Toronto is considered one of the most gay-friendly places on earth according to Lonely Planet. Today we will explore the best gay hotels Toronto, Canada and we have selected for you the best accommodations in this magnificent city
Canada is a relatively gay-friendly country, with its largest cities featuring their own gay areas and communities, such as Toronto’s Church and Wellesley neighbourhood, Montreal’s Gay Village commercial district, Vancouver Davie Village, and Ottawa Bank Street Gay Village.
Toronto, the capital of the province of Ontario, is a major Canadian city along Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore. It’s a dynamic metropolis with a core of soaring skyscrapers, all dwarfed by the iconic, free-standing CN Tower. Toronto also has many green spaces, from the orderly oval of Queen’s Park to 400-acre High Park and its trails, sports facilities and zoo.
Top attractions to visit in Toronto
Best tours in Toronto
- Dog Sledding and Snowshoeing Tour from Toronto
- Niagara Falls Day Tour from Toronto
- Niagara Falls Platinum Tour from Toronto with Cruise and Lunch
- Niagara Falls Day and Evening Tour With Boat Cruise and Optional Fallsview Dinner
- Exotic or Supercar Test Drive on Hamilton Mountain
1. The Ramada Plaza Toronto 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Toronto
The Ramada Plaza Toronto is centrally located in Toronto’s Garden District, home to the city’s vibrant Gay Village, beautiful Allan Gardens and some of its most treasured heritage buildings. Just minutes from Yonge Street, and Toronto’s bustling downtown core, staying here means staying in the centre of all that’s happening in the city.
If you’re looking for a quiet hotel in Toronto, look no further than Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Toronto Downtown.
While staying at Toronto Ramada, visitors can check out Chinatown (1.2 mi) and The Air Canada Centre (1.2 mi), some of Toronto’s top attractions.
Rooms at Toronto Ramada provide a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.
In addition, while staying at Toronto Ramada guests have access to a 24 hour front desk, room service, and baggage storage. You can also enjoy a pool and a lounge. Need a place to park? Parking is available at Ramada Plaza Toronto Hotel.
Good location. Friendly staff. Clean. All amenities. Would recommend this to anyone. Have stayed before and will stay again. Close to Downtown, Gay village, Waterfront, nightlife. Loved staying there.
If you’re looking for a Vietnamese restaurant, consider a visit to Banh Mi Boys, Mi Mi Restaurant, or Hanoi 3 Seasons Restaurant, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Toronto Downtown.
The rooms feel a little old fashioned, but that doesn’t bother me. It’s clean, well maintained, and very well located. And although I have occasionally found staff a little unhelpful, that was certainly not the case during my recent stay in May. The rooms are comfortably large, they seem fairly well soundproofed, and the heat pump is not too noisy. The beds are comfortable and I have always gotten a good night’s sleep.
I like the location because Jarvis St. is not a noisy street and across from the hotel is a park, which gives it a nice open feel. You can walk to the Yonge St. subway in not much more than 5 minutes, and the Carlton/College streetcar stops just seconds from the hotel. The hotel is only a few minutes from Church St. in the Gay Village and at the corner of Church and Carlton is the largest, most amazing Loblaw’s (grocery store) I’ve ever seen! Jarvis St. just south of the hotel is a little seedy, but not unsafe. If you want to explore downtown Toronto on foot and/or using public transit, the location is excellent.
If you have a car, the hotel is good because it has an underground parking garage (not cheap, but this downtown Toronto), and Jarvis St. is good because it’s rarely congested and access to and from the Gardiner Expressway is straightforward. Driving down from Bloor St. is slightly more confusing because the top end of Jarvis St. was annoyingly renamed Ted Rogers Way a few years ago, though there are signs on Bloor indicating to Jarvis St.
Should time allow, St. Lawrence Market, Distillery Historic District, and The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.
The staff at Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Toronto Downtown looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.
The hotel is centrally located to Yonge St and Dundas St Square which is about 10-15 mins walk from the hotel. Here you can take the Hop on Hop of your bus and find the Toronto Eton shopping mall.
The Hop on Hop of tour is really good as you can stop of at key locations such as St Lawrence Market, The Harbour etc and when ready hop on the next bus. You can purchase tours from the hotel thus you get hotel pick up and drop of.
Local supermarket by the Hotel called RABBAS which has a nice Deli just less than 5 mins walk.
All of the modernly furnished guest rooms are non-smoking and include a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Free WiFi is included at no extra cost.
Guests can dine at Shade, the on-site restaurant. It is open each day for breakfast and dinner and serves continental cuisine.
The rooms are spacious and beds comfortable. Bathrooms could have used more shelf space, but the decor is outstanding with nice finishing touches.
Even if the breakfast is overpriced food is good and hot, and the fruit was fresh as well.
Room facilities: Safety Deposit Box, Air conditioning, Iron, Desk, Seating Area, Fan, Heating, Hairdryer, Free toiletries, Toilet, Bathroom, Bath or Shower, Toilet paper, Pay-per-view Channels, Telephone, Radio, Cable Channels, Flat-screen TV, Tea/Coffee Maker, Alarm clock, Towels, Linen.
How much does a room costs at Ramada Plaza Toronto ?
Prices start 110$/night for the King Room . The Junior King Suite with Sofa Bed ( Room size: 36 m²) is 150$/night.
This room has a 40″ flat-screen TV and ergonomic workstation in the bedroom. The living area contains a sofa bed and another flat-screen TV. Additional amenities include a mini fridge, microwave and coffee maker. Free WiFi is available.
2. Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto 3* – LGBT Friendly HotelS Toronto
Our second recommendation is a 3* hotel located in the Gay Village of Toronto. The hotel is one block from a subway station & the College streetcar line. The busiest bars & restaurants in the gay village are a block in the other direction on Church Street north of Alexander Street.
The Courtyard is located in the NE side of the core, in the heart of the LGBTQ neighbourhood. The brightly festooned cross walks and rainbow pennants on street posts are harmonious with the eclectic and inclusive diversity which the city celebrates.
Treat yourself to a relaxing stay in Ontario’s capital at Courtyard Toronto Downtown, one of the largest full-service Courtyard hotels. Our location near Yonge and College Streets lets guests easily explore popular downtown destinations, including Yonge-Dundas Square, the Village, the CN Tower, the Toronto Eaton Center and Massey Hall.
After a day spent discovering Toronto’s landmarks, take a dip in our indoor pool, work out in our fitness center or enjoy American cuisine in our on-site restaurant. If you’re in Ontario for business, make sure to take advantage of our modern event venues with 13,300 square feet of space and state-of-the-art technology. In the evening, unwind in stylish hotel accommodations with cozy reading chairs, mini-refrigerators, large windows, ample desks and free Wi-Fi. For extended stays or family travel, our spacious suites boast a separate living area for entertaining. Whether you’re here for work or play, Courtyard Toronto Downtown is ready to make your visit to Toronto special.
A flat-screen cable TV and tea/coffee-making facilities are standard in every modern room at the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto. All rooms include a seating area and a work desk.
The Bistro at the Downtown Toronto Courtyard features snacks, a la carte items, Starbucks coffee and a full cocktail bar.
The beds are comfortable and the showers warm, although the lack of a fan in the bathroom resulted in excess moisture and humidity in the sleeping quarters. The rooms are soundproofed reasonably well, with sounds from adjoining rooms and even the hustle of the city below masked properly.
The rooms have a coffee making machine and fridge and a large flat screen tv
The bathroom is split into 2 areas: one for the sink and another for the toilet and the shower tub.
The Courtyard also offers a modest gym for its guests, and while equipment are plentiful and clean, it is rather warm and humid in the workout room, attributable perhaps to the pool and indoor hot tub which shares the same general space.
The bistro us very handy for our morning coffees, snacks and drinks in the evenings. The lobby area is. modern and relaxing.
Excellent hotel. Spacious rooms and well appointed. Very friendly staff. Great location. 30-60 mins walk to most sights. Only a few steps from the “gay village “.
Great spot for visiting downtown Toronto. Tons of restaurants within walking distance and very safe area. Very close to Church and Wellesley aka the gay village. And also only about a 10-15 minute walk to the Eaton Centre shopping area. Plenty of trains nearby as well. It’s really pricey on certain weekends but I think it’s worth it. Top notch staff and the rooms are impeccable in terms of decor and cleanliness. I’ll stay here again if visiting.
This is the hotel at Yonge and College, which is a great location for shops and restaurants. Walking distance to Yonge and Bloor (20 min), shopping at Yonge and Dundas (10 min), and bars and clubs in the Gay village.
Great, friendly staff, rooms are spacious and clean, comfy beds. Would definitely stay here again.
Room TVs have USB ports but don’t read media.
We had breakfast included in our rate and you ordered your choice from the Starbucks style cafe. The food was cooked fresh and was delicious.The staff were accommodating if you wanted to change a breakfast item to something else on the menu. The location of the hotel is ideal it is close to the entertainment district and two blocks from the gay village on church street.. A nice area to grab a nice drink and bite to eat. The nearest subway station to the hotel is college and it is literally a 5 minute walk.
Room facilities: Safety Deposit Box, Air conditioning, Iron, Desk, Seating Area, Heating, Carpeted, Sofa, Shower, Hairdryer, Free toiletries, Toilet, Bathroom, Bath or Shower, Toilet paper, Pay-per-view Channels, Telephone, Radio, Cable Channels, Flat-screen TV, Tea/Coffee Maker, Refrigerator, Wake-up service, Alarm clock, Towels, Linen.
How much does a room costs at Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto ?
This room includes free WiFi, a 38″ flat-screen TV with cable channels and a spacious seating area. A work desk, a mini-fridge and complimentary toiletries are provided. Free local and long distance calls in North America, and in-room bottled water are provided.
Please note that the room rate is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 4 guests (see Hotel Policies).
3. McGill Inn B&B Toronto 4* – Gay Friendly Hotel Toronto
Nestled on a residential street in the heart of Toronto city centre, this Victorian B&B is less than 2 km from the Theatre and Financial Districts. Free Wi-Fi and cable TV are offered in all rooms.
Featuring warm colours, rooms at McGill Inn Bed & Breakfast include access to a shared bathroom. All the rooms also include air conditioning.
Each room has a bed (with daily housekeeping service), towels, flat screen TV, a cabinet for clothes, a desk, tissues, and even an alarm clock radio. There is one shared bathroom per floor (three rooms per floor).
Breakfast, while continental, will provide you with more than enough sustenance to skip lunch. An array of various bagels, breads, pastries, cream cheeses, jams, jellies, juices, teas, coffees, fruit, yogurts, and tea biscuits will ensure that you will need to hit the gym once your trip ends.
The living room has a desktop computer with high speed internet (120 mbp/s) available 24/7. Each room has a flat screen TV with several dozen channels and a remote. It is two blocks from College Metro station, very convenient base for exploring, and also a few blocks from Loblaws, which is to supermarkets what Lexus is to autos. A phone is available for free local calls as well. The location is very safe and the guests are respectful.
Room facilities: Air conditioning, Heating, Carpeted, Hardwood/Parquet floors, Wardrobe/Closet, Clothes rack, Shared Bathroom, TV, Radio, Cable Channels, Alarm clock, Towels, Linen, Upper floors accessible by stairs only.
How much does a room costs at McGill Inn B&B ?
This double room features air conditioning.
Please note, breakfast is included for 2 guests in this room rate.
4. Chelsea Hotel Toronto 3* – Gay Friendly Hotel Toronto
Within 300 m of College Subway Station, this hotel features on-site dining, a fitness centre and 2 indoor pools. The Toronto Eaton Centre is 600 m away.
All rooms at the Chelsea Hotel Toronto provide free WiFi and an LCD TV with cable channels. Some open out on to a balcony. For added convenience rooms are equipped with a desk and seating area. Select rooms include a refrigerator and sofa bed.
Dining options include the Market Garden restaurant and T| Bar Lounge. Guests can sip on a coffee or cocktail at the expresso coffee and wine bar. Room service is available.
The Chelsea Hotel, Toronto provides comfort in the heart of downtown Toronto and guests are within walking distance of prime retail districts, colourful local neighbourhoods and major tourist attractions. As Canada’s largest hotel with 1,590 rooms, guestrooms are complimented with complimentary basic Wi-Fi and most rooms feature balconies, offering stunning views of the downtown core.
The Chelsea Hotel, Toronto offers 3 in-house dining options. Relax in the lobby bar— T|Bar—with a Signature Caesar, or enjoy the breakfast, lunch and dinner on the patio with Market Garden.While express|o coffee and wine bar, is the solution for afternoon treat. Relax and rejuvenate on Deck 27. This perfect adult-only urban retreat including Exert fitness centre, indoor heated swimming pool and seasonal sundeck.
We arrived during the Gay Pride festival & the hotel, largest in Toronto, was full to capacity however my husband and I found the service terrific and quiet in our room. The bed was comfortable although the room lacked fridge Which we thought would have been handy. We stayed 4 nights & enjoyed the breakfast each day in the restaurant. Great selection. We would stay again as it is located well to Canada Place & good shopping & restaurants. Descent walk from the harbour front though there were buses & taxis easily available.
We stayed there for world pride week and the staff was amazing and very gay friendly with everyone. We loved that even though the hotel was completely full those days the service was good, it wasn’t loud and they even gave away free lemonade and popcorn to the guests (which I find as a really good compliment). The room was good, clean and had comfortable mattress. I would really recommend this hotel to anyone, the best part is that it was very close to all Toronto’s main attractions, malls, bars and streets.
Dining options include the Market Garden restaurant and T| Bar Lounge. Guests can sip on a coffee or cocktail at the expresso coffee and wine bar. Room service is available.
The location of the hotel is amazing! Easton’s Centre, Bay Street, Yonge Street, Yorkville, The Gay Village… Everything quintessentially Toronto is an easy walk.
The staff were amazing. You don’t get better staff than that even at a top rated 5 star hotel.
The hotel itself was a fantastic building… Well laid out, wonderful amenities, ample parking and taxi stand on site with doorman to grab you a ride.
Rooms are clean and very comfy bed and pillows!
Breakfast buffet is $25pp which is bit pricey!
Beautiful rooftop panoramic views of the city.
Room facilities: Balcony, Pay-per-view Channels, TV, Telephone, Radio, Video Games, Cable Channels, Flat-screen TV, Air conditioning, Iron, Desk, Ironing Facilities, Seating Area, Heating, Carpeted, Wardrobe/Closet, Clothes rack, Shower, Bath, Hairdryer, Bathrobe, Free toiletries, Toilet, Bathroom, Toilet paper, Coffee machine, Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock, Towels, Linen.
How much does a room costs at Chelsea Hotel Toronto ?
This spacious room is furnished with a 32-inch flat-screen TV.
5. Radisson Admiral Toronto Harbourfront 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Toronto
This hotel is 3 minutes walk from the beach. This harbourfront hotel in Toronto city centre features on-site dining as well as a rooftop patio with a seasonal pool. A mini-fridge and coffee maker are included in each guest room.
A large work desk and flat-screen TV are common to all rooms at Radisson Admiral Toronto Harbourfront. A pool, harbour or city view may be featured in these rooms.
Showcasing regional ingredients, Watermark Restaurant specialises in Canadian cuisine. Light snacks are served at Radisson Admiral’s Watermark Lounge, along with local beers and wines.
This hotel is located on Queens Quay, below the Gardiner and CNN tower and Rogers Centre. Area is filled with activity. There are restaurants, pubs nearby, a 24 hr store and a Tim Hortons. There are vendors just done the street with crafts and delicious treats for sale. Jogging and bike paths nearby.
The rooms are very modern and contemporary with lovely bathrooms and very comfortable beds.
There is a fabulous pool area with a great view of the harbour for taking great photos and selfies!
Pleasant stay at this property with excellent hospitality. Enjoyed the proximity to harbour front and CN tower. Good service, warm and welcoming staff. Would definitely recommend the hotel and stay here again.
This hotel is located on the harbour front so in an excellent location for exploring the harbour area, and there are a few restaurants nearby.
The Bed is extremely comfortable and the sofa area is great for relaxing.
The bathroom has everything we need – although is a little outdated.
The room was comfortable and clean; the AC immediately responsive. The Radisson overlooks a small, sail-boat filled harbor just off Lake Ontario, and there is a beach just half a block away. Streetcars run past the hotel, and these can connect the tourist to Union Station and its several transportation choices, including the UP Express from Pearson Airport.
We did not breakfast in the hotel dining room, but did have a delicious cappuccino and croissant at the small coffee place in the hotel lobby.
The staff at reception are all very friendly & helpful – we asked lots of questions about things to do in the city & they were able to recommend stuff for us.
facilities: City view, Telephone, Radio, Cable Channels, Flat-screen TV, Air conditioning, Iron, Desk, Ironing Facilities, Seating Area, Heating, Hardwood/Parquet floors, Wardrobe/Closet, Hairdryer, Free toiletries, Toilet, Bathroom, Bath or Shower, Toilet paper, Refrigerator, Coffee machine, Wake-up service, Alarm clock, Towels, Linen.
How much does a room costs at Radisson Admiral Toronto Harbourfront ?
This spacious room includes free WiFi and a 32″ flat-screen HDTV. Additional amenities include a coffee maker, complimentary bottled water and a mini fridge. The en suite bathroom contains a hairdryer.