Pride Toronto 2015's theme is "Come Out and Play" and this year's closing events reflect that same notion of inclusiveness and lively shenanigans. Pride Toronto has been in full-swing since June 19th and is only picking up its momentum going into its final weekend (June 26th - 28th). The annual event proudly celebrates our diverse gender and sexual identities, histories, cultures, among many other things, through varied parades, street exhibitions, and boisterous partying!
If you've missed some of Pride's earlier festivities, don't fret because there is still a lot going on this weekend!
Friday, June 26th, 2015:
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2nd Annual Prehab Party at Boutique Bar. This event begins early, at 11:00 am, and goes until the mid-afternoon, 4:00 pm, and boasts no day-time cover with DJ's playing all day! If you are looking to get your drink on early, this is the place to be.
One World: Where the Wild Things Are at The 519 Church Street Community Centre. Beginning at 5:00 pm and ending at midnight, "One World" offers a magical outdoor venue featuring Masters of House music bringing their original beats to thousands of sexy partygoers, making this event a must-do party during Toronto Pride.
Burlesque A Go-Go at Bud Light South Stage. They've curated one of the largest burlesque revues ever seen in Canada – and they invite you to celebrate the love for our bodies in all shapes and sizes in an evening sure to bring out the sultry and sexy side of Pride 2015! From up-and-coming burlesque artists to seasoned professionals known worldwide, baring it all will be the playful personalities of the finest starlets, bombshells and studs. It begins at 7:00 pm and goes until 2:00 am!
Fit Primpin at Harbourfront Centre. Fit Primpin is back this PRIDE, and are happy to partner with Harbourfront Centre to bring you an explosive, sexy night of music, dancing and performance, featuring Brooklyn-based “Blatina Mami” JAY BOOGIE in his Canadian debut. Should be a solid evening of hip hop and house music as it begins at 10:00 pm and ends at 4:00 am!
The Trans March After Party at The Steady Cafe and Bar. After the march come celebrate, grab a bite to eat and a drink where all you are loved, supported and respected for who you are every day of the year - The Steady! There will be free tacos (how can you say no to that?) and the events starts from 8:00 pm onward.
Saturday, June 27th, 2015:
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Pride Toronto: #Dykeversity at Bud Light South Stage. Following Saturday afternoon's Dyke March, #DYKEVERSITY will provide a jam-packed 12-hour (damnnn) DJ lineup. The event will be starting at 2:00 pm and goes until 2:00 am. This should be one of the highlights of the weekend!
Aqua Pool Party at Muzik. Located on 15 Saskatchewan Road, Muzik is hosting an Aqua Pool Party which is exactly what it sounds. A large pool, lots of alcohol, and world-renowned DJ's (DJ Micky Friedmann and DJ Eddie Martinez ). Sounds awesome! Tickets start at 32.77 for students and people under 25. The event begins at 12:00 pm and goes until 8:00 pm.
Pride Toronto: Drag ON! For Pride Toronto's 35th year of the festival, there's no better way to celebrate than with 35 drag performers! Queens and Kings will take the Yonge-Dundas Square Stage for a non-stop, all-day, epic drag event, and the largest drag show to ever happen in Canada! The evening will be hosted by the winner of last year's RuPaul's Drag Race, Bianca Del Rio. The event begins at 2:00 pm and is free to attend!
CHERRY BOMB: Pump Up The PRIDE! Cherry Bomb hosts the official Dyke Day after party! Dance, sweat, and cruise in the two-level venue, with your favourite DJs, Cozmic Cat and Denise Benson party-rocking the main room. Guest DJs will be playing soul, funk and hip-hop on the upstairs level, and a great lineup of live performances will get the crowds hyped. This is a wheelchair accessible event and begins at 10:00 pm.
Sunday, June 28th, 2015:
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TreeHouse Party at Ryerson Quad. The lush gardens of the Ryerson University Quad are home to Sunday afternoon's Pride-party staple, hosted by GreenSpaceTO. The event starts at 1:00 pm and should be a great time!
DISCO DISCO at the 519 Church Street Community Centre. With only a few years under its belt, Disco Disco the newest event to the Green Space series, is now considered the not-to-miss summer fun party attracting over 10,000 disco queers since its inception only 3 years ago. It's free and begins at 1:00 pm to midnight!
PRIDE TORONTO: Blockorama. Blockorama is a lively celebration of our black and Caribbean communities, and this year's edition will feature over 20 performances throughout the day and evening. Special headlining performances from Sharaya J and international soca sensation Destra Garcia will be topped off with a DJ set from the fabulous jojoflores. It begins at 12:00 pm and ends around 11:00 pm.
PRIDE TORONTO: The Final Play. Make your way to Yonge-Dundas Square stage for the festival's blowout post-parade bash! International Grand Marshall's Pussy Riot and David Furnish will take the the stage, with DJ Dani Toro warming up the crowd. Performances from Miss Fame and her dancers, Mounties, The Mohrs, The Last Year, Carole Pope, Melleefresh and Lights! This is a great way to conclude this year's Pride and is sure to be FANTASTIC fun! The event goes from 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm.