Jenn's Guide to Pride

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Pride is both a celebration of how far the 2SLGBTQIA+ community has come in its fight for equal rights and a reminder of how far we still have to go to ensure that people of all sexualities, gender expressions, and gender identities can live their fullest and most authentic lives.

While Pride Month may be coming to an end, this weekend is still full of amazing programming for members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and allies alike!



Family Pride, 10am - 5pm @ Church Street Junior Public School

For those looking for family-oriented Pride events, be sure to check this out! With lots of activities planned especially for those under 12, this is a great way to explore what Pride means with little ones.

Drag Ball 2022, 1pm - 6pm @ TD Main Stage

Round off your day by catching some of Toronto’s best local drag talent at the TD Main Stage, hosted by fan-favourite Lemon from Season One of Canada’s Drag Race! This free event features over 30 local performers ready to give you the show you’ve been waiting for.

Infinite Points on a Circle, 3pm - 5pm @ Bell TIFF Lightbox (tickets required)

This program showcases the incredible work of trans, non-binary, and 2Spirit artists exploring gender across a range of subjects and perspectives. If you’re looking to have your horizons expanded, this is for you!



Queer Skate Jam, 1pm - 11pm @ Nathan Phillips Square

For those looking to keep active over Festival Weekend, why not check out Queer Skate Jam? With programming throughout the day - and kids lessons scheduled from 1pm - 3pm! - this is sure to keep things moving.

Pride Parade, 2pm - 6pm

This year’s parade has over 200 contingents and will start at Bloor St and Church St before turning south down Yonge and ending at Nathan Phillips Square. You can watch from any point along the parade route, and the performers are always worth catching!

Priyanka - LIVE! 9:30pm - 11pm @ TD Main Stage

What’s her name? The winner of Season One of Canada’s Drag Race graces the TD Main Stage to perform her debut EP! From local diva to worldwide sensation, make sure to catch this queen’s live performance.



Letters to a Future Queer (June 25 - June 26)

This interactive art exhibit, installed from Carlton St south to McGill St, will be added to over the course of Festival Weekend by festival attendees and professional artists alike. 

StreetFair is back! Visit the Village and find artisans, community orgs, and other vendors all in one place! StreetFair is a great place to show your support for small 2SLGBTQIA+ business owners, and take a break from the hectic festivities while you’re at it.

Hit up FoodZone to refuel and rehydrate during the busy Festival Weekend! With 15+ food truck vendors, you’ll be sure to find something that hits the spot.

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