People wave Pride flags on top of a red bus, surrounded by parade onlookers.

Toronto Pride Parade | Destination Toronto

Celebrate Pride in Toronto and beyond

People wave Pride flags on top of a red bus, surrounded by parade onlookers.

Toronto Pride Parade | Destination Toronto

Toronto’s annual Pride festival is the largest Pride event in Canada, and it’s joined by cities, towns and communities across Ontario hoisting the rainbow flag in their own celebrations and reflections.

Experience Toronto Pride events and discover more amazing Pride festivals in all directions from Toronto that are well worth a road trip.

Toronto Pride 2024

Pride Toronto has earned its reputation as one of the largest Pride festivals in the world and returns with parades and marches including the Dyke March, the Trans March and a full schedule of kid-friendly programs.

The festivities extend to 2SLGBTQI+ communities beyond downtown Toronto, including Scarborough, North York and Etobicoke.

But Pride is so much more than a colourful and action-packed festival.

It’s a month-long opportunity for 2SLGBTQI+ communities and allies to reflect on where they have come from, recognize what they have achieved and rally together for the ongoing push towards an inclusive and supportive society for all. The acronym 2SLGBTQI+ stands for two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and additional people who identify as part of sexual and gender diverse communities.

The annual Pride Month kicks off with an official flag-raising ceremony at City Hall and runs throughout the month of June, building up to the high-energy festival weekend. This dynamic event includes the Trans March and Dyke March Toronto, and culminates in the Toronto Pride Parade on Sunday, June 30, 2024.

Visit Destination Toronto to find the perfect place to stay and all the great restaurants, attractions and events the city has to offer.

More Pride events near Toronto:

Pride Durham: Events take place at Arbour Park in Durham Region on June 2, 2024.
Brantford Pride: The annual event takes place during the third week of June, with the Pride in the Park event happening at Mohawk Park on Saturday, June 15, 2024.
York Pride: Special events throughout the year, including the Pride Festival on June 14 and 15, 2024.

Pride events east of Toronto

Ottawa Capital Pride

With a mission to build a rainbow community within the nation’s capital, this festival aims to advocate, educate, connect and celebrate. And there’s no shortage of celebrating. Follow the pageantry during the parade to a fair on Bank Street with entertainment and more.

Dates: August 17–25, 2024

Where to stay: Great hotels in Ottawa include the Andaz Hotel Ottawa ByWard Market, The Alt Hotel Ottawa and Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre.

Brockville Pride

Pride Week commences in Brockville with the annual flag raising behind City Hall, followed by fun events such as the Annual Drag Competition, Pride Parade and the Rainbow Village Vendor Fair in Hardy Park.

Dates: June 3–9, 2024

Where to stay: Explore the historic downtown, scenic waterfront and heritage sites in and around Brockville. Find the perfect accommodation to serve as a home base during your stay.

More pride events include:

Bay of Quinte Pride: Pride parade and Pride in the Park, June 8, 2024.
Pembroke Pride: June 1, 2024.
Lanark County Pride: The Lanark County “Free to be…you and me” Pride Parade will be held on June 1, 2024.
Peterborough-Nogojiwanong Pride: The Parade, Pride in the Park and more, September 20–29, 2024.

Pride events west of Toronto

Windsor-Essex Pride Fest

Windsor’s 2SLGBTQI+ community and friends celebrate equality and diversity with five days of inclusive theatre, music, art and a parade. The parade begins at Market Square and proceeds via Ottawa Street to Lanspeary Park for Pride Day activities, food vendors and entertainment.

Dates: August 6–11, 2024

Where to stay: Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino and Holiday Inn Express Windsor Waterfront are two great options. Find more accommodations in and around Windsor.

Pride London Festival

Feel the love at London’s most colourful event that embraces empathy, inclusion and fun. Pride London activities include an outdoor festival, a Pride comedy show, an art exhibit and an annual parade in and around Victoria Park.

Dates: July 12–21, 2024

Where to stay: Accommodation options in London include Hotel Metro, Delta London Armouries Hotel and Idlewyld Inn & Spa. Find all the best places to eat, shop and play in "Forest City."

More pride events include:

Guelph Pride: Spring Pride dates are June 6–16, 2024. Check back for Winter Pride 2025 dates.
Kincardine Pride: June 22, 2024.
Pride Niagara Festival: Pride Niagara Week runs from June 1–9, 2024.
Chatham-Kent Pride: Flag raising, Pride parade and more August 10–17, 2024.
Pride Hamilton: Pride at the Pier will be held on August 10, 2024.
Stratford Winter Pride: Check back for the 2025 date.

Pride events in Central and Northern Ontario

Kenora Pride

Over five years strong and growing, the 2SLGBTQI+ community and allies in Kenora celebrate its Pride in June with special events, including a Pride March.

Date: June 22, 2024

Where to stay: With some of Ontario’s most spectacular nature at your doorstep, you’ll want to stay awhile in Kenora.

Elliot Lake Pride

Hailed as the Pride capital of the north, Elliot Lake’s Pride or "ELPride" kicks off with a flag-raising ceremony, followed by engaging workshops, all culminating in the grand finale parade.

Dates: May 30–June 3, 2024

Where to stay: Laurentian Lodge and Hampton Inn by Hilton are both great accommodation options.

More pride events include:

Sault Ste. Marie Pride Fest: July 21–28, 2024.
Timmins Pride: Check back soon for the 2024 date.
Thunder Pride: Saturday, June 15, 2024.
Borderland Pride Fort Frances: June 15, 2024.
Dryden Pride: Pride events happening all throughout June 2024.
Sudbury Pride: Check back soon for the 2024 date.
Muskoka Pride Week: Events across Muskoka July 19–28, 2024.
Minden Pride: Fun social events and a float, August 19–25, 2024.
Pride Manitoulin: August 9–11, 2024.
Grey Bruce Pride: Check back soon for the 2024 date.Simcoe County Pride: Check back soon for the 2024 date.

Get more information about 2SLGBTQI+-welcoming experiences, attractions and events all around Ontario.

Last updated: May 21, 2024

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