Church & Wellesley

It’s a place so dynamic and vibrant that it goes by many names, depending on your source. “Church & Wellesley” say official city representatives. The “Gay Village” say locals. Whatever you call it, this thriving neighbourhood is Toronto’s primary hub for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual) culture. It’s also among the city’s most historic communities, boasting beautiful Victorian houses and apartments that date back to the late-19th century. In addition to countless restaurants and cafés, theatres and nightclubs, the neighbourhood is world renowned for Pride Week—an annual, 10-day event that attracts upwards of a million people. While public-transit options are plenty, it’s within easy walking distance of many other Toronto hotspots: the Fashion and Theatre Districts, the University of Toronto and Yorkville, Cabbagetown and the St. Lawrence Market.