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Pride Week in Toronto takes place in late June, and is one of the largest LGBT festivals in the world, it typically attracts more than one million people from around the world. Toronto is a major centre for gay and lesbian culture and entertainment, and the Gay Village is located in the Church and Wellesley area of Downtown. The American version of the British television series Queer as Folk was filmed in the Church and Wellesley area and most notably at Fly Nightclub.

The annual Pride Week celebrations includes over 90 floats along with an enthusiastic crowd. The Pride Parade is always on the last weekend in June. The parade runs southward along Yonge Street. The Dyke March is a woman-only parade that runs on Saturday afternoon and has a smaller parade route. There is also a weekend-long community fair that closes off Wellesley between Yonge and Church and also goes into Church Street. The community fair includes tables from a wide variety of groups involved in or associated with queer culture.

519 Church Street Community Center, Queer Community Center, TorontoToronto's 519 Church Street Community Centre is the meeting place for numerous social and political groups and became well known as a LGBT-friendly space. "The 519" as it is most often called, is a City of Toronto-run recreation centre that has been adopted locally as the Queer Community Centre, though its programming is not exclusive to LGBT groups and organizations. In 2007, a new wing was opened, and upgrades to the existing spaces were completed in 2009.

While the neighborhood is home to the community centre, parks, bars, restaurants, and stores catering to the LGBT community (particularly along Church Street), it is also a historic community with Victorian houses and apartments dating back to the late 19th and early 20th century. Many LGBT people also live in the nearby residential neighborhoods of The Annex, Cabbagetown, St. James Town, St. Lawrence, Riverdale and the Garden District.

Church and Wellesley is also home to the AIDS Memorial, located in Cawthra Park, where the names of members of the community who have been lost to AIDS are etched into bronze plaques. A memorial candlelight vigil is held each year at the AIDS Memorial, during Pride Week.

Though some gay and lesbian oriented establishments can be found outside of the Church and Wellesley area, the general boundaries of this village have been defined by the Gay Toronto Tourism Guild.
 
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Gay and Lesbian Friendly Hotels and Bed and Breakfasts
Gay and Lesbian friendly Hotels, Guesthouses and Bed and Breakfasts in the Toronto area
Banting House
Delta Chelsea
Drake Hotel
Gladstone Hotel
Hotel Victoria
House on McGill
Intercontinental Toronto Centre
Novotel Toronto Centre
Selby Clarion Hotel
The Sutton Place Hotel
Victoria's Mansion Guesthouse
Westin Harbor Castle
 
 
 
 
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Gay and Lesbian Bars and Nightclubs in Chicago, IL
Toronto Gay and Lesbian Bars and nightclubs
Barn
Black Eagle
Byzantium
Fly
Pegasus on Church
Play on Church
Slacks restaurant and Bar
Straight
Woodys
Zipperz/Cellblock
 
 
 
 
Rstaurants in Chicago, IL
Gay and Lesbian friendly restaurants, diners and bakeries
Byzantium
Commensal
Fire on the East Side
Fuzion 
Hair of the Dog
Kaiseki Sakura
O'Gradys
The Old Nick
Olympic 76 Pizza Café
Pho Xyclo
Zelda's
Z-Teca
 
 
 
 
Gay and Lesbian Friendly Retailers in Chicago, IL
Gay and Lesbian friendly clothing stores, pride shops and other local retailers
Glad Day Bookshop
Northbound Leather
Out on the Street
Priape Toronto
Stag Shop
 
 
 
 
 
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Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried star in "In Time"In Time is a science fiction thriller film starring Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde, Matt Bomer, Alex Pettyfer, Johnny Galecki, and Vincent Kartheiser. The Rum Diary is directed by Bruce Robinson and stars Johnny Depp. Puss in Boots, a computer animation film, stars Antonio Banderas, Billy Bob Thornton and Salma Hayek. Anonymous dramatizes a fringe theory, unsupported by any historical evidence, that the works of Shakespeare were written by an Elizabethan aristocrat, Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford.
 

 

Other 2011 Movie Trailers:The Three Musketeers, Paranormal Activity 3, Margin Call, Footloose, The Thing, The Big Year, The Ides of March Real Steel, Dream House 50/50  What's Your Number?,Abduction, Puncture, Moneyball, Killer Elite,I Don't Know How She Does It, Straw Dogs Drive Gun Hill Road, Contagion, Warrior, Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star,Apollo 18, Shark Night 3D, The Debt,Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, Our Idiot Brother, Colombiana,Conan the Barbarian, Fright Night, One Day,The Help Glee: 3D Concert Movie Final Destination 5,Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Change-Up, The Whistleblower, Cowboys & Aliens, Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Smurfs,Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part II,Horrible Bosses, Project Nim, The Ward, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Larry Crowne, The Perfect Host,Cars 2,Bad TeacherGreen Lantern,Super 8,X-Men: First Class,The Hangover 2, The Tree of Life, Kung Fu Panda 2, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Priest, BridesmaidsEverything Must Go,The Beaver, Something Borrowed, Thor, Fast Five, Prom, Water For Elephants, Madea's Big Happy Family, Scream 4, The Conspirator, Rio, Your Highness, Arthur, Soul Surfer, Source Code, Insidious, Cat Run,Sucker Punch,The Lincoln Lawyer,Limitless, Red Riding Hood, Battle: Los Angeles, Beastly,The Adjustment Bureau, Take Me Home Tonight, Drive Angry, Hall Pass, I Am Number Four, Unknown.

 

 

 
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