Slideshow: the wittiest signs, jazziest costumes and proudest marchers at the 2013 Pride Parade

Slideshow: the wittiest signs, jazziest costumes and proudest marchers at the 2013 Pride Parade

2013 Toronto Pride Parade

Toronto’s 33rd annual Pride Parade had all the elements of a great party: sunshine, water guns, loud music, rainbow flags, Rob Ford masks, an all-male cheerleader troupe and hundreds of thousands of sweaty, spirited spectators. Ontario’s first openly gay premier Kathleen Wynne received the loudest cheers from the crowd (they even chanted her name and stretched to touch her as she passed), and Justin Trudeau and an NDP float starring Olivia Chow and Thomas Mulcair also got props on their way down Yonge Street. Along with waving politicos, the procession had police officers with rainbow necklaces, beaming moms and dads, glammed up drag queens, rollerskating lesbians and more speedos than a men’s diving competition—a display of diversity that did Toronto proud.

See 24 photos from Toronto’s Pride Parade »