Pride Toronto Immediate Release

Pride Toronto is made possible with the support of our many committed stakeholders.

Pride Month 2019 kicks off on June 1 and culminates in a weekend festival that will run Friday,
June 21 – Sunday, June 23, 2019

We are excited to announce a total of 44 presenting partners who have
partnered with us make this year’s festival possible.  Pride Toronto will be welcoming 31
returning sponsors as well as 13 new partners to our confirmed list of major partners.
Pride Toronto’s long-term Platinum Sponsor TD will be moving to Yonge and Dundas Square to
present TD Main Stage. TD Main Stage will be home to our soon-to-be-announced 2019
headliner as well Toronto’s own Brooklyn Hytes and internal super-queen Pabllo Vittar.
Stage Presenting Sponsors allow Pride Toronto to secure the space and programming needed
to make Pride happen.  In 2019, Pride Toronto will be hosting five major stages across the
festival footprint including TD Main Stage, OLG Central Stage, Deloitte Village Stage, Bud
Light Wellesley Stage and FIDO South Stage. Stay tuned for a full list of programming out on
May 1, 2019.

In 2018, Pride Toronto in partnership with IN Magazine and Pride at Work, launched an annual
LGBTQ2SA+ sponsorship conference to create better year-round partnerships. Opportunities
were presented to sponsors focused on enhancing the festival experience. Custom Presenting
partnerships include Family Pride, Presented by Maple Leaf Foods , the Human Rights Series,
Presented by CBC in partnership with Air Canada , Streetfair Presented by Air Italy , Donation +
Welcomes Centres Presented by Home Depot , Til Sunset Island Party Presented by Sauza
Tequila , and Cabana Presented by Fido .

Thank you to Trojan for donating 225,000 condoms to Streetfair participants and TJX, VIA Rail ,
and Pizza Pizza for donating gift cards to help us say thank you to Pride volunteers. On-top of
decking out the two VIP stations onsite, IKEA will be donating all items as well as mattresses to
The 519’s Newcomer services. A special thank you also goes out to Sauza Tequila, Banff Ice
Summit Vodka, Bubly, Schweppes Zero , Pepsi and ESKA for stocking the festival bars.
Keeping smiles bright over the festival weekend is Crest, the official oral care provider for Pride
Toronto 2019, who is also proud to be working with The 519. Calling all food lovers! Make sure
to stop by the Canteen at Loblaws® at Maple leaf Gardens to take a break from the heat and
enjoy something to eat. Fellow Bronze level partners include CPA Ontario and Loblaws a s well
as travel partners Up Union Pearson Express and GO . Additional custom partners include
LCBO , Ryerson , Courtyard by Marriott , and Skip the Dishes!

Pride Toronto would like to thank our sponsors for their generous and ongoing support. Thanks
to your support, Pride Toronto will be able to continue to provide a full weekend of free
programming featuring over 215+ artists.

 

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Upcoming Events

  1. Woofstock, North America’s Largest Festival For Dogs

    May 25 @ 10:00 am - May 26 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Florence & The Machine

    May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  3. Toronto Pride Launch Party

    June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
  4. Opening Ceremony, Raising Of The Rainbow and Transgender Flags

    June 4 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
  5. Cabana Pool Party

    June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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