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The world’s longest-running and largest queer theatre
Weekends at Buddies

Every Friday is something different – drag performances, cabarets, strip spelling bees and everything in between. On Saturdays the DJs at Tallulah’s spin your favourite top 40, house, pop and hip hop. All proceeds from the bar go directly to the theatre, which makes a night at Buddies the most fun you’ve ever had supporting the arts.
Practice what you have learned in a relaxed & friendly environment
Role Neutral Salsa at Steps Dance Studio

Weekly Fridays 7pm-8pm at Steps Dance Studio, 1 Gloucester St, 2nd floor, SE corner Yonge/Gloucester. Role neutral Salsa classes; great for higher level students who want to learn opposite roles. Everyone rotates partners throughout the class. Classes LGBTQ+ friendly --each student decides if they want to learn to lead or to follow.
Where the bears play
Bears, the Baths and Beyond + more

Every 4th Saturday night, 1-6pm at Steamworks, with DJ Danny White, music, food and hot hunky men ~ The Official Bathhouse of the Men of Toronto Leather Pride. Next: October 24th. See more events such as Thursday Lights Out, Sunday Spin Cycle, CumUnion (2nd Mon + 4th Fri), and First Fridays D.I.L.F. at their website:
Host: Sofonda Cox
Best Men’s Ass Contest

SWEETASS SATURDAY NIGHT AT Woody’s/Sailor Toronto, Sofonda Cox and Mahogany J Browne with the Men’s ASS Contest with $300 cash prizes, DJ Chris Steinbach and Toronto’s hottest staff.
Enjoy being naked with other men
TNT Men | Naked Events

Last Saturday of each month, 4-9pm NAKED DANCE at Club 120 + 2nd Tuesday/ month, 7-11pm NAKED IN EXCESS at Spa Excess. TNT! MEN members who dine at 120 Diner get a permanent 15% discount. Other TNT naked events include swims, wrestling, yoga, bowling, house-parties, game nights, book club, art showings, drawing group, retreats, and other gatherings.
Naked Yoga for Men at the Awaken Studio
Naked Yoga - Asana Practice for Men

Saturday mornings 10-11:30am + Tuesday & Thursday evenings 8-9:30pm at Awaken Studio. Join a group of whole hearted men gathering to share asana-focused yoga practice while naked to focus on gentle/ safe exploration through posture and alignment-based practice. All 19+ men are welcome to this quiet, warm and private space. See details:
Alternative, Body Mod & Fetish Club

Alternative lifestyle monthly bash at The Opera House for all things fetish, kink, body-mod, BDSM, dancing, socializing + serious play. Dungeon areas equipment, welcoming/ supervised environment, large dance room, fantastic sounds from the finest DJs. Mandatory Fetish Attire: leather, PVC, latex, uniform except camo, wet look, uber goth, formal, lingerie, rubber. See website:
Wanna Play?
Parties for Women in Toronto

Dance parties for women from Girl Play Toronto - recent venues have included: SmithGarage, Toastr/White Elephant, The Solarium, House | Maison; with DJs Annalyze, Vivi Diamond, Lucie Tic, KLR, Tizi, Sticky Cuts, Miz Megs, and Stix  - with thousands of women. See upcoming dates at their website:
Hosted by HEY GIRL HEY and The Baby G
HEY GIRL HEY - Holiday Special with Gay Jesus!

December 29, 2018, 10:30pm-2:30am. Happy holigays, girl! Celebrate that awkward time from Boxing Day to NYE; ditch the family and dance off the fruitcake at the final HGH of 2018! Epic, sacrilicious Midnight-ish Floorshow from their holiness (HGH fave) Gay Jesus! All your Dundas West queer crushes don gay apparel and bounce their sugarplums + DJ Orange Pekoe w/ best female hip-hop/ RnB!
GLOW into 2019! Countdown & show by Sofonda Cox
NEON New Year's Eve

December 31, 2018, 9:30pm-5am. Extended 3am bar, midnight bubbly & neon party favours! Music by Geoff Kelleway + Cajjmere Wray upstairs with Sumation in Bunker bar playing Hip Hop, R&B and top 40.
Daddy Next Door takes over The Black Eagle Toronto New Years Eve!
Daddy Next Door NYE 2019 with Michael Roman!

December 31, 2018, 10pm-3am. Porn superstar Michael Roman helps ring in 2019. Resident DJs Dwayne Minard + it'smikeyboy on the decks spinning funky, grooving and jackin' house all night long! Sir daddy Robert Miller on go-go duties. Champagne at midnight!
Big hits, lots of kissing, cute looks, no pretention, dancery holleration
FIT NYE 2019

December 31, 2018, 10pm-3:30am at ROUND venue,152a Augusta Ave. Non-dressy clothes encouraged (stay cozy!). Relaxation back zone (massages!); electrifying sets from queen Vanessa Kathleen, DJs Kris Steeves + Phillippe. Sexy go-go dancers! Dark room making out! Midnight bubbles for all! Bar open until 3am. Swedish beauty Anton at the door! Ticketed party - get early birds now!
Every weekend fun, friends, and dancing
New Year’s Eve at Tallulah’s

December 31, 2108, 10pm. Ring in the New Year with all your favourite people at Buddies. A full-facility party with performances by Katinka Kature, Baby Bel Bel, and Heaven Lee Hytes + DJs Regina Gently and Sofia Fly. $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
Ring in 2019 with an epic BANG at PITBULL's 2019 NYE Bash!
PITBULL - 2019 New Years Eve Bash

December 31, 2018, 10pm-4am. Hundreds of sexy men on a packed dance floor w/ incredible sound, bombshell shows, and surprises all night long. International superstar DJ/ Producer Joe Gauthreaux will keep you sweating late into the night with local legend Mark Falco getting it started. Incredible drag acts, sexy go-go dancer porn stars, and spectacular light and sound
New Year's Eve 2018
Boner: Welcome to the Jungle

December 31, 2018, 10pm-8am. Hey Boner Brothers, get in your jungle-inspired looks for a wild New Years Eve night at Club120 w/ house of Boner + Special Guest Daddy Phillip Montana. Main Party 10pm-4am (liquor till 3am) w/ DJ Jeremy Khamkeo epic big room beats on main floor + DJ Josh Karmin keeping it sexy down in the VIP lounge. BONER AFTERHOURS 3:30am on first floor w/ DJ Josh Karmin.
BB Humpday | Bliptor+Lorne - Hosted by Dillon Baldassero
LB HumpDay featuring Lorne

January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2019, 10pm-2am. Bliptor+Lorne together again keeping Wednesday fruitful ♥ ~never too much of a good thing. Dance club night of electronica + techno. No cover. Next: Feb 6th...
Totally Naked Toronto Men Enjoying Nudity
Deep, Dark & Naked Fridays

January 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019, 8pm. TNTMEN Members can present their Membership Card at check-in and receive a FREE 8 hour locker between 8pm and 4am to enjoy this Spa Excess event. Some blackout dates apply, such as Pride Weekend and some Holidays. Check with Spa Excess for details. There is no discount on rooms for members on weekends. Next: Feb 1st, 8th.
Monthly performance events
Künst Kids

January 4, 2019, 10pm-2am. Performances by naughty kids: Tash Walker (Tash Riot) + Jett Blakk. See details:
Totally Naked Toronto sex-positive social event
TNE! Totally Naked Excess

January 8, 2019, 7-10pm. Monthly naturist social event at Spa Excess. Come out and enjoy meeting our members and guests with our ice breaker activities and enjoy a slice of pizza and beer specials. Come out and find out what all the talk is about. Discover you are beautiful just the way you are!. Next: Jan 8th.
Hosted by Working Women - Queer Comedy Showcase
Working Women Comedy - January Edition

January 8, 2019, 8-10pm. NEW YEAR WHO DIS? Toronto's best queer/ ally stand-up comedy show is back! Light your resolutions on fire (for warmth). Rotous laughter at The Gladstone with your two fave gays, Sam Sferrazza + guest host, the hilarious Taylor Rivers! Headliner: Jess Beaulieu. Featuring: Cathy Boyd, Nikki Yee, Yaw Attuah, Elisabeth Bailey, Sarah Adjepong-Duodu, Bria Hiebert.
The premiere winter theatre event in the city. Produced by the Toronto Fringe
NSTF - The Next Stage Theatre Festival

January 9-20, 2019. Annual platform for past Fringe artists to take groundbreaking work to the next level – and a gathering place for discerning culture lovers in the city. While some shows have appeared at previous Fringe Festivals, most are new works by established Fringe artists who have demonstrated the passion and tenacity to take their work to the next stage. See more info:
READY for 2019, and we want to see YOU!
House of Kings: Open Stage!

January 9, 2019, 9:30pm-1am. OPEN STAGE - show off that awesome drag you've been practising at home. A place for Drag Kings and Gender Performers to have stage time they deserve - come take advantage! An AMAZING night of Local Drag. Come hang out, listen to awesome music, watch killer performances and be your realest you.
Welcoming the New Year with righteous rage
Les Femmes Fatales Presents Rage!

January 11, 2018, door 8pm. "Our resistance is beautiful, our existence is glorious and our rage is pure." A 19+ event. Starring Suki Tsunami, Ravyn Wngz, Ivory, Babia Majora, Lilla Koi, Ferrera Rose, Tereka Tyler-Davis and guest Esther De Ville. Curated, produced and emceed by Dainty Smith. God Of Music: Johnny B Goode. A night of ferocious, unapologetic magic.
Friday Recurring Event
Puppy Love

January 11, 2019, 10pm-2am at The Beaver, 1192 Queen Street W, Toronto. Queer + sex positive dance party. live porn screenings, go go dancers, impromptu strip shows, byoboard games, patio, DJ dang kids. Open to any and all: hetero, homo, queer, trans, kinky, lesbian, gay, vanilla, bi, flexible, poly, asexual and open minded young people (or young at heart). Puppy Love for everyone.
Hosted by DJ Scooter McCreight
Trade with Ryan Powers, Scooter McCreight, & Babygirl

January 11, 2019, 10pm-3am. Launching 2019, porn star Ryan Powers hosts our Slutty Disney party! Who will show up? Cum-guzzling Gaston? Belle the party bottom? DJ Babygirl TRADE debut. She will let you HAVE IT!  DJ Scooter McCreight. Sex-positive, all-inclusive space. Everyone welcome. Do it in the darkroom, on the dancefloor, wherever you want! Door: Mat Muir + Jacklynne Hyde.
It's a drag celebration of culture!
Queens of the World

January 11, 2019, 10pm-2am at Super Wonder Gallery, 584 College St. Toronto's exciting/diverse drag queens honour their respective backgrounds. Hosted by Selena Vyle. Featuring: Priyanka Love, Miss Moço, Vicki Lix, and Vachina Dynasty (Jherome Tagaca). DJ Blip†or spinning into the night. Doors 9pm. Show 10pm.
The only woman director to successfully transition from silent to sound cinema
Working Girls: The Films of Dorothy Arzner

January 12 - February 10, 2019. The Hollywood pioneer provided glittering showcases for such top female stars as Katharine Hepburn, Clara Bow, Lucille Ball, and Maureen O’Hara in the films: Christopher Strong; Dance, Girl, Dance; Merrily We Go to Hell; The Bride Wore Red; The Wild Party; and Working Girls.
Hosted by The Black Eagle Toronto
Balls Deep Disco

January 12, 2019, 10pm. Classic Disco. Nu Disco. Disco House by resident disc jockeys: Kris Steeves + The Robotic Kid. $5 at the door. All 19+ welcome.
The 2018-19 Season
Canadian Stage

January 13-27, 2019, 8pm. Tartuffe/ Chris Abraham. Vice becomes virtue in Molière's satire of religious hypocrisy - or the other way around? Feb 6-24 Prince Hamlet - Ravi Jain's remixed, reimagined, bilingual Hamlet: cross-cultural, gender-flipped cast challenges conventional ideas of who tells the story. Feb 21-24 Who We Are in the Dark - Peggy Baker. Mar 7-16 - Revisor.
You say Death is the stranger: the one we meet the day we die. You’re wrong
The Scavenger’s Daughter

January 15-27, 2019, 8pm. Jack, Ash, and Sarah grew up in a war being waging for 20 years. Jack, only weeks from civilian life, his freedom from the army bought by a mysterious philosopher who taught him to read and write, must only wait, and stay in line. But rations are thin, the king seizes the opium trails, so Jack and Ash must fight through violence, scarcity, and each other.
Monthly Trans + Non-binary performer cabaret
F*ck Sh*t Up

January 17, 2019 at 6:30-11pm. Hell no you can't erase us! We're trans + non-binary performers and we're ready to Fuck Shit Up - at Gladstone Hotel's new Thursday night cabaret series. Performances by: TBA. Hosted by: Babia Majora + Fluffy Soufflé.
Toronto's Leather Denim Cruising Bar
Naked Night

January 17, 2019, 10pm, No cover. Black Eagle’s well established Naked Night continues to draw out fresh faces each month. A diverse group of men mix, mingle and get to know each other in the buff. Clothes check: $2 Separate Area for clothed folks. Next date: Feb 21st. See more leather/fetish nights each month at their website:
Third Saturdays Every Month
Pup Night

January 19, 2019, 7-9:30pm. Watch pups play in the Play Room; or gear up/strip down and join in the fun on the play/socializing mats or fight for dominance on wrestling mats. Experienced pups will answer your questions, and Argo will keep the beta dogs in line. After Pup Mosh at 9:30pm some VERY hungry pups and handlers go eat at O'Grady's Pub across the street.
Wayla and Queer Film 101 present...
John Waters: The Trash Trilogy

January 20, 2019. Presenting a triple feature simultaneously on three screens with a new theme/star/director/genre of queer appeal every Sunday: 7pm PINK FLAMINGOS (1972); 9pm FEMALE TROUBLE (1974); 10:45pm DESPERATE LIVING (1977) at Wayla. Free admission.
Amnesty International Toronto Office
Orientation Session for New Volunteers

January 24, 2019, 7-9pm, AITO Office, 1992 Yonge St, 3rd Fl. Monthly new member orientation session each 4th Thursday of every month (except Aug and Dec) at their office. Find out what you can do as a volunteer, and about different volunteer structures in the GTA, how Amnesty operates, and about current campaigns and projects. You don’t need to call in to register, simply show up!
Hosted by No More Silence
Queering Decolonization

January 25, 2019, 5:30-9pm at Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre, 439 Dundas St E. An evening of discussion with Dr. Alex Wilson, Jeffrey McNeil, Teddy Syrette and Ahmed Masawadeh (Jerusalem) sharing their experiences on the front lines of Two Spirit resistance against settler colonialism here on Turtle Island as in Palestine!
Join us for the next dance party!
After Werk: The Blue Ball

January 25, 2019, 10:30pm-2:30am. Category is: Blue Ball! Get ready to Werk in your cutest blue winter lewks! Walk off at 12:30am - a chance to win $100! MC: the always hilarious Barbie Jo Bontemps + the stunning Imarra Arrami werking the stairs. DJ Sofia Fly will play your favorite Top 40 hits, remixes + bangers all night. Cover: $5 before 11pm/ $10 after.
We made it to 20 years!
The Original Fly Nightclub's 20th Anniversary

January 25, 2019, 10:30pm-5am. Superstar Djs Manny Lehman, Tracy Young, Barry Harris, Mark Falco & Shawn Riker will be bringing back Fly classics all night! Join us for what may be the last Anniversary! Tickets at the door will be $20 before midnight or $25 after.
Totally Naked Toronto Men Enjoying Nudity
TNT!Men Naked Dance

January 26, 2019, 4-9pm. Celebrating the softer, warmer side of masculinity w/ DJ Blackcat. What beats a bunch of friendly, outgoing guys hanging out naked, having fun? It's always better naked! TNT! Men's Naked Dance, last Saturday every month; body positive, sex positive, respecting each other, and our community. That's what TNT! is all about. Next: Feb 23rd; March 30th.
Hosted by Cory McPhee
The Barn & Stables At Large

January 26, 2019, 10pm-3am. After the smashing success of the Reunion Party, you told us you wanted more! Here to give you what you want w/
music by Toronto legend, DJ Barry Harris + long-time Barn resident DJ, Cory Activate spinning all your favourite 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s anthems.
Door: Richard. Cover: $10.
Can’t get enough Beef?
Prism - Beef-ink w/GSP

February 1, 2019, 10:30pm-5am. Beef returns for a third installment with global super star GSP from Greece. The Beefiest and sexiest dancers and performers await you! Opening sets by Toronto DJ favorites Neill Macleod and Aeryn Pfaff. Ready to show off your Ink?
Early bird tickets until January 15th
Testostérone Underwear Jockstrap Party - Toronto

February 9, 2019, 10pm-3am. Testostérone Party International returns to Toronto for a hot night of fun and dancing to the best underground beats by DJ Guy DeGiacinto. Hot dancers and always a few surprises. Free glow swag and body painting.
Artists explore new possibilities in theatre, dance, music, performance art
The Rhubarb Festival

February 14-25, 2019. See the most adventurous ideas in performance and catch your favourite artists venturing into uncharted territory. A 12-day space for artists and audiences to experiment together by trying new things and testing their boundaries. You always get to see more than one show (often 3 or 4) in one night, and no two nights of Rhubarb are ever alike.
In The Distillery District
Leslieville Flea at The Fermenting Cellar

February 17 + April 28, 2019, 10am-5pm at the Fermenting Cellar. Back at this beautiful and historic location for 2 special dates! The Leslieville Flea: A Curated Flea Market in Toronto Selling Vintage and Handcrafted Goods.
What better way to celebrate Family day than with the return of SWEAT
Prism- SWEAT - Family day

February 17, 2019, 10:30pm-5am at CODA, 794 Bathurst St. Come in from the cold and shake off those winter blues with International DJs Isaac Escalante + Anne Louise!
Select retrospective honours the legacy of an icon
Fearless: The Films of Katharine Hepburn

February 18 - April 21, 2019. Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003) ceaselessly challenged Hollywood’s prescriptive gender roles and helped define the mid-century idea of the modern woman. Films: Adam's Rib; Bringing Up Baby; Guess Who's Coming to Dinner; Holiday; Little Women; Stage Door; Summertime; The African Queen; The Lion in Winter; and The Philadelphia Story.
Northbound Leather and Pitbull Events are combining forces to present

February 23, 2019, 9:30pm-4am. The ultimate Toronto Kink Event. All Kinks are welcome and wanted so make sure you get your wildest self ready for an unforgettable night. DEKO-ZE will be on the deck all night. The Parlour side room will be turned into a dungeon for those wanting to explore new kinks under the watchful eye of professional dungeon masters. Fetish Dress Code reccomended.
Compelling theatre experiences
The Shaw Festival 2019

April 6 - December 22, 2019. The Horse and His Boy/ CS Lewis. Brigadoon/ Lerner + Loewe. The Ladykillers/ Graham Linehan. Man and Superman w/ Don Juan in Hell/ Bernard Shaw. Mahabharata: Origins experimental performances. Rope/ Patrick Hamilton. Getting Married/ Bernard Shaw. The Russian Play/ Hannah Moscovitch. Cyrano de Bergerac/ Edmond Rostand. The Glass Menagerie/ Tennessee Williams.
Stratford Festival 2019

April 16 - December 31, 2019. Located in Stratford, Ontario, the Stratford Festival is North America’s largest classical repertory theatre company. Presenting each season a dozen or more productions in four distinctive venues; classics, contemporary dramas and musicals, with special emphasis on the plays of Shakespeare. See the full program at their website:
Inside Out | Annual queer screenings
Toronto Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival 2019

May 23 - June 2, 2019, 11-day festival, the largest event of its kind in Canada and one of the top five LGBT film festivals in the world. Screenings, artist talks, panel discussions, installations and parties to highlight more than 200 films and videos from Canada and around the world. See dates and programming online.
6th annual festival of queer-focused art and performance
Nuit Rose

June 15, 2019. A free annual festival of queer-focused art and performance that takes place during Toronto Pride. Provocative, cutting edge work by diverse local and international artists, engaging LGBTQ communities, art lovers, residents and visitors to Toronto in unique experiences with art across the city.
The not-to-miss festival during Toronto’s LGBT pride celebrations
Green Space Toronto

June 19-23, 2019. Five-day festival events, high caliber productions featuring national and international artists; DJs, live music, and dance performances span electro, house, folk, hip hop, and international music genres. Outdoor free of charge shows, tree-lined venues, 40,000+ revelers expected. Fundraising for The 519 Church Street Community Centre hub of LGBTQ community life.
North America’s largest gay circuitmusic festival - 5 Days of Events
Prism Toronto

June, 2019. Five-day weekend party nights at clubs/ venues around town. Toronto's biggest party weekend/ Pride Weekend. Thousands of gay party revelers from around the globe make this one of the crown jewels of Toronto Pride. International DJs, Toronto's best venues and major productions.
Now in its 37th season of outdoor theatre magic
Shakespeare in High Park

June through September, 2019, 8pm at High Park Amphitheatre, 1873 Bloor St. W. Adventurous adaptations of two of the Bard's most popular and enduring works. This past year featured Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream. See 2019 updates:
Celebrate & Demonstrate!
Pride Toronto 2019 Festival Weekend + Parade

June 21-23, 2019. Sunday June 23rd Parade 2pm from Church/Bloor, Yonge to Yonge-Dundas Sq, Toronto’s LGBTQ communities get OUT across a dozen blocks of the Gay Village. Music from open air stages, food, artisan/craft stalls, etc, Friday through Sunday of the final weekend.
fringe & next stage theatre festivals
Fringe Festival Toronto

July 3-14, 2019. Twelve days celebrating under-represented voices and those on the margins of the performing arts world. A festival where anyone can put on any show, without having to pass through a jury – where emerging artists can get their big break, and established artists can test new work. Showcasing 150+ productions at 30+ venues around town.
The leading public film festival in the world
Toronto International Film Festival - TIFF19

Early September, 2019. Eleven days, screening more than 300 films from 60+ countries each year. With a reputation for excellence, a diverse array of films are shown: Hollywood galas, complete with red carpet glamour; the best in international cinema, the latest homegrown comedies… and everything in between. Also an ongoing film series throughout the year. See details online at:
At the heart of the Queer Village
Church Street’s Halloween Night Party

October 31, 2019, annual event; three blocks of Church Street close 6-11pm for five hours of costumed revelry and buckets of eye-candy. Even though the temperature doesn’t always go with the more daring outfit choices, the street is soon packed with thousands of scantily attired locals and visitors, making this Canada’s largest Halloween event.