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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

When is Worldpride 2014? How can I book my trip?

WorldPride will take place from June 20-29, 2014.  To book your trip, click here to visit Tourism Toronto.

Can I make my event part of the official WorldPride Festival calendar?

There are several ways you will be able to affiliate your event with WorldPride 2014 Toronto. One way is to join our Affiliate Events Program. Download our information package for more information.

How can I get my event funded? Can Pride Toronto provide financial support?

Almost all events incur some kind of expense. In 2014, Pride Toronto will be producing many new and exciting events for WorldPride, most of them free-to-attend. Unfortunately, we are not able to financially assist third-party events. That's why we have put together this list of arts, culture and human rights Canadian funding opportunities to help you connect with funding organisations; however, there is no guarantee that any of the organisations will fund a project related to WorldPride.

I would like to hold a fundraiser to support WorldPride 2014 Toronto. Can I do this?

Absolutely! We welcome any support to help us make this the best event it can possibly be. Please download our information package and read it thoroughly before you contact us.

FAQs - General

I would like to register for the Parade FOR 2014, where can I do this?

Details on Parade and marches registration can be found here: http://www.worldpridetoronto.com/festival/parade--marches


Details on Streetfair registration can be found here: http://www.worldpridetoronto.com/festival/streetfair

How do I apply to perform at WorldPride 2014 Toronto?

We are excited to put on a showcase of local and international talent from emerging to superstar. Details on artist applications can be found here: http://www.worldpridetoronto.com/festival/artist-performers-applications

How can I volunteer for WP14TO?

We will have many volunteer opportunities at WorldPride as we welcome the world to Toronto. We will be especially interested in recruiting volunteers who speak other languages than English. Some people volunteer year-round to help create our Festival, others give a few hours of their time. Further details can be found here: http://www.worldpridetoronto.com/volunteer/

How many people are expected to attend WorldPride in Toronto?

We are proud that in 2011, Pride Toronto attracted more than 1.2 million people. In 2014, we are hoping to welcome many more visitors, from Toronto, Ontario, Canada and all around the world. Help us reach our goals by joining us and inviting everyone you know to Toronto from June 20 to 29, 2014. We will welcome you and promise to deliver a truly international event that you will never forget.

Will there be two Pride celebrations in Toronto in 2014?

No. WorldPride is being presented by Pride Toronto. In 2014, Pride Toronto’s annual Pride Festival will be replaced by WorldPride 2014 Toronto. In 2015, the annual Pride Festival will return.

Will WorldPride 2014 Toronto events be held solely in the downtown area?

No. While most of the events will happen in the Greater Toronto Area, they will not necessarily be concentrated in the Church-Wellesley Village area. We are looking to engage organisations and individuals from right across the Greater Toronto Area.

What makes WorldPride 2014 Toronto different from the regular annual Pride festival in Toronto?

Prides across the world are local by nature, but are all connected to a much larger global movement. WorldPride 2014 Toronto gives the opportunity for a link to be made between these local movements and a platform and space for them to come together at one time.

I am interested in becoming an official sponsor for WorldPride 2014 Toronto, who do I talk to?

WorldPride 2014 Toronto is a great opportunity for businesses to reach the LGBTTIQQ2SA* international and local markets. We encourage you to contact Ben Freeman, Director of Development to talk about the various opportunities available.

I am planning an event in support of WorldPride 2014 Toronto, can I use the WorldPride logo from your website?

We welcome any support of WorldPride 2014 Toronto. Pride Toronto, under license from InterPride, has been asked to manage the WorldPride brand. Part of the success of the event will be to build awareness as far and wide as we can; however, we ask that you work with us by contacting us and letting us know how you would like to use the WorldPride branding. We can then make sure you have the best quality tools to be able to use in your promotions.

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