Queen’s Park may have been soggy from Saturday’s rain, but sparks were flying as thousands spent the day smoking pot just north of the legislature.
It was part of the Toronto Freedom Festival and the 10th Global Marijuana March, with the intent of pushing to legalize marijuana.
“Hey, this is what Woodstock must have been like,” said one youth as he walked by smoking a joint the size of a small cigar. “But I bet you the music won’t be as good.”
Bongs and pipes of all sizes and large bags of marijuana were carried around openly as police presence was limited and kept to the periphery.
A small parade travelled peacefully along Bloor Street and east to Yonge Street, south to Wellesley Street then headed back to Queen’s Park.