UPDATE: Pride parade takes over downtown

Pride festivites wrap up on Sunday with the 37th annual pride parade.

It starts at Church and Bloor streets, will head west on Bloor, south on Yonge Street and east on Dundas Street toward Victoria Street and ends at Yonge-Dundas square. 

The parade runs from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., but street closures go into effect at 8 a.m.

Pride Toronto organizers say Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be making an appearance at this Sunday's parade.

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Trudeau made history last year when he became the first sitting prime minister to take part in a Pride parade.

This year, he'll be joined by Toronto Mayor John Tory, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Assembly of First Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde, among others.

One group that will be missing is Toronto police officers.

Pride Toronto decided not to invite them to march in uniform following demands from Black Lives Matter that they should be banned from participating.

Police will still provide security during the parade.

 

 

With files from The Canadian Press