Monday, June 29, 2009


Sunday, June 28, 2009 marked the culmination of a week of Pride festivities in Toronto with the 29th Annual Gay Pride Parade

Over 1 million people attended - some lining the 29 blocks of the city and others watching from other vantage points

Once the rain stopped there was still the chance of getting wet

An incredible variety of costumes was to be seen - on the floats, and on people on foot (and on several occasions, stilts)

Sometimes it was the lack of costume that caught the eye

A multitute of service and community groups participated, including several churches, and fire and police units

(photos - David Chan for National Post and CP24)

The Toronto Pride Parade is the largest in North America and it is definitely worth attending. The intense feeling of diversity, love, tolerance and community can not be beat. What a shame that this could not last throughout the year.


Tristan Robin said...

That yellow outfit should be a doll costume - fantastic!

There is a gay pride parade here in New Haven - but, heh heh, it's so family friendly that it's as boring as watching cement set.

Sue said...

Tristan, I thought the same about that yellow costume - particularly the wings and headdress!

Renee said...

Sue I did not know it was the largest in North America.

Yeah Toronto, Yeah Canada for recognizing all individuals as equal under the law.

Love Renee xoxo

Sue said...

Renee, I didn't know it was the largest either, until I was watching the CTV news last night. And yes, yeah Canada! It's kind of cool that
the Pride parade is only a couple of days before Canada Day.

Anonymous said...

Yea for diversity!!!!!!!!

Baroness Bijoutery said...

The Pride Parade was in Seattle this weekend and massive as always...And you are so right why can't all this last year round..I love watching all the fantastic costumes..

Anonymous said...

Sue... thank you so much ,,, there is a devil out there for me and I have faced it before I will again... this last birthday week-end tho I was a mess and no one or no one did I tell....

Thanks for being a such a good friend...

essie said...

Oh I wish I was there!
I so love the Gay Pride in Amsterdam every year.
Just like you said: the feeling of diversity, love, tolerance and community can not be beat.
I wish all people would feel and think that way, the world would be so much better then.
Thanks for sharing.

Denise said...

What awesome costumes. I agree the yellow costume should be a doll. I love it!


3rdEyeMuse said...

David Chan has a great eye - those imags are FANTASTIC!!

Lezlei Ann Young said...

that's hilarious...that is the first thing I said when I saw the costumes...they should be dolls...we should have a challenge!!!

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