Thursday, June 22, 2017

Toronto Pride Weekend 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Mayor John Tory and First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde at the 2017 parade

The month of Pride takes place from June 2-25 at events all over the City and this weekend brings the festivities to a close with several parades and the Church and Wellesley Village StreetFair. The whole event is a vibrant, inclusive, energy filled party that brings in visitors from around the world.
With the City shutting down Church Street at 6pm on Friday, June 23 to allow the setup of the street festival, participants of the first parade - Friday's Trans March, assemble at Church and Bloor Streets. Both the StreetFair and the Trans March begin at 7pm. This parade heads out along Bloor Street, turns south on Yonge Street, east on Carlton Street and ends at Allan Gardens. The Streetfair lasts the weekend long and is worth a long visit.

StreetFair Hours: Church Street, Wellesley Street and Alexander Street
Friday, June 23, 2017 7:00pm - Saturday, June 24, 2017 2:00am
Saturday, June 24, 2017 12:00pm - Sunday, June 25, 2017 2:00am
Sunday, June 25, 2017 12:00pm - 11:00pm

On Saturday, June 24 the Dyke March begins at 2pm and will follow the same route as the Trans March, finishing once again at Allan Garden Park.

The culmination of Pride Month is the Pride Parade which starts Sunday, June 25 at 2pm running from Church and Bloor Streets, west on Bloor, south on Yonge Street and end at Yonge and Dundas Streets.
From the City of Toronto: Pride weekend events with road closures in Toronto

Pride Week festivities in Toronto this weekend will involve events with some road closures as described below. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy these events. Businesses in the areas affected are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to vehicles.

Festivals and other special events are important to the city, injecting hundreds of millions of dollars annually into Toronto’s economy, and they are enjoyed each year by local residents.

In addition to road closures related to special events, a significant amount of road work is taking place in the city. People are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to their destinations.

Those who need to drive in the general vicinity of special events should allow extra time to get to and from their destinations. A more complete list of events and road work is available at

TTC customers can receive information about service diversions by subscribing to eAlerts at or following @TTCnotices on Twitter.

Pride Week events
• Church Street Pride Festival, June 23-25
Church Street from Carlton Street to Hayden Street will be closed from Friday, June 23 at 6 p.m. to Monday, June 26 at 6 a.m. for the street festival.

• Trans Pride March, Friday, June 23
Route: The march will start at Church Street and proceed from Hayden to Bloor Street, west on Bloor Street, south on Yonge Street and east on Carlton Street to Allan Gardens. Roads along the route will be closed from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

• Pride and Remembrance Run, Saturday, June 24
Wellesley Street between Jarvis Street and Queen's Park Circle, and Queen's Park between College and Bloor Streets, will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to noon for the run.

• Dyke March, Saturday, June 24
Route: The march will start at the intersection of Church and Hayden Streets, proceeding north to Bloor Street, west on Bloor Street, south on Yonge Street and east on Carlton Street to Allan Gardens. Roads affected will be closed from noon to 6 p.m., with the march itself from 2 to 5 p.m.

• Pride Parade, Sunday, June 25
Route: The parade will start at Church Street and Bloor Street East, proceed west on Bloor Street, south on Yonge Street and east on Dundas Street East to Victoria Street. A number of roads in the area will be closed for periods between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., with the parade itself taking place from 2 to 7 p.m.

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