Monday, July 4, 2016

Toronto Pride

July 2016 - Toronto ON





Today's post is going to be photo heavy. Yesterday we attended the Pride festivities in the Gay Village.





These first photos were taken by my cousin who we met up with later along with her partner. They got there early to get good spots along the parade route.





The parade began at 2 p.m. at Bloor and Church streets. There was a pause at 3 p.m. in memory of the 49 Orlando victims.





Justin Trudeau is the first Canadian prime minister to march in a pride parade. He was joined by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Toronto Mayor John Tory.
“Canada is united in its defence of rights and in standing up for LGBTQ rights; this is what we are truly celebrating today,” Trudeau said after raising the rainbow flag on Parliament Hill on June 1 to kick off Pride Month.

My cousin got this amazing shot of him.


John and I wandered up and down Church St. enjoying the sights and soaking up the festive atmosphere. I will only post photos with a G content, suitable for all.

The view when we arrived, not too busy as most people were over on Yonge St. watching the parade.




Rainbows were everywhere!























Lots of food booths.





Toronto's Finest were in the spirit as they kept an eye on things.



It wouldn't be Canada, eh, without poutine.




Window dressing.



As the crowds began to swell we thought we should snag a table on a patio for the four of us.



Ringside seats.




Photobombing.


Time to head home as the crowds are really getting big now, it's around 7PM.





On Yonge St. they are just getting ready to open up to traffic.





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20 comments:

  1. Great shots, love. Really summed up the day.

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  2. A lot of fun, but not a whole lot of taste, Jackie! :) :) Love the 'lady' in the red socks, and was that Tiger I saw there at the end? Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I love Toronto! I love Pride! I love that Trudeau, Wynne and Tory marched together. I love all the love!

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  4. It looks like a whole lot of people came out for Pride!

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  5. I am extremely jealous of you having such an attractive and fun Prime Minister.

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  6. Cool shots!
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/07/happy-independence-day.html

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  7. A fruitful day of people and tutu watching. That JT is a cool one, isn't he? When I looked at this I kept thinking Willy St. in Madison, WI where many of these photos could have been taken. I laughed at the bust of the steer who looks so disconcerted at the BBQ place. A happy belated Canada Day to you.

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  8. How wonderful that Canada is so open and accepting. I lovve seeing the Prime Minister in the Parade too.

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  9. Your photos of the day touched me very much. Thanks

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  10. nice overview of the event.

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  11. What a great collection of shots. It looks like you caught the essence of the day.

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  12. Visiting from High Riser - and smiling up a storm. Thank you.

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  13. What brilliantly colourful and atmospheric photos - you have really captured the atmosphere of the event. #WeekendWanderlust

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  14. Great shots, Jackie. The shot your cousin got of PM Trudeau is amazing! Thanks for linking up this week. #TPThursday

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  15. Tons of color! The food is my favorite part of events like this (I see a Brazilian truck in there).

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  16. It looked like a fun kind of day!

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  17. What an awesome atmosphere and well done Justin Trudeau for being the first Canadian prime minister to march in a pride parade! #TPThursday

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  18. Great selection of shots! Looks like there was great weather too.
    Many thanks for joining us at the Travel Tuesday meme. Hope to see more of your photos soon.

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