Wednesday, July 02, 2014

a proud Distillery District

Yes, WorldPride is over.  But that doesn't mean I don't have anything else to say about it.  Au contraire, there's tons to publish about!  In just three days I took over 500 photos and videos, so you'll be seeing quite a bit in the coming days.  I also must decide what to do with the photos and videos that are too graphic... hmmm...  

Anyhow, exhausted from 10 days of festivities, I just wanted to share these images of the Distillery District, where we went to on Friday.  The fickle Toronto weather gods gave us a beautiful sunny day, we had a friend from abroad to show around, and this seemed an awesome place to start the day at.  And also, very importantly, these photos also show how the whole city joined in the WorldPride spirit. In case you didn't know, the Distillery District is NOT a gay or queer area.  And yet there, like most everywhere else, were signs of Pride - rainbow flags, rainbow coloured whatever, pride signs, at banks, at shops... Toronto truly embraces its LGBTQ community, and proudly and openly and enthusiastically celebrated the first WorldPride to be held in North America.   And that is something to be very grateful for.  Very.  

(Plus, truth be said, some of the best chocolate in Toronto is to be had there, at Soma.  Like this intense shot of thick, super dark, spicy chocolate)

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