Toronto’s Pride Parade, one of the largest parade in North America took, kicked off Sunday afternoon.
Thousands of marchers celebrating the LGBTQ2+ community, the Pride Parade was jam-packed with floats, and performances.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and John Tory, Toronto Mayor were among the dignitaries, who attended the event.
“Be proud of who you are, love who you want to love, and know that we’ll always stand with LGBTQ2 Canadians. Happy Pride! #PrideTO @PrideToronto,” tweeted Justin Trudeau.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 23, 2019
Trudeau before hitting the streets for march, delivered a speech, saying, “This message, that politicians of all different stripes are out to support them, that the country takes to the streets across Pride Month and at Pride events, to support our friends in the LGBT+ communities, that we are all allies, continues to be an important message here in Canada, and of course, around the world ever more so.”
To make sure that the festivities go off without a hitch, heavy police was deployed at Sunday’s parade to ensure public safety, said Toronto police spokesperson.
Happy Pride Toronto! The members of the @TorontoPolice are working all weekend to keep the peace and ensure public safety so everyone can enjoy the celebrations. Please say hello to the many officers you will see and let’s enjoy this great weekend together. #Pride2019 #PrideTO
— Mark Saunders (@marksaunderstps) June 22, 2019