From: Thursday, June 27, 2024
To: Sunday, June 30, 2024
Pride Toronto 2024 – 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.
- Visiting Toronto for Pride? Stay in the heart of the city’s gay district in Church-Wellesley Village. Consider the Anndore House, a “Fabulous” rated 4-star hotel with large rooms and just steps from the city’s nightlife.
The Pride Village & Street Fair
- Friday June 28th to Sunday June 30th 2024 – 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 annual Street Fair in the Church-Wellesley Village as part of Pride Week allows visitors to 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.
- Check out the top hotels closest to the gay village.
- Sunday, June 30th 2024 – The main parade takes place from the corner of Church St and Bloor St all the way down Yonge St to Yonge-Dundas Square. The procession kicks off at 2pm.
- Stay close to all the daytime pride celebrations and afterparties at The Ivy at Verity, a boutqiue hotel rated “Excellent” by guests, located in a restored 1850’s chocolate factory with charming decor and highly-rated breakfasts.
- Awaiting Dates – Come make a splash and join Toronto Pride Pool Party for a night of hot drag performance, sexy guys and great music.
- The event takes over the Grand Bizarre Supper Club, Toronto’s biggest outdoor beach club.
Sugarland Beach Party
- Saturday, June 29th 2024 – PRISM takes over Sugar Beach for a two-day outdoor festival to celebrate Toronto Pride.
- Sugar beach is a charming venue located along the new waterfront neighbourhood of East Bayfront, easily recognisable by its bright pink beach umbrellas.
Queer West Neighbourhood
- 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.
- Awaiting Dates – Prism Hosts a weekend of Circuit Events and parties. Check out the Prism Festival schedule.
- Don’t miss their mega event, La Leche on Friday Night.
- Pitbull hosts two of their signature events during Toronto Pride including, Fetish Life on Friday Night and The Mega Pride Edition on Saturday.
- 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.
- Church and Wellesley is the gay district of Toronto, with the core commercial strip located along Church Street from Wellesley south to Alexander. Getting around in Toronto is easy. There is a good metro system in place and plenty of taxis.
- Pay a visit to Woody’s. Open since 1989, it’s the quintessential Toronto queer bar and it’s as popular as ever today. Don’t miss the Smoking Hot Divas show on Sundays. Its brother bar, “Sailor” is a great place to meet-up with locals and make new friends and is located right next-door!
- Black Eagle (457 Church St.), Toronto’s original leather and denim cruising bar hosts some of the hottest weekend parties in Toronto with guest DJs and different themes. Their Sunday BBQ is also popular from mid afternoon until 9 pm.
- The Churchmouse and Firkin – The Firkin (as it’s referred to by local gays), is a british pub with great food, theme nights and craft beers.
- Church St Garage – With floor to ceiling windoes and an epic patio, this bar features drag nights, karaoke evenings and lots of drink specials.
- Crews and Tangos – Toronto’s No 1 drag bar with multiple floors playing different music, theme nights, drag shows and packed on weekends.
- The Drink – Coffee shop by day, bar by night. Great for pizza and host of evening drag shows, live music and Djs.
- Flash on Church – All male exotic dance club with naked dancers and theme parties such as jock night and afternoon bingo!
- O’Gradys & The Lodge – Large Patio bar serving craft beer, delicious cocktails and classic breakfasts. Upstairs from the lodge you will find the bar plaing host to different theme parties and events.
- Pegasus on Church – One of the oldest bars on Church Street with a sports-bar vibe and hot rugby guys.
Where to stay in Toronto
- The gay district can fill up fast, especially during big events and holidays. It is a 5 minute drive from downtown, where you will find some great hotels available just a short taxi ride away.
The following Toronto hotels are all close to the gay bars and the pride fun:
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 Hotels in Toronto By Booking
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Hotel X Toronto
5 Star, Luxury
- 5-Star, Waterfront and City Skyline Views
- A short taxi ride to the gay bars
- Luxurious, expansive, rooftop
- Redefines luxury with extraordinary facilities and exceptional dining on historic Exhibition grounds.
Delta Hotels by Marriott
4 Star, Readers Choice
- 4-Star, Indoor Heated Pool, Yoga Studio
- Close to the gay district
- Modern, cable TV, free toiletries
- Centrally located with excellent amenities, perfect for relaxation and exploring downtown Toronto.
Fairmont Royal York
4 Star, Great Value
- 4-Star, Skylit Indoor Pool, Dining Options
- Close to the gay district
- Elegant, designer toiletries, robes
- Across from Union Station, ideal for luxurious stays with a gym and on-site shopping.
The Drake Hotel
3 Star, Location
- 3-Star, Art and Design District of Toronto
- A short taxi ride to the gay bars
- Artistic, flat-screen TVs, free WiFi
- Unique experience in Toronto’s Art + Design District, perfect for art and nightlife enthusiasts.
Video Of Toronto Pride
Highlights of the very best of Toronto’s main Pride Parade.