Pride Month 2023

In honour of Pride Month, YPT has compiled the following resources for families and classrooms to experience.


TVO Kids Pride Playlist

TVO Kids Show

TVO Kids has complied a “Happy Pride Month!” playlist that celebrates Pride, including the above episode of the animated children’s series Arthur (recommended for children ages 4-8).


Toronto Public Library’s “Reading with Pride”

A curated list of books from the Toronto Public Library that speak to Gender Identity, 2SLGBTQ+ Families and History, and more.

Toronto Public Library’s YA LGBTQ+ book list

These YA (Young Adult) books are selected to reflect a cross-section of 2SLGBTQ+ experiences.


CBC Timeline

CBC Kids News’ Timeline

A brief history of the strides LGBTQ people in Toronto, and across Canada, have made.


Toronto Public Library Pride Celebration

The TPL’s Pride Celebrations include Book Clubs, Movie Screenings and Rainbow Storytime.

Drag Queen Storytime, June 10

Free, family friendly storytime programming at libraries throughout Durham Region in celebration of diversity and inclusion.
To learn about Drag Queen Storytime Toronto, click here.

Youth Pride Durham, June 17

This free event champions acceptance through an afternoon of performances, music, dancing and other fun activities.

AIDS Candlelight Vigil, June 20

An open community event is held annually at the AIDS Memorial to remember, honour, and celebrate the people who have died of AIDS and to celebrate those who live with the virus. 

Movie Night, June 23

Presented by the Downtown Yonge BIA with PrideTO and Amazon Prime, everyone is invited to an evening of fun with a pre-show musical performance and entertainment for the entire family.

Family Pride, June 24-25

Celebrate the strength and uniqueness of 2SLGBTQI+ families and children at Family Pride! Now in its 24th year, Family Pride is a fun-filled oasis on the grounds of Church Street School, filled with face painting, a magic show, storytelling, and so much more!


Supporting Our Youth, for LGBTQ2S youth 29 and under

LGBT Youthline: confidential, non-judgmental, informed peer support for LGBTQ2S youth

TDSB Gender Independent Groups

Toby’s Place: drop-in for youth up to age 23 in Scarborough

The 519 Community Centre