Published: 6:37 p.m. June 28, 2015
Updated: 8:10 p.m. June 28, 2015
Over 8,000 people marched in this year’s parade, amongst them, proudly representing the Toronto Police Service were Constable Christopher Atwood and his partner Joseph Barrett.
|Constable Christopher Atwood and his partner Joseph Barrett walk together in the Pride Parade|
Barrett said walking with Atwood in his uniform was an especially proud moment when a woman came up to them and said how happy she was to see an officer walk on the street in public with his boyfriend.
|Chief Mark Saunders walks in the Pride Parade|
Constable Danielle Bottineau was also marching in the parade with her partner.
“It always amazes me the response we get from the community, they open up and really cheer us along,” said Bottineau. “Having the Chief there and on board is great and he is one of our biggest allies, which was obvious today.”
|An officer shows his support by wearing the rainbow flag in his forge cap.|
|Chief Saunders high fives a Parade onlooker|
|Constable Danielle Bottineau with her wife Karen DaFonte|
|Court Officer Mary Christian laughs as she looks at people standing on roofs to watch the Pride Parade|
|Onlookers with their pride gear on watch as police officers walk by|
|Sergeant Henry Dyck walks in the Pride Parade|
|Toronto Police officers spray the crowd with water as they pass by on the official float.|