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CF Toronto Eaton Centre’s Pride program dazzles with festivities


TORONTO, June 10, 2024 – As Toronto kicks off Pride, one of the city’s most vibrant celebrations of the year, CF Toronto Eaton Centre is proud to announce an exciting lineup of events and activities that promise an experience that’s bigger and better than ever before.

Throughout the month of June, Toronto’s most iconic shopping centre will undergo a remarkable transformation into a festive hub of celebration. Guests are invited to immerse themselves in vibrant décor; explore the CF Pride Market, featuring local vendors offering an eclectic array of goods celebrating the 2SLGBTQ+ community; lip sync for their life at the CF Drag Brunch; indulge in rainbow-themed treats and decorate cookies at CF Play; and unleash creativity at the CF Paint & Sip evening.

CF Toronto Eaton Centre Pride Event Highlights:

CF Pride Market

  • Dates: Monday, June 17 to Sunday, June 23, during shopping centre hours
  • Location: Level 1, Gap Court, and Level 2, near Hoka
  • Details: The CF Pride Market is back this month in collaboration with Toronto Queer Market. Explore diverse vendors at the weeklong CF Pride Market with new vendors featured daily.

Pride Paint & Sip

  • Date & Time: Monday, June 17 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Location: Trattoria Mercatto
  • Details: This event promises to be an evening of fun and creativity, as attendees are invited to get their artistic juices flowing and create their own masterpiece, guided by local Toronto artist, Emmy Tran.
  • Tickets: $25 per person. This includes two drinks, delicious snacks, a $15 CF SHOP! card, and everything needed to create a painting. $10 from every ticket sold will be donated to Friends of Ruby, a leading charity that provides mental health services, social services, and housing to 2SLGBTQ+ youth.

Drag Brunch

  • Date & Time: Sunday, June 23 at 11:00 AM or 2:00 PM
  • Location: Level 2, Albert’s Way
  • Details: Experience a show to remember from some of Toronto’s best drag performers while enjoying delicious food and drinks provided by the new Queen’s Cross Food Hall.
  • Special Guests: Destiny Doll, Beardra Bidness, Lucy Flawless, Manny Dingo, Baby Bel Bel, Paris Matik, Shea D. Ladie, and The Virgo Queen
  • Tickets: $25 per person. $10 from every ticket sold will be donated to Friends of Ruby. Ticket holders will also receive a $15 CF SHOP! card and gift bag filled with surprises and goodies.

Always On Programming at CF Toronto Eaton Centre

     CF Play

  • Dates & Time: Sundays, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Location: Various places around the centre (visit the event page for more information)
  • Details: Engage in Pride-themed activities hosted by local 2SLGBTQ+ vendors, including face painting, a Pride ‘Creation Station’, coloring sheets, cookie decorating, friendship bracelets, and DJ performances.

     CF Learn

  • Dates & Time: Saturdays, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Location: Various places around the centre (visit the event page for more information)
  • Details: Participate in Pride-themed workshops hosted by retailers LUSH and MAC. Visit the event page for more information.

     CF Power Hour

  • Dates & Time: Wednesdays, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
  • Location: Level 1, MAC Court
  • Details: Every Wednesday, the centre is hosting endorphin-boosting activities, with live DJs, treats and a Pride enamel pin giveaway.

     CF Music

  • Dates & Time: Thursdays, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Location: Level 1, MAC Court
  • Details: Enjoy live performances featuring local 2SLGBTQ+ talent, including Keenen, Holly Clausius, Jade and Christine Jackson.

At CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Pride isn’t just an event – it’s a testament to the centre’s commitment to vibrant placemaking, delivering exceptional experiences, and fostering meaningful community connections. For a complete list of events, activities, and special offers, click here.

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