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WorldPride Parade

WorldPride Parade

Applications for the 2015 Pride Parade will be online in January 2015.

2014 Grand Marshal

Grand Marshal: Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes C.M.

Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes

Rev. Hawkes officiated the first legal marriage of a gay or lesbian couple in the history of the world in 2001. He has played a significant role in promoting the inclusion of sexual orientation in the Ontario Human Rights Code, and the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Rev. Hawkes was made a member of the Order of Canada by the Governor General of Canada in 2007 for his stand on social justice and human rights within the LGBT communities. This is the highest award a country has bestowed on a gay activist. 

Previous recipients include:

Year

Grand Marshal

Honoured Group

2013

Irene Miller

Casey House

2012

Cheri DiNovo and The Honourable Laurel Broten

LGBT Youthline

2011

Michael Bach

Sacred Quest

2010

Todd Klinck and Mandy Goodhandy

PFLAG Toronto

2009

El Farouk Khaki

AIDS Committee of Toronto

2008

Enza “Supermodel” Anderson

Friends for Life Bike Rally

2007

Russell Alldread (aka. Michelle DuBarry)

PFLAG Toronto

2006

Donald Middleton and Clayton Wilson & Robert Berry and Les Sheare (two couples together for 100 years in total)

Prime Timers and Supporting Our Youth

2005

Salah Bachir

Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto (MCCT)

2004

George Hislop

The Lesbian and Gay Community Appeal Foundation

2003

John Fisher

T.E.A.C.H (Teens Educating and Confronting Homophobia)

2002

J.P. Hornick and Rachel Aitcheson

Glad Day Bookshop

2001

Mirha Soleil-Ross

The 519 Church Street Community Centre

2000

Sky Gilbert and Michelle Douglas

 

1999

 

 

1998

 

 

1997

Tim McCaskell, Tony Gambini, John Campey, Craig Zook, Vanessa Russel, Margot Francis, Doug Stewart, and Ken Watson

 

1996

Four women couples who won the right to adopt their partners children

 

1995

Jim Egan and Jack Nesbit

 

1994

Drag Kings and Queens in celebration of Stonewall 25

 

1993

Support Groups to Gays & Lesbians in the Coming Out Process

 

1992

Children of Gay & Lesbian Parents

 

1991

Two-Spirited of First Nations

 

1988

Karen Andrews and Svend Robinson

 

Parade Team Contact Us

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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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