[Updated Jan 2012]
Original Question: Are there any gay friendly bars in Guelph? Or even just a place that someone can meet other queer people.
Unfortunately, there are no exclusively gay bars in Guelph; however, there are some gay-friendly places to meet other LGBTIQQ2 people.
Downtown there’s Out On The Shelf (141 Woolwich Street, Unit 106) which is a resource centre and lending library specifically for the LGBTIQQ2 community. It hosts Board Game nights, knitting groups, and other social groups. This Saturday, January 30, there is a knit-a-thon fundraiser taking place from 10 am till 4 pm and a movie night from 7 to 9:30pm. You can call them at (519) 515-0691 or visit them online for more information.
The Albion (located at 49 Norfolk Street, across form the Church of Our Lady) has a gay-friendly night on Thursdays.
The Guelph Googenheim (on Woolwich Street, between Gordon Taylor Music and the Trafalgar Building) also regularly hosts LGBTIQQ2-friendly events including dances specifically for the Guelph Queer Community. [Note Jan 6 2012 – The Googenheim has not been running these dances for some time.]
If you’re on campus, Guelph Queer Equality (GQE) hosts socials every Tuesday night and a couple of dances throughout the year.
This is just a taste of gay-friendly Guelph – for more information check out the OUTline main page for more links.