Did you know that Ontario, home of one of North America’s largest Pride celebrations, has been ranked among the most LGBTQ+-friendly travel destinations in the world?
Start your explorations in Toronto. Ontario’s capital is a bright and bustling centre of cosmopolitan life. It’s repeatedly voted one of the best places in the world to live and trust us, it’s equally enjoyable destination for LGBT+ travelers. Don’t believe us? Take it from the folks at TravelGay.com:
“Toronto is also a hive of multiculturalism and diversity, and foodies will enjoy the wide and varied options for dining and eating out, many of which can be found in the downtown area. Toronto’s gay scene is one of the most diverse and unique in the world and sets a global standard for how gay communities can preserve their culture whilst modernizing their identity.”
Then, take your explorations on the road! Ontario’s many diverse destinations offer many safe and inclusive experiences for hungry travelers. Look for the Rainbow Registered logo along the way to find yourself in the safest & most welcoming places! Rainbow Registered is a safe space accreditation program. It helps you identify businesses who have taken tangible steps towards being a safe destination for LGBT+ travelers.
Look for this logo in restaurants, at wineries and anywhere else you want to eat, stay and play in the province:
LGBT+ FRIENDLY FOODIE DESTINATIONS
The tourism organizations in these destinations are all Rainbow Registered.
In Ontario, there are +60 Rainbow Registered tourism businesses including gems like ADEGA WINE BAR INC., CURIOUS GOAT GENERAL STORE, ELMHIRST’S RESORT, TWISTED LEMON RESTAURANT, THE WALNUT GROVE BED & BREAKFAST, MIDLAND FOOD TOURS, and THE DRAKE HOTEL GROUP.
Looking for more tried and true recos? Check out the Rainbow Registered Travel Guides to Ontario!
- The Kingston Region by Maryam Siddiqi
- A New Look at Niagara by Maryam Siddiqi
- Steel Away in Hamilton by Liz Fleming
- Just Call it “The County” by Liz Fleming
Exploring the Region?
Here are a few great places to start.