Neighbourhood sign in Church Wellseley Village

Itineraries and Travel Tips for LGBTQ+ Visitors

Discover queer Toronto! The city pulses with liberating energy, passion and possibilities. Toronto offers a welcoming world of arts, culture and vivacious nightlife, with a vibrant gay village at the city’s core.

Experience the vibrant energy of Toronto's gay village

Top LGBTQ+ things to do in Toronto

1. It all starts in the Village

Every visit to Toronto should begin with some people watching in the gay village. Explore the neighbourhood with a self-guided or guided tour where you can have a fun and interesting look at Toronto’s gay landmarks and culture.

2. Show Your Pride

Each year in June, the city plays host to the Toronto Pride Festival. Days of queer celebration turns streets into parades and parking lots into parties. Come out and meet some of the one million people that crowd downtown for the festivities.

The annual Pride parade is an event you won't want to miss

3. Feast on Festivals

If you can’t make it to Pride, there are literally hundreds of other cultural events throughout the year – including Inside Out, Canada’s largest lesbian and gay film and video festival, the Toronto International Film FestivalTaste of the DanforthFringe Festival and The Word on the Street.

4. A Cultural Oasis

Explore the many museums and galleries that the city has to offer. The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is home to thousands of years of diverse culture, while the Bata Shoe Museum has a much more specific focus. After the museum, take in a ballet or opera by the national companies at the stunning Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.

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