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.
LGBT-welcoming Toronto hotels
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
Find home-like comfort in the centre of this thriving cosmopolitan city The Strathcona Hotel's excellent location puts guests at the heart of downtown Toronto, where guests find fashionable boutiques and department stores, art galleries and museums, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and CN Tower, and so much more.... More
Grand views and upgrades in central entertainment-district locationA 2.5-acre waterfall garden and newly redesigned lobby offer a grand welcome to the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel's arriving guests. Recent renovations and upgrades have transformed the guest rooms and suites and the 43rd floor Club lounge. More than... More
Fun, comfort and plenty of amenities at family-friendly downtown hotelPleasing everyone in the family is no easy task, but the staff at the Delta Chelsea Inn 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 well-planned,... More
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
Best in Stay
LGBT Best in Stay Toronto hotels
Includes Breakfast and Dinner for two
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
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
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
Toronto hotel with self-catering suites and business amenities Business guests and families enjoy Residence Inn by Marriot Toronto Downtown Entertainment 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
|New York||Toronto||Wed, Jun 12 - Wed, Jun 26||$243|
|Los Angeles||Toronto||Tue, Jun 11 - Wed, Jun 19||$560|
|Chicago||Toronto||Fri, Jun 21 - Fri, Jun 28||$281|
|Fort Lauderdale||Toronto||Sat, Jun 1 - Sat, Jun 22||$337|
|San Francisco||Toronto||Mon, Jun 10 - Wed, Jun 12||$614|
|Newark||Toronto||Mon, Jul 15 - Thu, Jul 18||$243|
|Orlando||Toronto||Thu, Jun 20 - Tue, Jul 2||$302|
|Boston||Toronto||Mon, Jun 10 - Wed, Jun 12||$281|
|Tampa||Toronto||Mon, Jun 10 - Wed, Jun 12||$354|
|Dallas||Toronto||Tue, Jul 9 - Sat, Jul 27||$579|
|Washington DC||Toronto||Tue, Jun 18 - Mon, Jun 24||$259|
|Miami||Toronto||Fri, Jun 7 - Thu, Jun 13||$325|
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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.
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.
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.