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Gay Travel Toronto
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 Toronto. The gay and lesbian population alone hovers somewhere around 250,000 people.
There are two very distinct neighborhoods where Toronto’s GLBT community thrives, the East Village, known as "Queer East", is located in Toronto’s east end and home to tons of LGBTQ-friendly bars, restaurants, parks, and beaches. The West Village, "Queer West", is a charming gaybourhood with trendy art galleries, shops, and restaurants.
Toronto is more than just a boy’s town, lesbians flock to the city as well given its diverse offerings for women. This Canadian city 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, this year it is THE PRIDE of 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.
Restaurants in Toronto
There are a unique variety of gay-friendly restaurants in Toronto.
Nightlife in Toronto
Toronto is full of many gay bars that are sure to liven up your night.