21
Time: 8 pm to 12 am
Where: Ripley’s Aquarium
Price: From $40

Toronto Trans March

Toronto’s Trans March is officially one of the largest, most exciting Pride events in the world – not only for all the trans and non-binary folks, friends, and allies who rally and march together in solidarity but for anyone who is lucky enough to witness the landmark event. Trans women of colour and differently abled people are encouraged to lead the march and set the pace for all.

When: Friday, June 21
Time: 7 pm
Where: At the intersection of Church and Hayden
Price: Free to attend

Family Pride

Now in its 19th year, Family Pride is a fun-filled oasis on the grounds of Church Street Public School that gets bigger and better every year. With programming geared to those 12 and under and their families, everyone will feel like a kid while taking in the creative and engaging activities, including sports, crafts, face painting, storytime, and extra-special performances.

When: Saturday, June 22 to Sunday, June 23
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Church Street Public School, 83 Alexander Street
Price: Free to attend

Dyke March

The Toronto Dyke March is a political demonstration of critical mass, welcoming all self-identified dykes to create political and visible space. This grassroots event is not a parade. The women and trans people of the community take over the streets of downtown Toronto to celebrate our power, strength, diversity and passion of their experiences and identities.

When: Saturday, June 22
Time: March rally at 1 pm, the march begins at 2 pm
Where: At the intersection of Church and Hayden
Price: Free to attend

Pride Parade

Costumes, choreography, and colour! Stand loud and proud with more than 200 groups marching in Pride Toronto’s Pride Parade, one of the largest in North America. This is the weekend’s premier event, bursting with performances, floats, marchers with messages, queens, kings, outstanding community groups, and more glitter than you can shake a disco stick at. The procession starts at 2 pm at the corner of Bloor and Church and stomps its way down Yonge Street to the Dundas Square stage.

When: Sunday, June 23
Time: 2 pm
Where: On the corner of Church and Bloor Street
Price: Free to participate

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