Exhibition Place Puts Pride Front and Centre

by Alexandra Serrano

On June 8th in celebration of Pride Month, Exhibition Place raised The Progress Flag at the iconic Princes’ Gates and unveiled its Rainbow Crosswalk. The Rainbow Crosswalk is prominently located on Princes’ Boulevard, flanked by Enercare Centre and Beanfield Centre.

“Placing the Progress Flag and Rainbow Crosswalk at the grand entryway of our grounds is a visual representation of our support for the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Furthermore, it symbolizes our values – inclusivity is at the core of what we do at Exhibition Place. Our goal is to continually pursue equitable and inclusive access to our grounds for the 5.5 million visitors we host annually.”

Don Boyle CEO Exhibition Place


These celebratory initiatives were spearheaded by Exhibition Place’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee, composed of a dedicated group of employees that promote an inclusive and equitable culture within the organization year-round.

“Our Pride Month activations reflect the inclusive philosophy we incorporate into the 1,260 events that occur on the grounds annually. We are committed to partnering with the industry to ensure events at Exhibition Place offer a welcoming and safe environment,”  “In short, we are sending a message to the industry and our guests: diversity at Exhibition Place is not just welcome – it’s celebrated prominently as an important element of our values.”

Laura Purdy, Exhibition Place General

Exhibition Place will fly The Progress Flag throughout June. The Rainbow Crosswalk will remain on the grounds year-round. Guests are invited to celebrate by visiting the Exhibition Place to see these initiatives in person.

Learn more about Exhibition Place’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion here:

Alexandra Serrano is a University of Toronto graduate and Marketing professional with 10+ years of experience working in the Entertainment, Hospitality, and Fashion industries. Most recently, Alexandra worked at Informa, marketing over 15 events across North America within the FAN EXPO HQ portfolio. She is currently the Marketing and Communications Manager at Exhibition Place and can be reached at ASerrano@explace.on.ca.