Looking for more friendly Toronto spots? Plus, it becomes a pedestrian-only area every summer from May to September, making it feel like Pride every day! A photo posted by dasha. Plus, the main drag, Davie Street, is just up from the beach. Then head to the Village for the legendary nachos at the Fountainhead Pub and a night of dancing and meeting new friends at the community bar, The Pumpjack.
GLBTTQ Community Centre of Ottawa
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The Business Improvement Area of Bank St — an over-powered group of merchants have not decided to boldly embellish the several blocks of that poky street with Rainbow flags. Many merchants from Venus Envy on Lisgar to Mother Tongue Books on Sunnyside are already subtly tagged with rainbow stickers, but is the gay community demanding the street spread the rainbow this widely? Only from Somerset to Gilmour! Sing along or cuddle up with a neighbour. Bring a blanket and camp out on the street.
A Neighborhood Guide to Montreal's Gay Village
A gay village also known as a gay neighborhood , gay enclave , gayvenue , gay ghetto , gaytto , gay district , gaytown or gayborhood is a geographical area with generally recognized boundaries, inhabited or frequented by many lesbian , gay , bisexual , and transgender LGBT people. Gay villages often contain a number of gay-oriented establishments, such as gay bars and pubs, nightclubs , bathhouses , restaurants , boutiques and bookstores. Such areas may represent a LGBT-friendly oasis in an otherwise hostile city, or may simply have a high concentration of gay residents and businesses. Much as other urbanized groups, some LGBT people have managed to utilize their spaces as a way to reflect their cultural value and serve the special needs of individuals in relation to society at large.
Although same-sex sexual activity was illegal in Canada up to , gay and lesbian themes appear in Canadian literature throughout the 20th century. Canada is now regarded as one of the most advanced countries in legal recognition of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT rights. Canada is a relatively gay-friendly country, with its largest cities featuring their own gay areas and communities , such as Toronto 's Church and Wellesley neighbourhood, Montreal 's Gay Village commercial district , Vancouver 's Davie Village , and Ottawa 's Bank Street Gay Village. Every summer, Canada's LGBT community celebrates gay pride in all major cities, with many political figures from the federal, provincial, and municipal governments.