2. Gay Pride Parade

Pride Week is just one of the many awesome things about Toronto that you should know about. Not only is this the largest of its kind in the world that solely focuses on celebrating diversity and the LGBTQ community, it was one of the first events in North America simply because the rest of the world just hadn’t caught up yet in this cultural revolution. Toronto’s Pride Week is now over 30 years old, which in the grand scheme of things, is pretty admirable. Plus, Canada as a whole was the first country outside Europe to legalize gay marriage, Ontario being the first province to do so, and Toronto being where the first gay marriage happened. High five Toronto!