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The traditional gathering place for Toronto’s LGBTQ+ community, Church-Wellesley Village is a pleasant residential-and-shopping neighbourhood by day and a hopping entertainment destination at night. You’ll find it busiest during the Pride Toronto festival each June when the whole neighbourhood transforms into one big, friendly party.
- Paying a visit to Woody’s. Open since 1989, it’s the pre-eminent Toronto queer bar and it’s as popular as ever today
- A thought-provoking play at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
- A drag show at Crews & Tangos
- The boisterously welcoming Kinka Izakaya, where Toronto’s love of Japanese-style pub food was kindled
- Glad Day Bookshop, which is North America’s oldest surviving gay and lesbian-focused bookstore
BOUNDARIES: Main hubs are along Church, Wellesley and Carlton streets. The area is bounded by Charles Street East to the north, Gould Street to the south, Yonge Street to the west, and Jarvis Street to the east.
PUBLIC TRANSIT (TTC): Wellesley subway station.