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THE SCOOP | Toronto Cancels All Major Events Through June 30, Including Pride Parade

By Michael Vincent on March 31, 2020

Gay Pride parade cancelled 2020

City of Toronto Mayor John Tory offered bad news for those hoping for a swift end to the COVID-19 crisis.

During a press conference at Toronto City Hall, Tory announced that all city-permitted events occurring in Toronto through June 30, are cancelled.

Cancelled events include the Pride Toronto festival, which was scheduled to take place this coming June 26–28.

The preemptive action follows advice from public health officials about social distancing measures to help stem the spread of COVID-19. An estimated 25% of the current 528 cases in Toronto were contracted by community spread.

Tweet from Gay Pride organizers

Pride in Toronto attracts hundreds of thousands of attendees every year, and its cancellation will result in a significant economic loss to Toronto. The festival supports 5,600 jobs, and contributes $681M to Ontario’s GDP.

The city is committed to maintaining June as Pride Month, and they will look for ways to ensure celebrations for the LGBTQ+ community continue.

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Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. A specialist in digital media for over 15 years, he has worked as a senior editor and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. A specialist in digital media for over 15 years, he has worked as a senior editor and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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