Profession: IT consultant
I LIKE MY CITY BECAUSE …
my friends live there, Toronto has a very lively gay scene and people here are always friendly and polite.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
From June to September. The temperatures are around 30 degrees Centigrade then. Near the city, on Toronto Island, lies Hanlans Point – a beautiful nudist beach with a gay section. You can easily get in touch with people there and the atmosphere is very relaxed.
The “King Noodle” (296 Spadina Avenue), one of the many Asian restaurants in Toronto, is very good. The food is simple, but delicious. My favorite restaurant is more expensive: “North 44°”. (2537 Yonge Street) offers Continental food. Steak, salmon – everything is just delicious.
The “Straight” (553 Church Street). Very small (which all bars in Toronto are) but great. Not only does the interior look good, but so do the men. Great music.
My favorite club is Guvernment (132 Queens Quay East), one of the ten best clubs in North America. It is very big, has a lighting system like I have never seen anywhere else and is not exclusively gay.
On Church Street. There are many bars, e.g. “Woodys” (465-467 Church Street). But you can actually flirt everywhere in Toronto.
NOT TO BE MISSED
The CN Tower, the Rogers Centre, the Beach, Toronto Island, the Royal Ontario Museum and the National Gallery – where there are always interesting exhibitions on show.
MY INSIDER TIP
Queenstreet West, a very nice part of Toronto with many shops, restaurants – but without tourists.
The pride season is here! With the Belgian Pride in Brussels, the first European capital celebrated the first LGBT-Pride this year.
It is a landmark decision: Taiwan becomes the first country in Asia to pass gay marriage legislation.
And the winner is… Janjep Carlos from the Philippines! In a ceremony in Cape Town, South Africa, Janjep Carlos was named Mr Gay World 2019.
Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei, stated that his country does not intend to execute the death penalty for homosexuals. The statement was translated into English – an unusual procedure in Brunei. Does this indicate that Bolkiah‘s announcement is in answer to worldwide protests?
US preacher Steven Anderson is considered a denier of Holocaust, anti-LGBT extremist and Islamophobe. He plans a European tour in May 2019.Dutch security minister Mark Harbers states that measures have been taken to prevent Anderson from entering the Netherlands
Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro underlines his position as a homophobe once again. During a breakfast meeting with press representatives he declared he doesn’t want Brazil to become a paradise for gay tourists. Sex tourism – no problem for Bolsonaro as long as the tourists are heterosexual. Bolsanaro’s justification: “We have families”.