Pride Toronto is thrilled to be making our in-person return with the events you know and love, along with events that are new and exciting.
Signature Event Series
The long-awaited return of in-person events will include our annual Pride Toronto Signature Events throughout June as well as our online youth conference and live podcast recording.
The Fierce & The Reckless Pride 2022 Kick-Off Party and Mini-Ball
El Mocambo – June 8, 9pm-2am – Tickets Available, PrideToronto.com/Fierce
Youth Conference “Building Community Spaces During Covid-19”
Online – June 12, 2pm-5pm – Register to attend- PrideToronto.com/YouthConference
Cabana Pool Party with Symone Presented By: Bud Light Seltzer
Cabana Pool Bar – June 15, 6pm-11pm – Cabanas and Tickets Available, PrideToronto.com/Cabana
Til Sunset: The Jam Down Presented By: Captain Morgan
Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island – June 19, 1pm-9pm – Tickets Available, PrideToronto.com/TilSunset
Black Queer and Trans Excellence Live Podcast Recording
Hosted by Hollywood Jade with Recording Artist James Baley
Hotel X – June 21, 7pm-10pm – Limited number of Tickets Available, PrideToronto.com/PodcastLIVE
Human Rights Series: Pride Hotline – A new IGTV interview series
Online – Airing Weekly in July!
This initiative was developed in 2021 as an effort to meet people where they were and who may otherwise not be able to participate due to a variety of challenges with solely virtual-based programming. The program brings Pride to community members in their own neighbourhoods; to help them feel recognized and a part of our community. Stay tuned for location-specific programming announcements!
Scarborough – June 10 – 4pm-7pm – Albert Campbell Square
North York – June 11 – 12pm-3pm – The Orchard at Downsview Park
Etobicoke – June 12 – 12pm-3pm – Mimico Square
Organized with our community advisory committees, a number of exciting and engaging community celebrations for you to join. This programming is by you, and for you.
Senior Pride with Rekai Centres and Buddies in Bad Time
June 18 – 1pm-4pm – Rekai Centres
Sober Pride – June 24 – 7pm-11pm, June 25 & 26 – 1pm-11pm – Paul Kane Parkette
Bi+ Pride – June 24 – 8:30pm-11pm – Fido South Stage
Trans Pride – June 24 – 7pm-11pm – Allan Gardens
Family Pride Presented By: Maple Leaf Foods
June 25 – 10am-5pm and June 26 – 1pm-5pm – Church St Public School
Youth Pride with SOY
June 25 – 6pm-11pm – Church St Public School
Dyke Pride – June 25 – 1pm-6pm – Allan Gardens
Journée Francophone – June 25 – 1pm-11pm – Fido South Stage
2Spirit Pride – June 26 – 1pm-6pm – Allan Gardens
Showcasing over 17 visual artists with 8 installations throughout Downtown Toronto in a series of art installations focused on environmental sustainability and anti-racism initiatives. Available to view from June 1-30 and featured as part of Artworx-TO – Visit PrideToronto.com/Art for more information.
We are also pleased to launch our 170-foot, interactive Art Zone at Festival Weekend where Festival attendees can work alongside graffiti artists curated by Lovers Art Club.
New on the Festival Footprint
Our Festival Footprint is growing with new areas of activation and variations in our programming. New areas include:
Wellness Zone Presented By: Adidas
Alexander Parkette – June 25 – 1pm-11pm and June 26 – 1pm-11pm
Food Zone with over 15 different Food Trucks
Church St, South of Gerrard – June 24 – 7pm-11pm, June 25 & 26 – 1pm-11pm
Festival Weekend Art Zone
June 24 – 7pm-11pm, June 25 & 26 – 1pm-11pm
Nathan Phillips Square
Saturday, June 25 – 1pm-11pm – Living Out Loud Ball, Night Shift
Sunday, June 26 – 1pm-11pm – Queer Skate Jam
Marches and Parade
Pride has always been a protest and we honour that with our annual Pride Marches and Parade.
Trans Rally & March – Start at Church St & Hayden St – June 24 – 7pm
One of the largest, most exciting Pride events in the world, centred around trans and non-binary individuals.
Dyke Rally & March – Start at Church St & Hayden St – June 25 – 1pm
A dyke and lesbian-centred space that honours Toronto’s dyke community.
Pride Parade – Bloor St & Yonge St – June 26 – 2pm
An annual event to honour our political roots and courageous past while celebrating how far we have come.
Festival Stages and Community Curators
Collaborating with over 25 community curators, this year’s programming is a reflection of the Toronto 2SLGBTQ+ community. These incredible artists and performers have shaped the local landscape of queer events and have been working overtime online for their community for the last two years. We welcome them back to our stages and are thrilled to host so many amazing creatives.
TD Main Stage – Yonge & Dundas Presented By: TD
Friday, June 24 – 7pm-11pm – Spice, Legendary’s House of Miyake-Mugler and Mike Q
Saturday, June 25 – 1pm-11pm – Drag Ball with Lemon, AlternaQueer, Club Quarantine
Sunday, June 26 – 1pm-11pm – Interstellar Vibes, DW Waterson and Friends, Priyanka! LIVE
Bud Light Seltzer Wellesley Stage Presented By: Bud Light Seltzer
Friday, June 24 – 7pm-2am – New Ho Queen: Asian Pride, Resurrection: a Yes Yes Yall block party
Saturday, June 25 – 1pm-2am -2Spirit Toronto, BQC Presents: Put Your Black In It, Blocko After Dark
Sunday, June 26 – 1pm-11pm – Blockorama: Together Again with Patrice Roberts
OLG Central Stage Presented By: OLG
Friday, June 24 – 7pm-2am – DJ Amita, Lavender
Saturday, June 25 – 1pm-2am – Sirens, brOWN//out, Club Hunhouse, S&L Party, Strapped
Sunday, June 26 – 1pm-11pm – DJ Kicks, Yalla Barra, YOHOMO
Fido South Stage Presented By: Fido
Friday, June 24 – 7pm-11pm – d/Deaf or Hard of Hearing Programming, Bi+ Pride
Saturday, June 25 – 1pm-11pm – Journéée Francophone “L’amour notre racine, s’aimer pour semer”
Sunday, June 26 – 1pm-11pm – Mandy Goodhandy & Friends, Veneno
Friday June 24 – 7pm-11pm – Trans Pride After Party
Saturday June 25 – 1pm-11pm – Dyke Pride After Party
Sunday June 26 – 1pm-11pm – 2Spirit Pride, Catalyst
North DJ Riser Presented By: Deloitte and South DJ Riser Presented By: RedBull
June 24 – 7pm-11pm, June 25 & 26 – 1pm-11pm – With all your favourite local DJs all weekend long!
Pride Toronto is grateful for the 32 returning Pride Month & Festival Weekend sponsors and are excited to welcome 13 new sponsors to our official donor chart. Our work is made possible thanks to all of you.
Each year the Pride Toronto Festival is an opportunity to celebrate the progress we have all achieved for the LGBTQ2+ community and a reminder that there is still more work to do,” said Amy Hanen, Associate Vice President, Social Impact (Canada), Sustainability and Corporate Citizenship, TD Bank Group. “We are thrilled to continue our long-standing support of Pride Toronto and remain committed to helping create a more inclusive tomorrow. Together, we are helping create the conditions needed for all members of the LGBTQ2+ community to fully participate and succeed in a changing world.”
“We are very excited about the return of an in-person Festival after two years of spectacular online programming! Our amazing line-up includes Grammy Nominated Queen of Dancehall, Spice, Trini soca artist, Patrice Roberts, our beloved Priyanka, and the Legendary House of Miyake-Mugler. It is going to bring the City to life! Throughout Pride Month, we will be continuing our new initiatives to include different art forms and will give everyone a reason, time, space and something to celebrate. We cannot wait to welcome back our community to honour the history of protest and celebrate the future.”
– Sherwin Modeste (he/him), Executive Director
“After two long years, we are beyond excited to bring together – in person – the 2SLGBTQ+ community in Toronto and beyond to celebrate the 2022 Pride Festival. We look forward to showcasing and celebrating the talents of local artists, engaging with communities across the city, and delivering programming and events throughout Pride Month. While we celebrate how far we have come as a community, Pride Month is also a critical time to lift up and advocate for many vulnerable groups within the 2SLGBTQ+ community who continue to be marginalized and left behind.”
– Grant Gonzales (he/him) and Yuri Hernandez (they/them), Board Co-Chairs
Complete event details will be made available in our online event calendar and on our Media Resources page on Friday, April 29, 2022
Pride Toronto will ensure Pride Month and Festival Weekend will be organized in alignment with the City of Toronto’s Public Health recommendations. For information, actions you can take, and staying informed on COVID-19 please use the following resources: Government of Canada, Public Health Ontario, Toronto Public Health