Church and Wellesley Village

Church and Wellesley VillageChurch and Wellesley Village Toronto

The iconic Rainbow Gateway Markers welcome visitors and residents alike to the Church Wellesley Village, one of the Toronto core’s most vibrant and active neighbourhoods.  According to the Church Wellesley Neighbourhood Association, the Village extends from Charles to Carlton and from Yonge to Jarvis.

Church and Wellesley Village is built on land originally owned by Alexander Wood, a merchant and magistrate in Upper Canada.   Rumour has it that Wood sought exile in his native Scotland in 1810 after a scandal involving his sexual orientation.  When he returned in 1826, he purchased 50 acres of land at Carlton and Yonge.  Today, the Village plays a large role in Toronto’s gay community.

The Church-Wellesley Village is also host to Canada’s largest celebration of Pride Week, attracting over 1 million visitors to the area.

The annual, week-long festivities includes the Pride and Remembrance run and culminates in the Dyke March on the Saturday, and Sunday’s Gay Pride Parade with more than 15,000 participants and over 90 floats.

The Village actively works with both the City of Toronto and Division 51 to create a safe, friendly and colourful downtown community.  It is thanks to its activism that the business sector is growing and you’ll always find something to do in the Village.

Discover what’s on at the 519 Community Centre.   Join in the Amazing Village Race sponsored by Statler’s and see some of the historic character of the area.  Visit Cawthra Park, site of the AIDS Memorial.  Enjoy a performance at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. Catch a film at the Carlton cinema,  Or simply enjoy dinner or drinks at a favourite restaurant or club with a friend,

As Toronto’s finest Physiotherapy provider, Ace Physio offers a full complement of Physiotherapy services, including Spinal Decompression, Shockwave Therapy, Custom Orthotics and Massage Therapy.  Ace Physio is easily accessible from the Church Wellesley Village, and is located at 2 Carlton St, the corner of Yonge and Carlton.

We are honoured to be a part of this amazing community and invite Church and Wellesley residents to think of us for all your Physiotherapy needs.

Appointments at Ace Physio can be booked online at or by telephone at (416) 900-6653.


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