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WorldPride Parade

WorldPride Parade

2014 Parade applicants

Click here for a PDF of the groups intending to participate in the parade

click here for the Pride Toronto Dispute Resolution Process 2014

worldPride parade to Award Float Prizes

Help make this year's WorldPride Parade one the world will remember, and win cash prizes while you do it! This year prizes of up to $1000 will be awarded to the top entries in a variety of categories. The judges will be looking for floats that best incorporate WP14TO's theme Rise Up! Prizes will be awarded to winning groups for Best Overall ($1000), Best Float ($1000), Best Marching ($1000), Best Costume ($500), and Best Choreography ($500). Corporate floats will be judged in a separate division, and will not be eligible for cash prizes. 

Parade Registration is now closed. We are looking forward to a spectacular event!

Want to March in the WorldPride Parade?

Join us at 2 PM 1 PM on Sunday, June 29, 2014, for the largest Pride Parade Canada has ever seen! That's right- due to overwhelming enthusiasm from our communities, parade entrants have surpassed our expectations and we're starting the parade an hour early!


Rules, Terms & Conditions    Register Now


This year, Toronto celebrates 34 years of Pride and the excitement of hosting WorldPride 2014. From the corner of Church St and Bloor St all the way down Yonge St to Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto's LGBTTIQQ2SA communities will dance to celebrate our victories, march to honour our losses, and RISE UP to keep moving forward. Tell us your stories through art direction, costume design, choreography, music and special effects. Go glitz & glam. Be colourful and creative. Go big. And have fun!

Pride Toronto, as the organizer of WorldPride 2014, expects everyone to behave with openness, respect, and support. After all, the WorldPride Parade is not only about Pride in your community, but celebrating diversity and the variety of life in Toronto while respecting differences amongst its citizens and visitors, and creating an inclusive experience for all. Pride Toronto encourages participation by all groups, be they community groups, businesses or organizations.

Pricing Structure

Permit Type
Pricing
Early1
Regular
Category A - LGBTTIQQ2SA Community Group
Marching Permit2 By Donation By Donation 
Vehicle Permit $200.00
(+$12.99 fee)
$250.00
(+$15.99 fee)
Sampling Permit3 $100.00
(+$6.99 fee)
$125.00
(+$8.49 fee)
Category B4 - Charity, Non-Profit Organizations, Government, Political and Student Groups, Unions, Marching Bands
Marching Permit2 $200.00
(+$12.99 fee)
$250.00
(+$15.99 fee)
Vehicle Permit $400.00
(+$23.95 fee)
$500.00
(+$27.95 fee)
Sampling Permit3 $200.00
(+$12.99 fee)
$250.00
(+$15.99 fee)
Category C5 - Commercial Entry
Marching Permit2 $500.00
(+$27.95 fee)
$625.00
(+$31.83 fee)
Vehicle Permit $1000.00
(+$44.95 fee)
 $1250.00
(+$53.70 fee)
Sampling Permit3 $500.00
(+$27.95 fee)
$625.00
(+$31.83 fee)

Notes:

  1. Early pricing available until 11:59 PM on February 28, 2014.
  2. Marching Permit is for pedestrians only; no vehicles are permitted with this permit.  Marching contingents have a maximum of 100 participants.
  3. Please review our sampling policy below; sampling permits are only available to participants who have a marching permit.
  4. Groups with a total membership under 25,000 people are eligible for this category (charities excepted). All other unions are to contact ben@pridetoronto.com for application details.
  5. Businesses with two or fewer physical stores / retail outlets / franchises in Canada only. All other businesses are to contact ben@pridetoronto.com for application details.

WorldPride 2014 Parade Application & Forms

Please read all documents carefully as here have been important changes

Registrations for the WorldPride Parade close May 2, 2014.

Cancelled applications are eligible for a refund (minus the registration fee) until May 2, 2014. After that date no refunds will be given.

Questions? Contact the Parade Team at parade@pridetoronto.com.

2014 Grand Marshal and Honoured Group

Nominations are closed as of 21 March 2014 5:00PM EST.

Nominees should have contributed significantly to the LGBTTIQQ2SA community. Nominations must provide details and specific instances of nominees' contributions. The honoured positions’ selection process is an opportunity for community involvement and engagement. Following the nomination process, the Board of Pride Toronto will consider the applications and select the honourees.

The awards will be given based on the nominees’:

  • History of work and biography of the nominee with respect to the LGBTTIQQ2SA* communities
  • Significant contribution and accomplishments to the public, private or non-profit sectors
  • How the nominee embodies this year’s Pride Toronto theme, which is “Rise Up”

The recipients will lead the WorldPride Parade on Sunday June 29, 2014.

Previous recipients include:

Year

Grand Marshall

Honoured Group

2013

Irene Miller

Casey House

2012

Cheri DiNovo and The Honourable Laurel Broten

LGBT Youthline

2011

Michael Bach

Sacred Quest

2010

Todd Klinck and Mandy Goodhandy

PFLAG Toronto

2009

El Farouk Khaki

AIDS Committee of Toronto

2008

Enza “Supermodel” Anderson

Friends for Life Bike Rally

2007

Russell Alldread (aka. Michelle DuBarry)

PFLAG Toronto

2006

Donald Middleton and Clayton Wilson & Robert Berry and Les Sheare (two couples together for 100 years in total)

Prime Timers and Supporting Our Youth

2005

Salah Bachir

Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto (MCCT)

2004

George Hislop

The Lesbian and Gay Community Appeal Foundation

2003

John Fisher

T.E.A.C.H (Teens Educating and Confronting Homophobia)

2002

J.P. Hornick and Rachel Aitcheson

Glad Day Bookshop

2001

Mirha Soleil-Ross

The 519 Church Street Community Centre

2000

Sky Gilbert and Michelle Douglas

 

1999

 

 

1998

 

 

1997

Tim McCaskell, Tony Gambini, John Campey, Craig Zook, Vanessa Russel, Margot Francis, Doug Stewart, and Ken Watson

 

1996

Four women couples who won the right to adopt their partners children

 

1995

Jim Egan and Jack Nesbit

 

1994

Drag Kings and Queens in celebration of Stonewall 25

 

1993

Support Groups to Gays & Lesbians in the Coming Out Process

 

1992

Children of Gay & Lesbian Parents

 

1991

Two-Spirited of First Nations

 

1988

Karen Andrews and Svend Robinson

 


Parade Team Contact Us

E   parade@pridetoronto.com

Be a part of it!  Join our Facebook group to cultivate a collaborative effort between a wide range of diverse LGBTTIQQ2SA communities or find us on Twitter to enrich communication between parade committee, entrants and weekend volunteers.

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Float Building 101

The link below has information that has been collected for you by Pride Toronto to assist in the parade entry process. Pride Toronto is not responsible for any service/ product/ fee provided by these companies.

Float builders Note: If you need to hire a float builder, expect to pay at least a few thousand dollars. You are also responsible for insurance. 

Parade Suppliers PDF

Note: Pride Toronto is not responsible for any service/product/fee provided by these companies.

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