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Hot Date: Pride Week Wraps Up

There's much to ogle at the Pride Parade

JUNE 25 TO JULY 4 Celebrate three decades of sexual diversity at Pride Toronto, which honours gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered lifestyles. Join thousands of participants for this festival that includes a free concert by pop diva Cyndi Lauper on July 3 at the Queen’s Park stage at 9 p.m. On July 4, the much-exalted Pride Parade wraps up the 10-day event with raucous, brightly—and often scantily—clad men and women winding through the streets starting at 2 p.m. The route begins at Bloor and Church streets and ends at Gerrard and Church streets with assorted floats and costumed participants to get everyone in the mood. Call 416-927-7433 or click here for a schedule and ticket information.

June Hot Date—Pride Toronto

Toronto's Pride Parade is a colourful spectacle (photo by Kevin Lam).

Toronto's Pride Parade is a colourful spectacle (photo by Kevin Lam).

JUNE 19 TO 28 Pride Toronto colourfully descends upon the city with the theme of Can’t Stop: Won’t Stop. Ten days of frivolity, family programming and one of the world’s largest street fests makes it an annual bash not to miss. The Pride Parade, the signature closing event, takes place on June 28 at 2 p.m. (Its tamer—though no less spirited—sister parade, the Dyke March, takes place on June 27 at 2 p.m.) Call 416-927-7433 or visit www.pridetoronto.com for a complete schedule and the parade routes.