Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Travel Photo Thursday

I'm posting over at The Budget Travelers' Sandbox 

June 2014 - Toronto ON

I'm continuing with my World Pride theme in this post.
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We went down to the Gay Village on Saturday for lunch and to see the activities set up for World Pride. Church St. was closed off for the entertainment.
They even painted the cross walks!




Church and Wellesley is an LGBT-oriented enclave in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is roughly bounded by Gerrard Street to the south, Yonge Street to the west, Charles Street to the north, and Jarvis Street to the east, with the core commercial strip located along Church Street from Wellesley south to Alexander. Though some gay and lesbian oriented establishments can be found outside of this area, the general boundaries of this village have been defined by the Gay Toronto Tourism Guild.

While the neighbourhood is home to the community centre, parks, bars, restaurants, and stores catering to the LGBT community (particularly along Church Street), it is also a historic community with Victorian houses and apartments dating back to the late 19th and early 20th century.














In 2005, the Church and Wellesley business association erected a statue of Wood in the neighbourhood, honouring him as a forefather of Toronto's modern gay community. The statue by sculptor Del Newbigging was unveiled on May 28, 2005. The $200,000 cost was shared by the business association and the City of Toronto. The statue incorporates a rose on the lapel of Wood's coat, in a secondary nod to Pierre Elliott Trudeau, the prime minister who first decriminalized homosexuality in Canada.





4 comments:

  1. I like the contrast between the decorations and the architecture. The hair dye multicolours shot is definitely eyecatching.

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  2. Jackie, It looks so colorful and fun! I love it!

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  3. Love the dye job. Great little piece of trivia about Prime Minister Trudeau, which I never knew.

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  4. Some good shots that show the atmosphere well. Love the old buildings, colourful people and the fact it was such a lovely day. Wish I was there.

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