Explore the sites and sounds of Toronto’s vibrant and storied queer history with Queerstory, a free locative app. This walking tour app will lead you to more than 30 points of interest where significant events occurred. Navigate through intriguing sites and uncover the political, cultural and social history of Toronto’s queer community. Experience 47 unique mini-docs with rare archival footage and interviews that span over a century of queer history!
Inspired by LGBTQ pins from the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives holdings, Will Craddock’s Pin Button Project mural infuses a colourful blend of history, queer activism, and community on the alley wall.
The home of the Empress Ball, Club Manatee was a favourite stage of Drag queen extraordinaire Craig Russell, star of seminal Queer film ‘Outrageous.’ Outrageous was the first queer film to have a wide spread North American theatrical release.
Fabulously funny queer comedian Maggie Casella, founder of ‘We’re Funny That Way’ Canada’s long running International Queer Comedy Festival, takes us on a two-minute tour of the performances from 15 years of queer comedy history.
Hundreds gathered here for a fundraising event, a little music, and a politician’s speech that demanded Freedom of the Press for all communities. This led to the landmark ruling for The Body Politic Collective.
When Club Toronto was rented out for a Pussy Palace on September 2000 the events that occurred that night would bring the broader queer community together to change an institution forever, and drag the Toronto Police Services into the century.