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Church Street

Church Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2C8, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
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Ranked #118 of 297 attractions in Toronto
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Neighborhoods
Most recent review
- Dec 27, 2013
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English first
New York City, New York
2 reviews
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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21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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325 reviews 325 reviews
189 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

Bust out your dancing shoes and drinking skills. Lots of bars and clubs to fit all tastes. The only downside is they close at 2am due laws.

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Toronto, Canada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

changes often but always great to visit... all the old places are still ther.. and then some new places and names pop up.... always a great time in the gay bour hood

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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

This is a great area of the city to walk through. Lots of shops and cafe's to check out, and overall a friendly neighbourhood.

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