Every summer, I make a notion to visit Montreal. Although very similar to home (Toronto), it leaves me feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Downtown Montreal has always been a place of acceptance for all types of people but this summer it showed a love like no other. This August I participated in Montreal’s Pride Week - mainly the parade. The parade embodied and brought together people of all ages and backgrounds celebrating the diversity that makes up Canada and more importantly the acceptance and celebration of the LGBTQ community in Montreal. The display of rainbows covering all of downtown reminded me why I love to visit Montreal every year!