U of T Pride Pub renamed U of T Community Pride

One of the University’s most popular Pride events is returning this year with one small change. U of T Pride Pub is being renamed U of T Community Pride to better reflect the spirit and intention of the annual event, which brings together students, alumni, faculty members, librarians, staff, family, and friends to celebrate Pride Month together.

“Pride Pub has always been about coming together as a community, but we were finding that its name didn’t properly capture the tone and feel of the event, which is really inclusive, celebratory, and family friendly,” said Allison Burgess, Director of the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office (SGDO).“With the renaming, we wanted to make it clear that this is a Pride celebration for everyone. You can bring your kids to get their faces painted, stop by for a drink with colleagues – either alcoholic or non-alcoholic – or come by yourself and make some new friends. All are welcome.”

This year, U of T Community Pride will take place June 7, from 4:30 p.m. until late, at the Hart House Quad. Attendees can join the party early to enjoy a BBQ and Community Fair with local 2SLGBTQ+ organizations, or stop by later to dance the night away with a fabulous DJ.

Four people pose for a photo in front of a Progress Pride flag

The shuttle bus from U of T Mississauga will be running as usual and a bus from U of T Scarborough to the event will also be available, with details to come closer to the date. The venue is an accessible space with all-gender and accessible washrooms on site.

For more information about specific activities and performers at this year’s U of T Community Pride, stay tuned to the SGDO’s website.