Daily list of everything queer going on in Toronto area bars and other venues - from our DailyXtra events pages.
Ongoing every Friday and Saturday, midnight at Woody's, 467 Church Street. March 10, 2012, DJ Jade Elektra. Thursdays feature Best Chest nights and Sundays are for Big Ass Talent.
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.
Varsity Tuesdays weekly amateur strip contest, with a $100 cash prize. 11pm at Remington’s, 379 Yonge, Toronto's only hot spot for totally nude guys! Cover $5, no cover for those with student ID.
October 31, 2013, three blocks of Church Street close from 7pm until 2am for seven 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.
October 31, 2013, 10pm, at Videofag. Sewing circle/ encounter group/ story telling. Sociologist, Oxford-educated Anglican priest, curator/writer, metal musician, and sculptor meet on this occult night to dicuss Kenneth Anger's film Lucifer Rising; what the film talks about, but critics don't: the glamour of Satan, His representation, and post-secular implications.
November 21 & December 19, 2013, from 10pm, at Black Eagle, no cover! Strip Off. Black Eagle’s always packed Naked Night returns in the bar’s brand new renovated space. Enjoy the company of other sexy men in the buff, make new friends and show your pride by letting it all hang out. Clothes check: $2.00.
November 23, 2013, and 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.
November 23, 2013, at The Great Hall, 1087 Queen W, Toronto. Midnight Fashion Show: Kink Engineering "INFLATABLES!" by latex company that specializes in vacuum bondage, hoods, and accessories. See tails, horns, hoods and bondage gear in a uniquely awesome fashion show! DJs Saucy Miso and Warmuffin + 'grapple pit' wrestling.
November 30, 2013, 4-9pm, at Club 120, 120 Church Street. The latest in a series of monthly naked dances, the last Saturday of every month. Other naked events include swims, yoga, bowling, house-parties, game nights, art showings, retreats, and special interest gatherings.
December 7, 2013. 10pm, no cover monthly bears' bar night, every first Saturday at The Black Eagle Toronto, hosted by Steve Buczek: the big hairy leathermen gather. No dress code but leather or fetishwear encouraged. A friendly and easy going party for leathermen, bears, cubs and those who love them.
December 15, 2013, 10am-4pm. The Leslieville Flea takes place the 3rd Sunday of every month at “The Jimmy”, 870 Queen St. E with 37 vendors showcasing hundreds of curated items from vintage clothing to mid century furniture, hand crafted designs, photography and more.
January 8-19, 2014. Eight jury selected plays from Toronto Fringe, begin each January, among the best indie offerings of the year. A diverse selection of works: musicals, political dramas, dystopian futures, urban dance show.... Most are new works by established Fringe artists. See their Vimeo Page for Fringe-y videos from 2013, and the 2014 lineup on the website:
February 15, 2014 10pm, at Club 120, 120 Church St. Covens come together for one of Sodom’s most popular parties! Now in its 5th year, the annual Vampire Love Ball promises epic dark décor mixed with some exciting twists --one of the hottest and sexiest productions we have ever done; expect only the true bloody best! True Blood, Blade, Underworld and Goth dress encouraged.
April-October 2014 at The Shaw Festival Theatre and Royal George Theatre. An annual festival of plays by George Bernard Shaw and Shavian playwrights, in the Village of Niagara-on-the-Lake. The area, known for beautiful scenery, has historic hotels, world-class vineyards and wine tastings, plus art galleries to visit. See their website for details and festival schedules.
The May-October 2014 season will include a dozen plays that "explore minds driven out of balance by a variety of forces: love, war, poverty, age, and sexuality." Coinciding with the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, the program includes five Shakespeare productions, including two versions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. See their full program online at:
May 22 - June 1, 2014, 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.
June 20-29, 2014, annual parties and festival events, Sunday parade and Friday - Sunday Streetfair on Church and Wellesley Streets across a dozen blocks of the Gay Village, with music from open air stages, food, artisan/craft stalls, etc. See our Pride 2013 photos.
June 26-29, 2014, (tentative dates) Toronto Pride 2014 - Canada Day Weekend, 4 big events! International DJs, porn stars, & performers. Coming up on its eleventh year, Prism Festival is the leading annual gay event series in Canada.
First week of August, 2013. This past year included: BEARCODE, Northbound Leather Reception, Leather/Bear Night, Steamworks Men’s Party, Black Eagle BBQ, Woody’s Bad Boys/SAILOR VIP Reception, Black Eagle Full Fetish, MLT/MsLT/MRT contests + Leather Ball, Victory Brunch + BBQ/Cigars. Check website for 2014 events.
Mid-September, 2014. Screening more than 300 films from 60+ countries every September. 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 with an ongoing film series throughout the year. See details online at: