For all the political positioning and battling that took place leading up to Toronto’s annual Pride Parade the event itself gave quite a different feel. Downtown was packed with thousands of people of all stripes in what can only be described as one of the biggest street parties in Toronto. This years parade, led by dignitaries such as Chief Bellegarde, Prime Minister Trudeau, Premiere Wynne, our own Mayor Tory and Grand Marshal, Cree artist Kent Monkman, lived up to expectations as a unified loud voice for the freedoms and inclusions of all in our society. A massive wave of joyous faces, pounding beats and lots of those bright colours this event is famous for. After a couple of hours at the parade I wandered into the village to find all streets closed to cars and filled with thousands more enjoying a beautiful Sunday afternoon. From naked revellers to the most elaborate outfits and make-up, a chance for everyone to drop their inhibitions and be whatever they want to be. Toronto does know how to throw a party. One where everyone is invited without judgement. Hope everyone had an awesome Pride weekend! Seems everyone I saw did!