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Church Street

Church Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2C8, Canada
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Squalid and Dangerous...

Sadly this area has become squalid and dangerous. Violence and antisocial behavior have become a... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Mark O
London, United Kingdom
Really turning into a dive

I love going to gay bars and pubs. I love the nightlife and the boozy drinks. Truth be told... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Toronto, Canada
via mobile
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
26 Apr 2017
“Still a great place, but declining”
7 Oct 2017
“Squalid and Dangerous...”
Church Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2C8, Canada
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Sadly this area has become squalid and dangerous. Violence and antisocial behavior have become a daily if not an hourly occurrence. The area is awash with homeless, drug addicts and people newly released from prison. Whilst they have their own stories and challenges it is...More

Thank Mark O
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I love going to gay bars and pubs. I love the nightlife and the boozy drinks. Truth be told, however: the Toronto gay village on Church Street is really in decline. Some of the very decent restaurants have been replaced by dumpier, not-so-great diners, or...More

Thank Tinygoat
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This is the centre of the city's gay culture, but there is little here to necessarily identify it as such, unless you are there for the nightlife. As such it is not really a site in itself, as it is mostly just a bunch of...More

Thank Edward W
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Twenty years ago the "Gay Village" was the place to be in Toronto. It was overflowing with trendy, young men and women of all sexual persuasions, with very hip bars and restaurants, and stylish shops. Those days have gone. Today, several of the storefronts are...More

2  Thank Craig C
Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is the gay area in Toronto, all streets, banks and shops have the gay flag in their logo or walls. Very nice to walk around.

Thank ValvaMG
Reviewed 15 November 2016

There are many wonderful local restuarants, bars and cafe's down the Church Street corridore. It's also a wonderful place for people watching. The bright rainbow coloured flags and markings up and down the street give a a friendly atmosphere to this strip of Toronto. It's...More

Thank di29di
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Toronto's Church Street is the most exciting place in the city! I personally could not believe the vibrance, ever great hospitality and friendliness of everyone! Well done guys, well done! Tons of GAY bars all over! Totally entertaining and very safe! Woody's would be my...More

Thank Dima I
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Church St is a nice vibrant street with big sidewalks. Being the gay village, its very colorful. Almost anywhere you look you will see a rainbow flag draped somewhere. I visited the store "Out on the Street" which carried an impressive collection of men's clothing...More

Thank Stephen1894
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We were here during pride, so of course it was a fun, charged, festive atmosphere. But the street parties were very well organized. No cover to get into any of the bars! Cool little shops, good little cafes and eateries, and most importantly, super friendly...More

1  Thank Dale K
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Church Stret is a great neighborhood in Toronto! The neighbors are very friendly & helpful. Twice we stopped to check our GPS & each time, someone stopped to see if they could help! Wonderful people!!

1  Thank gadgetguy11
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip
and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with
a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
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