The best places to see drag queens in Church-Wellesley Village.
From drag queens turning serious looks to pageant queens to those who’ll take off their wigs to bust a nasty dance breakdown, Toronto’s drag scene has got it all. And while there’s a plethora of shows scattered across the city, you can always count on Church-Wellesley Village for your drag fix. Here are four drag hotspots you won’t want to miss.
Glad Day Bookshop’s Sunday Drag Brunch
Hungry for a bite? Glad Day (499 Church St.) might become your new go-to, especially after a Saturday night out. It’s Canada’s longest running drag brunch, regularly hosted by Katinka Kature and Erin B, with a new drag guest every weekend.
Crews & Tangos
If you’re looking for great drag any day of the week, you can’t go wrong with Crews & Tangos (508 Church St.). With a pedigree that stretches back into the 1990s, it’s home to some of the city’s most seasoned queens like the legendary Michelle Ross, Ivory Towers, Sapphire, Allysin Chaynes, Priyanka, Tynomi Banks and Baby Bel Bel (the reigning Miss Crews & Tangos) and a fantastic launchpad for up-and-comers.
Church Street Garage
If it’s the second or third Sunday of the month, Church Street Garage (477 Church St.) is where The Imperial Court of Toronto holds its regal proceedings—aka brunch—featuring all kinds of talent, from drag performers to live musicians, in the form of an open stage.
Rounding our list is the Smoking Hot Divas show at Woody’s (467 Church St.), one of the city’s most entertaining drag shows, featuring newer names (aka baby queens) as well as established talent, with the common denominator of setting the stage ablaze!
Taking place on Sunday nights and featuring Toronto’s crème de la crème, it’s hosted by Sofonda and stars resident superstars Jada Shada Hudson and Devine Darlin. Over the years, Smoking Hot Divas has welcomed dozens of special guests, including Canada’s Drag Race superstars Priyanka, Scarlett BoBo, Tynomi Banks, BOA, and Juice Boxx.
Getting to Church-Wellesley Village:
Take TTC subway Line 1 Yonge-University to Wellesley Station, then walk east to Church Street.
Or, take the 94 Wellesley bus to Church Street.