Perhaps one of the times I’m most proud to live in Canada is Toronto Pride. It’s not confined to neighborhood or side of the city, but all of Toronto celebrates. This year was particularly special because Toronto was designated World Pride, but more importantly because friends asked us to march with them in the parade.
Leading up to the parade it was amazing to see that conservative financial institutions were taking down corporate signs and replacing them with rainbow flags. Toronto Pride is a huge celebration and perhaps the most fun weekend in the city.
Today friends wore white and were armed with coloured water, one of many amazing entries.
Toronto is a city of many cultures and it was amazing to see so many flags from other countries, but also a reminder that this is not the case in many countries.
But maybe that’s why Pride is so important, to celebrate change and hope it continues.
It’s just another moment that I feel so lucky to have an incredible group of friends, be Canadian and call Toronto my home.