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Address: Church Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2C8, Canada

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Still a great place, but declining

Twenty years ago the "Gay Village" was the place to be in Toronto. It was overflowing with trendy, young men and women of all sexual persuasions, with very hip bars and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Craig C
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Twenty years ago the "Gay Village" was the place to be in Toronto. It was overflowing with trendy, young men and women of all sexual persuasions, with very hip bars and restaurants, and stylish shops. Those days have gone. Today, several of the storefronts are papered over, and there has been a considerable turnover among the others. The retail outlets... More 

Thank Craig C
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is the gay area in Toronto, all streets, banks and shops have the gay flag in their logo or walls. Very nice to walk around.

Thank ValvaMG
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

There are many wonderful local restuarants, bars and cafe's down the Church Street corridore. It's also a wonderful place for people watching. The bright rainbow coloured flags and markings up and down the street give a a friendly atmosphere to this strip of Toronto. It's a pleaant place to go for a walk.

Thank di29di
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Toronto's Church Street is the most exciting place in the city! I personally could not believe the vibrance, ever great hospitality and friendliness of everyone! Well done guys, well done! Tons of GAY bars all over! Totally entertaining and very safe! Woody's would be my be recommendation for some what an earlier (11pm-1am) cocktail.

Thank Dima I
Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Church St is a nice vibrant street with big sidewalks. Being the gay village, its very colorful. Almost anywhere you look you will see a rainbow flag draped somewhere. I visited the store "Out on the Street" which carried an impressive collection of men's clothing and underwear, they carry a lot of great brands, This is a necessary stop for... More 

Thank Stephen1894
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

We were here during pride, so of course it was a fun, charged, festive atmosphere. But the street parties were very well organized. No cover to get into any of the bars! Cool little shops, good little cafes and eateries, and most importantly, super friendly people!

1 Thank Dale K
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

Church Stret is a great neighborhood in Toronto! The neighbors are very friendly & helpful. Twice we stopped to check our GPS & each time, someone stopped to see if they could help! Wonderful people!!

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Utica, New York
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Reviewed 25 May 2016

Rainbow neighborhood with something for anyone just wanting to enjoy the day or an evening. Coffee shops, restaurants, window shopping, people watching. Cool place to just spend some time & relax.

Thank RonL40
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 13 January 2016

Extra large rainbow sidewalks! Fun places to eat, though many of them close earlier than I had wished. I stayed 4 nights in this neighborhood (on foot), first time in Toronto, and had a blast.

Thank explorepossibilities
Mississauga, Canada
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Reviewed 11 January 2016

This area is absolutely amazing for anyone regardless of age, sex or orientation! So many nice bars , restaraunts and things too see any time of the year ! The people here are always so friendly and this area has the most friendliest service I have encountered in Toronto at least that is for sure ! A must visit for... More 

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