Milestones: Dances, Bars, Clubs
A club in Guelph called 33 Mac or Thirty-Three Mac had already become a regular
spot for the rainbow community in Guelph by 1992; the club was named after its location at
33 Macdonell Street in Guelph.
We have not yet established its dates of existence.
- 1974, November 8 (Friday)
Dances began to be held in the Bridgeport Community Centre.
This was the first attempt to provide regular and frequent dances for the rainbow community in
a time when commercial gay bars did not exist.
These dances continued until around 1979 or 1980, and became known as the
The Robin's Nest opened in Cambridge. It closed at the end of 2010.
Chatters bar opened; it ran until 1982.
- 1981, Fall
The Half and Half opened at 223 1/2 King Street, Kitchener.
It remained the only disco/bar in Kitchener-Waterloo for years afterward.
Circles bar opened at 24 Charles St, Kitchener.
Regular GLLOW dances were held there. The bar closed in 1992.
- 1992, March or Earlier
The Pink Zone night club opened in the location previously used by
the Half and Half night club (Kitchener), namely 223 1/2 King Street, Kitchener.
It closed some time around 1994, September.
Shortly after the opening of the Pink Zone night club,
Timothy Steven's night club opened in the old Circles venue at 24 Charles St,
Kitchener, but closed some time in 1993.
The Other Side Club opened in 1993 on Dickson Street in Cambridge,
and ran until early 1995.
- 1994, July 8 (Friday)
Club Renaissance opened on Friday, July 8 in the venue formerly used by Timothy Steven's
Nightclub, 24 Charles St, Kitchener.
It is still open in 2011.
- 2005 or 2006
Baker's Street opened in 2005 or 2006 in the Hobson Street venue in Cambridge formerly used
by The Robin's Nest.
This venue was later used by The Warehouse, and then by Sizzle.