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Address: Church Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2C8, Canada
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Still the place, but a few losses

I still love Church Street, particularly the four- or five-block strip identified as part of "Church-Wellesley Village" (i.e., the gay nabe). About a month ago, however, I was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I still love Church Street, particularly the four- or five-block strip identified as part of "Church-Wellesley Village" (i.e., the gay nabe). About a month ago, however, I was disappointed to find that two of my favorite hangouts -- Daybreak Restaurant and Timothy's World Coffees -- have closed, presumably due to rising rents! For good coffee in the area, there's The... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

It a place where you can feel comfortable and safe. Lots of places to eat and shop and dance the night away. They have some great patios. Great bars to drink at and lots of entertainment during the week and weekends. A must place to visit if you are traveling from a country that dose not except the gay culture.

Thank Scott M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

People are friendly and welcoming, variety of great bars and restaurants, many with outdoor patios, great people-watching.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Lots of exciting stuff to do in church street never boring, there a lot of shopping stores to visit and a huge amount of food eateries, nice to go with the family and make a day of it.

Thank Cynthia N
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Nice area in Toronto, close to financial district, cute bars, night life and local shops. One of the funnest gay area's I have been to

Thank John C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My husband and I walked through this neighbourhood a few times and visited a couple of the shops, and found it to be a very friendly and safe area of the city.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Awesome area to hang out, grab a meal or drink, see a drag show, shoot some pool, dance, people watch, have an ice cream or shop. Great vibe, friendly and chill. You will have a great time if you are gay or straight! The bars are super fun.

Thank tdotbyrd
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Affectionaly known as the Gaybourhood. Lovely downtown street with a friendly casual neighbourhood feeling. Many restaurants and bars, lively at night, but all serving mediocre food and expensive drinks. Not much else in the way of shopping but you can do OK if food is your main objective. The big fancy Loblaws is on this strip. Interesting architecture nicely preserved.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Mostly ordinary gay bars with moderate restaurants, nothing to write home about, most of the people look destitute. but the place is busy Thursdays to Sunday with the usual clones

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

In late May 2015 I walked slowly from Younge and Bloor to Church Street and discovered several additions to the urban landscape. I had been there before especially to visit the Italian national tourist office once located in the red building near Bloor and Church. Somebody authorized the construction of a huge humongous extra tall tower of a building of... More 

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