Metrolinx shows its support at the 2022 Pride Parade

On June 26, Metrolinx employees, friends and families marched in Toronto’s annual Pride Parade. Read on to take a closer look at Metrolinx’s participation in the event. 

After two years of virtual Pride festivities, the Metrolinx team was finally able to celebrate in person again at this year’s parade. 

The 2022 Pride Parade took place yesterday (June 26) in downtown Toronto. Over 50 Metrolinx employees – including the transit agency’s Pride 365 committee and Phil Verster, President and CEO of Metrolinx – gathered together to celebrate Pride. 

The team was joined by representatives from Alstom and Infrastructure Ontario, two of Metrolinx’s partners – and the GO Bear, who debuted a new Pride-themed costume. 

The day was all about celebrating inclusion and diversity, which are important values for the transit agency and its employees.  

Wearing their colourful “Ride with Pride” shirts, the Metrolinx team marched alongside the Pride-themed GO Bus – which was one of the largest vehicles in the parade. The bus was wrapped earlier this month, and will be in service throughout the year. 

In accordance with Pride Toronto’s goal of environmental sustainability, the Pride GO Bus is completely electric.  

Check out the posts and photos below to see employees from across the organization at the 2022 Pride Parade in Toronto.  

Phil Verster, Metrolinx President & CEO, at the Toronto Pride Parade. (Metrolinx photo)
A Metrolinx employee and her mom at the parade. (Metrolinx photo)
Metrolinx staff enjoying the parade. (Metrolinx photo)

Story by Abby Zinman, Metrolinx editorial co-op student