Sunday, June 30, 2pm
Starting at Bloor St. & Church St.
Everyone loves a parade! Especially parades that don’t require shivering in minus 20-degree weather while waiting on jolly St. Nick to make a meager ten-second appearance. That’s where the 33rd Annual Pride Parade comes into play. And if I may quote the organizers involved, this fine event celebrates “diversity and the variety of life in Toronto while respecting subtle differences amongst its citizens and visitors, and creating an inclusive experience for all.” Well stated!
Featured in this year’s parade? Floats (too numerous to mention!), marching groups, music and dancing – all brought to you by community organizations, businesses and groups. After the festivities, floats and groups will be awarded trophies for Best Costume Design, Best Drag, and much more. Huzzah, I say – Pride makes me proud!
In addition to soaking in the festivities, I shall be on hand to host my very own live talk show, titled Chill with Will. Expect it to be “epic,” as the youngsters a good century my junior would say. We’re talking a slick 19th-century talk show set, plus comedy, music, special CUPE 79 guests, and a healthy dose of rabble-rousing mayhem! Who says Craig Ferguson has the market cornered on high-energy Scotsman-hosted talk shows? Certainly not I!
Oh, and stick around to chat with yours truly: Toronto’s first mayor, William Lyon Mackenzie. I plan to mingle, pose for photographs, and engage in snappy banter, Rest assured, I shall be exactly as charming and whimsical as you’d imagine – if not more so!