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$169 to stay gay during Toronto Pride

Travel Deal for June 26, 2013 

vicky vacay deal of the dayThe Gladstone Hotel is such an enthusiastic supporter of the world’s gay, lesbian and transgender community that around this time of year it becomes affectionately known as the Gaystone.

Toronto’s Pride Week is in ongoing until June 30, the day of the 33rd annual parade through downtown that attracts more than 1.2 million revellers.

The Gladstone is an outstanding west-end hotel that features 37 artist-designed rooms, not one of which is the same as another. It is in the midst of an 11-day celebration of LGBT spirit, including a Dolly Parton tribute party, a Lesbian Potluck DJ bash and a Pride-themed art exhibit.

If you need a place to stay this Pride Week, the Gladstone is definitely the astute traveller’s choice. Its rates are also very reasonable, running $169 per night for the Stay and Be Gay Package. Captures Pride Week Visuals Editor Julia Pelish took in the Pride Week festivities in recent years and had a stunning photo gallery that she displayed of last year’s festivities in Toronto.

Pelish writes: “Raucous, artsy, risqué, in your face, and amazingly popular, Pride Week is not only one of Toronto’s premier events, it has been named the Best Festival in Canada by the Canadian Special Event Industry for two straight years. Like so many other Pride celebrations in the world, the Toronto event has its roots in the 1969 Stonewall riots that took place in New York City.”

View the photos and read more here

To book the hotel deal at the Gladstone Hotel: Visit the property’s website and use the promo code PRIDE when booking online, or telephone 416-531-4635, or email

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