One-hundred-and-fifteen gay and lesbian couples from around the globe got hitched Thursday as part of Toronto's WorldPride Week.

Australian couple Richard Laslett and Collin Gunther, together 37 years, told AFP that they decided to get married in the hopes that Australia will someday recognize their union.

“We'll call ourselves husband and husband, even though our marriage won't be recognized when we go home,” Laslett said.

The couples exchanged vows in the garden of a midtown Neo-Gothic castle, Casa Loma.

Interim Mayor Norm Kelly said the couples had gathered to “celebrate the power of love.”

Hoping to break a world record, organizers had booked 200 couples, but many were unable to attend.

Toronto WorldPride is one of the world's largest and most successful Gay Pride events. It culminates Sunday with a thunderous parade down Yonge Street, the heart of Toronto's LGBT community.