The Best Pride Events in Toronto to Spread the Love

Whether you want to celebrate the LGBTQ community on the dance floor, at the parade or on a boat, we've got you covered with the best Pride events happening in #the6ix

Whether you’re a veteran or a newcomer, there is something quite magical about Pride. It’s a safe space to express yourself freely and take part in an unapologetic celebration of the LGBTQ community. Pride Month is jam-packed with dances, parades, marches and more, and it can be overwhelming to decide what events to check out. That’s why we made a list of the best Pride events in Toronto, and if you’re looking to get in on the rainbow-filled festivities all across the country, click here.

When: June 1–24 (month), June 22–24 (official Pride weekend)

Here is a picture of a woman blowing bubbles in a rainbow flower crown during Toronto Pride Parade

Pride Parade (Photo: Courtesy Shawn Goldberg and Rai Allen Photography)

Pride Parade

The low-down: Toronto’s Pride Parade is one of the largest in North America with over 150 people participating. There will be floats, performers and, of course, colourful, festive fashion.
When: June 25 at 2 p.m.
Fees: Free
Find it: Starts at Bloor St. E. and Church St., goes down Yonge St. and ends at Gerrard St. E. and Church St.,

Viva Cabaret – Tribute to the Greatest Divas

The low-down: Female impersonator Yury Ruzhyev will be performing a one-man show paying tribute to the most iconic divas in entertainment history. From Lady Gaga to Liza Minnelli and Whitney Houston, you will be mesmerized by his 40 costume changes and spot-on impressions of over 30 divas, all while dancing and lip-syncing to your fave anthems.
When: June 7 and June 29 from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Fees: $20 per peson
Find it: Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W,

Get Real’s Pride Week Boat Cruise

The low-down: Set sail on the waterfront for good eats, tons of dancing, plus a drag show and silent auction—all the proceeds of the event are going towards the Get Real programs, which support LGBTQ youth.
When: June 21 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Fees: Starting at $60 per person
Find it: 539 Queens Quay W,

Trans March

The low-down: This solidarity march is dedicated to celebrating and spreading awareness about the diverse and intersectional trans community—family, friends and allies are welcome, too.
When: June 22 at 7 p.m. (rally) and 8 p.m. (march)
Fees: Free
Find it: Kicking off at Church and Hayden St.,

Business Woman’s Special: Pride Edition

The low-down: Coined by the organization as a queer dance party, this Business Woman’s Special celebration is Pride-themed with performances from the city’s most famous drag queens.
When: June 23 at 10 p.m.
Fees: $15 per person at the door
Find it: Round Venue, 152a Augusta Ave., Toronto,

Pride and Remembrance Run

The low-down: Walk 3 km or run 5 km at this colourful race in support of Toronto’s LGBTQ organizations—don’t forget to break out your brightest athletic wear.
When: June 23 at 10 a.m.
Fees: $45 to $50 per person to register
Find it: Church St. and Wellesley St.,

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