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Pride Toronto

Your complete guide to what’s hot and happening at Pride Toronto. Events, previews, interviews, reviews.

Chhoti Maa performs at Pride Toronto’s Catalyst Event – June 22, 2018

posted Friday, June 22, 2018

by: in Activism, Events, Featured Events, Lesbian, Music, Outdoors, Pride, Queer, Toronto, Trans

Are you a fan of Indigenous music but often don’t know where to start your search for the best artists out there? Behold Revolutions Per Minute, AKA RPM, a global Indigenous music platform, label, and artist collective. This year they present Catalyst, an exciting evening of music showcasing some of today’s most compelling Indigenous voices […]

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Blockorama’s Nik Red talks 20 years at Pride, “Black Is Magic,” and SWV

posted Thursday, June 21, 2018

by: in Celebrity, Drag, Events, Featured Events, Lesbian, Music, Outdoors, Toronto, Trans

For two decades, Blockorama has been an unstoppable force of queer liberation at Pride in Toronto. “Blocko,” as it’s been nicknamed, is curated by Blackness YES!, a community-based committee, and is officially known as the longest-running stage at Pride Toronto; 2018 marks their 20th anniversary.  This year’s theme is “Black Is Magic,” so it’s no […]

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Q&A with Alterna-Queer performers at Pride Toronto – June 22, 2018

posted Thursday, June 21, 2018

by: in Activism, Dance, Drag, Events, Featured Events, Lesbian, Montreal, Music, Pride, Queer, Toronto, Trans

Stop by Alterna-Queer at Pride Toronto to get a taste of Toronto’s West End queer scene with the city’s most vile vixens: the House of Filth. They’re loud, rude, and like to roll around in gutters and sit on cakes. They are the queens who do things other queens haven’t dreamed up even in their darkest […]

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Pride Toronto on the Island – “Til Sunrise” Kicks off Pride Week

posted Monday, June 18, 2018

by: in Art, Dance, Drag, Events, Featured Events, Lesbian, Music, Outdoors, Pride, Queer, Toronto

Toronto’s very first Pride-style celebrations happened on Toronto Island in 1971, and this weekend Pride Toronto kicked off Pride Week in style with their new ‘Til Sunrise all-day dance party and celebration that took place  on the grounds of Artscape Gibraltar Point.  Hundreds of partiers caught the ferry over to Hanlan’s point, and then connected […]

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Church & Wellesley Village parties that represent Toronto’s LGBTQ+ community during Pride Weekend

posted Friday, June 15, 2018

by: in Clubs, Dance, Drag, Entertaining, Events, Lesbian, Pride, Queer, Toronto

Pride Weekend is just around the corner, and anyone who lives in Toronto knows exactly what that means: the largest Pride festival in Canada (and one of the largest in the entire world) is underway! Every queer stone is overturned and local entertainers, businesses and residents work together as a driving force to accommodate this […]

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Fashion and Beauty Tips for Pride from Toronto Drag Personality, Tynomi Banks

posted Wednesday, June 13, 2018

by: in Drag, Fashion, Pride, Toronto

Toronto drag performer Tynomi Banks knows a thing or two about fashion and beauty, and she’s dishing out the goods on what’s hot to be seen in this year to look your best for Pride “As a drag performer, I’m always on the hunt for the latest looks and trends that can keep up with […]

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The Pride Guide 2018: 5 easy tips for a fun, safe & respectful Pride in Toronto

posted Monday, June 11, 2018

by: in Activism, Dance, Drag, Entertaining, Events, Pride, Toronto

I will never forget the very first time I attended a Pride Parade. It was in Toronto and I was 15 years old. I wasn’t out of the closet just yet – I had one foot in, one foot out – so I told my parents I was going to stay at a friends house. […]

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Toronto City Council Passes Pride Toronto Funding Request

posted Thursday, May 10, 2018

by: in Pride, Toronto

Toronto City Council approved Pride Toronto’s 2018 funding request for $260,000. Pride Toronto stated they were pleased that the City of Toronto continues to support their festival, one of the largest in North America. Thanks to the support of the City of Toronto, the 2018 Pride Toronto Festival will be bigger and better than ever. […]

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Pride Toronto announces first round of programming, including new initiatives

posted Thursday, May 3, 2018

by: in Celebrity, Drag, Events, Lesbian, Music, Outdoors, Pride, Queer, Toronto, Trans

Pride month will officially begin on June 1, 2018 at 12:30 pm with the flag raising at City Hall. Pride Toronto have also announced their opening night headliner on Friday, June 22nd at Yonge -Dundas Square, with actor, and R&B recording artist, Brandy. Programming will begin at 5 pm and continue until 11 pm, with full bar service in the […]

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Pride Toronto’s 2018 theme is “35 Years of AIDS Activism”

posted Tuesday, April 17, 2018

by: in Activism, Charity, Events, Featured Events, Lesbian, Music, Pride, Queer, Toronto, Trans

Pride Toronto has unveiled its 2018 Pride Month theme, 35 Years of AIDS Activism, to express the spirit of North America’s largest Pride Celebration, and our fight for our lives. The 2018 creative reflects the change our community is undergoing, and how deeply impacted the community has been by loss, both in the past and […]

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