Toronto’s largest LGBT neighbourhood is The Church Wellesley Gay Village which is one of Canada’s most vibrant communities. An international destination known around the world for its electrifying street events, shops, bars and services, but mostly for the many different types of people that crowd its streets. Church Street and the area around it has been familiar to the Toronto gay community for many decades. Prior to the 1970s there had been an underground gay scene centered around various bathhouses and bars around the city that were not exclusively gay establishments and mostly catered to the male population.
Following the 1981 Toronto bathhouse raids, an event that galvanized the gay and lesbian community in the city, Church Street started to become a predominantly gay area and the centre of gay life in Toronto. In the 1980’s the 519 Church Street Community Center became the meeting place for numerous social and political groups and became well known as an LGBT friendly space.
A strip of gay bars opened along the street and many LGBT people rented apartments, joined residential co-ops or purchased condos close to Church and Wellesley. The area became what it is today, a safe and progressive friendly environment where people could not only be open but celebrate the very nature of their sexual orientation.
The Bond Place Hotel is an affordable city hotel in the heart of Toronto, Canada at Yonge and Dundas Square, close to the Gay Village (ten minute walk), Eaton Centre, theatres district, and local attractions. This great location and its affordable prices make this 2 star hotel the perfect choice to stay in downtown Toronto.
The hotel offers excellent value in its clean and comfortable accommodations and Wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge.
The recently opened B Espresso Bar offers customers the experience of the authentic modern Italian espresso bar. The café has caring staff, quality foods, cultured atmosphere, and stunning design and of course, the finest in coffee and espresso based beverages. Hours of operation 7 AM – 8 PM.
Bond Place Hotel is centrally located within walking distance to all major attractions including the Toronto Convention Centre, CN Tower, Rogers Centre, Royal Ontario Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, Harbourfront and many corporate offices and headquarters.The Toronto subway system (TTC) is steps from the hotel’s door and is an inexpensive and efficient way to explore the city.
Completely Renovated in 2011, the Bond Place Hotel’s new contemporary, urban design creates a comfortable and inviting experience for Business and Leisure travelers. The hotel is smoke free throughout. Guestrooms offer new beds and bedding, hardwood floors, LCD TVs, desks and spa bathrooms. Suites, Jr.Suites, and Business class rooms offer upgraded amenities and services. The hotel also includes a state of the art fitness centre, new meeting and banquet facilities fully equiped with modern AV, Onsite Espresso Bar, business services, parking, and airport shuttle drop off at the door.
Bond Place Hotel offers excellent accommodations including standard, deluxe business class, and suites. Long term stay and day rates are available. All guestrooms include the following amenities (upgraded rooms offer additional services and amenities listed under the room type):
- Plush new beds with white duvet bedding
- Hardwood floors
- LCD Television with Pay Per View Movies and cable
- Wireless High Speed Internet Service (Minimal Charge unless otherwise indicated)
- Individual Climate Control
- Work table with desk chair
- Coffee Maker
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Modern white spa bathrooms – standard rooms have tubs with curved shower rods
- Hair Dryer
- No Pets Allowed
- Cribs Available upon request
- Rollaway Beds Available upon request in rooms where occupancy allows ($15 charge)
- Air conditioning
- Currency exchange
- Entire property is non-smoking
- Laundry room
- Laundry service
- Room service – limited hours
- City tour
- Front desk – 24 hour
- Front desk – safety deposit box
- Luggage room
- Multilingual staff
- Personal newspapers
- Business Center
- Meeting Room
The new state of the art Bond Place Fitness Centre is perfect for maintaining your fitness routine while staying at the Bond Place Hotel. The Fitness Centre gives you access, between the hours of 6am-10pm seven days a week, to cardio and weight training equipment on the second floor. The facility is only available to guests 19 years and older. The Bond Place Fitness Centre offers Treadmills, Life Cycle, stairmaster, free weights and weight machine plus towels, changing room and showers.
Enjoy the comfortable Bond Place Hotel as you explore the excitement and nightlife of Toronto’s famous Gay Village.
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