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Parade & Marches

Parade & Marches

Annual Pride Parade

Registration for the 2015 Pride Parade will open in January 2015.

The first Pride march happened in July of 1972 and the first under Pride Toronto was in 1981 in response to the Bathhouse Raids.  Check out our History page for more Pride Parade and marches facts.

Each year Pride Toronto is pleased to offer three unique opportunities for members of the community to make their voices heard: 2013 Parade Grand Marshal, Youth Grand Marshal and Honoured Group. 

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Annual Dyke March

Registration for the 2015 Dyke Amrch will open in January 2015.

In 1996 the first ever Dyke March was held, with a turnout of 5,000 dykes. Check out our History page for more Dyke March and Pride Parade facts.

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Annual Trans Pride March

Stay tuned for more details about the 2015 Trans Pride March.

The 2013 Trans March was organized by trans* community members in collaboration with Pride Toronto's Trans Pride volunteers. Thanks to the efforts of the community, last year's Trans March took place on Yonge Street for the first time.

The Trans March is one of the largest events of the trans communities in the GTA. Since it began in 2009, the Trans March has sought to provide a place for trans identified people to rally, to stand up and come together in solidarity. It's a grass-roots community focused event, providing safe space for trans, intersex, gender-independent and 2Spirit people.

All trans identified people, their friends and allies are welcome to march. Trans women of colour and people with different abilities are encouraged to lead the march and set the pace for everyone else.

The Trans March is a grass-roots community focused event, providing safe space for trans people. Since it began in 2009, the Trans March has sought to provide a place for trans identified people to rally, stand up and come together in solidarity. It is now one of the largest events of the trans* communities in the GTA.

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Float Building 101

The link below has information that has been collected for you by Pride Toronto to assist in the parade entry process. Pride Toronto is not responsible for any service/ product/ fee provided by these companies.

Float builders Note: If you need to hire a float builder, expect to pay at least a few thousand dollars. You are also responsible for insurance. 

Parade Suppliers PDF

Note: Pride Toronto is not responsible for any service/product/fee provided by these companies.

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