Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
District 16 York Region

York Region Marches with PRIDE!

March with Pride!

York Pride Fest & Parade: Sat June 16

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 2:30 PM 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 22- Sun June 24

It would not be a pride festival without rallies, marches and parades and Pride Toronto 2018 has three (3). On Friday, June 22 at 8:00 PM members of the Trans community and their supporters will celebrate with the Trans Pride March.  Saturday, June 23 brings the Dyke March Toronto starting at 2:00 PM and staging beginning at 1:00 pm.  The Pride Toronto Parade, the culminating event of the festival, is on Sunday, June 24 starting at 2:00 PM.

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 D52 for the June 24 Pride Parade with a check in time of 1:45 pm at Ted Rogers Way & Bloor St.
  • Information Booth number and locationInformation Booth number is C17, located on Wellesley Street (between Yonge and Church) on June 23 and 24

If you are planning to march in the parade with OSSTF/FEESO please pick up a T-shirt at the OSSTF/FEESO Information Booth.  Shirts will be there on Sunday, June 24 from 11:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. only.  Proceed to the parade marshalling area and look for the OSSTF/FEESO Pride Flags.

For more info visit: Pride Toronto



Contact Information

Vanessa Stoby

Communication/Political Action & Excellence in Education Chair

Business: 905-836-5954 Extension 24