Toronto Gay and Lesbian Vacations

Your gay Toronto vacation

One of the most multicultural cities in North America, it feels like the whole world ended up here, making for an eclectic and exciting vibe, not to mention excellent dining  and thriving ethnic neighborhoods. Toronto is said to have the second-largest theater scene in North America, and although the gay scene is a bit more austere and leather-y than more laid-back Montréal, it’s still just as friendly. If all that wasn’t enough for Toronto to earn its gay stripes, a same-sex marriage that took place in here in 2001 was legally recognized as the first in the world.

Featured Hotels

LGBT-welcoming Toronto hotels

From $146

Cosmopolitan Toronto

4 stars
4.1 / 5 84 reviews

Toronto, Ontario

Eastern-inspired luxury hotel delivers new level of tranquilitySerenity and sophistication come together in this Nirvana-like oasis at the heart of Toronto's financial center. Exquisite Eastern-inspired design graces every aspect of this modern luxury hotel. Cosmopolitan Toronto guests enjoy rooms thoughtfully designed... More

From $130

Pantages Suites Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.0 / 5 65 reviews

Toronto, Ontario

A haven for the urban chic, this boutique hotel inspires with trend-setting designDowntown Toronto's gorgeous boutique Pantages Suites Hotel & Spa is a triumph of quiet, urban sophistication and trendsetting chic. Its style shows in everything from the modern decor of its suites, the sublime pleasures of the on-site... More

From $182

Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel

4 stars
3.8 / 5 39 reviews

Toronto, Ontario

Rate includes breakfast

High style and superb service at luxury Bloor-Yorkville hotelAs trend-setting as the shops surrounding it, the elegant, luxurious Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel is the perfect setting for a business trip or vacation to Canada's most cosmopolitan city. The neighborhood's world-class shopping, dining, art and... More

From $125

Eaton Chelsea Hotel

4 stars
3.7 / 5 458 reviews

Toronto, Ontario

Save 10% on your advance purchase!

Fun, comfort and plenty of amenities at family-friendly downtown hotelPleasing everyone in the family is no easy task, but the staff at the Eaton Chelsea Hotel aim to do just that. Whether traveling solo for business or with the family for fun, guests here find all the comforts of home with the added bonus of... More

From $120

Best Western Primrose Hotel

3 stars
3.6 / 5 135 reviews

Toronto, Ontario

Special Rate on your advance purchase!

Affordable luxury in the heart of downtown Toronto's city centerTravelers worldwide know to expect great service and affordable rates from Best Western. But at this prime downtown location, guests also get stylish accommodations and luxurious amenities. Travelers appreciate the fresh, contemporary look of the Best... More

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Best in Stay

LGBT Best in Stay Toronto hotels

From $130

Pantages Suites Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.0 / 5 65 reviews

Toronto, Ontario

A haven for the urban chic, this boutique hotel inspires with trend-setting designDowntown Toronto's gorgeous boutique Pantages Suites Hotel & Spa is a triumph of quiet, urban sophistication and trendsetting chic. Its style shows in everything from the modern decor of its suites, the sublime pleasures of the on-site... More

From $136

Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Downtown

3 stars
3.8 / 5 171 reviews

Toronto, Ontario

Rate includes breakfast

Live large in a downtown hotel that gets the smallest details rightThe world's largest Courtyard by Marriott lets guests live large by getting even the smallest details right. Guests at the Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Downtown enjoy little luxuries that make all the difference and a stellar location for seeing sights.... More

From $146

Cosmopolitan Toronto

4 stars
4.1 / 5 84 reviews

Toronto, Ontario

Eastern-inspired luxury hotel delivers new level of tranquilitySerenity and sophistication come together in this Nirvana-like oasis at the heart of Toronto's financial center. Exquisite Eastern-inspired design graces every aspect of this modern luxury hotel. Cosmopolitan Toronto guests enjoy rooms thoughtfully designed... More

From $146

The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

4 stars
4.2 / 5 140 reviews

Toronto, Ontario

Save 15% on your stay

Luxury on the lake in Toronto's cosmopolitan downtown coreScenic views of Lake Ontario enchant, attentive staff pamper, and luxurious amenities delight at the centrally-located Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto. Guests here enjoy both the excitement of Canada's largest city and a peaceful retreat with phenomenal lake views... More

From $148

Residence Inn Toronto Downtown/Entertainment District

3 stars
4.4 / 5 29 reviews

Toronto, Ontario

Toronto hotel with self-catering suites and business amenitiesBusiness Toronto guests and families enjoy Residence Inn Toronto Downtown/Entertainment District for its downtown location close to the Metro Convention Center, the financial district and major tourist attractions. Each suite is serviced daily and comes... More

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Flights
Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York Toronto Wed, Oct 1 - Tue, Oct 7 $222
Los Angeles Toronto Mon, Sep 22 - Tue, Sep 23 $488
Chicago Toronto Sun, Sep 14 - Thu, Sep 18 $309
Fort Lauderdale Toronto Sat, Sep 20 - Sat, Sep 27 $299
San Francisco Toronto Tue, Sep 30 - Sat, Oct 4 $433
Newark Toronto Mon, Sep 29 - Wed, Oct 1 $220
Orlando Toronto Sun, Sep 7 - Sun, Sep 14 $256
Boston Toronto Tue, Oct 28 - Wed, Oct 29 $271
Tampa Toronto Wed, Sep 10 - Tue, Sep 23 $345
Dallas Toronto Tue, Oct 14 - Sat, Oct 25 $365
Washington DC Toronto Mon, Oct 6 - Tue, Oct 14 $238
Miami Toronto Thu, Sep 25 - Tue, Sep 30 $427
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Toronto highlights

  • Historic gayborhoods

    The main gayborhood is the Church-Wellesley Village, which traces roots to 1826 when gay magistrate and merchant Alexander Wood bought the land “Molly Wood’s Bush” forever after. (You may recognize it from “Queer As Folk,” which was shot here.)

    New LGBT stomping grounds

    In recent years, new areas like the Gay West Village in Parkdale and its “Queer Street West” -- as a section of Queen Street West is now dubbed -- have blossomed into gay maturity. There’s a fairly good women’s scene compared to other cities.

    Eventful Toronto

    Toronto proudly hosts one of the largest June Pride festivals on Earth with an estimated attendance of more than 1 million people. Pride includes Inside Out, Canada’s largest lesbian and gay film and video festival, October means a sexy Halloweek and November is when you’ll don your chaps for Mr. Leatherman.

    Toronto’s great outdoors

    Take a ferry to Hanlan’s Point Beach, located on the cluster of Toronto Islands just off the shores of downtown, where gay men frolic nude. Other outdoor pursuits include picnicking, biking or roller-blading.

    Harbourfront Centre

    At the Harbourfront Centre, you’ll find the Power Plant contemporary art gallery, the Enwave Theatre, a large Craft Studio with artisans at work, and the Artists’ Gardens created by landscape architects, designers and other artists.

Insider tips for Toronto gay travel

  • See a Broadway-style Show

    Toronto is reputed to have the second-largest theater scene in North America after New York City. Buy discounted day-of show tickets at T.O. Tix located at Yonge-Dundas Square.

    Discover the neighborhoods

    Explore the city’s stunning Victorian and Edwardian buildings around the University of Toronto campus, or go shopping at the luxe boutiques in Yorkville -- what was once Toronto’s Haight-Ashbury.

    Don’t forget to get back your tax

    If you’re not a Canadian citizen, you can not only get tax back on your purchases, but also any levies on your hotel room as well.

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