Sad condom news: Toronto’s city-branded prophylactics won’t be handed out at Pride events

Sad condom news: Toronto’s city-branded prophylactics won’t be handed out at Pride events

(Image: courtesy of the city) (Image: courtesy of the city)
 

Toronto Public Health’s WorldPride–themed condoms are things of beauty. Unfortunately, according to the Star, there’s one thing the city failed to reckon with before it went ahead and ordered up a batch of them: sponsorship agreements. Unbeknownst to the public, Pride Toronto inked a deal with the makers of Trojan-brand condoms, giving the company exclusive handout rights at the Pride parade and other official Pride events. As a result, the city’s condoms will be available only in a handful of private venues along the Church-Wellesley strip for the duration of the 10-day event (already underway). True condom aficionados will doubtless seek them out.