Toronto is Canada’s largest city, home to over 4.5 million people. We start off this edition of Bump! on Church Street, the heart of the gay community, touring the neighbourhood with gay city councilor Kyle Rae, learning how this area became the “gay village.” Bump! visits with Sharon Gless and Jack Weatherall, stars of the acclaimed North American version of “Queer As Folk”, set in Pittsburgh and filmed in Toronto. For art collectors, the options are endless. We drop by the studio of queer underwear artist, Will Munro, where Bump! host J.R. Anderson models his avant-garde designs. Shopaholics will revel as we visit some of Toronto’s many gay-owned and gay-friendly shops and stores. Bump! also attends Fashion Week and meets local success story Dean and Dan Caten, gay twin designers now based in Milan. We also get front row seats at Fashion Cares, a glittering annual event that has raised over $5 million for Toronto’s AIDS/HIV charities. Finally, we round out our trip with a tour of gay-owned B&B’s and guesthouses before we head to back to the gay village and check out the hopping social scene.
Bump! is the world's first gay and lesbian travel and lifestyle television series. It is unique and international in scope. In each episode Bump! presents a new gay-friendly destination in a stylish and upbeat format.
Bump! travels the globe in search of fascinating gay human-interest stories. From gay tourism hotspots like Miami and London, to urban centres such as Montreal and Los Angeles, Bump! focuses its lens on gay and lesbian communities around the globe.