Media Advisory
May 31, 2023

Deputy Mayor Jennifer McKelvie (Scarborough-Rouge Park) will be joined by Councillor Chris Moise (Toronto Centre), other members of City Council, Grandmother Dorothy Peters, Jiima’aaganing (Seine River) First Nation, Grant Gonzales, Co-Chair, Pride Toronto, and Sherwin Modeste, Executive Director, Pride Toronto to officially proclaim June as Pride Month in Toronto and raise the Progress Pride flag at City Hall.

Date: Thursday, June 1
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: Podium roof, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

For the first time this year, the City will hold flag-raising ceremonies at Mel Lastman Square at North York Civic Centre, Albert Campbell Square at Scarborough Civic Centre, and the Etobicoke Civic Centre on June 1 at 9 a.m. The Progress Pride flag will be raised for the day at all civic centres.

Pride Month
This year’s Pride festivities run from Thursday, June 1 to Sunday, June 25, culminating in the Pride Parade, one of the largest events of its kind in North America. Since 1991, the Pride Festival has been a vibrant celebration of Toronto’s diverse 2SLGBTQ+ communities. This year’s Pride Month celebration will reinforce the City’s commitment to promoting an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees, service recipients, residents, and visitors.

More information about the City’s Pride Month celebrations is available at Details about the Pride Parade and other Pride Month events are available at

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