Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leads Toronto’s massive Pride Parade greeting spectators and waving the LGBTQ2 flag as he walks in one of the largest processions in North America
- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau proudly led the Pride parade on Toronto on Sunday
- He walked along with Toronto Mayor John Tory and waved a LGBTQ2 flag
- Toronto’s festivities marked one of the largest pride parades in North America
- The 47-year-old Prime Minister was seen enthusiastically greeting adoring crowds, shaking their hands
- He appeared at the Toronto Pride parade in 2016 and 2017, and attended the Vancouver parade in 2018
- The parade, which ran from Church and Bloor Street down to Dondas Square Stage, was packed with some 200 groups on floats, marching on foot, and performing along the way
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau led the charge of revelers at the Pride Parade in Toronto on Sunday, where the thousands took to the streets waving rainbow flags and sporting vibrant outfits.
Trudeau proudly waved a flag that combined the LGBTQ rainbow flag with Canada’s iconic maple as he walked with Toronto Mayor John Tory in one of the largest pride parades in North America.
Trudeau walked with other local politicians, greeting fans and shaking hands along the way as they marched in the name of peace, love, acceptance and inclusion.
Crazed fans were seen reacting in awe and glee upon shaking hands with the Prime Minister as he led the parade on Sunday.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau proudly led the Pride parade on Toronto on Sunday, proudly waving an LGBTQ2 flag
Adoring crowds stretched out their hands to greet the 47-year-old Prime Minister and take selfies with him
Trudeau led the massive parade – that’s one of the largest in North America – along with Toronto Mayor John Tory
Some revelers were left in complete shock and awe upon shaking hands with the beloved Prime Minister
The parade, which ran from Church and Bloor Street down to Dondas Square Stage, was packed with performances, vibrant floats, and thousands of marchers.
Trudeau looked relaxed in a white button down shirt and khakis as he enthusiastically waved at the crowds.
Following Trudeau and Tory were about 200 groups for the electric procession.
On Sunday Trudeau retweeted a message by Minister of Tourism Mélanie Joly on Twitter saying: ‘In our country everyone can be proud of who they are and can be who they want to be. Through pride celebrations, we celebrate the power and beauty of diversity by enabling our #LGBTQ2 communities to shine.’
Trudeau has been a praised presence at the Pride Parades in Toronto, appearing in 2016 and 2018, known for leading the parade with a smile and affectionately greeting locals. Last year he missed Toronto’s parade to support the festivities in Vancouver and Montreal.
Trudeau led the massive parade on Sunday alongside local politicians as 200 groups followed in tow
Thousands took to the streets of Toronto for the lively and electric event, where revelers wore rainbow and waved the Canada and LGBTQ2 flags
Trudeau got drenched as he made his way along the joyful parade in Toronto, Canada on Sunday
Thumbs up! The Prime Minister was all smiles as he walked with the procession through the streets of Toronto
One of the first lively floats in the parade was Casey House, where muscular dancers sported red shorts and performed for the thousands of spectators.
‘This is the best thing ever. Doesn’t it make you proud of this city,’ local woman Felicia Feather said to The Star.
This year’s Pride parade fell on the 50th anniversary of Stonewall.
Stonewall birthed the gay-rights movement when a group of the LGTBQ community fought against during a police raid of Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich village.
‘What Stonewall really represents is the fight for this community’s right to be treated as equally as everybody else. We’ve been really overwhelmed by the love and the support we’ve had this year. You’re going to see that completely demonstrated in the context of the parade,’ Pride Toronto’s executive director Olivia Nuamah said to the outlet.
The people’s man! Trudeau greeted supporters of the LGTBQ community at the parade on Sunday
Trudeau has been a praised presence at the Pride Parades in Toronto, appearing in 2016 and 2018, known for leading the parade with a smile and affectionately greeting locals. Last year he missed Toronto’s parade to support the festivities in Vancouver and Montreal
Can’t get enough! Hundreds of parade spectators couldn’t contain their excitement upon meeting Trudeau
The parade, which ran from Church and Bloor Street down to Dondas Square Stage, was packed with performances, vibrant floats, and thousands of marchers
Trudeau pictured waving to fans on buildings and high-rises enjoying the view of the Pride parade