Celebrate Pride, Province-Wide

A crowd of people waving rainbow flags during a Pride Parade

Image location: Toronto

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

Experience Toronto Pride and discover other exciting Pride festivals, events and celebrations in all directions from Toronto that are well worth a road trip.

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Toronto Pride

Toronto knows how to throw an epic Pride party. Toronto Pride has earned its reputation as one of the largest and most exuberant gay pride festivals in the world.

Pride isn’t just a festival in this city, it’s a month-long celebration, filled with music, fabulous parties, outrageously fun parades and marches including the Dyke March, the Trans March, a new Global Black Pride and loads of kid-friendly programs. This year the festivities extend to 2SLGBTQ+ communities beyond downtown Toronto.

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 lavish, high-energy Pride Parade on Sunday, June 26, 2022, during Pride Weekend Festival.

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

Go North

Kenora Pride

Over five years strong and growing, Kenora celebrates its pride throughout the month of June with open mic nights, wine and cheese events, pride yoga, a drag show and a Pride March to local mascot, Husky the Muskie.
When: June 2022
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 and equally engaging pub crawls, all culminating in the grand finale parade.
When: June 25, 2022
Where to stay: Laurentian Lodge and Hampton Inn by Hilton are both great accommodation options.

Go South

Windsor Essex Pride Fest

Windsor’s LGBTQ2S+ community and friends celebrate equality and diversity with five days of inclusive theatre, music, art and a parade. Join the fun! The parade begins at Market Square and proceeds via Ottawa Street to Lanspeary Park for Pride Day activities, food vendors and entertainment.
When: August 3-7, 2022
Where to stay: Caesars Windsor Hotel and Casino and Best Western Plus Waterfront Hotel are two great options. Find more LGBTQ-friendly accommodations in and around Windsor.

Go East

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.
When: August 21-28, 2022
Where to stay: Swanky hotels in Ottawa include the Andaz Hotel Ottawa ByWard Market, The Alt Hotel Ottawa or 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 Rainbow Run, Pride Parade and the Rainbow Village Vendor Fair in Hardy Park. 
When: June 6-12, 2022
Where to stay: You’ll want to 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.

Go West

Pride London Festival

Feel the love at London’s most colourful event that embraces empathy, inclusion and fun. Activities include an outdoor festival, comedy show, art exhibit and annual London Pride Parade.
When: July 14-24, 2022
Where to stay: Accommodation options in London include Hotel Metro, Delta London Armouries Hotel and Idlewyld Inn & Spa. And find all the best places to eat, shop and play in ‘Forest City’.

Keep Going 

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

Last updated: April 13, 2022

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