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May 26, 2015
2015 Pride Toronto Media Launch Event

Event Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox 350 King St W, Toronto

We’ll be revealing our 2015 headliners, full Festival schedule and debuting our brand new Pride Guide.

Hosted by Tupperware’s
top sales queen, Dixie Longate

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May 29, 2015
INSPIRE Awards

Event Location: Hart House, University of Toronto 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto

The INSPIRE Awards is an annual event celebrating the individuals, youth, businesses, and community organizations who have made great contributions to the LGBTQ community in the Greater Toronto and surrounding area. The event on its 5th year is now a highlight of the start of the summer season and has been called inspiring and magical.

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June 4, 2015
Under My Skin Exhibition - Opening Reception

Event Location: Urban Gallery 400 Queen Street East Toronto, ON, Toronto

UNDER MY SKIN is a series of paintings displaying the artist’s rollercoaster journey of self-exploration

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June 5, 2015
Parade of Champions

Event Location: Ryerson Image Centre 33 Gould Street, Toronto

Parade of Champions is a three-channel video installation exploring black queer grief, following a mother’s death.

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Under My Skin Exhibition

Event Location: Urban Gallery 400 Queen Street East Toronto, ON, Toronto

UNDER MY SKIN is a series of paintings displaying the artist’s rollercoaster journey of self-exploration

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June 11, 2015
First Day Back

Event Location: Storefront Theatre 955 Bloor St West, Toronto

A new play by Rob Salerno about high school homophobia, bullying, and teen suicide.

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June 14, 2015
Pride interfaith Fair

Event Location: Metroplitan United Church 56 Queen St E., Toronto

An interfaith celebration of LGBTQ Pride in support of the Rainbow Railroad.

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Just Say Yes! – Lei disse sì

Event Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox 350 King St W, Toronto

The journey of two women to the altar. A fragment of Italy.

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June 16, 2015
The Queer & Trans Family Pride Party 2015: Wear your pride!

Event Location: The 519 Church Street Community Centre 519 Church St, Toronto

Annual Pre–Pride celebration of our amazing families!

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June 17, 2015
East Side Pride Flag Raising

Event Location: Albert Campbell Square 150 Borough Dr., Toronto

Join us as we raise the pride flag to celebrate LGBTQA+ diversity in East Toronto

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June 18, 2015
The Studio STARS present…Uptown Pride BBQ

Event Location: The Studio - Delisle Youth Services 40 Orchard View Blvd., Toronto

Join us for a fun, fabulous and *FREE* day of youth PRIDE festivities with the STARS at the Studio.

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June 19, 2015
Habitat GTA’s Pride Build 2015

Event Location: Habitat for Humanity GTA - Building Site 960 Brimley Road, Toronto

Come OUT and swing a hammer with Habitat in support of affordable housing in Toronto!

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U of T Pride Pub

Event Location: Hart House Quad 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto

U of T Pride Pub: BBQ, Community Fair, DJs, performers and dancing under the stars.

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Gay Pride Kabbalat Shabbat Service & Potluck Dinner

Event Location: Eastminster United Church 310 Danforth Ave, Toronto

Celebrate Shabbat with one of Toronto’s most inclusive Jewish communities at this joyous service and potluck.

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The Tip Off

Event Location: BIA Stage

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June 20, 2015
Habitat GTA’s Pride Build 2015

Event Location: Habitat for Humanity GTA - Building Site 960 Brimley Road, Toronto

Come OUT and swing a hammer with Habitat in support of affordable housing in Toronto!

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Rainbow Bridges Festival

Event Location: The Parsonage on Ward's Island 60 Lakeshore Avenue, Ward’s Island, Toronto

Come join us for live entertainment, a delicious BBQ, and day out on Ward’s Island.

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Forte: The Toronto Men’s Chorus presents “My Story / My Song”

Event Location: Trinity-St. Paul's Centre: Jeanne Lamon Hall 427 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Toronto’s premier male chamber chorus performs songs chosen personally by the singers.

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Tanya Tagaq Concert – Indigenous Arts Festival @ Fort York

Event Location: Fort York National Historic Site 100 Garrison Road, Toronto

Astonishing, visceral alternative music by 2014 Polaris Music Prize winner & 2015 JUNO Award winner.

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June 21, 2015
Sweetness Pride BEACH PARTY

Event Location: Canada's Sugar Beach 22 Dockside Drive, Toronto

NEW this year: Soak up the sun and enjoy the cooling breeze blow in from Toronto’s brand spankin’ new waterfront. Celebrate Pride Toronto’s opening weekend, as North America’s largest Pride festival brings one of the biggest circuit parties to our very own beaches!

On Sunday, June 21, join Pride Toronto and Sweetness Pride Beach Party as we co-host WE PLAY at Sugar Beach. This event takes advantage of the beautiful urban beach located in the heart of Toronto’s waterfront. WE PLAY will deliver the sweet, the spice, and all of the heat that comes with this larger than life production.

Headlining the event all the way from Tel Aviv will be the circuit king Aron, along with London’s stunning Jodie Harsh and Toronto’s own Jeremy Khamkeo. All taking the stage to make the most unforgettable event that cannot be missed! Dance, sing, and thrive as a community while welcoming some of the biggest international and local talent. Sunscreen is not included, but giant pink umbrellas are.

Make sure to arrive early as WE PLAY is guaranteed to reach capacity!

Please note: This event allows all-ages access, however, ID will be required for alcohol service.

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Pride Toronto’s 10-Day Festival offers a wide variety of events celebrating the power and beauty of diversity. The largest Pride festival in North America, Pride Toronto makes a cultural, social and political impact in this city we call home. Whether it’s a wet and wild beach party, 50 shades of epic house music, a garden full of bears, or Drag Queens and Kings that have it going on, Pride Toronto has it all - stay tuned! All of our events are free, but donations are suggested and greatly appreciated.

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Afternoon T-Dance

Event Location: Boutique Bar 506 Church St, Toronto

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Guys Like Us Toronto present Summer Lovin’

Event Location: Zipperz Bar 72 Carlton St, Toronto

Come celebrate Toronto Pride and summer with Guys Like Us Toronto men’s choir at Zipperz.

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A Worship Gathering! – Celebrating Pride at St. Andrew’s United Church

Event Location: St. Andrew's United Church 117 Bloor St East, Toronto

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Love, Acceptance, Support: A Celebration of Affirmation

Event Location: The 519 Church Street Community Centre 519 Church St, Toronto

Music, dance, spoken word, inspirational message and sacred ceremony celebrating LGBTQQI2 Black families and youth.

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June 22, 2015
Zipperz/Cellblock/The Yard - Pride 2015 Entertainment

Event Location: Zipperz Bar 72 Carlton St, Toronto

Check out Mondays. Entertainment. Drinks. Friends. Come out and let your PRIDE shine.

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Trivia Night - Pride Edition

Event Location: Boutique Bar 506 Church St, Toronto

Come test your knowledge and win some great prizes!
$5.50 pints

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Breaking Binaries Variety Show

Event Location: The Bovine Sex Club 542 Queen St West, Toronto

Renee Odo and friends mix karaoke, Drag, open mic and performances.

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June 23, 2015
Zipperz/Cellblock/The Yard - Pride 2015 Entertainment

Event Location: Zipperz Bar 72 Carlton St, Toronto

Check out Tuesday! Entertainment. Drinks. Friends. Come out and let your PRIDE shine.

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Sapphic Aquatica

Event Location: Oasis Aqua Lounge 231 Mutual St, Toronto

An exclusive bathhouse party for cis women and trans-identified folks. No cis men please.

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Martini and Mingle - Pride Mixer

Event Location: Boutique Bar 506 Church St, Toronto

Single, Looking, Cruising?? Join us for a sexy singles mixer with complimentary snacks, and $8 3oz martinis

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Queer Punk Alliance Night

Event Location: The Bovine Sex Club 542 Queen St West, Toronto

Teethmarks (Tour Kickoff), Insubordination (Richmond VA), Jealous Gods, and Stray Sheep.

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June 24, 2015
Zipperz/Cellblock/The Yard - Pride 2015 Entertainment

Event Location: Zipperz Bar 72 Carlton St, Toronto

Check out Wednesday. Entertainment. Drinks. Friends. Come out and let your PRIDE shine.

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“Dad, I’m Gay.” Lessons for fathers & sons with TV anchor Kevin Newman & Alex Newman

Event Location: The 519 Church Street Community Centre 519 Church St, Toronto

A decade of mis-steps and misunderstandings we powered through.

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Ride with Pride

Event Location: Boutique Bar 506 Church St, Toronto

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Cipher Cabaret

Event Location: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre 12 Alexander Street, Toronto

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Trans Pride Tickle Trunk Party! Hosted by Judy Virago

Event Location: The Bovine Sex Club 542 Queen St West, Toronto

By trans people, for trans people and their friendly friends.

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June 25, 2015
Zipperz/Cellblock/The Yard - Pride 2015 Entertainment

Event Location: Zipperz Bar 72 Carlton St, Toronto

Check out Thursday! Entertainment. Drinks. Friends. Come out and let your PRIDE shine.

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East Side Pride

Event Location: Albert Campbell Square 150 Borough Dr., Toronto

LGBTTIQQ2SPAA festival in East Toronto to celebrate queer/trans* visibility, diversity, and pride. Come Play!

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The Clam Slam

Event Location: Ted Reeve Arena 175 Main Street, Toronto

Kick off Pride weekend with Toronto’s 7th annual all queer roller derby event!

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5th Annual White Party

Event Location: Boutique Bar 506 Church St, Toronto

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Movie in St. James Park

Event Location: St. James Park 65 Church St, Toronto

A live drag show and a screening of Mike Nichols' The Birdcage, June 25th St. James Park.

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Laugh Out Proud 2015

Event Location: Yuk Yuk's 224 Richmond St West, Toronto

The best stand-up at Pride! With headliner Erin Foley, from Conan and Just for Laughs!

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Toronto Gay Gamers Third Annual Power Up and Get Down Party

Event Location: The Bovine Sex Club 542 Queen St West, Toronto

The smartest party in town! Games, music, geeks, nerds, fun - mandatory fun!

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June 26, 2015
Prehab Party

Event Location: Boutique Bar 506 Church St, Toronto

Come get your prescription for the perfect Kick off to Pride Weekend

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Zipperz/Cellblock/The Yard - Pride 2015 Entertainment

Event Location: Zipperz Bar 72 Carlton St, Toronto

Check out Friday!!! Entertainment. Drinks. Friends. Come out and let your PRIDE shine.

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One World

Event Location: The 519 Church Street Community Centre 519 Church St, Toronto

Magical outdoor venue featuring Masters of House music bringing their original beats to thousands of sexy partygoers.

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Pride’N’Bass aboard the River Gambler

Event Location: The River Gambler Pier 31, 333 Lakeshore Blvd East, Toronto

An unforgettable bass heavy sunset boat cruise to the beats of Toronto local DJs.

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Burlesque a Go-Go!

Event Location: Bud Light South Stage 411 Church Street, Toronto

We've curated one of the largest burlesque revues ever seen in Canada – and you’re invited to celebrate the love for our bodies in all shapes and sizes in an evening sure to bring out the sultry and sexy side of Pride 2015!

From up-and-coming burlesque artists to seasoned professionals known worldwide, baring it all will be the playful personalities of the finest starlets, bombshells and studs.

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BEND IT LIKE BOMBAY

Event Location: TD Wellesley Stage 15 Wellesley Street East, Toronto

Toronto get ready to immerse yourself in a world of colour, vibrance and culture so riveting and magical as Pride partners with Besharam to show you just how fun this multicultural city can be! On Friday June 26, come out and play under the stars at the TD Wellesley Stage located in the heart of Toronto's Church and Wellesley Village!

This year Bend it Like Bombay celebrates the theme of Holi, the festival of love and colour celebrated in South Asia. Holi is provocative and represents the themes of renewal, sexual desire and the triumph of good. Celebrate with our International Grand Marshall, Bollywood superstar and activist Celina Jaitly, and Besharam's DJ Amita in a vibrant cloud of colourful powder and paints, let's not leave it to mother nature that we will see a rainbow this year, instead let's create the rainbow!

Please note: Our beverage gardens allow all-ages access, however, ID will be required for alcohol service.

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Fifty Shades of Blu

Event Location: OLG Central Stage Church & Maitland Streets, Toronto

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Transforming Pride

Event Location: Molson Canadian Yonge-Dundas Square 1 Dundas St E, Toronto

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BQY

Event Location: North Stage Intersection of Church Street & Isabella Street, Toronto

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ANGEELA: Sweet BOLLYWOOD Fantasy

Event Location: Club 120 120 Church St., Toronto

Canada’s BIGGEST Queer, Bollywood event celebrates its 4th birthday in this wonderland of wild dreams.

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Bovine Pride Rocks Night 2

Event Location: The Bovine Sex Club 542 Queen St West, Toronto

Bands all night including Goodnight Sunrise, Anti Queens, and more

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Electric Circus

Event Location: The Garrison 1197 Dundas St West, Toronto

This is the rhythm of the night! Gonna make you sweat, pumping up the jams.

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June 27, 2015
Pride and Remembrance Run

Event Location: Church and Wellesley (Intersection)

The most fun run/walk of the summer.

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Toronto Ribfest

Event Location: Centennial Park 256 Centennial Park Rd, Toronto

Kick off Summer at Toronto Ribfest. Music, food, attractions, midway, family fun and fireworks!

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Community Café

Event Location: Paul Kane Parkette 58 Wellelsey Street East, Toronto

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SS Steamworks Cruise

Event Location: The River Gambler Pier 31, 333 Lakeshore Blvd East, Toronto

Steamworks Baths Toronto presents a Pride Boat Cruise to celebrate.

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Zipperz/Cellblock/The Yard - Pride 2015 Entertainment

Event Location: Zipperz Bar 72 Carlton St, Toronto

Check out Saturday all day!Entertainment. Drinks. Friends. Come out and let your PRIDE shine.

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Fruit Loopz

Event Location: Alexander Parkette 12 Alexander Street, Toronto

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Lipstick Jungle

Event Location: The 519 Church Street Community Centre 519 Church St, Toronto

Outdoor event that brings together thousands of lesbian, trans and gay party-goers from Toronto and beyond.

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Community Cabaret

Event Location: Village Stage Intersection of Church & Wellesley Streets, Toronto

Drag, dance, comedy and burlesque..oh my!
A cornucopia of community at our cabaret-themed stage set in the heart of the festival right at the intersection of Church & Wellesley!

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Bear Garden

Event Location: OLG Central Stage Church & Maitland Streets, Toronto

Attention festivalgoers! Pride Toronto reports bear sightings: in a first for 2015, Pride Toronto – in partnership with Pitbull – will play host to everyone’s favourite fuzzy animals, inviting all the Muscle Bears, Polar Bears, Sugar Bears, Cubs, Otters, Wolves and Pups, along with their hairless friends and admirers, to the first annual Bear Garden!

On June 27 at OLG Central Stage, located in the heart of Toronto’s Church and Wellesley village, Pride Toronto asks you to take the following precautions if a bear is sighted at this year’s Bear Garden:

Prepare: For hugs, dancing, drinks and of course, fur!

Be aware: The night will host incredible international and local entertainment like LA superstar Paulo, Grammy Nominated Dave Audé, Vancouver’s bear-licious Nick Bertossi and Toronto’s cutie Neill MacLeod ft. Sima, among other great talent in a production that will knock any bear out of hibernation!

Let bears know you're there: Don’t be shy, come make some noise and be seen!

Please note: Our beverage gardens allow all-ages access, however, ID will be required for alcohol service.

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Northern Lights

Event Location: North Stage Intersection of Church Street & Isabella Street, Toronto

An all-day showcase of artists representing our trans* communities with a bent towards Canadian artists.

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DRAG ON!

Event Location: Molson Canadian Yonge-Dundas Square 1 Dundas St E, Toronto

2015 marks Pride Toronto’s 35th edition! We’ve worked hard to be recognized as North America’s largest Pride festival. The only way to celebrate turning 35? 35 drag performers, of course! Taking the stage at this year’s marquee signature event, Drag ON!, Queens will show us just how hard they can ‘werk’ it.

On June 27, Queens and Kings will take the Molson Canadian Yonge - Dundas Square Stage, in the heart of the city--Toronto's own “Times Square”--to perform a non-stop, all-day epic drag event, the largest drag show to ever happen in Canada. Come dressed in drag and join in this first-ever event: get your Drag ON!

Kicking off the afternoon with her electronic house beats, Kitty Glitter returns to Pride Toronto all the way from Sydney, Australia. Joining her will be her many drag brothers and sisters, leading up to headliner Bianca Del Rio as you’ve never seen her before! Winner of last year’s RuPaul’s Drag Race, Bianca Del Rio will take the stage at 7pm to host the evening.

Spare yourself the shade from our Queens and Kings at this must-see see event of Pride 2015! Be sure to check back soon to see our full-line up of 35 Queens!

Please note: Our beverage gardens allow all-ages access, however, ID will be required for alcohol service.

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Pan Americano

Event Location: TD Wellesley Stage 15 Wellesley Street East, Toronto

A full day of programming spotlighting amazing DJ and dance talents from Pan America!

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A Divine Afternoon

Event Location: Urban Gallery 400 Queen Street East Toronto, ON, Toronto

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Come Out and Play with St. Louis Bar and Grill

Event Location: St. Louis Bar and Grill 528 Yonge St, Toronto

DJ. White Shirts. Black lights. Neon markers for all.

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Nadine Wilson and Sarah Smith in Concert

Event Location: McVeigh's Irish Pub 124 Church St., Toronto

Two of the best up and coming musical artists performing live.

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CHERRY BOMB: PUMP UP THE PRIDE - The Official Dyke Day After Party

Event Location: The Mod Club 722 College St Toronto, ON, Toronto

Toronto’s biggest party for queer women and friends brings you a fun, fantastic Pride celebration.

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Bovine Pride Rocks Night 1

Event Location: The Bovine Sex Club 542 Queen St West, Toronto

Bands all night featuring The Bathurst Queens, Rough Spells, and more.

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HOTNUTS

Event Location: The Garrison 1197 Dundas St West, Toronto

Hotnuts presents AVAN LAVA
Hosts Mary Messhausen, Buzz Huneedew & Peg Zilla
DJs produzentin, das hussy

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June 28, 2015
CHURCH ON CHURCH STREET

Event Location: South Stage 436 Church Street, Toronto

MCC Toronto’s annual Pride service.

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Community Café

Event Location: Paul Kane Parkette 58 Wellelsey Street East, Toronto

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Zipperz/Cellblock/The Yard - Pride 2015 Entertainment

Event Location: Zipperz Bar 72 Carlton St, Toronto

Check out Sunday! Entertainment. Drinks. Friends. Come out and let your PRIDE shine.

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TreeHouse Party

Event Location: Ryerson Quad (Church and Gerrard) 43 Gerrard Street, Toronto

Outdoor event with an international roster of the most popular DJs on the LGBTQ circuit.

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Disco Disco

Event Location: The 519 Church Street Community Centre 519 Church St, Toronto

Not-to-miss summer fun outdoor party attracting over all disco queers from near and far.

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Community Cabaret

Event Location: Village Stage Intersection of Church & Wellesley Streets, Toronto

Drag, dance, comedy and burlesque..oh my!
A cornucopia of community at our cabaret-themed stage set in the heart of the festival right at the intersection of Church & Wellesley!

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The Last Dance

Event Location: OLG Central Stage Church & Maitland Streets, Toronto

DJ Central fires up again for a full three days of programming in the heart of the Village at Church & Maitland Street.

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Alterna-Queer

Event Location: Alexander Parkette 12 Alexander Street, Toronto

Once again Alterna-Queer offers you an alternative to corporate. No floats, no banners, no sponsorship, just bent and sexy entertainment throughout the day and into the evening.

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Dirty Disco

Event Location: Bud Light South Stage 411 Church Street, Toronto

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North Stars

Event Location: North Stage Intersection of Church Street & Isabella Street, Toronto

Pride Week wraps up with another all-day showcase of trailblazing trans* artists electrifying the North Stage.

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The Final Play

Event Location: Molson Canadian Yonge-Dundas Square 1 Dundas St E, Toronto

An incredible showcase of performances after the Pride Parade featuring Ciara, Rye Rye, Carole POpe, Mounties, The Mohrs, DJ Dani Toro and more, including the Parade Awards. A single night of spectacle not to be missed in the heart of downtown Toronto in Yonge-Dundas Square.

• Alcohol Service
• Present ID for alcohol service (19 years of age and over)
• All ages welcome
• Free to attend event
• Accessible space
• ASL
• FREE

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August 7, 2015
Boy George and Culture Club in concert

Event Location: The Colosseum at Ceasars 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor

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