On Saturday, June 5, Toronto held its second annual Toronto Veggie Pride Parade (TVPP). Hundreds of animal rights activists waited until the rain and thunderstorm subsided before merrily marching and dancing down Yonge Street at Bloor, west on Queen, and to the Church of the Holy Trinity by the Eaton Centre, where there was a post parade lunch and other events.
When -- at the end of the parade -- lettuce lady, animal mascots, and parade participants danced to "Celebration," Kimberly Carroll, the MC of the 2011 Toronto Veggie Pride Parade exclaimed, "We almost had a rained out parade, but we salvaged it at the last minute. This is a reason to celebrate."
Toronto's 2nd Annual Veggie Pride Parade is on Saturday, June 4
12 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. It starts at Yonge and Bloor and heads to Trinity Square Church for vegan delights and speakers. For more information: http://veggieprideparade.ca Video by Helen Prancic and Karol Orzechowski