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Mass wedding to highlight World Pride in Toronto

World Pride is coming to Toronto this summer, and it's already set to be one for the history books: The city has announced that a mass wedding will be held Thursday, June 26 to coincide with the 10-day celebrations.

Up to 200 queer couples are invited to recite their vows at Casa Loma, Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly and Coun. Kristyn Wong-Tam have announced in a video message. Officiants from a number of faiths will be available, and facilities, flowers, music and photographers will all be covered - though couple will still have to pay the $45 marriage license fee. Interested couples can register online.

The video announcement serves as a pitch to international visitors, praising Toronto's diversity and touting the ceremony's historic location as one of the few castles on the entire continent. Toronto's Pride attracts thousands of visitors from out of town annually, but with this year's festivities serving as the first World Pride ever held in North America, the city is expecting a massive influx of tourists hoping to enjoy the party - and a marriage certificate, and the bragging rights from a potential record, make a heck of a souvenir.

View the full video below:

Photo by b-real via the blogTO Flickr pool.


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