Toronto’s second largest parade and North America’s largest pride parade happened on Sunday. The 30th annual Pride Toronto parade was full of colourful floats and groups showing off their pride.
The missing float was that of those who were proud to have a downtown Toronto office space, but there is always next year.
Meanwhile a few hours before the parade, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second was on a walk further down Church Street, at a morning service and dedication at St James Cathedral at Church and King Streets.
Back up Church Street, there were plenty of other queens for the pride parade, including one who chose to wear a balmomaral kilt (the official kilt tarten of the royal family) .
With all the security for the Queen, I was still able to park my car at my Toronto office space. I was able to park my car and spend an hour in my office space Toronto, before going to see the Queen at St James and then the other queens further up church street.
I did not make it out to Woodbine Racetrack for the running of the Queen’s Plate, but I was able to find a pub that had the race along with the pomp and circumstance of the Queen’s presents at the race on TV.
The parade on Yonge Street did not include any references to the Queen on her Royal Visit, it did include support groups and floats from the various people who were running for Mayor of Toronto.