Pride Season 2023

June marks the beginning of Pride Season - a season spanning from June to September where 2SLGBTQI+ communities and allies come together to celebrate and recognize the contributions of 2SLGBTQI+ communities. Below are a few ways to celebrate the work that Indigenous artists continue to create and share throughout the month of June. We recommend exploring your community to see what programming is available.

Take a seat at Exit Strategies: A Performance with Aria Evans on June 10th, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. taking place at MOCA Toronto

View the programming for the Queer Pride Festival 2023 hosted by Buddies in Bad Times Theater from June 2nd - 5th, 2023 in Toronto

Toronto and surrounding areas: 

  • Toronto Pride: Events take place between June to August 2023 
Pride Durham: Events take place at Arbour Park in Durham Region on June 4, 2023
  • Brantford Pride: Annual event takes place during the third week of June 2023
  • York Pride: Special events throughout the year, including Pride in June 2023

Pride Events East of Toronto 

  • Ottawa Capital Pride: Events take place August 19 - 27, 2023 
Brockville Pride: Events take place June 5 - 11, 2023
Bay of Quinte Pride: Pride parade and Pride in the Park, June 3-10, 2023
  • Pembroke Pride: June 2023
  • Lanark County Pride: Events take place across Lanark County throughout June 2023
  • Peterborough-Nogojiwanong Pride: The parade, Pride in the Park and more September 15-24, 2023

Pride Events West of Toronto 

  • Windsor Essex Pride Fest: Events take place August 8 - 13, 2023 
Pride London Festival: Events take place July 13 - 23, 2023 in and around Victoria Park 
Guelph Pride: Spring Pride dates are June 8-18, 2023. Check back for Winter Pride 2024
  • Kincardine Pride: June 2023
  • Pride Niagara Festival: Pride Niagara Week runs from May 27 to June 4, 2023
  • Chatham-Kent Pride: Flag raising, Pride parade and more August 11-19, 2023
  • Pride Hamilton: June 2023
  • Stratford Winter Pride: February 2024

Visit the Pride Events page at Destination Ontario to find a Pride Event near you.

Ontario Presents honours all of our2SLGBTQI+  friends and colleagues, and the contributions that they bring to our sector and our communities not only in June but every day. We are committed to continuing to learn and to take action to be better allies for the 2SLGBTQI+, and in particular IBPOC 2SLGBTQI+, communities. We encourage our colleagues to continue their own learning and to celebrate 2SLGBTQI+ artists, individuals, and organizations.