It is roughly bounded by Gerrard Street to the south, Yonge Street to the west, Charles Street to the north, and Jarvis Street to the east, with the core commercial strip located along Church Street from Wellesley south to Alexander. Though some gay and lesbian oriented establishments can be found outside this area, the general boundaries of this village have been defined by the Gay Toronto Tourism Guild. While the neighbourhood is home to the community centre, parks, bars, restaurants, and stores catering to the LGBT community particularly along Church Street , it is also a historic community with Victorian houses and apartments dating back to the late 19th and early 20th century. James Town , St. Lawrence , Riverdale and the Garden District , and in smaller numbers throughout the city and its suburbs. Church and Wellesley is home to the annual Pride Toronto celebrations, the largest event of its kind in Canada with over 90 floats and an enthusiastic crowd that numbers in the hundreds of thousands.
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Stonewall riots , also called Stonewall uprising , series of violent confrontations that began in the early hours of June 28, , between police and gay rights activists outside the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City. As the riots progressed, an international gay rights movement was born. In the solicitation of homosexual relations was an illegal act in New York City and indeed virtually all other urban centres. Gay bars were places of refuge where gay men and lesbians and other individuals who were considered sexually suspect could socialize in relative safety from public harassment. Many of those bars were, however, subject to regular police harassment.