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Celebrate Pride Month

Pride Month is an opportunity to come together to learn about, celebrate and uplift the 2SLGBTQI+, community, while recognizing the progress made towards equal treatment and human rights.

Residents are encouraged to join the City and its staff in celebrating Pride’s history and fostering an open, inclusive and equitable environment in Mississauga.

You can participate in Pride Month festivities in the following ways:

  • By attending a Pride event in-person or virtually
  • By checking out a book from the library to learn more about the 2SLGBTQI+ community

Mississauga’s 50th Anniversary

In 2024, the City of Mississauga celebrates its 50th anniversary. We celebrate the 2SLGBTQI+ community’s achievements and thank them for their contribution to our city over the past 50-years and longer.

Learn more about Mississauga’s 50th anniversary.

Events and activities

Recognize Pride Month by participating in these events and activities. Check back regularly for updates.

Lighting the clock tower
Lighting the clock tower

June 01, 2024 | 8 p.m. | Celebration Square

To recognize this important month, the Civic Centre clock tower will be lit with a rainbow of colours on June 1 and all other evenings in June when another cause isn’t scheduled to be recognized.

Progress Pride flag raising event
Progress Pride flag raising event

June 01, 2024 | 11 a.m. | Celebration Square

The City will raise the Progress Pride Flag at Mississauga Celebration Square (MCS) with Rainbow Sauga Alliance to honour Pride Month and our 2SLGBTQI+ community. Members of the public are invited to take part in this event.

Pride fire truck
Pride fire truck

Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services will tour the city all month long in this year’s Pride fire truck (Pumper 180) featuring rainbow colours, including Pride decals on various MFES vehicles.

2SLGBTQI+ reading list
2SLGBTQI+ reading list

This reading list celebrates the experience and diversity of the 2SLGBTQI+ community.

Check our complete Reading with Pride recommendations.

Book Club: Let's Talk Pride
Book Club: Let's Talk Pride

This June, join us to celebrate Pride Month. Read and discuss poems, short stories and novels, essays, lyrics and scenes from plays – any work written by 2SLGBTQI+ authors. Our Book Clubs are a great way to meet other readers and talk about books you might never have discovered yourself. Share your reading favourites with other book lovers and discuss what you have been reading.

Learn more

  • June 4 – Port Credit Library
  • June 12 – Lakeview Library
  • June 19 – Hazel McCallion Central Library
Pride park benches
Pride park benches

The City is proud to display rainbow-coloured Pride benches in select parks. The community can view these at Port Credit Memorial Park and Scholars’ Green, located next to Sheridan College’s Hazel McCallion Campus.

MiWay
MiWay

Throughout the month of June, MiWay buses around the city will display Pride Month on the electronic destination signs on the front and curbside of the bus.

Toronto Pride Parade

Look out for City of Mississauga partners, Rainbow Sauga Alliance marching in the Toronto Pride Parade on Sunday, June 30. The parade starts at 2 p.m. and celebrates diversity and creating an inclusive experience for all.

Learn more