Pride Celebration

Yorkville Branch pillars wrapped in the Progress Pride Flag colours. From top to bottom in stripes are white, pink, light blue, brown, black, red, orange, yellow, green, dark blue and purple.

Toronto Public Library celebrates Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer + (2SLGBTQ+) communities with our Pride Collection, reading lists, and programs, including Rainbow and Drag Performer Storytimes, book clubs, film screenings and more.

See Toronto Public Library Board's statement of support for Pride Month.

Upcoming programs

All Events

Past programs

Watch replays of past 2SLGBTQ+ conversations.

Pride Collection

Our Pride Collection includes over 4,500 books and movies of interest to Toronto’s 2SLGBTQ+ community. We have curated recommended reading lists for adults, teens and children.

Additional resources

Message from TPL Board

As we approach Pride Month, the Toronto Public Library Board acknowledges and celebrates Pride Month in solidarity with 2SLGBTQ+ communities. We affirm our commitment to ensuring that the Library remains a welcoming and inclusive space for everyone, including 2SLGBTQ+ people, amplifying their voices and celebrating their accomplishments to promote informed dialogue and understanding.

Throughout June, we invite all Torontonians to visit the TPL's branches and website to discover collections, events, and resources celebrating and supporting 2SLGBTQ+ communities. TPL’s efforts to support 2SLGBTQ+ communities extend beyond a single month. Throughout the year, TPL provides a range of programs, services and collections that reflect a diversity of experiences and promote inclusivity. TPL’s Drag Performer and Rainbow Storytimes, among many other offerings, provide an opportunity to attend programming that promotes understanding and acceptance of diversity of different identities.

Public libraries have always been champions of the values and principles that uphold democratic principles. TPL’s commitment to intellectual freedom, democracy and inclusivity helps amplify and celebrate the voices of marginalized communities.