Toronto Pride at The Fairmont Royal York

Monday May 28, 2012

TORONTO, Canada - The city of Toronto's mayor, Rob Ford, attended a flag-raising ceremony for International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), and delivered a proclamation.

Visitors and locals can now join in future celebrations along with a rainbow of special room rates to be offered at Toronto's Fairmont Royal York hotel during Toronto Pride Week this June. The Fairmont Royal York is pleased to share in their city's pride by offering a 10-day-long Pride Week Rate from $159 CAD per night, beginning June 22 and through July 1.

Pride Toronto is a not-for-profit organization that celebrates the history, courage and diversity of Toronto's LGBTTIQQ2SA communities (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer/Questioning, 2 Spirited, Allies). The organization hosts their annual Pride Week in downtown Toronto from June 22 to July 1, 2012.

Toronto has been holding Pride observances since the 1970s celebrating diverse sexual and gender identities, cultures, families and lives, through world-class arts, cultural festivals and community activities. Toronto's most prominent event, Pride Parade, takes place on Sunday, July 1, with 1.2 million attendees expected.

The Fairmont Royal York hotel has been a member of Travel Gay Canada since 2007. Travel Gay Canada is Canada's national gay and lesbian tourism industry association. Its goal is to provide gay and lesbian travelers with products and services and inform them of unique travel opportunities and experiences available within Canada.

The city of Toronto has grown up around the landmark Fairmont Royal York hotel. Its "wedding cake shape" is a standout amongst its peers. Its liquid Library Bar of the city's best martini's combined with award-winning cuisine of EPIC and Benihana restaurants, plus a rooftop garden and apiary, all celebrate guest diversity of taste and lifestyle, making it Toronto's landmark hotel since 1929.

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, The Fairmont Royal York is within walking distance, five short subway stops, or a quick cab to the heart of the Pride Week festivities at Church and Wellesley streets. Business and theatre districts are close by alongside the city's best shopping and dining. Nearby attractions include the CN Tower, the Rogers Centre, Hockey Hall of Fame, Chinatown, St. Lawrence Market, Harbourfront and the Air Canada Centre.

Toronto’s most prominent event, Pride Parade, takes place on Sunday, July 1, with 1.2 million attendees expected.

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, which will arrive in destinations as diverse as Jaipur, Kyiv and Manila in 2012, is a celebrated collection of more than 60 luxury properties around the globe, including Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel, The Plaza in New York, and Makkah Clock Royal Tower in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The luxury brand's distinctive hotels offer a sense of heritage and sophistication, warm, engaging service and culturally rich experiences.


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