Remembering the history of Toronto Pride

Jun 14, 2018 | News

Pride Parade marchers at an annual picnic in 1974, Toronto. (Torontoist)

Maheen Malik

Toronto Pride has come a long way through battles and controversies to become one of the biggest Pride celebrations in North America.

Toronto’s LGBTQ+ community has faced many hurdles, starting with a picnic of only 300 people at Hanlan’s point at the Toronto Islands in 1971.

This timeline reads through the many milestones that this community achieved throughout its fight for equality, diversity, and inclusivity.