Our customers call Wildside their
home away from home.....
Paddy Aldridge is a genetic woman who loves men who dress as women. Paddy's business,
Take a Walk on the Wildside, is a business geared to Crossdressers,
Transvestites, Drag Queens, Transsexuals, All Transgendered People,
Their Spouses, Friends, and Lovers. Wildside has been in business
and in the press since 1987 (August 1 to be exact) and has become an institution. Here at Wildside is The Canadian Crossdressers Club.
Thousands of people from all corners of the globe have taken their
first steps at Wildside. Many continue to return regularly to renew
their connection for Wildside has become their second home. At Wildside
people experience acceptance.
They feel normal.
the heart of historic neighborhood Cabbagetown, we are located across
from beautiful Allen Gardens. And we're just a few blocks from Toronto's
downtown, the Gay Village, The Eaton's Center, Ryerson University, friendly restaurants,
theaters, cinemas, public transit and within easy reach of Toronto's
is across from the park and houses the Allan
Gardens Floral Art Gallery above the store. There is a mannekin called Roxy Wildside (named after Paddy's late husband Roxy Wildside) in the window. Paddy is a working artist and gallery owner much of her art is now available for sale in the store and in the gallery above the store. Inside the front door you will find our boutique, club and
hotel and of course, many friendly people.
Boutique is fully stocked. You can browse the online catalogue to
your hearts content and when you have an idea what you want come
down to the store to check out the sizes and colours and new items.
Paddy's primary concern is to see that you receive professional
assistance in your shopping experience, becoming the woman of your
dreams. That is why Paddy runs the store.
Paddy is a
film student in in addition to owning
and operating Wildside. This would not be possible without the support
and encouragement of all the wonderful customers, members and friends
The Club lounge
is, basically, the art gallery located on the second floor - it is a large white room with a beautiful engineered red oak floor and lots of great art. It has operated as a small theater called Paddy's
Playhouse and it used to be a Karaoke
Lounge on Saturday nights. Paddy sings Karaoke as a volunteer in two old age homes. There is seldom Karaoke at Wildside any more.
In this big room you will find a computer with
high speed Internet. We moved the TV into the kitchen and you can watch it there if you like.
have access to the wonderful makeup facilities on the third
floor featuring large mirrors with excellent lighting and a large
washroom with shower, (bring your own towels) and makeup remover.
Many of our
guests find this an ideal place to prepare for the days events.
Attendance at the club requires a $50 per year membership and a $15 per visit fee to cover the cost to maintain this excellent
Some of the cozy, clean, comfortable rooms at the Wildside
Hotel are rented permanently. We keep one available for short term stays. Overnight parking is $20. Many of our guests combine
an overnight stay with a transformation or makeover.
We welcome you!
All Prices are in Canadian Funds.
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Take a Walk on the Wildside
161 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 2E4
1.800.260.0102 or 1.416.921.6112