Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
District 16 York Region

York Region Marches with PRIDE!

arch with Pride!

York Pride Fest & Parade: Sat June 15

York Pride Parade is once again coming back to Newmarket, ON and this year will be bigger than ever!  The parade on Main Street will start at 3:00 PM at the Ontario St intersection, proceeding south to Water St. 

Due to road closures prior to the parade and other concurrent events in downtown Newmarket, early arrival is strongly recommended.  Members and guests should meet at the parade staging area (Bike Sports- 47 Main St. South) by 2:15 p.m. and look for the OSSTF flags and YRDSB group. 

There will be lots to do on Main St prior to the parade with plenty of lunch options and many local businesses offering Pride specials.  The day’s celebrations will continue with Pride on Riverwalk, featuring live performances, activities for all ages and a grand firework finale at Riverwalk Commons in Newmarket.

For more info visit: York Pride Fest


Toronto Pride: Fri June 21- Sun June 23

It would not be a pride festival without rallies, marches and parades and Pride Toronto 2019 has three (3). On Friday, June 21 at 8:00 p.m. members of the Trans community and their supporters will celebrate with the Trans Pride March.  Saturday, June 22 brings the Dyke March Toronto starting at 2:00 p.m. and staging beginning at 1:15 p.m.  The Pride Toronto Parade, the culminating event of the festival, is on Sunday, June 23 starting at 2:00 p.m.

OSSTF/FEESO will have an Information booth in the Pride Toronto Street Fair and a group in the Sunday Toronto Pride Parade. There will be music, OSSTF Pride T-shirts for marchers, and swag to hand out along the parade route.

  • Marching Permit number and check-in timeMarching Permit number is C22 on June 23 Pride Parade with a check in time 1:15 pm at Bloor Street between Church and Ted Rogers Way (look for our OSSTF  flags) 
  • Information Booth number and locationInformation Booth number is B71, located on Church Street between Hayden & Charles Street on June 22 and 23 

If you have scheduled a shift as an ambassador at the OSSTF/FEESO Information Booth, please arrive a minimum of 5 minutes before your assigned duty in order to ensure a smooth transition between volunteers. There are still spaces available for volunteers for the booth on Saturday or Sunday.   

For more info visit: 
Pride Toronto



Contact Information

Vanessa Stoby

Communication/Political Action & Excellence in Education Chair

Business: 905-836-5954 Extension 105

TollFree: 1 (833) 836-5954