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Pride Week Toronto 2009

by Kevin Lam

Pride Week Toronto 2009

It was a fun-filled week in Toronto with the arrival of Pride celebrations in the city. Pride Week is one of the largest events in the city annually and one of the largest celebrations of its kind globally. This was the fourth year that I was invited by our friends at Pride Toronto to document the event through photographs.

The week culminates with the Pride Parade, which is the highlight event of the week. It is estimated that one million people watch the parade. The day would not have been possible without the dedication of  the volunteers and parade participants who were up early Sunday morning. The incessant rain did very little to dampen the parade participants’ smiles and determination as they assembled their costumes and floats. Despite our cameras (and us) being thoroughly drenched, it wasn’t hard to get caught up in the energy of everyone around us.

Miraculously, the rain stopped just before the parade commenced. The parade was as colourful and lively as ever, including widespread participation from politicians, celebrities, corporate sponsors, grassroots organizations, protestors, and students. There was even an appearance by Canadian-based circus troupe, Cirque du Soleil.

Aside from the parade, there was tons of entertainment with top music acts like Kelly Rowland, Deborah Cox, and Divine Brown. I had the pleasure of photographing Kelly Rowland in concert.

Pride Week Toronto 2009

Pride Week Toronto 2009

Pride Week Toronto 2009

Pride Week Toronto 2009

Pride Week Toronto 2009

Pride Week Toronto 2009

Pride Week Toronto 2009

Pride Week Toronto 2009

Pride Week Toronto 2009

Pride Week Toronto 2009

Pride Week Toronto 2009

Pride Week Toronto 2009

Pride Week Toronto 2009

Pride Week Toronto 2009

Pride Week Toronto 2009

Pride Week Toronto 2009

Pride Week Toronto 2009

Pride Week Toronto 2009

Pride Week Toronto 2009

Pride Week Toronto 2009

Pride Week Toronto 2009

Pride Week Toronto 2009

Pride Week Toronto 2009

Pride Week Toronto 2009

Pride Week Toronto 2009

Pride Week Toronto 2009

Pride Week Toronto 2009

 

2 Comments

  • Anna on July 4, 2009

    Wow, I love these! Very nice documenting.. And so colourful! Love those concert photos!

  • Kevin on July 3, 2009

    awesome coverage man.

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