Gay Toronto: Get to Church

The Church Wellesley Village is world-famous for its nightlife, inclusive community center, and fabulous restaurants. You might also recognize many hot spots from the television show "Queer as Folk," which was filmed in the area for the five years it aired on Showtime. The Toronto waterfront is the lakeshore of Lake Ontario. It spans Etobicoke Creek in the west and the Rouge River in the East. Legend has it the area was bought way back in the 1820s by a gay merchant named Alexander Wood. LGBTQ-ers have since made this district into quite a lovely home of which Wood could only be proud. Toronto is one of the few cities that has two villages. The village at Church & Wellesley and Queen West feature bookstores, shops, accommodations, theater, and of course bars of every flavor.

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