May 30, 2017
Mayor Tory to raise rainbow flag and proclaim Pride Month in Toronto

Mayor John Tory will be joined by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Ward 27 Toronto Centre-Rosedale), other members of City Council and representatives of Pride Toronto tomorrow to officially raise the rainbow flag and proclaim June as Pride Month.

Olivia Nuamah, Pride Toronto's executive director, and Alicia Hall, co-chair of Pride Toronto's board of directors, will also participate in Wednesday's public ceremony.

Date: Wednesday, May 31
Time: Noon
Location: Podium roof, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

This year's Pride Festival will run from June 1 to 25. Pride Month, recognized locally and internationally as a premier arts and cultural event for Toronto, will showcase the activism, diversity, history, courage and culture of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and two-spirit (LGBTQ2S) communities and will culminate in one of North America's largest annual Pride parades.

Immediately after Wednesday's flag raising and proclamation, Mayor Tory will host a Pride Month kickoff barbecue on City Hall's podium roof.

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Eric Holmes