Joy Bistro, located on the corner of Booth and Queen St. East, is an elegant example of historic architecture at 884 Queen St. East now hosting FAUX GIRLS on selected Sundays.

After only three shows which began back in April, “Toronto’s only fine dining and drag experience with celebrity lookalikes, traditional drag and live performances” has now been extended the run through August! Great news thanks to the success of the event and the genius of the show’s director and producer, Alphonso King Jr. of Relentless Entertainment.

Food at Joy Bistro is served is in generous portions with a fixed-price menu and popular weekend brunch. Inside offers a cozy velvet décor within, a fireplace, granite bar and crystal chandeliers. Hanging plants and flower boxes grace the perimeter outside on its two patios. Patrons settled beneath umbrellas on the west side of the building look across the green expanse of Jimmie Simpson Park, while patrons nestled on the east side of the building have more comfy chairs, a closer view of the attractive décor, the ironwork and great people-watching near the street.

The menu is reasonably priced and diverse, with daily specials, a very popular brunch menu and a $5 basket of fries. A house emphasis on seafood favourites includes several oyster dishes, while the kitchen provides tofu options for vegetarians. Red wine beginning at approximately $9 a glass at the bar, and quality beer is approximately $8.

FAUX GIRLS, offering a rotating cast of Amanda Roberts, Anastarzia Anaquway, Farra N. Hyte, Jade Elektra, Jasmine Black and D’manda Tention, with the occasional special guests is not to be missed! Admission $25. While reservations are recommended, walk ins are accepted if there is room. Seating starts at 6 PM. Showtime is 7.PM. The bistro is wheelchair accessible.

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SK Dyment has been a cartoonist and illustrator for many years and has been published in over two dozen Canadian indy magazines and journals. SK loves sketching passing interpretations of intriguing people in pen-and-ink, and is often seen attending various activist-oriented events around Toronto. He is also available for quick illustrations of all sorts as well as more serious forms of illustration. SK Dyment maintains a website @