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Edmonton’s Rainbow Crosswalks Getting Repainted for 2016 Pride Parade

The crosswalks in Old Strathcona were painted rainbow for last year’s Pride Parade. Just one year later and they’ve already faded. Luckily, they will be getting a fresh coat of paint just in time for this year’s Pride Parade.

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With that said, the city is still looking for a permanent location for rainbow crosswalks within the city, and isn’t quite sure at the moment if the ones painted last year are going to be the permanent home of Edmonton’s rainbow crosswalks. But because a decision has not been made – even a full year later – they will be repainting the same ones that were painted last year.

The city is also notably looking into ways to prevent the paint from fading over Edmonton’s harsh winters, but has not come up with a solution for that as of yet.

These rainbow crosswalks were a pilot project, and according to Emil Tiedmann; the communications director for Pride festival, the pilot project was a complete success with support coming in from most Edmontonians.

DON’T FORGET — Edmonton’s 36th annual Pride festival is happening June 3rd to June 12th, with the Pride parade itself occurring in Old Strathcona on June 4th. For more information, visit edmontonpride.ca.


Jody Mitoma

Founder of Edmonton Talks News.

6 thoughts on “Edmonton’s Rainbow Crosswalks Getting Repainted for 2016 Pride Parade

  • Carmen Cliff
    May 24, 2016 at 10:39 AM

    I can’t understand why people get their nickers in a twist about painting the crosswalks. They look great! Do it up! Shine up this town! Bring people to together!

    • May 24, 2016 at 2:04 PM

      I’m with Carmen, what’s wrong with some colour on the street?

  • Roger Engelbert
    May 29, 2016 at 4:27 AM

    Yup. This is getting pathetic. Everyone needs take a step back and re-evaluate.
    This includes ‘everyone’.


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