Posted by Past District Governor Mary Lou Harrison

Members of the Rotary family (and their friends and family!) are invited to march in a spirit of celebration and inclusion in the Pride Toronto Parade on Sunday, June 25, 2023! We have secured a marching permit for up to 100 people and would love for you to join us with your friends and family! Those who are not members of Rotary Clubs in District 7070 can register as guests. Please register here so that we can send updates re our parade placement and other essential info......

Here's what you need to know:

  • Sunday, June 25, 2023

  • 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. - Meet at Asquith Green Park on the east side of the park

  • 1:15 p.m. - We'll head over to get into position on Bloor Street, usually somewhere close to Manulife Insurance at 200 Bloor Street East.

  • Our exact parade placement is yet to be determined. Stay tuned!

  • Parade begins at 2:00 p.m. It usually takes a while for the line to move but we must be ready to go when it does. There are port-a-potties in the marshalling area.


  • Rotary branded attire and/or Pride-themed colours

  • Bubbles! We're going to spread some love by blowing bubbles along the route

  • Pride flags, as fully inclusive as possible 

  • sunscreen, full reusable water bottle, hat, good walking/dancing shoes

  • your biggest and brightest smile!

Other notes:

  • We will have a wagon with some fun snacks and some rainbow flags.

  • We'll need wagon pullers and banner carriers.

  • No pets in the parade - but bring friends & family!

Our participation is more than just a celebration of Rotary's commitment to and action on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. It is a message of support to people around the world, including in our own organization, who cannot fully be and express who they are without fear of discrimination, violence, imprisonment, and even death.

When we walk in Pride, we take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

Can't wait to see you in action on Sunday, June 25!

Mary Lou's cell is 647-992-4495 if you have questions.


Come have fun and show your Pride!

Mary Lou Harrison

2018-19 District 7070 Governor, Member of the Rotary Club of Toronto Sunrise