Toronto: gay-friendly destination for LGBTQ travel

Toronto is the capital of Ontario and it’s the largest city in Canada by population, with nearly 3 million people. It’s a dynamic city with a core of soaring skyscrapers, but also many green spaces. It’s also a very gay-friendly destination and one of the first places to recognize same-sex marriage. Pride in Toronto happens in June and it’s a huge celebration of the city’s diversity.

You can see the first episode (above) where we visited the Bisha HotelCN TowerLunch at KOSTThe Gay Village, and Dinner at Constantine.

The second episode (below) includes the Hotel XDistillery DistrictLunch at El CatrinMariposa Cruise: Scenic Toronto Harbour Tour, and Dinner at The Drake Hotel.

Our itinerary was put together with help from Tourism Toronto and here are some of the photos I shared on Instagram from the area:

I also did a video from our first hotel discussing the word “queer”, where I sat down with Justin and Ed from The Queer Network, formerly the Gay Men’s Channel, to discuss why they decided to go from gay to queer and what that word means to the LGBT+ community in 2018. And also I uploaded a video from our second hotel with my boyfriend where we brought some other locals to our room to talk about what sex with us is like! πŸ˜‰ So be sure to check those out too and subscribe to my YouTube channel while you’re there for more fun videos from our travels designed for LGBT travelers to find awesome and safe places to visit!

While in Toronto I also attended the IGLTA Annual Global Convention. It was a great way for me to meet with gay-friendly destinations that I can consider visiting and sharing with you in the future! It’s the world’s premier educational and networking event for LGBT tourism professionals and although it was my first time attending it was actually the 35th edition of the conference. It was a great way to connect with gay, lesbian, transgender and gay-friendly travel and tourism professionals while also attending educational workshops and networking receptions. Next year it will be taking place in New York city which is also where WorldPride will be and it’ll be the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, so it’ll be an amazing time to visit NYC!

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