Over a million of people streamed into Toronto’s street on Sunday for the city’s 32nd annual Pride Parade.
CBC NEWS reports
Toronto’s 32nd annual Pride Parade drew large crowds to downtown streets on Sunday afternoon, as revelers celebrated under sunny skies and sizzling 30 C heat.
The parade kicked off at 2 p.m. ET as dozens of floats and participating groups started their journey from the intersection of Church and Bloor streets.
Participants then headed west along Bloor Street before turning south on Yonge Street, going all the way down to Gerrard Street, where the parade turned east again and hit its final stretch, ending back at Church Street.
Spectators wave and throw confetti during the Pride Parade below them in Toronto on Sunday. (Michelle Siu/Canadian Press)
The CBC’s Ivy Cuervo said the streets were packed with people who were eager to take in a Pride celebration that is now one of the biggest events of its kind in the world.
“This parade here for many people is a very important one,” Cuervo said.
New York couple Carter Etherington and Breken Elwood had a wedding ceremony in one of the floats. TORONTO SUNhas the story:
In an emotional ceremony at the 32nd Toronto Pride Parade Sunday, New York couple Carter Etherington and Breken Elwood did just that as a sea of spectators waved rainbow flags and cheered.
“It’s overwhelming. It’s like the biggest hug you’ve ever received. It’s unbelievable,” said Elwood, 37, who has been with Etherington, 40, for over a year.
“Though, I did cry a lot,” Etherington chimed in.
The pair won a contest sponsored by Tourism Toronto, which paid for their trip and made arrangements for the marriage during the parade.