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The Progress Flag

Pride Toronto flies the Progress Flag, symbolizing various facets of the LGBTQI+ community. The chevron pattern on the left side of the flag includes elements representing the intersex community, the trans community, and the experiences of 2SLGBTQI+ People of Colour. 

The specific coloured stripes each have their designated meanings.

Demystifying 2SLGBTQI+

The acronym “2SLGBTQI+” stands for Two Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, with the “+” emphasizing the diversity and inclusivity of the community.

Understanding and Respecting Pronouns

Pronouns can replace nouns in sentences and are critical for gender identity expression. Examples include “She/Her,” “They/Them,” “He/Him,” etc. Consistently using the correct pronouns shows respect for individuals’ identities.

Inclusive Language at Pride Toronto

We prioritize using language that includes everyone, regardless of gender or sexuality.  Our communication is mindful and acknowledges all identities.

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory of many Nations, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples. Toronto is now a diverse home

Indigenous Terminology

“Indigenous peoples” refer to the original peoples of North America and their descendants, which include three recognized groups: First Nations, Inuit, and Métis.

Navigating Pride Toronto's Festival

Looking to be a Sponsor?

If you’re interested in learning more about Pride Toronto’s sponsorship opportunities,
please email sponsorships@pridetoronto.com.

Discovering Toronto’s Multicultural Landscape

How to Get Around Toronto

How to Get Around Toronto

Public Transport

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) covers buses, streetcars, and subways.

Walking

Toronto is very walkable, with many historical landmarks.

Walking
Cycling

Cycling

It is an excellent option, thanks to bike lanes along
major routes.

Driving

It can be challenging, particularly downtown. Consider car share programs.

Driving

Once You’re Here, Don’t Forget
to Explore

Once You’re Here, Don’t Forget to Explore

Accommodation, Food & Drink, Tourism

Toronto boasts excellent hotels, hostels, short-term rentals, and an impressive array of restaurants and bars. The city is known for its diverse cultural restaurants and nightlife. An absolute must-visit is the Church Wellesley Village for the Queerest nights.

Toronto also offers various attractions, from the CN Tower and Nathan Phillips Square to the Royal Ontario Museum and Art Gallery of Ontario. 

Check out natural parks, the Distillery District, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, Toronto Zoo, and more for outdoor adventures.

Accommodation, Food & Drink, Tourism

Toronto’s 2SLGBTQI+ Hot Spots

Check out organizations such as The 519 Community Centre or the Lesbian/Gay/Bi Youth Line to improve the experience and lives of 2SLGBTQI+ community members. Church Wellesley Village is also a great place to experience 2SLGBTQI+ culture.

Substance Use Policies

Substance Use Policies

Alcohol

Only allowed in designated alcohol areas.

Smoking

Prohibited indoors and only allowed in designated smoking areas.

Cannabis

Legal for those 19 or older. Areas of usage are restricted.

Non-Prescription Drugs

Mostly illegal with a few exceptions.

Health Services

Toronto offers Sexual Health Clinics, which include free and confidential clinical services like birth control counselling, STI testing and treatment, pregnancy testing, and abortion services. 

Medical assistance is also available if required.

Health Services

The History of Pride Toronto

For a thorough understanding of Toronto’s 2SLGBTQI+ history, check out the Pride Toronto History, which sheds light on the queer and trans people of Toronto’s past.

The detailed guide provided above will ensure a safe, convenient, and memorable visit to the beautiful city of Toronto during Pride.

Celebrate Pride in Toronto!

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