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Gotstyle’s Pride Guide: Where to go

Pride Guide: Where to go

In this year’s Pride Guide we made sure to include all types of Gotstyle Men, just to show you there really is something for everyone!

First Time Pride

Pride Parade
Sunday June 28, starts at 2PM
The 35th annual Pride Parade returns to Toronto again. The parade starts at Bloor Street East to Church, heads down Yonge and ends at Yonge & Dundas Square. The parade features numerous floats, marching groups, music and lots of dancing by community organizations, businesses and groups. The parade celebrates all kinds of diversity and life in Toronto while encouraging tolerance and acceptance.

The TreeHouse Party
David Morales & Hector Romero, Isaac Escalante, Alain Jackinsky, Cindel
Sunday June 28, 1PM to 1AM
Ryerson Quad, 43 Gerrard Street East
Be prepared for a non-stop 12-hour dance party! Experience pure musical perfection with New York’s Def Mix Djs David Morales and Hector Romero, Mexico’s legendary Isaac Escalante, Montreal’s Alain Jackinsky and Chicago’s DJ Cindel.

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Family Pride
Saturday June 27, 10AM to 5PM
Church Street Public School
Come OUT and PLAY at Family Pride! Family Pride is a magical oasis located on the grounds of an elementary school within the village. With programming geared to children ages 0-12 and their families, visitors to this site enjoy many different sports, games, crafts, face painting, story time and performances! Family Pride is the celebration of families, and we strive to strengthen the community through vibrant, creative and engaging activities and programs.

Fruit Loopz
Pride Toronto
Saturday June 27, 1PM to 10PM
Alexander Parkette, 12 Alexander Street
Fruit Loopz Youth Stage is a festival of arts, words and ideas for spectrum youth, by spectrum youth. Presented by SOY in partnership with Pride Toronto each year, Fruit Loopz becomes home base to a vibrant community of queer and trans youth artists.

Toronto Pride Streetfair
Friday June 26 to Sunday June 28
Church-Wellesley village
Toronto’s Church Wellesley village will close down to cars and open to pedestrians. Take a stroll through the Village marketplace offering products from fantastic artisans and a diverse selection of delicious food, all lined up along Church, Wellesley, and Alexander Streets. Come out for the education, be entertained, and savour the array of offerings available all weekend long!

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Aqua Pool Party
DJ Micky Friedmann, DJ Eddie Martinez
Saturday June 27, 12PM
Muzik Beach, 15 Saskatchewan Rd
Enjoy a day in the sun at the beautiful Muzik Beach. Bask in the sun, relax under a cabana, take a dip in the pool or dance your life away.

Burlesque A Go-Go!
Hosted by Belle Jumelles, Dainty Box and Johnny B. Good – featuring HiM, DD Star, Boylesque TO, Nerd Girl Burlesque
Friday June 26, 7PM to 2AM
Pride Toronto, 55 Berkeley Street
One of the largest Burlesque revues ever seen in Canada 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. The night will showcase the dynamism and sensuality of male athleticism through characters, costuming and routines.

Bend It Like Bombay
Celina Jaitly, and Besharam’s DJ Amita
Friday June 26, 7PM
TD Wellesley Stage, 15 Wellesley St.
Be ready to immerse yourself in a world of colour, vibrance and culture so riveting and magical. This year Bend it Like Bombay celebrates the theme of Holi, the festival of love and colour celebrated in South Asia. Holi is provocative and represents the themes of renewal, sexual desire and the triumph of good.

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Disco Disco
Phil V, Diego Armand, Kris Steeves, Kerri Chandler, Horse Meat Disco
Sunday June 28, 1PM to 12AM
Green Space on Church, 519 Church St
This party is quickly becoming a not only a Pride tradition, but a mighty real Toronto staple. Disco and House legend Kerri Chandler brings the boogie for a ferociously soulful set, and London’s Horse Meat Disco return by popular demand to close out the night. It’s the kind of night dreams are made of, so strap on your platforms, whip off that shirt, live the fantasy and feel all the love.

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Matinee Klubberdome (Main event)
Djs Phil Romano, Deko-ze, Manzone and Strong, Chez
Saturday June 27, 9PM to 5AM
The Carlu, 444 Yonge StThe most elaborate main event of Prism 2015 that goes on all night long at the historic Carlu. With top DJs, performers, laser light show; prepare for a party that is an absolute feast for the eyes and imagination.

Drag On!
Kitty Glitter, Blanca Del Rio, 35 drag queens
Saturday June 27, 2PM to 11PM
Yonge & Dundas Square, 1 Dundas Street East
Celebrate Pride Toronto’s 35th edition with 35 drag performers. Taking the stage at this year’s marquee signature event, Drag ON!, Queens will show us just how hard they can ‘werk’ it. Get ready for a non-stop, all-day epic drag event, the largest drag show to ever happen in Canada. Come dressed in drag and join in this first-ever event: get your Drag ON!

Pride’n’Bass Boat Cruise
Hydee, DJ Love Hz, DJ Remedy, Maddi Qwikstepp, DJ PVP
Friday June 26, 6PM to 11PM
Pier 31 – 333 Lakeshore Blvd. East
Come out, show your pride and love for bass music, and kick off your Pride Toronto weekend with the LGBTTIQQ2SA* community on a sunset boat cruise aboard the River Gambler. This heavy bass filled evening will bring together Toronto local DJs Hydee, DJ Love Hz, Remedy, Maddi Qwikstepp and PVP for an unforgettable experience. On Friday June 26, 2015, sail into the night across Lake Ontario and dance to drum’n’bass, break beats and 80/90s hip hop. Don’t miss this year’s epic adventure where bass meets Pride!

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