Toronto Diversity

Discover gay Toronto! The city pulses with liberating energy, passion and possibilities. Toronto’s gay community offers a world of arts, culture and vivacious nightlife, with a vibrant gay village at the city’s core.

 

LGBTQ Toronto Nightlife Guide:
Restaurants & Dining

If you’re looking for inspiration, here’s a list of 15 of the most popular queer-owned and queer-friendly restaurants that will have you coming back for more.

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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 how many you can cross off during your stay!

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LGBTQ Toronto Itinerary:
Laid-Back Weekend

Wherever you go and whatever you do, you’re guaranteed to have fun and feel welcomed.

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LGBTQ Toronto Itinerary:
Romantic Getaway

Be yourself and express your love without fear of raising eyebrows or rustling feathers.

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LGBTQ Toronto Itinerary:
Wild Weekend

Dinner, dancing, drinks, and drag – gay Toronto has it all.

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The 519 Community Centre

Supporting over 80 different programs, The 519 (as it’s commonly called) is actively involved in creating healthy, welcoming spaces and activities for people of all genders, sexualities, ability levels, and ethnicities.

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LGBTQ Toronto: Parks & Beaches

Gay Toronto is the place to be for fun in the sun. During the spring and summer, couples and singles of all persuasions take to the city’s spectacular trails, parks, and beaches for everything from exercise to people-watching.

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Queer East

Centered around Queen Street East between the Don Valley and the Beaches, Leslieville is a quaint neighbourhood known for its trendy boutiques and laid-back atmosphere.

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Queer West

There’s one thing you’ll notice pretty quickly about Toronto: queer culture is everywhere. The notion of there being a single “gaybourhood” in the city is so last century.

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Infographic: Gay Rights in Toronto

A Timeline of LGBTQ rights in Toronto.

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LGBTQ Events

Whether it’s Pride or Halloweek, new experiences are steps away. Find inspiration at every corner.

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Toronto’s Gay Village: An Interview with David Wootton

Every visit to Toronto should begin with some people-watching in the gay village. Hot boys and hot girls fill Church Street with energy, passion and opportunity.

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Wedded Bliss

A white wedding, or something more colourful? Toronto was the first in North America to say “I do” to same-sex marriage.

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