Category Archives: Clubs and Bars

Bears in Excess

The terrible din of crowbars and sledgehammers wielded against wooden doors and marble walls. That’s what Peter Bochove remembers most about the night of Feb. 5, 1981, when police descended on four of Toronto’s bathhouses and rounded up close to 300 men. They were herded into the bathhouse lobbies, many dressed only in towels. Some […]

Make Em Laugh

Hey Whazzzuuuuuup Brucesters! My shits and giggles on funny dudes continues with this guy, Jeewan Gill. Now I gotta say he was all in my funny books until I learned he doesn’t really like Toronto. Stop me in my tracks! I mean, I love Toronto. The reason I got this blog going in 2010 was […]

They Call Him Mr. Tornado Jizz!

Brucesters! People are often saying I’m a funny guy. I’ve even been told that by people I admire in the comedy world, seriously, to my surprise. I think it’s safe to say most people think they’re funny. I think I have my moments, but I honestly don’t know if I could ever brave up and […]

That Was Halloween

Hey B.I.T.C readers! I gotta say I’m a bit concerned with what I see going on around my city. Permit after permit for the allowance of condo development in the heart of local Toronto villages. It’s spookier than Halloween. I love progress but it’s totally out of control. I love all the villages in my […]

Bears in Habitat

Hey B.I.T.C readers! Wow, well Fall finally arrived in the City I think. Just in time for Halloween next week. Before I begin my little blog this week it’s been a while since I’ve had my B.I.T.C session so here are some moments to write home about. So I was heading to The Lodge the […]

The Jazz Hot

There’s never any excuse not to check out a hot jazz ensemble. That’s why when I was visiting my family in Peterborough this week for some serious R and R I had to stop into this swag little place that’s infamous for its great live jazz music. The place is called The Black Horse. When […]

Gay and Glad

There it was like a beacon of hope for countless gay people who just wanted to fit in, feel safe, and learn more about themselves. The year was 1970, one year before this big old bear poked his head out of his mother’s purse. Glad Day Book Shop was creating a place of refuge in […]

Fabulous Festivals

Toronto is awesome but even more so in the summer. When festival season gets underway the city wakes up to some of the greatest public gatherings the world has to offer. Of course, I enjoy Pride but this year decided to boycott the Parade. I believe everyone who struggles as a LGBTQ person has the […]

Caesars at The Opera House

Wow! What a month it has been! From my ridiculous crush to the rubbing of shoulders with people truly deserving of my affection! I have to admit, having a chance to chat with different artists, be them songwriters, actors or those who grace the theater, I can’t begin to tell you how inspired I find […]

Catch Ya Later

I have been working at my shop for just about three years now and have been loving it and all the people I hired. We’ve had the best time but just like every good thing, like the seasons, it is all about to change. My travel to work daily is just over an hour but […]