Happy Pride Month, Toronto! In celebration of the month, the city just got a permanent Rainbow Crosswalk.
Located at Exhibition Place, and in celebration of Pride Month, the Progress Flag was also raised at the iconic Princes’ Gates as the Crosswalk was unveiled. The Rainbow Crosswalk is prominently located on Princes’ Boulevard.
Exhibition Place CEO Don Boyle said that placing the Progress Flag and Rainbow Crosswalk at the grand entryway of the grounds is a visual representation of their support for the 2SLGBTQ+ community. “Furthermore, it is a symbol of our values – inclusivity is at the core of what we do at Exhibition Place. Our goal is to continually pursue equitable and inclusive access to our grounds for the 5.5 million visitors that we host annually.”
Exhibition Place says it will fly The Progress Flag throughout the month of June, and the Rainbow Crosswalk will remain on the grounds year-round.
“Our Pride Month activations reflect the inclusive philosophy we incorporate into the 1,260 events that occur on the grounds annually. We are committed to partnering with the industry to ensure events at Exhibition Place offer a welcoming and safe environment,” said Laura Purdy, Exhibition Place General Manager.
“In short, we are sending a message to the industry and our guests: diversity at Exhibition Place is not just welcome – it’s celebrated prominently as an important element of our values.”
You can visit the Exhibition Place this month to check out the crosswalk and flag.
Pride Month kicked off on June 1, and there are so many Pride events in Toronto that you won’t want to miss, including day parties, street festivals, rallies, and much-needed celebrations of love and togetherness that the city has been missing. The grand finale will of course be the Pride Parade, which will have 200,000 participants this year.
Check out a listing of this year’s pride events here!