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Out and About Pride: Toronto

Hey, Toronto! Join us in-store to celebrate Pride, win a few prizes, leave a Love Letter on a special art installation by Leah Day, try out our climbing wall and meet your local 2SLGBTQIA+ community groups. We can’t wait to see you there.

Date: June 24–25

Time: 11am–4pm

Location: MEC Toronto, 300 Queen St West

What’s happening

There’s a ton of festivities going on, including:

  • Climbing clinics and open climb sessions – beginners welcome!

  • Go on a portaledge virtual reality journey with Arc’teryx

  • Enter for the chance to win gear and prizes

  • Art installation to spread some love

  • Local DJ spinning tunes

Love Letters for the community

Leave a little love for your community. We’ve collaborated with Vancouver-based artist Leah Day to transform our twin peaks into a way for everyone to come together and celebrate Pride. Stop by the store to see the artwork and pin a personalized note on the installation to spread some love. The installation will be going on a cross-country tour.

Climb clinics and open climb sessions

Lots of ways to climb on our bouldering wall in-store all month long. We’ll have demo climbing shoes available if you need a pair:

  • Out and About Pride (June 24–25): Intro to climbing clinics from Basecamp Climbing, and walls will be open for climbing. Stay tuned for more details.

  • June meetups: Come to the MEC store for free bouldering June 8, 15, 22 from 6:30pm – 8pm. No sign up required – just show up, sign a waiver, and have fun. Basecamp Climbing will be around for tips and beta.