Join the over 150 groups — including Kiss 105.3 — to celebrate diversity at the annual Pride Parade.
The parade will happen at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28, starting at Kent and Somerset Street and ending at Bank Street and Gladstone Avenue.
The parade is part of the 2022 Capital Pride Festival, hosting over 50 events from Aug. 21 to 28.
There will be three free outdoor stages along Bank Street featuring artists like Fefe Dobson, Ryland James and Reve, plus Icesis Couture, Kendall Gender and Pythia from Canada’s Drag Race. There are six new public art installations to check out around the downtown area.
On Thursday, Aug. 25, local drag artists will compete for the title of Mx, Mr or Ms Capital Pride 2022 at The Pride Pageant, and the CityNews Pride Show will take place on Saturday, Aug. 27. Sam Laprade and Jason White will be hosting this year's show live on location, beginning a noon, at the Pride Street Festival.
The National Gallery of Canada will also offer lots of programming including videos, photographs and installations that will highlight the creativity of those who self-identify with pride. There are special exhibitions like 'General Idea' and 'Over the Rainbow: Works by LGBTQ2S+' artists are just some of the must-see shows on view now.
The gallery is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays.