Despite the interruption by the Black Lives Matter, hundreds of organizations begun the Toronto’s Pride Parade from Bloor and Church Street to the Dundas Square area for the pride celebration on last Sunday. The parade had over 35 years of history. This year, Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada joined the parade with other representatives from the three levels of Canadian government. Besides, police forces in the Greater Toronto Area and the surrounded regions had also joined the biggest event of the LGBTQ community such as Durham Regional Police, York Regional Police, Ontario Provincial Police, Peel Regional Police, Hamilton Police Service and etc.
On the other hand, it was Canada’s first-ever to have the Pride Month launched on the first day of June, 2016. Instead of having a ten-day festival as before, the Pride Month featured extended programming and provocative events throughout the city including the pride parade. The festival celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQ community in the Greater Toronto Area. Also, it is one of the largest pride festivals in the world.
Source: PrideToronto.com and Wikipedia
Photo Highlight: (Photographer: Jason L. K. Lau @ Emagto.ca)