Pride Parade Toronto

Behind the scenes at Pride 2012

Pride Week has ballooned into what many feel is the unofficial start to summer in Toronto. The outrageous dress, the provocative signs, and over-the-top floats all help to create a spectacle that is quintessentially Pride. These are the images that occupy the collective imagination when we think of the parade. Few, however, see the moments that lead-up to the parade, during which teams of volunteers and participants move to finalize floats, sound systems, make-up and costumes — in short to create the festival that Toronto has come to love.

Here's a look behind the scenes at Pride Toronto.

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Guest contribution by Jamie MacDonald


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