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One of the best queer listings in the City of Toronto
Outexpressions is a different Gay and Lesbian Media Publication,
we round up the best events (Well balanced with variety of parties, cultural
things and not just the same bars, every week), from the city’s queer culture
scene. This page updated Monthly. Note on meaning of Queer
in listings: Mixed crowd, not everyone is gay or lesbian.
What's On: Out of Town?
Out of Town - Every Friday & Saturday - LGBT
Club Night @ Club 717 (Oshawa ON) A wide range of entertainment
from drag shows, to Fetish nights, Burlesque and many other fun, entertaining
performances., 19+ $5 cover. One off's no membership needed, otherwise $40 per
We have been a part of the community for over 25 years.
Out of Town (Last Thursday of Every Month) -
Queer Pub Night @ Gallagher's Bar & Lounge, 69 Augusta St. Hamilton Ontario,
Hamilton Looking for a chill LGBTQ+ friendly hangout? Join us at Queer Pub Night,
Hamilton's biggest inclusive community event on the last Thursday of every month
at Gallagher's Bar and Lounge. We aim to create a welcoming friendly space to
the best of our ability. Gallagher's is a mostly-accessible space (street-level
entrance, all-gender washroom on main floor, however there is no automatic door
Out of Town - 6th annual Pride Niagara Ontario
Kick Off Party with Lady Bunny Sat.June 3rd, 2017 Celebrity
personality and DJ Lady Bunny! Performance with Meet & Greet. 8pm-2am |
19+| Tickets ONLY $10 available @ Meridian Center Box Office! GET YOUR TICKETS
NOW! Tickets also available via www.ticketmaster.ca/event/10005278E57E302E
(additional Ticketmaster fees apply) Montebello Park, St. Catharines. http://prideniagara.com/
First Sunday of Every Month - LETZTO Queer Women's
Book Club @ Glad Day Book Shop on Church St.. 2 PM Let'z book
club in collaboration with Glad Day Bookshop! Every month Glad Day will give
us some book recommendations to choose from and we as a group will pick one
to read that month! We are a community of LGBT women who want to bring other
LGBT women in Toronto together! We believe that by connecting women together
we will unite and strengthen the LGBT community as a whole. 499 Church St, Toronto,
Every Third Sunday - Church Street Pub Comedy
Hour @ Pegasus Bar. Toronto's only LGBTQ Comedy Showcase, located
right in the heart of the Village, Hosts Chantel Marostica and Adrienne Fish
bring you a packed line up of the cities best and brightest comedic talents.
Doors: 7:30PM, Show: 8PM, PWYC. Pegasus On Church (489 Church),
upstairs neighborhood bar, games galore, pool tables, big TVs screen sports
Every Sunday Jazz Fest in Kensington Market.
@ Trinity Common. Cover $12, kids under 16 free 12-3pm, 303
Augusta Ave. (just south of college) Toronto ON. Reservations are highly recommended,
but not holding your feet to fire- 647-346-3030 http://www.kensingtonjazz.com/
Monthly on Saturday - Toronto Queers for Dinner
(Supper club). Various dates during the month; see web
site for details, Queers for Dinner helps to organize meals at local
restaurants. The dates are posted on the website with details on the location,
payment options, and washroom situation. Once you find a meal you like, simply
RSVP and write a short bio to introduce yourself to other guests. Each meal
will have no more than 4-6 guests so that people get a chance
to talk to each other. Queers for Dinner will e-mail each guest to confirm the
meeting place and time before the scheduled date. Meals will last one to two
hours depending on the guests at each meal. Queers for Dinner is about creating
new friendships based on a mutual love of good food and good conversation.http://www.queersfordinner.com
First Saturday of Every
Month - Really Really Free Market @ Campbell Avenue Park.
10 AM to 4 PM. Everything is free. No money. No swapping. Basically,
it's a community-space for sharing – where people bring what they have to give,
take what they need, and leave the rest. It’s kind of like a potluck, but for
goods and services! during cold weather RRFM will be held inside Campbell Park
Community Centre on 255 Campbell Ave, south of Dupont and west of Lansdowne,
and about a 10 to 15 minute walk from Lansdowne Station. Toronto ON http://rrfmarket.blogspot.ca/
First Saturday of Every Month - Electrique V.5
- A Monthly 90s/2000s drag dance party @ The Studio Bar. 9 PM
- 3 AM Electrique is an Electric Circus-themed monthly dance party that combines
drag with the dance anthems of the 90s and 2000s. Join hosts Gina Toniq &
Minhi Wang alongside performances from Pepper Mache and Wilma Checklear. DJ
KeeN on the 1s and 2s. Performances at 11:30 pm and 1 am. Studio Bar,
824 Dundas St. W just West of Bathurst. http://www.studiobartoronto.ca/
Queer West Toronto ON
First Saturday of Every Month - Toronto Queer Slow
Dance @ Dovercourt House. You do not have to be queer to attend this
party, but you must have an open mind, an open heart, and have open arms. This
event is MIXED and for EVERYONE: queer, straight, bi, poly, non-gender-binaried,
those who identify as Complicated and those who are late-onset awesome. PS.
Fabulous and inspired attire, while desired, is not required. But it would be
AWESOME and HAWT.
The Details: Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd. 1 block
North of Bloor, 3 blks. West of Ossington. (Street
Map) Doors at 9:30, Dance from 10 PM – 2:30 AM. $10 admission includes your
Regretfully, the Dovercourt House is not wheelchair-accessible. 19+ Queer West
First Tuesday of Every Month - Belleville-Ville
(Improv' @ Monarch Tavern) The Monthly Improv-Soap Opera about
small town Canada in 1977 is back! As always it is hosted by Dave McKay and
features a slew of talented Toronto performers. 8pm is our door for preshow,
our Improvisors take the stage at 9pm. AllTickets are $10 at the door. Monarch
Tavern downstairs 12 Clinton St., Toronto, Ontario MORE
Second and last Tuesday of every Month - Grounds
For Thought Confab @ The Green Beanery Cafe. A discussion series
hosted by the Green Beanery store and cafe on the last Tuesday of every month:
free coffee and provocative perspectives. Coffee houses have historically served
as meeting places for the exchange of fresh and often provocative ideas. Green
Beanery continues this age old tradition by hosting a series of thought-provoking
discussions at our popular café-roastery. 8 pm Free Green Beanery store and
cafe, 565 Bloor St West at Bathurst St. Free. Toronto ON https://greenbeanery.ca/pages/grounds-for-thought
Last Tuesday of Every Month - LGBTQ Book Club
Discussion Group @ Parkdale Library. 6:30 to 8pm. All are welcome
and it's a totally inclusive, safe space new LGBT book discussion every month.
Registration is required, call the Parkdale branch at 416-393-7686.The
meeting is held in a program room in the basement, below the main library level.
Stairs and elevator available for those mobility issues. FREE 1303 Queen Street
West, Street Map
Queer West Toronto, ON. 501 Streetcar stops in front of Library and West bound,
across the street at Brock Avenue. More
About Book Club
First Wednesday of Every Month - Good Enough
Punk Karoake! @ Baby G. starting at 9pm going to 12:30 or 1am.
Over 100 "punk" songs from '69 to '85 to choose from! Complete songlist
can be found on the Good Enough Live Karaoke Facebook page. The Baby G 1608
Dundas St W at Brock Avenue queer west Toronto ON. (416) 555-5555 http://www.thebabyg.com/
Third Wednesday of every Month. - Queer/Lesbian
Munch @ The Church Street Garage. Come on out and join the Queer/Lesbian
Munch, as we kick off the fall 2016 season with some great food, good fun and
a bunch of laughs! The Queer/Lesbian Munch is for kinky and queer, female-identified
individuals, to come together on the third Wednesday of every month in order
to meet and enjoy each other’s company in a safe and inclusive space.We are
a very friendly group of kinky women who enjoy welcoming new and curious kinksters
into the lifestyle. After the munch, feel free to join some of us, as we head
over to Oasis Aqua Lounge for some taste-ee, kinky-fun-filled, dessert…yummy!!!
If you’re feeling shy, don’t worry, we will be happy to take you around and
make some introductions. Hosted by Michelle Basha 6 pm - 9 pm Church St Garage,
c Toronto, ON http://www.churchstgarage.com/
Second Thursday of Every Month - LETZTO Queer
Women's Pool Night @ Pegasus on Church. 7.30 PM We are a community
of LGBT women who want to bring other LGBT women in Toronto together! We believe
that by connecting women together we will unite and strengthen the LGBT community
as a whole. It's our most popular and regular event! It will be perfect to relax
after work and hang out with some amazing people and do something. You don't
need to know how to play pool, just show up! There is no food served at the
location, so grab a bite to eat before coming! You are allowed to bring food
in. You can also play darts there for a loonie! Or take part in their free video
poker or trivia! Come join us! 489B Church Street, Toronto, ON http://letzto.com/events
Second Thursday of the Month. - Board Again Women
+ Trans Game Night @ See-Scape Bar/Cafe (New Location in the Junction).
We are holding a Monthly Women & Trans Gaming Night hosted by BoardAgain's
Michelle Isocianu and Tianna Henry. We will be teaching and playing some awesome
board games, so feel free to bring yourself, your enthusiasm and any other lovely
folks that are into fun. *$5 to play This is an anti-oppressive space and a
judgement -free zone. This location offers food and drinks for sale! Please
support these folks if you can, they are super awesome! There is also Karaoke
starting at 10pm! So stick around after games to sing along!.7 pm to 10 pm See-Scape
2840 Dundas St. West, (647) 853-9892 Queer West Toronto Ontario. https://www.seescapeto.com/
Last Thursday of every Month - Trans & Gender
Diverse Community Friendly Group Meetings @ LAMP South Etobicoke.
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at LAMP Community Health Centre on 185 Fifth Street, two
blocks east of Islington Ave and south of Birmingham St.. STREET
MAP It is on the 3rd floor in room 301. Meetings are structured based on
participation. All involvement in the meetings is voluntary. No tasks are required.
Tasks like setup & cleanup, minute taking, chairing, etc. is dependent on
whoever volunteers to do each task. Light refreshments will be provided (coffee,
tea, chips, crackers & cheese, etc.) http://genderdiverselamp.wixsite.com/working-group/meetings
First Friday of every Month - Big Primpin' @ Miss
Thing's Bills itself as "hiphop for ho's and mo's," and
attracts art scenesters, hipster kids, anarchist fags and others unfulfilled
by both mainstream and underground approaches to dance music. The girls who
come get glammed up because they feel safe, the fags go all out even though
it's Parkdale, and the straight boys are well-behaved and generally well-dressed.
Regularly features local DJs Rory Them Finest, Phil V and Tuff Luv, and is hosted
by Miss Margot; 10pm. 1279 Queen St W.416.516.8677 http://www.missthings.com/
$5. 416.516.8677 Queer West Village Toronto, Ontario.
Fouth Friday of Every Month - LETZTO Queer Women's
Board Games Night @ Riddle Room 8 pm to 11 pm We are a community
of LGBT women who want to bring other LGBT women in Toronto together! We believe
that by connecting women together we will unite and strengthen the LGBT community
as a whole. So if you happen to be looking for the girl version of Church street,
look no further. https://www.facebook.com/letzTO/They
have a cafe that is full of delicious treats and good coffee. If we get a group
together of 2 to 6 people who are interested, we can also sign up for one of
the escape rooms, they are really fun!!! Come join us! Riddle Room, 579 Yonge
Street Toronto ON http://www.riddleroom.ca/
Last Friday of every month - Yes Yes Y’all @ Nest
Nightclub .Downstairs is the 330 seat Den Restaurant.Toronto's biggest,
baddest, queerest, hip hop/dancehall/rnb jam New Guest DJs every month. This
location is now wheelchair accessible. Come early Speakers go zoom at 10pm COVER
19+ $10 all night . extremely difficult to get tickets at the door! Guest DJs
every month. Nest Nightclub 423 College St. & Bathurst 416-792-9488
Queer West Toronto Ontario. http://nest.to/
. SEE: "What's on Today" to find out location & Guest
DJs, arts and performers each month.
Last Friday of every month - HotHouse @ 499 Church
St. A House Music Night for queer people and their friends.
Come pump your fists and get your shimmy on to the sounds of resident
DJ Chiclet, https://www.facebook.com/djchiclet/
Spinning nu-disco, classic jams and deep-house all night long.https://www.mixcloud.com/chiclet/This
event will feature local queer brand PDA Lifestyle. A clothing and accessories
brand with a goal to make real life connections easier. Wear your heart on your
sleeve by displaying your unique sexual orientation through their gendergram
language. Get there early for a chance to grab a goody from their table and
find out more! 10 pm-2:30 am Glad Day Bookshop/Bar NO COVER 19+ 499
Church St, gay village neighbourhood, Toronto ON.
Third Saturday of Every Month - Cherry Bomb @ The
ROUND Nightclub A party for queer women and friends Hosted by Resident
djs ★ Denise Benson https://soundcloud.com/denisebenson
and ★ Dj Cozmic Cat https://soundcloud.com/djcozmic
The duo brings their talents to the tables and are notorious for dropping diverse,
high-voltage sets of house,funk, hiphop, dancehall, party anthems and other
dancefloor burners all mixed, mashed and played with love. Don't believe the
hype that its a women's only event, the event is pack with men too. 10 pm Cover
19+ W proper I.D *$5 before 11p, $8! The Round. (Not wheelchair accessible)
152a, 2nd floor Augusta Ave., Toronto, Ontario (416) 451-6346 http://roundvenue.com/
Location Map https://goo.gl/maps/seZvX
Last Saturday of every month - Ladies’ Night Toastr
@ (New Location every month) We're taking Toastr on the road and
dropping it in beautiful venues across the city because there is no reason why
we shouldn't.. Lesbian and queer Women's night. Resident DJ
Sticky Cuts https://soundcloud.com/stickycuts
is usually joined by a guest DJ Doors 9: 30 PM Cover $10 See our Toronto
Today listing for next edition and location.
Every Saturday & Sunday - Dr. Flea's Flea
Market @ (Highway 27 & Albion Road) One Stop Shopping for
over 30 years! Fun for the Whole Family! Incredible Deals! Free Hourly Giveaways!
Super Discounts! Something For Everyone! Everything In A Mall ... And More!
1000's of Products and Services!Open Saturday & Sunday · 10am to 5pm.
TTC From Downtown Toronto - Take the Bloor Subway West to Royal York
Station, get off and go upstairs and catch the Royal York Bus #73. Let the bus
driver know that you are going to Dr. Flea's Flea Market at Westmore Dr. and
he will let you off almost at the door. http://www.drfleas.com/
Every Saturday - TIKI DISCO - Saturday Nights
after Dinner @ Miss Thing's! Saturday Nights after dinner in
the Coconut Room! Special Guest DJ's to make you MOVE! No Cover before Midnight
Miss Thing’s & Wrongbar same location a Pan Asian restaurant,
cocktail bar and huge dance space 1279 Queen St W Queer West Toronto ON at Brock
Miss Thing's is our new restaurant in the front, while Wrongbar remains in the
rear. It's much better than it used to be. Much more interesting of a space
with spots for conversation and smaller intimate hang outs. 10 PM
Every Tuesday - Crag Crux Climbers @ Joe Rockheads.
Providing queer fun, rock-climbing with 22,000 square of indoor walls. Meets
every Tuesday 7:30 pm at Joe Rockhead's at 29 Fraser Avenue (south of King just
east of Dufferin). The group also meets outdoors at Milton area, the Collingwood
area, and at Lion’s Head on the Bruce Peninsula. At Easter and Thanksgiving,
there’s generally a trip down to the Red River Gorge in Kentucky. All
levels welcome; all you need to know is how to belay using a gri-gri and how
to tie a figure-eight knot. No club fees: see
www.joerockheads.com for gym fees.
Every Wednesdays and Thursdays in summer- Toronto
Girls Longboarding @ Christie Pits. Longboard AKA Skate Board.
There are about 20 or so “regulars” who organize and come out to meets and events.
If you were to get a longboard, I’d highly suggest coming to the Christie Pits
skating rink on either Wednesday or Thursday evenings. It’s a very safe, flat
area where you can learn the basics (stance, pushing, foot breaking, carving).
Christie Pits Park is near Christie Subway Station on the Bloor Subway Line.
Every Wednesday - Music Bingo @ The Gladstone
Hotel, 7 pm to 10 pm Hosted by Queer DJ Kaleb Robertson. A FREE
weekly event combining the love of music with the traditional bingo format.
Each player receives a Music Bingo card which consists of an assortment of songs.
Instead of calling out numbers, they play the music! Singing along encouraged.
The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W Queer West Toronto ON http://www.gladstonehotel.com/event/music-bingo
Every Wednesday evening - Queer Eucharist @ St
John's Anglican Church. Queer Eucharist is an opportunity to
explore God through words, images, music, thought, theology and liturgy as it
is expressed by our LGTBQ+ communities. Come and explore God in an informal,
conversational liturgy that welcomes your thoughts and questions! Then stay
for refreshments and more conversation. 7 pm to 8 pm St John's Anglican Church
288 Humberside Ave, Queer West, Toronto Ontario http://www.sjwt.ca/
Every Wednesday in the Summer - Toronto LGBT Lawn
Bowling @Cosburn Park Lawn Bowling Club. Looking for a fun way to
spend your Wednesday evenings this summer? Try lawn bowling, in Toronto's LGBT-friendly
lawn bowling league, one of only a few of its kind in the world! The Rainbowlers
Club will have coaches on hand to teach the game, you'll get to play, and, if
you like, you can even register for the entire year for the low price of $100!
Can't come to the open house, but interested in playing? Drop us a line, and
we'll work with you to make alternative arrangements! We play Wednesday nights
at 7 pm. https://www.facebook.com/TorontoRainbowlers
firstname.lastname@example.org! Toronto Rainbowlers 525 Cosburn Avenue, Toronto,
Every Thursday - Perfectly Queer Scope Radio a division
of Ryerson University Radio, A collection of amazing music, old and
new, by members of the LGBTQ community! Hosted by Daryl Nicholas. Plays every
Thursday 8-9 EST, and replays 8-9 EST on Saturdays. You can also listen to on
your smart phone via the App TuneIn or You can listen to it on the internet.
Every Friday - Stones Place Friday Nights @ Stones
Place, . DJ Blush http://djblush.tumblr.com/
(Brittney Townson) and DJ Misty http://www.djmisty.com/(Misty
McKenzie-Hill) and Stones Place are throwing a brand new Friday night party!
Dance all night to the best of ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s rock ‘n’ roll, soul, and
pop at one of Toronto’s most legendary dance venues in the city of Toronto.
Bring those dancing shoes – you’ll be sure to leave sweaty and smiling. $5.http://stonesplace.ca/
1255 Queen St W, Toronto Parkdale 9pm, near Brock Avenue
A decade ago, Toronto had 10 farmers’ markets. Now we have 3 dozen! We’re not
listing them all, just the best.
Dufferin Grove Farmers' Market
- Every Thursday 3:00-7:00 pm all year around. Dufferin Grove Park rink house
(875 Dufferin, S of Bloor), across from the Dufferin Mall. The rink house is
in the northwest corner of the park, just off Dufferin. The closest subway stop
is Dufferin Station (one block north). The Dufferin buses, both northbound and
southbound, stop every three minutes right outside the rink house. http://www.dufferingrovemarket.ca/
Junction Farmers' Market - Local,
sustainably produced fresh foods. The Market is OPEN 9am – 1pm every Saturday
from May 28th to November 5th, 2016!. . Free. Green P Lot, 385 Pacific, http://junctionmarket.ca/
Leslieville Farmers' Market -
Meats, dairy, baked goods, fruits and veg offered by local producers May 22,
2016 – October 30th, 2016, every Sunday from 9am-2pm in Jonathan Ashbridge
Park., 20 Woodward (btwn Queen & Eastern), http://leslievillemarket.com
Liberty Village Farmers’ Market (Liberty
St – Atlantic Ave) Sundays, 9 am - 2 pm, June 1 to October 31, There is
three other differnt locations on this listing check times on web site. http://www.my-market.ca/
Montgomery's Inn Farmers' Market
( Year Round) Local, organic and naturally produced foods, fresh bread from
the wood-fired oven, prepared foods and live music in the picnic area. Wednesdays
2-6 pm. Free..4709 Dundas W, 416-394-8113 Outdoor season: May to October, Indoor
season: Starts November 2nd & continues all winter. Please note: No market
December 28, 2016 http://montgomerysinn.com/farmers-market/
Sherway Farmers' Market - This
west-end market has been running for 20 years and offers large-pot perennials
and hanging baskets, fruits & veggies, Ontario honey, baked goods, fresh
eggs, European deli meats and cheeses and more. Runs May to October, Every Friday
| 8am – 2pm at the Corner of Queensway and Sherway Gardens Rd, 25 The
West Mall, Toronto, ON Toronto, Ontario http://farmfreshmarkets.ca/sherway-farmers-market/
Trinity Bellwoods Farmers’ Market -
Tuesdays May to Oct 3-7 pm - rain or shine. Please respect the market start
time to begin your purchases. We love the fact that as of late many people have
been arriving early ready to shop, but the Vendors need this time before 3pm
to set up and be prepared for you. Please do not ask Vendors to sell before
3pm. Thank you for understanding. North end of Park at Shaw and Dundas W. http://www.tbfm.ca/