Pride Toronto Flag Raising

The Pride flag raising ceremony at Toronto’s City Hall marks the beginning of Pride Week festivities in the city. City councillors Kristyn Wong-Tam and Shelley Carroll were on hand with a number of other councillors and local MPs and MPPs to read the Pride Week declaration in place of the once again absent Mayor Rob Ford. The group Queers For Social Justice also held a die-in on the ramp of City Hall right before the ceremonies kicked off.