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Sunday Showdown: Downtown Streets Surrender to Capital Pride Extravaganza



Sunday Showdown: Downtown Streets Surrender to Capital Pride Extravaganza

“Get Ready for the Capital Pride Parade: Road Closures and Festive Celebrations Await!

The excitement is building as the annual Capital Pride Parade approaches, bringing with it a vibrant parade and a lively community street festival. On Sunday, several roads in the downtown core will be closed to accommodate the festivities.

Here’s what you need to know about the road closures:

  1. Laurier Avenue West, between Nicholas and Elgin streets, will be inaccessible from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  2. From noon to 4 p.m., Elgin Street (between Slater and McLeod streets), Gladstone Avenue (between Cartier and Kent streets), and Kent Street (between McLeod and Albert streets) will be temporarily closed.
  3. Laurier Avenue West, stretching from Lyon Street South to O’Connor Street, will be closed from 3 to 5 p.m.

In addition, several streets are set to be closed until midnight on Monday, Aug. 28, including:

  1. Bank Street, between Slater and Florence streets.
  2. Somerset Street, spanning from O’Connor to Bank streets.
  3. Gloucester Street, between Bank and O’Connor streets.

The Capital Pride Parade promises to be a highlight, with more than 200 groups and over 10,000 marchers expected to participate. The parade route starts at Elgin Street and Laurier Street, heading south before turning right onto Gladstone Avenue. From there, it proceeds north along Kent Street, concluding at Laurier Street.

Amidst the parade’s jubilant atmosphere, several stages are scattered throughout the downtown core, offering various events to enjoy. Festival stalls line Bank Street, adding to the festive spirit of the celebration.”

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