2017 marked the seventeenth year of pride celebrations in York Region. This year:
- We celebrated the eleventh year of York Pride Fest, which was launched as a new annual festival in 2007.
- Our theme for this year was 'Colours of Canada' reflecting the diversity of our community.
- Official flag-raising ceremonies were hosted by York Regional Police, the Towns of Aurora, Georgina and Richmond Hill and the Cities of Markham and Vaughan.
- York Regional Police also flew the rainbow flag across the region at each of their five district headquarters, their training centre in East Gwillimbury and community safety village in Whitchurch-Stouffville.
- PFLAG York Region hosted an afternoon family pride event in Town Park, Richmond Hill.
- A 'Queer Wellness Festival' was hosted by Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) at Aurora Cultural Centre.
- Pride awareness displays were mounted at major public libraries across the region.
- Pride church services were held at both Richmond Hill United Church and Newmarket's Holy Cross Lutheran Church.
- A 'Night of Love
Kindness' youth event was held in remembrance of the victims of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, on the anniversary of that tragedy.
- We staged our fifth annual Pride Parade on Main Street in Newmarket.
- Concurrently, our Pride on Riverwalk event, alongside the Farmers' Market at Riverwalk Commons in Newmarket, featured live entertainment, a community fair, plus interactive activities and book readings for kids and families.
- Throughout the evening following the Pride Parade, Cachet Restaurant+Bar in Newmarket hosted a Pride Patio Party featuring live entertainment and Pride menu specials.