Travel & Transit Information
The Pride Toronto street festival takes place in the streets of downtown Toronto on the last weekend in June. The 2015 street festival will run from 26-28 June. Visiting from outside of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)? The information below will help you with making your travel plans.
If you are entering Canada from a different country to attend WorldPride 2014 Toronto, you may need a Temporary Resident Visa. Depending on your country of origin, you may also be required to provide your biometrics (fingerprints and a photograph) to go along with your visa application. To find out if you will require a Temporary Resident Visa and biometrics identity screening, please review the Government of Canada website.
There are two airports serving Toronto, Toronto Pearson International Airport, located in Missisauga, and Billy Bishop Airport, located in the Toronto Harbour area. Most international flights land at Toronto Pearson International Airport.
Before entering Canada, and in addition to satisfying Temporary Resident Visa requirements, you will also need:
- a passport from your country of citizenship or another valid travel document
- to be in good health
- to satisfy a Canadian immigration officer that you will be able to reenter your country of origin once your stay in Canada is complete. You may be asked for information such as proof of a valid residence, employment, and financial assets in your country of origin.
- proof that you possess the financial resources necessary to complete your stay. This will include details on your travel plans, your length of stay, and planned accommodations.
Toronto boasts an extensive network of subways, streetcars and buses. Single fare rides are $3, including transfers, and trips can be completed on a single fare (no fare zones). For more details on fares, schedules and trip planning visit the TTC website.
On June 29th, GO Transit is adding extra train service to get you to the parade on time.
- Extra trains will run to/from Union Station for Milton, Kitchener, and Stouffville passengers
- Barrie passengers can take GO’s seasonal weekend service to Union Station
- Lakeshore passengers can take advantage of train trips every 30 minutes from 11 am to 11 pm on Saturdays
Visit gotransit.com to check the schedule
Short-term street parking is available throughout downtown Toronto. Parking restrictions and pay-and-display services are located along most major streets. Penalties for failing to follow posted signs may result in ticketing or even being towed. Toronto is also well-serviced by structured, longer-term and all-day parking facilities, with city-owned parking lots.
Quick and environmentally friendly, cycling can be a great way to get around and explore the city. Toronto has a variety of on-street cycling lanes and off-street trails. You can review a map of Toronto's cycling facilities to ensure you find the best route to complete your trip. Bikesharing is a convenient and cost-effective way to get access to a bicycle for trips of less than 30 minutes. Bike Share Toronto is available at numerous locations throughout downtown, with several stations conveniently located in close proximity to WorldPride 2014 Toronto.