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Everything You Need To Know About Toronto’s 2023 Pride Parade, Dyke March & Trans March

Dates, times, routes! Here’s how to join the crowds this weekend for Toronto’s annual Pride Parade, Dyke March and Trans March…

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This weekend the streets of downtown Toronto will be bustling with people, music and floats as thousands come out to participate in the annual Toronto Pride Parade, Dyke March and Trans March.

As with previous years, Church Street will be closed this weekend for the Pride Toronto Community Street Festival. The festival run south of Bloor Street to Dundas Street East and Wellesley Street will be closed from Yonge Street to Jarvis Street. The closure will go into effect shortly after midnight on Friday, June 23 and will remain in place until 6:00am on Monday, June 26.

Before you attend the Pride Parade, Dyke March or Trans March… Here’s everything you need to know about the three Toronto parades:

The 2023 Toronto Trans March
Friday June 23, 2023
Rally – 7:00pm
March – 8:00pm

Toronto’s annual Trans March is a celebration of all things, Transgender! The rally will begin at 7:00pm at 635 Church Street (Church Street and Hayden Street) with speakers and performers who are going to be getting the marchers prepared. The route of the march, which starts at 8:00pm follows its usual route – North on Church, West on Bloor, south on Younge, East of Carleton, to Allan Gardens (160 Gerrard St. East).

After the march, stick around for the after-party (which begins at 9:00pm) at the Garden Stage, featuring performances by transgender performers and DJs.

The 2023 Toronto Dyke March
Saturday June 24, 2023
Rally – 1:00pm
March – 2:00pm

Toronto’s annual Dyke March will kick off with a rally on Saturday June 24 that starts at 1:00pm at 635 Church Street (Church Street and Hayden Street). The actual march will begin at 2:00pm.

Similar to the Trans March, after the Dyke March there will be an after-party and community fair at the Garden Stage, which will run until 6:00pm. Watch for Dyke and Lesbian performers and DJs, as well as space for Dykes and Lesbians to sell their art and to promote their work.

The 2023 Toronto Pride Parade
Sunday June 25, 2023
2:00pm – 7:00pm

It is the biggest event of Pride weekend! The Toronto Pride Parade will return this year with over 100 different groups marching! The parade will kick off at 2:00pm on Sunday June 25, starting at the corner of Bloor Street East and Church Street North. From there the parade will be making its way across Bloor, turning south at Yonge Street where it will continue until it turns RIGHT this year at Dundas Street West heading to Bay Street and the new ending point at Nathan Phillips Square. Folks can enjoy the festivities there for the remainder of the night where a new Main Stage and Beer garden will be.

Make sure to head there early to get a good lookout spot for the parade and please remember to bring water, sunscreen and even food to help get you through one of the biggest North American Pride Parades.

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