Each year at the end of June, Toronto plays host to Pride Week. It’s ten days of queer celebration that turns streets into parades and parking lots into parties. Come out and meet some of the one million people that crowd the downtown for the festivities. If you can’t make it to Pride, there are literally hundreds of other cultural events throughout the year—including Inside Out, Canada’s largest lesbian and gay film and video festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, Taste of the Danforth, Fringe Festival and The Word on the Street. And November means Mr. Leatherman is coming to town. Toronto always offers places to go, people to see.
Explore the many museums and galleries that the city has to offer. The Royal Ontario Museum is home to thousands of years of diverse culture, while the Bata Shoe Museum has a much more specific focus. After the museum, take in a ballet at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Looking for something a little camp? No gay visit to Toronto is complete without a visit to the kitch Honest Ed’s emporium.
The Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto is located on Yonge Street one block north of College, just steps from the transit system and minutes from the Eaton Centre shopping mall, upscale Bloor/Yorkville shopping district, Yonge Dundas Square, eclectic restaurants, entertainment and diverse neighbourhoods like the Church-Wellesley Gay Village.
At the world’s largest Courtyard by Marriott in Downtown Toronto, experience high-tech, high-style, high-touch lobby, and full service amenities including 575 spacious guestrooms in the city.
Just completed is the Refreshing Lobby Renovation and maximum internet upgrade. The complete overhaul of the High Speed Internet System provides Fiber Optic 100 Mbps service free to guests that ensures one of the fastest internet connections available today. Guests connect to free wireless internet in guest rooms, and public areas. There are ample electrical outlets throughout the new lobby and Bistro specifically to power digital devices.
The inviting new lobby with Bistro offers the flexibility to socialize and connect however you choose, from flexible seating options to private media pods with TV. Discover the Go-Board®, a state-of-the-art interactive touch screen system that puts news, weather, local area information and directions at your fingertips.
The Bistro proudly serves Starbucks coffees, healthy grab ’n go food and beverage options including cocktails, craft beers and wines. A full-service restaurant, Yonge Street Grille, boasts a top-rated breakfast buffet. Add to this a 24 hour business and fitness centre, lap pool, room service, tour desk, valet parking, and so much more.
All guestrooms and suites feature 32” LG flat screen TV, cable television, sitting area, large work desk, two phones with data ports, free wireless internet and in-room coffee/tea replenished daily. Complimentary newspaper is also provided daily.
General Room Amenities:
- Air conditioning
- Alarm clock
- Bottled water
- Coffee maker/tea service
- Individual climate control
- Iron and ironing board
- Luxury bedding – crisp linens, thicker mattresses, custom comforters, fluffier pillows
- Mini fridge in some rooms
- Pillows: down/feather
- Pillows: foam
- Pull-out sofa bed
- Rollaway bed
- Hair dryer
- Cable channel: CNN
- Cable channel: ESPN
- Cable/satellite TV
- Color TV
- Movies/videos, pay-per-view
- Electrical outlet: desk level
- Phone feature: cordless
- Phone feature: voice mail
Just a few minutes walk from the Gay Village, this is the perfect hotel to enjoy a gay vacation in Toronto—Canada’s gay mecca.