King Lear

19
JUL

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by Drew Rowsome
Missing

19
JUL

BeLLINI 8 1/2
by Paul Bellini
The not so secret Pride police reinstatement proposal

17
JUL

HOT TOPICS
Rudolf Nureyev is still a scandal to Russians

14
JUL

HOT TOPICS
Turn a dating disaster into a dealmaker

13
JUL

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Cavalia

13
JUL

MGT STAGE
by Rolyn Chambers
Priests and perverts

10
JUL

BeLLINI 8 1/2
by Paul Bellini
The Flintstones Vol I

08
JUL

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No Such Thing as 'Culturally Gay'

08
JUL

HOT TOPICS
Make Mine A Virgin

07
JUL

RAY'S ANATOMY
by Raymond Helkio
Beautiful

06
JUL

MGT STAGE
by Drew Rowsome
The Boy Who Brought Down a Bathhouse

05
JUL

RAY'S ANATOMY
by Raymond Helkio
Silence surrounding Valery Gergiev

29
JUN

RAY'S ANATOMY
by Raymond Helkio
A Mad Bent Diva

28
JUN

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Toronto Fringe 2017

29
JUN

416 SCENE
by Drew Rowsome
pride and prejudice

29
JUN

BeLLINI 8 1/2
by Paul Bellini
To bee or not to bee

28
JUN

BeLLINI 8 1/2
by Paul Bellini
Alyson Calagna in Toronto for Pride

23
JUN

DEEPER DISH
by Rolyn Chambers
Community for queer women

23
JUN

HOT TOPICS
WILD WOMEN Electrify Pride!

21
JUN

RAY'S ANATOMY
by Raymond Helkio
Catching up with DJ Barry Harris

18
JUN

DEEPER DISH
by Rolyn Chambers
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My Gay Tortonto - Budget Barbie

VISITING TORONTO


by GAYTRAVEL.COM - MGT MEDIA PARTNER

Ranked right up there with San Francisco and New York as a vibrant and openly gay city, travelers will certainly find something to do in the eccentric gay city of Gay Toronto. The gay and lesbian population alone hovers somewhere around 250,000 people, and there are two very distinct neighborhoods where Toronto’s GLBT community thrives – Gay Village and West Village. Toronto is more than just a boy’s town, too. Lesbians flock to the city as well given its diverse offerings for women. It is also a hot spot for gay and lesbian weddings; it’s easy to get a marriage license here. One of Toronto’s most notorious GLBT events is its 10-day Pride Week, which is generally held at the end of June. It is one of the largest pride festivals in the world.


The Gay Scene in Toronto

Church Wellesley is by far Toronto’s biggest GLBT neighborhood. Church Street and the area around it has been popular with the Toronto gay community for many decades, specifically following the 1981 Toronto bathhouse raids. You may recognize this area of Toronto if you watched “Queer as Folk.” The show was filmed here for five years. The Gay Village is lined with gay- and lesbian-owned accommodations, theaters, bookstores, restaurants and bars making it an exciting gay scene.


LGBT Scene in Toronto

Home to the annual Pride event and the Church Street Fetish Fair, the West Village is the Gay Village’s edgier, more political little sister. Outfitted with queer bars and funky restaurants, the Queer West Village claims to be more progressive than the Gay Village. Think New York’s East Village vs. West Village.

Hanlan’s Point Beach: Located on the shore of Lake Ontario, Hanlan’s Point Beach boasts a clothing-optional section in addition to a stretch of beach where bathing suits are required. The easiest way to get to Hanlan’s is via ferry, which you can board at the foot of Bay Street at Queens Quay. Then it’s a 15-minute trek to this area of the beach.


GAY Village Map

 

Toronto Diversity -
LGBTQ Events
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Pride Toronto Festival

Bursting with enough energy to power a city, Pride “Week” is a 10-day long celebration of queer culture that attracts people of all ages, ethnicities, and sexual identities. Gay, straight, bi, Thai – Pride is all about celebrating diversity. Read more about pride toronto

 

Inside Out LGBT Film Festival

From humble beginnings, the Inside Out LGBT Film Festival has since grown to become the largest film event of its kind in Canada. Read more about Inside Out LGBT Film Festival.


Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

This season, Buddies is featuring another unique lineup of shows and events not to be missed. Here is just a sampling of what there is to look forward to in 2014. See the Buddies in Bad Times.


LGBT Toronto Nightlife Guide:
Restaurants & Dining

Toronto has no shortage of great restaurants for every type of diet, budget, and cuisine. Most restaurants in the city are LGBT-friendly – many proudly so. See our LGBTQ restaurant guide.


LGBTQ Toronto Nightlife Guide: Bars & Clubs

we put together a list with everything you need to know about 15 of the most popular LGBT-friendly bars and clubs in the city. See our LGBTQ bars & clubs guide.


LGBT Toronto Itinerary:
Laid-Back Weekend

If you’re looking to experience gay Toronto’s nightlife at a more relaxed pace, check out this sample itinerary for a laid-back weekend featuring some of the city’s coolest LGBT-friendly lounges, bars, and attractions. See our LGBT Laid-Back Weekend itinerary.


LGBTQ Toronto Itinerary:
Romantic Getaway

To give you a taste of what the city has to offer, here’s a sample itinerary for a truly magical weekend featuring some of gay Toronto’s most romantic venues and attractions. See our LGBTQ Romantic Getaway itinerary.


LGBTQ Toronto Itinerary:
Wild Weekend

Check out this sample itinerary for an unforgettable weekend in gay Toronto featuring the city’s hottest, wildest, liveliest nightlife. See our LGBTQ Wild Weekend itinerary.