June in Toronto means it’s Pride Month! Even better, revellers are excited that in-person festivities are back for 2022. Many pride events are intended for a mature audience; however, families celebrate in many ways, in Church-Wellesley Village, at the Toronto Zoo, Blue Jays games, and much more! So show your pride and join the party with our Pride Month Family Events Guide for Toronto and the GTA.
Pride Month Family Events Guide — Downtown Toronto
Toronto Blue Jays Pride Weekend (June 3-5)
Kick off Pride Month with the Blue Jays when Pride Weekend returns to Rogers Centre. There will be interactive activities in the WestJet Flight Deck, and on Friday night ONLY, the first 15,000 fans receive a Blue Jays Rainbow Towel! In addition, Pride Weekend festivities will continue through Sunday, June 5 when they celebrate a special Jr. Jays Sunday, focused on kindness and inclusion.
stackt market Pride Kick-Off Party (June 4)
stackt market hosts a block party all afternoon and evening on Saturday, June 4, so dance, eat, shop, explore and discover the city’s best 2SLGBTQ+ creators and artists! They’ve got a jam-packed schedule of epic programming planned, including a drag brunch, vendor markets, live music, art installations in collaboration with Pride Toronto, lawn games by Spiniko Games, pop-ups, DJs and food & drinks.
The 519 EarlyON Child and Family Centre’s 2SLGBTQ+ Family Pride Celebration (June 11)
The 519 Community Centre, right in the heart of Church-Wellesley Village, has family events and important community services throughout the year. Plus, they put on a full schedule of activities for Pride Month, including a performance by singer/songwriter Charmie and Fun with Fay & Fluffy’s Storytime.
Flamingo Market at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre (June 12)
Toronto’s 3x Award-Winning LGBTQ2SIA+ Market returns to Buddies on Sunday, June 12th. Kick your pride season off right — by supporting genuine LGBTQ2SIA+ artists and businesses directly for all your Pride Merch, and more!
The Youth Advisory Committee’s Youth Pride (June 25)
Sherbourne Health’s Supporting Our Youth Program (SOY) and The Youth Advisory Committee is proud to bring the “NEXT” generation of youth excellence to Pride. Expect jaw-dropping performances, special guests, and games and prizes! Get ready to skate and dance the night away.
Family Pride at Church Street Elementary School (June 25-26)
On festival weekend, when you need escape the crowds and hullaballoo of the Yonge Street parade, you can hang out with other families at the Church Street Elementary School. Also on Sunday morning, they host the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto’s ongoing “Church on Church Celebration Service”.
Queer Skate Jam (June 26)
Nathan Phillips Square at City Hall is the site of this family-friendly skateboarding party! This skate jam includes lessons (with kids lessons from 1:00pm-3:00pm), music and special skateboarding features.
Pride Month Family Events Guide — North York, Scarborough and the GTA
2-Spirit Pow-Wow (June 4)
On Saturday, June 4, 2022, 2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations host Toronto’s first 2-Spirit Pow Wow at Downsview Park. Through community, food, music and dance, they hope to shine a light on 2-Spirit folks and Canada’s First Nations as a whole. It is intended to be a safe and welcoming space for everyone.
Toronto Zoo Celebrates Pride (Throughout June, Special Event June 11)
The Toronto Zoo has Pride-themed events and animal enrichment throughout the month. Plus, the Zootique carries special Toronto Zoo PRIDE limited edition items. Then on June 11, join Tiffany Boxx and Erin Brockobić for Drag Queen Storytime during the day. Then, in the evening, they headline the Zoo’s inaugural drag show at the Waterside Theatre.
Drag Queen Storytime in Durham (Select dates throughout June)
Throughout the month and around the Durham region, children and their caregivers are invited to join storytime, followed by sweet treats, musical performances, and other fun activities. This family-friendly program will showcase stories celebrating diversity and inclusion, and it’s free to attend.
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