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Show Your Pride at The Drake Hotel in Toronto

posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018

by: in Activism, Art, Art Gallery, Charity, Clubs, Comedy, Disability, Drag, Events, Fashion, Film, Gallery, Music, Queer, Theatre, Toronto

This LGBT-friendly boutique hotel in the heart of West Queen West is part of the expanding Drake experience, which includes other properties committed to the same arts-focused mission. The Drake is very invested in the community in which it is situated, and is actively involved in supporting Second Harvest and The Parkdale Food Bank to name […]

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Gladstone Hotel receives glittering reviews

posted Thursday, April 26, 2018

by: in Activism, Art, Art Gallery, Drag, Events, Gallery, Music, Queer, Theatre, Toronto

The Gladstone Hotel is an historic hotel with beautiful artist-designed guest rooms, that allow you to sleep-in-a-work-of-art. The entire venue is focused around their relationship to the arts community, with plenty of queer programming, such as Same-Sex Weddings and Pride at the Gaystone, a Gay Country party. There’s also the annual That’s So Gay Exhibition, and […]

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Buddies in Bad Times Theatre – A Legacy of Queer Celebrations

posted Friday, March 23, 2018

by: in Activism, Art, Art Gallery, Charity, Clubs, Comedy, Disability, Drag, Events, Fashion, Film, Gallery, Music, Queer, Theatre, Toronto

I remember several years back, going to Buddies in Bad Times Theatre when it was at the first location, in a converted auto detailer with a pink leopard spots paint job, and you walked south from Queen St. past Britain and Bootlegger Lane. The original Buddies is an auto detailer again, which goes to show, […]

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Boutique Bar Not Only a Lively Summer Terrace

posted Monday, March 13, 2017

by: in Art, Clubs, Events, Fashion, Gallery, Music, Queer, Toronto

The little Boutique Bar is promoting their place with guest DJ’s and encouraging more people to drop in. Local DJ Relentless has spun there, along with the likes of djadamt and DJ Vinny daVinci, with more DJ’s on the horizon. You might think of Boutique Bar at 506 Church St. as a summer place, as in the warmer weather the terrace […]

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Glad Day Books: Literature with Flavour

posted Thursday, January 5, 2017

by: in Activism, Art, Art Gallery, Charity, Clubs, Comedy, Disability, Drag, Events, Fashion, Film, Gallery, Music, Queer, Theatre, Toronto

Glad Day Books, Toronto’s longest-running bookstore and always an awesome place to drop around and visit, has turned overnight into one of the hottest places to hang out in all of Toronto. With an espresso machine, many metres of red granite bar surface, talented bartenders, bright new tiles with neon pink grout, tables with a […]

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Woody’s Has Winter Festivities…and the Best of…Everything!

posted Saturday, December 17, 2016

by: in Activism, Art, Art Gallery, Charity, Clubs, Comedy, Disability, Drag, Events, Fashion, Film, Gallery, Music, Queer, Theatre, Toronto

Woody’s is quite possibly Toronto’s most famous gay bar, especially if you’re a fan of “Queer as Folk”! It’s even fun to go here on the quiet afternoon. There’s a pool table, the daytime music is good, and the DJ’s that arrive later are always hot. There are monitors playing in the background, with usually […]

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Old Nick Pub Heating Up The Danforth

posted Friday, November 25, 2016

by: in Art, Clubs, Comedy, Events, Music, Queer, Toronto

The Old Nick Pub has a lot of vertical windows in the front which are perfect for hanging the sideways Pride Flag. This is just the start of the Danforth open mic strip, and with a 12-year history of open mic nights, the energy here is special. After having my mind blown away at a […]

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Tango Palace – A Friendly East End Coffee House

posted Thursday, September 8, 2016

by: in Art, Comedy, Events, Gallery, Music, Queer, Toronto

There’s a chance you may have missed Tango Palace Coffee House on your travels along Queen St. East. The sign above the door on the north side of Queen just west of Jones is attractively maintained with gilt paint and stylish letters. The place is small and often busy, but service always prompt and friendly. […]

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Toronto’s Glad Day Bookshop needs your help

posted Friday, June 17, 2016

by: in Activism, Art, Art Gallery, Charity, Clubs, Comedy, Disability, Drag, Events, Fashion, Film, Gallery, Music, Queer, Theatre, Toronto

The people at Glad Day Bookshop are business savvy community heroes, no doubt about it! Glad Day Bookshop in Toronto is the world’s oldest LGBTQ bookstore since the closure of New York City’s Oscar Wilde Bookshop in early 2009. Glad Day started in 1970 and has occupied its current location on Yonge Street since 1981. […]

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The Innovative Sharing Depot has an intriguing inventory

posted Tuesday, May 31, 2016

by: in Charity, Events, Toronto

The Sharing Depot at 1803 Danforth is now open and it is bustling with many visitors, workshops, and a lively Twitter feed. Like house parties, games and sports? There are many very cool things in sporting goods, and with 118 items in the games section, this place looks fun!  They have a community-building spirit as […]

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