About the March

The 6th Annual Toronto Disability Pride March

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Starting at Queens Park (111 Wellesley Street West) and marching to the

School of Disability Studies at Ryerson (99 Gerrard Street East) from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Just a reminder to book your rides for the march on Saturday if needed! If you need parking, it’s a bit complicated, but not impossible. Leave us an email and we’ll message you directly if you have parking questions.

Please note: accessible washrooms are not available at Queen’s Park. Please see information on accessible washrooms on the route page.

  Download the Flyer for the 2016 Toronto Disability Pride March to share (pdf format).

There will be materials for poster making!

We would also like to invite people to bring their own noisemakers to the march -maracas, tambourines, etc.We won’t be able to bring noisemakers for people, but those who have them are welcome to bring them.

There will be a limited number of buttons available – we know how popular they are so get there fast! Enormous thanks to Bill for making those buttons for us again this year!

 

Why we’re Marching:

  • To bring recognition of the struggles and value of people with disabilities as we fight against ableism and other forms of oppression.
  • To be visible and show that we have a voice in our community and a right to be heard by taking to the streets.
  • To celebrate and take pride in ourselves as a community of people with disabilities.

Be Loud, Be Proud, Come March with Us!

Find us on Facebook and Twitter @DisabilityPM

We need volunteers and marshals for the march! If you have experience that is great, if not we still want you! If you aren’t sure what a marshal does, here’s a brief description. Please fill out the volunteer form if you are interested.

Some  things you should know if you plan to attend.

The Toronto Disability Pride March aims to promote a cross-disability atmosphere, that also recognizes other forms of oppression such as race, class, gender, sexuality, sanism, etc.  We believe the disability movement is strongest in a harmony of voices, not one homogeneous voice. We ask all those who plan to attend the march to respect this approach and the other people within the space of the march.

Have Questions? email us at torontodisabilitypride@gmail.com or leave us a message at 437-887-9693 (Toronto number).

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One thought on “About the March

  1. I was absolutely amazed at the turnout the march had this year!! I was marching in 2014 and 2015 as well and was very happy to see the numbers that came out to provide a widespread and united voice for the cause of recognition. I like the way this article is written and its promotion of harmony in lieu of homogeny, and that the need for recognition is so strong!

    Some of my friends who attended made some excellent posters, and I was happy to see that materials to make posters were provided for many of the attendees!! There isn’t a more peaceful way to spread our message of understanding and respect than with a group of celebratory individuals bringing together their ideas, support and voices as a unanimous being.

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