After a week of pridelicious events, it’s now time to take over downtown Toronto, drink a lot of beer, make some noise, wear colourful threads…. wait, is this a post about The World Cup or Pride Toronto?
Anyhow, Pride Toronto Weekend is finally here, and just like on St. Patrick’s where everyone’s Irish… everyone’s Queer this weekend… There is so much to do and most of it is free. And since the weather seems to be co-operating, it looks like a great time to walk around Church, sit on the terraces (patios,) check out the community booths, see what’s going on at the pride stages, and… well… be queer.
Now, again, before we get to the jump, Torontoist again acknowledges the hundreds of volunteers that make these events possible. If you have have some time to give, they’d love to have you. So… volunteer! Now keep reading for the Torontist Pride List – The Gay Agenda Phase II.
[photo: Fearless - Pride Toronto website]
The Gay Agenda Phase II
Friday, June 23
Moist – Toronto’s women’s Pride party in support of the OutGames – Opera House – $15
Vazaleen – Shame party – It’s a shame that it’s only bi-annual now – Lee’s Palace – $7 cover
Chad Van Gaalen & James Mejia Exhibition Opening – Mixed-media and live music – Spin Gallery – Free
Saturday, June 24
Dyke March – This Torontoist has been told that this parade retains its community flavour – Starts at Hayden and Church and then goes down Yong to Wood – 2 pm
Family Pride – The LGBT Parenting Network host a Pride picnic with family entertainment – Church Street Junior
Public School at Church and Alexander – 11 am to 6 pm – Free
Fruit Loopz – Youth Stage Queer and trans youth talent show – The Little Park on Alexander next to Buddies – 3 to 10 pm. – Free
Sunday, June 25
Pride March – It’s big and queer and takes over Yonge for a while – Starts at Church and Bloor then goes down Yonge – 2pm
519 Pride Beer Gardens – Queer Beer Here – behind the 519
Big Primpin – Get Busted Pride party – The Courthouse 57 Adelaide East – $10-15 cover
Here are some links again…
Pride Toronto – The real deal
Now Magazine’s – pride guide
Live With Culture – more listings
Toronto Arts Online – once again
Xtra Guide – now available in pdf