If you are in downtown Toronto and standing at the intersection of Church and Wellesley, you are at the core of Canada’s liveliest gay neighborhood.  Toronto’s “Gay Village” is front and center, and within reach of everything that this exciting city has to offer. (Use the Wellesley station and walk from there.) There are many choices for gay, lesbian and mixed nightclubs, queer theatre, fetish and circuit parties, festivals, popular patios, coffee shops, drag havens, leather bars, lodgings and saunas. It’s like an outdoor gay mall placed in the heart of Toronto!

In Toronto, the gay neighborhood meshes perfectly with the other hip neighborhoods and districts including Yonge Street, “College West” and historic “Cabbage Town.” There is even a second gay neighborhood called “Queer West” that is edgier than Church/Wellesley and is aimed at integrating gay and straight patronage at its bars, restaurants and shops.

Toronto’s Entertainment District offers attractions including its skyline-famous CN tower, St. Lawrence and Kensington Markets, or a ferry-ride to Toronto Islands for cycling and sun worshipping on numerous beaches including the clothing-optional far end of Hanlan’s Point.

Special LGBT events are celebrated year round, so you’ll want to check a calendar (www.churchwellesleyvillage.ca) when planning your trip. Toronto’s world-renowned Pride Week attracts a million attendees in June. With so many museums, concerts, shops, bars, festivals, restaurants and lodgings to consider, gay Toronto is a year-round celebration. If you are looking for a beautiful city that is sexy, cultured, hip and diverse, you will love Toronto.

— Tony Adams

Featured Hotel

Isabella Hotel & Suites

556 Sherbourne Street, M4Y 1L3

Banting House Inn — 73 Homewood Avenue, M4Y 2K1 // 800-823-8856

Beverley Place B & B — 226 Beverley Street, M5T 1Z3 // 416-977-0077

Bond Place Hotel — 65 Dundas Street, M5B 2G8 // 416-362-6061

Canadian Star Diamond — 55 Queen Street East, M4C 1B5 // 416-840-8434

Clarion Hotel & Suites Selby — 592 Sherbourne Street, M4X 1L4 // 416-921-3142

Comfort Hotel Downtown — 15 Charles Street East, M4Y 1S1 // 416-924-1222

Cosmopolitan Hotel — 8 Colborne Street, M5E 1E1 // 416-350-2000

Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Downtown — 475 Yonge Street, M4Y 1X7 // 416-924-0611

Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport — 33 Carlson Court, M9W 6H5 // 416-675-1234

Days Hotel & Conference Centre, Toronto Airport East — 1677 Wilson Avenue, M3L 1A5

Days Hotel & Conference Centre, Toronto Downtown — 30 Carlton Street, M5B 2E9

Days Inn, Toronto East Beaches — 1684 Queen Street East, M4L 1G6

Days Inn, Toronto East Lakeview — 2151 Kingston Road, M1N 1T5

Days Inn, Toronto West Lakeshore — 14 Roncesvalles Avenue, M6R 2K3

Dragos Productions — 235 Bloor Street East, M4W 3Y3 // 416-574-0083

Drake Hotel — 1150 Queen Street West, M6J 1J3 // 416-531-5042

Dundonald House — 35 Dundonald Street, M4Y 1K3 // 416-961-9888

Eaton Chelsea Toronto Hotel — 33 Gerrard Street West, M5G 1Z4 // 416-595-1975

Fairmont Royal York — 100 Front Street West, M5I 1E3 // 416-368-2511

Gladstone Hotel — 1214 Queen Street West, M6J 1J6 // 416-531-4635

Hilton Garden Inn Toronto City Centre — 200 Dundas Street, M5A 4R6 // 416-362-7700

Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Downtown — 92 Peter Street, M5V 2G5 // 416-593-9200

Hilton Toronto — 145 Richmond Street West, M5H 2L2 // 800-HILTONS

Hotel Novotel Toronto Centre — 45 The Esplanade, M5E 1W2 // 416-367-8900

Hotel Victoria — 56 Yonge Street, M5E 1G5 // 416-363-1666

House on McGill B&B — 110 McGill Street, M5B 1H6 // 416-351-1503

Hyatt Regency Toronto on King — 370 King Street West, M5V 1J9 // 416-343-1234

Intercontinental Toronto Centre — 225 Front Street West, M5V 2X3 // 416-597-1400

Intercontinental Toronto Yorkville — 220 Bloor Street West, M5S 1T8 // 416-960-5200

Making Waves Boatel — 539 Queens Quay West, M5V 3G3 // 647-403-2764

Park Hyatt Toronto — 4 Avenue Road, M5R 2E8 // 416-925-1234

Radisson Admiral Hotel, Toronto Harbourfront — 249 Queens Quay West, M5J 2N5 // 416-203-3333

Realstar Hospitality — 77 Bloor Street West, M5S 1M2 // 416-966-8469

Residence Inn by Marriott Downtown — 255 Wellington Street West, M5V 3P9 // 416-581-1800

Shangri La Hotel — 188 University Avenue, M5H 0A3 // 647-788-8888

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel — 123 Queen Street West, M5H 2M9 // 416-361-1000

Skyline Boutique Hotels & Resorts — 154 University Avenue, M5H 3Y9 // 416-945-5445

Soho Metropolitan Hotel and Residence — 318 Wellington Street West, M5V 3T4 // 416-599-8800

Strathcona Hotel Downtown Toronto — 60 York Street, M5J 1S8 // 416-363-3321

Sutton Place Hotel, The — 955 Bay Street,M5S 2R2 // 416-924-9221

The Old Mill Inn & Spa — 21 Old Mill Road, M8X 1G5 // 416-232-3707

Toronto Marriott, Bloor Yorkville — 90 Bloor Street, M4W 1A7 // 416-961-8000

Toronto Townhouse, The — 213 Carlton Street, M5A 2K9 // 416-323-8898

Town Inn Suites – 620 Church Street, M4Y 2G2 // 416-964-3311

Victoria’s Mansion Guesthouse – 68 Gloucester Street, M4Y 1L8 // 416-921-4625

Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto – 1 Harbour Square,M5J 1A6 // 416-869-1600

Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas St. West
Toronto, ON 877-225-4246

Located in Toronto, Canada’s largest city of 5.9 million, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is one of the largest art museums in North America. The AGO’s collection of close to 95,000 works ranges from cutting-edge contemporary art such as Untilled by Pierre Huyghe to European masterpieces such as Peter Paul Rubens’s The Massacre of The Innocents; from the vast collection by the Group of Seven to works by established and emerging Indigenous Canadian artists; with a photography collection that tracks the impact of the medium with deep holdings of works by artists such as Garry Winogrand and Diane Arbus; and with focused collections in Gothic boxwood miniatures and Western and Central African art. Drawing on this collection—as well as collaborations with museums around the world—the AGO presents wide-ranging exhibitions and programs, taking special care to showcase diverse and underrepresented artists. A major expansion designed by Frank Gehry in 2008 with lead support from the family of Ken Thomson makes the AGO a highly-photographed architectural landmark.

Canada’s Wonderland
1 Canada’s Wonderland Drive
Vaughan, ON L6A 1S6
Home to the most exhilarating collection of rides and coasters in North America.  Featuring two family-friendly areas, KidZville and Planet Snoopy, kids will enjoy more than 25 rides and attractions, plus meet and greets with Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang.  It’s your Splash Headquarters for the summer with 20-acres of refreshing fun including slides, wave pools, water playgrounds, a lazy river and a newly expanded children’s pool.  There is something for everyone!

Casa Loma
1 Austin Terrace
Toronto, ON M5R 1X8

Visit Canada’s Majestic Castle, Casa Loma and step back in time to a period of European elegance and splendour. The former home of Canadian financier Sir Henry Pellatt, Canada’s foremost castle is complete with decorated suites, secret passages, an 800-foot tunnel, towers, stables, and beautiful 5-acre estate gardens.  Casa Loma is one of Toronto’s top tourist attractions and hospitality venues. Each year over 350,000 visitors tour Casa Loma and the estate gardens.   A perfect backdrop for special occasions, Casa Loma also plays host to over 250 private events annually. The unique architecture has also made it a highly desirable location for film, television and photo shoots.

CN Tower
301 Front St. West
Toronto, ON M5V 2T6

Defining the Toronto skyline at 553.33m (1,815ft5in), the CN Tower is Canada’s most recognizable and celebrated icon. The CN Tower is an internationally renowned architectural triumph, an engineering Wonder of the Modern World, world-class entertainment and dining destination and a must see for anyone visiting Toronto. Each year, over 1.5 million people visit Canada’s National Tower to take in the breathtaking views and enjoy all the CN Tower has to offer.

Distillery District
9 Trinity Street
Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

The Distillery District is a historic part of Toronto, with over 40 heritage buildings housing art galleries, microbreweries, restaurants, coffee houses, cafes and shopping galore. The Victorian era industrial architecture was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1988.

Toronto Eaton Center
220 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M5B 2H1

Located in the downtown core of Toronto, this shopping and office complex is the busiest mall in North America, with close to 50 million visitors a year!  Toronto’s Eaton Center is accessible via the PATH underground pedestrian network, as well as two subway stations, the Dundas and Queen on the Line 1 Yonge-University.  With over 250 retailers and establishments and two large food courts, you can spent a day shopping and eating!

Entertainment District
Kings Street West between University Ave. and Spadina Avenue

The Toronto Entertainment District is an area of downtown Toronto with many theatres, performing art houses, sports stadiums, nightclubs, bars and restaurants.  The area started as the Garment District in the early 20thcentury, with many warehouses and factories.  The manufacturing industry started leaving the area in the 1970’s, and the buildings were converted to other uses. By the 1980’s, nightclubs started opening, and the area became popular with young people.  This continued through the 1990’s and by 2000, the population grew and condos and hotels went up.  Today, the area continues go grow with new businesses, hotels and residences.

High Park
1873 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON

High Park is a 400 acre retreat just west of downtown Toronto.  In addition to it’s natural beauty, there are many point of interest to explore.  There is Colborne Lodge, The Gardens, a zoo, nature center, monuments and sculptures. For the sports enthusiast, there are soccer fields, baseball diamonds, tennis courts and an ice hockey rink.

Hockey Hall of Fame
30 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M5E 1X8

The Hockey Hall of Fame is both a museum dedicated to hockey, and the Hall of Fame for it’s players.  Established in 1943, it moved to Toronto in 1958, and has been in its present location since 1993.  Visitors can enjoy 15 exhibit areas containing uniforms, trophies, memorabilia, and of course, the Stanley Cup!

Ontario Science Centre

Rogers Center

Royal Ontario Museum

St. Lawrence Market

Toronto Botanical Garden

Toronto Zoo

Andy Poolhall — 489 College Street // 416-923-5300  www.andypoolhall.com
Black Eagle — 457 Church Street // 416-413-1219  www.blackeagletoronto.com
Boutique Bar — 506 Church Street // 647-705-0006  www.boutiquebar.ca
Cadillac Lounge — 1296 Queen Street West // 416-536-7717  www.cadillaclounge.com
Church on Church — 504 Church Street // 647-352-5223  www.churchonchurch.com
Crews & Tangos Restaurant & Barc — 508 Church Street // 647-349-7469  www.crewsandtangos.com
El Convento Rico — 750 College Street // 416-588-7800 www.elconventorico.com
Flash on Church — 463 Church Street // 416-925-8363  www.flashonchurch.com
Fly — 8 Gloucester Street // 416-410-5426  www.flynightclub.com
Flying Beaver Pubaret, The — 488 Parliament Street // 647-347-6567  www.pubaret.com
Goodhandy’s @ Club120 — 120 Church Street // 416-706-4237  www.goodhandys.com
Guvernment, The (Saturdays) — 132 Queens Quay East // 416-869-0045  www.theguvernment.com
Hair of the Dog — 425 Church Street // 416-964-2708  www.hairofthedogpub.ca
Henhouse — 1532 Dundas Street West // 416-534-5939  www.henhousetoronto.com
Levak Block — 88 Ossington Avenue // 416-916-0571  www.levackblock.com
Melody Bar at the Gladstone Hotel — 1214 Queen Street West // 416-531-4635  www.gladstonehotel.com/spaces/melody-bar-2
Mod Club Theatre, The — 722 College Street // 416-588-4663  www.themodclub.com
Mojo Lounge – 1305 Dundas Street West // 416-530-1338  www.mojolounge.ca
Now Lounge — 189 Church Street // 416-364-1300  www.nowtoronto.com/nowlounge
O’Grady’s — 518 Church Street // 416-323-2822  www.ogradyschurch.ca
Pegasus Billiard Lounge — 489B Church Street // 416-927-8832  www.pegasusonchurch.com
Remingtons — 379 Yonge Street // 416-977-2160  www.remingtons.com
Sailor — 465 Church Street // 416-972-0887  www.woodystoronto.com
Smiling Buddha — 961 College Street // 416-516-2531  www.smilingbuddhabar.com
Statlers — 487 Church Street // 416-922-0487  www.statlers.ca
Stones Place — 1255 Queen Street West // 416-536-4242  www.stonesplace.ca
Sweaty Betty’s — 13 Ossington Avenue // 416-535-6861  www.facebook.com/SweatyBettysToronto
Volo — 587 Yonge Street // 416-928-0008  www.barvolo.com
Woody’s — 465-467 Church Street // 416-972-0887  www.woodystoronto.com
Wrongbar — 1279 Queen Street West // 416-516-8677  www.wrongbar.com

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Auto Rental

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Bicycle Sales/Service/Rentals

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Coffee Shops

Confections/Chocolates/Baked Goods

Custom Picture Framing

Delicatessens/Speciality Foods

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)
323-860-5200 / aidshealth.org

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As one of North America’s biggest cities, Toronto is easily accessible by air, rail and automobile. About five million Canadian residents live within an hours drive and 60 percent of the U.S. population is within a 90-minute flight.By Air: Located just west of the city, Pearson International Airport is one of the world’s busiest in terms of passenger traffic with over 65 different airlines serving it. Regional flights are also available from Toronto City Centre Airport which is located on an island in Toronto Harbour. Toronto is a hub for Air Canada with a wide variety of domestic, US and International connections. Porter Airlines is great for Regional Flights; Westlest and AirCanada are also great Canadian carriers. A flight from New York or Chicago is only about 1 hr, 30 min.By Rail: Toronto is served by the VIA Rail System with access to all rail service throughout Canada and connection to Amtrak in the United States through Niagara Falls, New York. GO Train is also a great alternative to get around some parts of Ontario. After arriving at Union Station in the heart of downtown Toronto visitors can connect to the subway (called TTC) by underground tunnel.By Road: Several highways, including Highways 2, 401, 407 and the Queen Elizabeth Way, link surrounding cities to Toronto. The nearest Canada-U.S. border crossings are at Niagara Falls, Fort Erie and Windsor.