In Toronto, Pride is plausibly one of the wildest and most colourful celebrations Toronto has to offer. This year, the annual celebration of Toronto’s great LGBTQ community kicks off June 22nd and runs until the 24th.
Citizens of Toronto (or anywhere, for that matter) will be excited to know that at this years Pride Toronto, pedestrians are allowed to walk anywhere on Church Street with a drink in hand! And yes, we do mean of the alcoholic sort.
Along Church Street, from Charles Street East all the way down to Dundas Street East – people may enter establishments and leave with beverage(s).
“We’re calling it drinks to go, you can buy a drink from any of the participating establishments and take that drink out onto the festival footprint.” states Olivia Nuamah, Pride Toronto’s Executive Director.
“Pride Month 2018 will celebrate and empower Toronto’s vibrant and creative LGBTQ+ communities in unique and exciting ways, with the help of our business and community partners, we’re planning new stages, new activations and new events that will grow the festival and create spaces for all members of our community to come together, be proud, and have fun.”
Pride will be the very first celebration in Toronto to carry out ‘Drinks to Go’ amongst festival grounds. However, liquor laws in Ontario have allowed this since 2011. Pride Toronto is the first to go through with this law, and we couldn’t think of a better celebration to do so!
See you there, and remember to drink and celebrate responsibly!
Image Courtesy: Scott Corman