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Glad Day Bookshop

Toronto, Ontario
Historic Building
499 Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C6, Canada
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Established in 1970, the Glad Day Bookshop is both the first Queer bookstore in Canada and the oldest surviving Queer Bookstore in the world. In over 50 years of business, the bookstore has operated out of many locations but is currently located at 499 Church Street. 

It’s first address, 65 Kendal Avenue, was also shared with the original offices of The Body Politic, one of the most significant Canadian Queer publications of the 70s and 80s. 

Photo by Julia Clements

This listing was created by Audrey Gray on June 15, 2023.  Please confirm details at the site’s own website before planning your visit. Are you the owner/operator of this historic place? Would you like to make changes to this listing? Please contact us at


499 Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C6, Canada
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