Metrolinx and GO Ride with Pride
Pride. Every day. Always.
Jun 15, 2023
Metrolinx employees have already participated in the Barrie Pride Parade and will march in York Region and Toronto Pride Parades before the end of the month.
You can find them giving out stickers, temporary tattoos, buttons and flags – and they will be easy to spot in their purple “Ride With Pride” t-shirts.
GO Bear is always an attraction at these events as well.
The transit agency has two different specially wrapped buses for the parades. Both have been wrapped with this message: “Pride. Every day. Always.”
GO joins Pride parades
A double decker GO Bus appeared at Barrie Pride on June 3 and is next due to visit Newmarket on Saturday, June 17 for York Pride.
On June 25, Toronto attendees will see the wrap on a new zero emission electric GO Bus, in keeping with Pride Toronto’s mandate for only electric or hybrid vehicles.
Metrolinx is also an official partner of the 2023 Pride Month in Toronto.
On Sunday, June 25, there is also special train service to the Milton and Stouffville GO Lines for the Pride Parade.
On the Milton Line:
- Two morning trips will depart Milton at 8:56 a.m. and 11:56 a.m., arriving at Union at 10:03 a.m. and 1:03 p.m.
- Two evening trips will depart Union at 7:10 p.m. and 9:55 p.m., arriving at Milton at 8:15 p.m. and 11 p.m.
On the Stouffville Line:
- Two morning trips will depart Old Elm GO at 8:46 a.m. and 11:46 a.m., arriving at Union at 9:58 a.m. and 12:58 p.m.
- Two evening trips will depart Union at 6:58 p.m. and 9:43 p.m., arriving at Old Elm GO at 8:10 p.m. and 10:55 p.m.
Parade goers are encouraged to take advantage of Metrolinx’s ongoing promotion of $10 weekend day online passes and $15 full weekend packages to get to and from events.
Metrolinx marks Pride
You can also visit members of the transit agency's Community Relations team at the Metrolinx booth during Toronto Pride weekend. Look out for them on Church Street, between Dundonald and Wellesley Streets from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on June 24 and 25. They'll be happy to answer those burning transit questions and have some free giveaways too.
Metrolinx hosted an event last month to recognize the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia in collaboration with Pride Toronto.
This provided an opportunity for the transit agency to remind all customers of its commitment to ensure safety throughout its network.
Metrolinx has a Pride 365 Employee Resource Group with 140 members, who are constantly planning activities throughout the year, making good on the organization’s promise – Pride. Every day. Always.
by Mike Winterburn Metrolinx News senior writer