We’ve been sharing moments of Pride with surprise and delight swag bags and programming at various community spots around Toronto and the GTA throughout the month of June. The bags consist of environmentally friendly products to provide community members with a few items of appreciation in hopes of putting a smile on their faces.
This initiative was developed in an effort to bridge access to Pride Toronto Festival programming for specific audiences who may otherwise not be able to participate due to a variety of challenges with only virtual-based programming. The moments of pride are our hope to ensure that all community members feel recognized and a part of Pride Toronto’s 2021 Festival without having to compromise on safety or have access to technology.
Whats in the Bag?
Red Bull and Sugar Free Red Bull from Red Bull, Kombucha from Remedy, Sports Balls from Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Reusable Tumblers from Maple Leaf Food, Hand Sanitizer from Bioss, Cases of Bubbly from Pepsi, Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser from Neutrogena, Mouthwash from Listerine, Diet Coke and Peace Tea from CocaCola, Makeup from MAC, Condoms from Trojan, Rolling Papers from Stori, Headbands from Ontario Federation of Labour, and Instant packages of premium instant coffee from Tim Hortons all packed into Bags from Access Storage, Out TV, Ikea, LCBO.
Places we’ve been!
Wellesley Central Place
Mel Lastman Square
Port Union Waterfront Park
Bayview Ave. & Millwood Rd.
CF Shops at Don Mills
Yonge and Montgomery
Riverdale Park East
Anne Johnston Health Station
Weston Farmer's Market at Artscape Commons
Back row: Basil and Lee
Front row: Sherwin, MP Saks, Grant
St Clements Parkette
Jane Finch Mall
Birchcliff Bluffs United Church
Thomson Memorial Park
*Images Captured on the Google Pixel 5