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Church Street

Church Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2C8, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
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Ranked #137 of 329 Attractions in Toronto
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Neighborhoods
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Rochester, New York
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454 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We didn't do much besides walk around and enjoy the churches and the flowers in the park. It's a very scenic area, also popular for some other cultural scenes, but we were just there for the outdoor stroll. There were two very beautiful churches which we visited, although I can't remember the names of either. Still, it's a very beautiful... More

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Stirling, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Went to a wedding, There was lots to see! after the wedding we walked 5 blocks to a underground hall for the reception! for being out of townees it was exciting!!

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Toronto, Canada
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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Colourful Church-Wellesley Village in Toronto has to be the world's most welcoming LGBT village for heterosexuals! It is even more so during Toronto Pride when we can enjoy the Pride Parade on Yonge followed by the StreetFair along Church. And there's now a new reason to take a walk around Church Street: the Murals Project. On one end, there the... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Church Street isn't quite what it used to be -- say, twenty years ago. The gay community has moved outwards and scattered among the rest of the city, especially as "downtown" property has become more expensive. But, with a good selection of restaurants and pubs as well as the usual bars, it remains a lively hub for gay people, with... More

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Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Church street is a fantastic meeting place for the gay community in Toronto and a perfect way to learn about the different options Toronto's night life has in store. Start your walk at College/gerard street and let yourself be wooed into small shops with interesting articles, bars and pubs with free publications, maps and advertisements for the parties of the... More

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Oakville, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

This is Toronto's gay district. It is clean and modern, however there are a lot of people who proposition you, which made me uncomfortable. Some bakeries here are a.mazing though

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Oakville, ontario
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230 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

If this is your sexual orientation than this is the part of town to go to check this type of thing out. I don't make it a habiit to go to this part of town in Toronto but like to check the pawn shops just south of this community. There is always sommething interesting to check in these type of... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

I've lived in this area and visit it every summer. It's a very friendly area and always seems like people have time to sit on patios or in coffee shops. The pubs in the area are great and I've seen a few good shows in the clubs. It's all good fun!! Pride is unreal so much going on and always... More

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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

For some reason Church has become the club house for many of the gays in Toronto. Not that there's anything wrong with that. What they see in this grotty street, escapes me. No trees. Just a lot of two story red brick. Lousy parking. No half-decent restaurants. It's only saving grace is that it turns into muscular Mt. Pleasant at... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

The south end of Church Street is rather mainstream, nothing special other than the occasional shop or restaurant, North of Carleton it becomes the gay village. I'm not gay, but I love to run my errands in the little shops or grab a coffee and find it lively, friendly and pleasant...at night it gets especially lively and a little racier.... More

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