Pride Toronto – A truly international event.
Gay Pride Toronto is one of Canada’s premier arts and cultural festivals and one of the largest Pride celebrations in the world. Pride week features 30 days of world class arts and cultural programming, community activities, one of the world’s largest street festivals.
Gay events and parties occur all over the city however, for the closing weekend, Pride takes over the blocks bordered by Bloor Street, Jarvis Street, Carton Street and Yonge Street (the TTC Stations at Bloor or Wellesley work well).
The main parade takes place on Saturday, from the corner of Church St and Bloor St all the way down Yonge St to Yonge-Dundas Square.
Other events include an annual Street Fair in the Church-Wellesley Village as part of Pride Week. Take a stroll through car-free streets where you can connect with local organisations participating in the Community Fair, or browse the wares of the Marketplace, home to fantastic artisans and a diverse selection of delicious food from partnering vendors.
Toronto Pride Week isn’t limited to the Village. Over in the aptly named Queer West neighbourhood, you can have a gay ole time at a number of queer-themed events and activities. Dance until the wee hours of the morning at Bovine Sex Club or The Beaver.
Cawthra Square Park, located right beside the 519 Community Centre, is a large, tree-lined space that is host to some of Pride Week’s most anticipated events. Drop by Lipstick Jungle and close off the week at the Disco, Disco dance party.
Getting around in Toronto is easy there is a good metro and lots of taxis so you can choose from lots of hotels, but if you want to be close to the parade and the gay bars and shops, remember there are two gay areas in Toronto the first being around Church Street, and the second being around Ossington Ave, so we have put two maps in showing the gay bars and the best hotels to stay in for each,
Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action
Church Street Hotels,
Ossington Ave Hotels,
Gay Map of Toronto
The Gay Village, or “The Village” as the locals call it, is a predominantly gay neighbourhood nestled within Toronto’s downtown core. Centred at the intersection of Church and Wellesley Streets, the area is packed with cafés, restaurants, gay-oriented shops and a vast array of hot bars and nightspots.
Gay Hotel Map Church Street
Gay Hotel Map Ossington Ave
Recommended Apartments in Toronto
Studio & 1 Bedroom
Featuring a kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, each unit also comes with a cable flat-screen TV, ironing facilities, desk and a seating area with a sofa. There is a private bathroom with shower in all units, along with a hairdryer and free toiletries.
50 Floor View
The apartment features 3 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a washing machine, and 2 bathrooms with a shower. For added convenience, the property can provide towels and bed linen for an extra charge.
The air-conditioned apartment consists of 3 bedrooms, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a kettle, and 2 bathrooms with a shower and a hairdryer. A TV is available. access to a patio, free private parking and free WiFi.
The air-conditioned holiday home consists of 2 bedrooms, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a coffee machine, and 2 bathrooms with a shower and a hairdryer. A flat-screen TV is provided. This accommodation features a balcony.
Video Of Toronto Pride
Highlights of the very best of Toronto’s main Pride Parade.
Recommended Hotels in Toronto
Most of the best hotels are located in the downtown region and are just a short journey from the main gay district of Church street and the gay village.
4 Star, Very modern
Centrally located between the CN Tower and the Scotiabank Arena in downtown Toronto, the Delta Toronto features an indoor pool, hot tub and yoga studio. Free WiFi access is included.