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There's no place like home.
The city of Toronto installed rainbow crosswalks at the intersections of Church and Alexander and Church and Isabella this week to drum up excitement for WorldPride 2014, which starts June 20.
The rainbow crosswalks, which are accompanied by 250 streetpole banners around the city, symbolize the local LGBTTIQQ2SA communities who have, for decades, celebrated pride. They will also welcome those that come from far and away to the week-long festivities, which include activism, education and some of the best parties of the summer.
"Pride Toronto is thrilled that rainbow crosswalks will welcome visitors to WorldPride this summer, and will remain a permanent legacy of the event for years to come," said Kevin Beaulieu, executive director of Pride Toronto. "We appreciate the support of the City of Toronto for the project, as well as the BIAs for the streetpole banners, which will bring colour to the streets and celebrate the history and future of Toronto's LGBTQ communities."