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T.O. (Toronto) announces campaign to attract gay tourists (in an obscene way)
CTV.ca ^ | 06/16/07 | John Musselman

Posted on 06/16/2007 7:50:27 PM PDT by Heartofsong83

T.O. announces campaign to attract gay tourists toronto.ctv.ca

Tourism Toronto said Friday that it plans to launch an advertising campaign aimed at making the city a top destination for gay travellers from the U.S.

The campaign will focus on four major cities - New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. It will include ads in gay restaurants, bars and local publications, as well as event sponsorships and other promotional activities.

"Toronto has things to offer all year round--we've got a number of festivals outside of Pride that we can market," said Bruce MacDonald of the Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.

The ads are still being finalized, but CTV's John Musselman reported that one of them will read: "Just think--in Toronto, you would be the hot and sexy foreigner." The tag line will say "Toronto--as gay as it gets."

Tourism Toronto also established a new group to help with gay marketing that includes more than a dozen local community leaders. The association is also helping hotels in the city and region gain status as 'gay-friendly' establishments through Travel Gay Canada.

City councillor Kyle Rae said Toronto needs to sell itself to gay and lesbian travellers who have plenty of disposable income.

"Toronto has the sense of gateway, so if you come to Toronto you can go to Niagara Falls, you can go to the wine district, and you can go to Muskoka," Rae said.

Tourism officials increased its gay-targeting advertising budget by 50 per cent to $300,000. Business owners in Toronto's gay and lesbian village said it is money well spent.

"I think it's important to get more people to the city, there's a lot of disposable incomes...tourism is huge," said Jimmy Georgoulis with Fuzion restaurant.

"I think it's a great thing for this city to finally focus on this demographic," said Gerry Pergolesi, a bed and breakfast owner.

The new campaign is designed to market the entire city and surrounding region to gay travellers.

Recent research shows that U.S. gay travellers:

Travel more frequently - 98 per cent have taken at least one overnight trip in the last twelve months, compared with 72 per cent for heterosexual Americans; Stay longer - they stayed an average of 15 nights in hotels last year, compared with an average of about three nights for all U.S. travelers; Spend more - gay men spend $800 on average per trip, compared to $540 by non-gay travelers. More likely to be passport holders- 71 per cent of travelers who identify themselves as gay hold a valid passport, nearly three times the overall U.S. average of 24 per cent and; Travel throughout the year - With an average household income of $85,000 and an average age of 44, this market tends to travel throughout the year, not just during peak seasons. Tourism Toronto also announced Friday that city has won the bid to host the 2009 Annual Convention of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association.

With a report from CTV's John Musselman


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Geez, going that far now? Let's make sure that every pro-family and Christian group gets their hands on that and start a massive boycott of Toronto...
1 posted on 06/16/2007 7:50:29 PM PDT by Heartofsong83
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To: Heartofsong83

Toronto, the anus of Canada, OH WAIT thats why they are headed there I suppose..

Meadow Muffin


2 posted on 06/16/2007 7:55:40 PM PDT by rwgal
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To: Heartofsong83
The Toronto Song
3 posted on 06/16/2007 7:56:25 PM PDT by Duke Nukum (The World is Not Enough)
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To: Heartofsong83

I’m helping a friend move from Toronto in a couple of weeks. She wants her daughter out of the big city so she’s moving to Windsor and eventually here to the states.....legally.


4 posted on 06/16/2007 7:57:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: rwgal

Another article had a quote by Toronto councillor (openly gay) Kyle Rae: “The tag line ‘Toronto: As gay as it gets’ comes out of people talking about their cities as being gay-friendly. Toronto’s not gay-friendly — it’s gay,”


5 posted on 06/16/2007 7:57:29 PM PDT by Heartofsong83
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To: Heartofsong83

Geez, what’s a straight gal like me going to do in Toronto for the weekend where I won’t be overwhelmed by gays?

Oh I know, visit the grandkids.


6 posted on 06/16/2007 7:57:39 PM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: Duke Nukum

Alberta doesn’t suck but Calgary does. LOL


7 posted on 06/16/2007 8:01:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: Heartofsong83

From what I’ve heard, Montreal is the more obvious gay destination. All that smoked meat, you know....


8 posted on 06/16/2007 8:02:36 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich!)
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To: Heartofsong83

So rump rangers go travelling. Let’s bring them to our city so we can reap the benefits from their unnatural sex acts!

Long, long ago when I was but a wee lad living in Deetroit (early 1970’s - even before HIV) I took my girlfriend to TO for a weekend. We went to the hotel bar to have a drink. While we were making small talk we were looking around and suddenly we both realized that the dance floor was inhabited by fellers dancing with fellers and gals dancing with gals. We slammed our drinks and sought out an establishment that was hetero. We had to ask the Paki desk clerk where to go for a “normal” dance bar. This PROVES that I was politically incorrect even BEFORE it was possible to be so.

Trolling for homo dollars is nothing new but it is still as perverted as all get out and these days it can kill you!


9 posted on 06/16/2007 8:03:15 PM PDT by 43north (I hope we are around long enough to become a layer in the rocks of the future.)
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To: Heartofsong83
The new Sodom & Gomorrah. Wait till Lake Ontario floods over.
10 posted on 06/16/2007 8:04:09 PM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: Heartofsong83

Group discounts at the Hockey Hall of Fame for a little “high sticking”?


11 posted on 06/16/2007 8:06:49 PM PDT by socal_parrot (Hey W! Keep your dang Christmas card this year!)
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To: Heartofsong83

Guess I’m not going to Canada any time soon.


12 posted on 06/16/2007 8:07:45 PM PDT by wastedyears (Check my profile for links to anti-illegal immigration T-shirts.)
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To: socal_parrot

Toronto Gay Hockey Association : www.gayhockey.com


13 posted on 06/16/2007 8:14:50 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: nwrep

I hate to even imagine what gay hockey might be like. Oops. Too late. Ew!


14 posted on 06/16/2007 8:16:24 PM PDT by Duke Nukum (The World is Not Enough)
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To: Heartofsong83

If this is all true then I can’t blame anyone for trying to attract gay tourists. Money is money.

“Travel more frequently - 98 per cent have taken at least one overnight trip in the last twelve months, compared with 72 per cent for heterosexual Americans; Stay longer - they stayed an average of 15 nights in hotels last year, compared with an average of about three nights for all U.S. travelers; Spend more - gay men spend $800 on average per trip, compared to $540 by non-gay travelers. More likely to be passport holders- 71 per cent of travelers who identify themselves as gay hold a valid passport, nearly three times the overall U.S. average of 24 per cent and; Travel throughout the year - With an average household income of $85,000 and an average age of 44, this market tends to travel throughout the year, not just during peak seasons. Tourism Toronto also announced Friday that city has won the bid to host the 2009 Annual Convention of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association.”


15 posted on 06/16/2007 8:19:21 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: Heartofsong83; AFA-Michigan; Abathar; Agitate; AliVeritas; Antoninus; Aquinasfan; BabaOreally; ...
When businesses care more about making a buck than promoting and fostering human decency, this is a symptom of a society in danger. Of course, some of them are eager to promote the "gay" agenda as well as make a buck.

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16 posted on 06/16/2007 8:20:58 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Leave illusion, come to the truth. Leave the darkness, come to the light.)
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To: Jorge

Jorge - money is God, then? Where draw the line? “Acting” in porn movies? Promoting one’s daughter’s porn career? (There were articles about that a while ago on FR.) Selling porn? Making it? Selling body parts from aborted babies? Etc?

Capitalism without any moral guidelines about what is a moral or decent or acceptable way to make money, and what is not, is Crapitalism.


17 posted on 06/16/2007 8:24:39 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Leave illusion, come to the truth. Leave the darkness, come to the light.)
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To: Heartofsong83
Tourism Toronto said Friday that it plans to launch an advertising campaign aimed at making the city a top destination for gay travellers from the U.S.

Fantastic idea!
I always thought it was cool that San Fransicko was a pervert magnet that attracted sodomites, pedophiles, and all sorts of other weirdos away from civilized parts of the United States, but a foreign pervert magnet is even better - - get them out of the country altogether!

18 posted on 06/16/2007 8:30:05 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: little jeremiah
Jorge - money is God, then? Where draw the line?

Tourism is a business.

Businesses exist to make money.

Does this surprise you?

I'm sure you're familiar with a city called Vegas, AKA "Sin City". ?

19 posted on 06/16/2007 8:38:12 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: Lancey Howard

Why couldn’t it be in Moose Jaw or something?


20 posted on 06/16/2007 8:38:59 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: Heartofsong83

Since they are targeting members of sexual fetish subculture, is it safe to call this “sex tourism”?

What does Toronto have that Thailand doesn’t?


21 posted on 06/16/2007 8:40:17 PM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: 43north
"I think it's important to get more people to the city, there's a lot of disposable incomes..."

When you don't have kids you can spend more on yourself.

22 posted on 06/16/2007 8:42:19 PM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: cripplecreek

Hey, I just got back from the Phillies game. They beat the Tigers in a pretty good game. Got a little too exciting at the end, though. I’ll be interested to see this no-hitter guy tomorrow.


23 posted on 06/16/2007 8:42:43 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Heartofsong83

>> The tag line will say “Toronto—as gay as it gets.”

Is Ann Coulter allowed to repeat that?


24 posted on 06/16/2007 8:44:05 PM PDT by Gene Eric
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To: Jorge
I'm sure you're familiar with a city called Vegas, AKA "Sin City". ?

Prostitution is legal in Nevada but not in Vegas. Don't believe the hype.

25 posted on 06/16/2007 8:45:47 PM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: Heartofsong83

Shoot, why not just make them all Canadian citizens.


26 posted on 06/16/2007 8:46:12 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck
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To: Alberta's Child

How is this foolishness viewed from out west?


27 posted on 06/16/2007 8:47:37 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck
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To: Heartofsong83
Gays don't reproduce. There are no kids to worry about and you have lots of disposable income. That allows them to see the world more often. Normal families can't take vacations quite that often.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

28 posted on 06/16/2007 8:50:17 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Gene Eric

"I heard that!"

29 posted on 06/16/2007 8:50:46 PM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: cripplecreek

The gay agenda is not supported in those kind of places like it is in Toronto the Bad...


30 posted on 06/16/2007 9:00:25 PM PDT by Heartofsong83
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To: Heartofsong83
"Toronto--as gay as it gets."

Not Canadian enough.

"Toronto--it's gay, eh!"

31 posted on 06/16/2007 9:16:37 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: cripplecreek

My house on Long Point/Port Rowan in Southern Ontario is about 2 hours by expressway to Toronto. Ballgames there are fun and the reataurants excellent and the Canadian Forces guest house on the lake a pleasant place to stay. It’s s damn shame to litter the town with this sort of promotion and its consequences.


32 posted on 06/16/2007 10:15:38 PM PDT by middie
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To: Heartofsong83
I just got word that my suggestion for the advertising slogan has been turned down. I thought it was a pretty good one:

Other cities will only bend over backward for you; we'll bend over forward.

33 posted on 06/16/2007 10:26:35 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Heartofsong83

They can travel more often, stay longer and spend more money because they have no wife or husband; no children to provide for, no real jobs requiring they be there 5 or 6 days a week. So.....

They can travel, go to gay bars, go to Adult Book Stores and spread HIV / AIDS virus; go back home wait a few tables, do a few hairstyles, or service their sugar daddy for hush money and take off again.

What a miserable, despicable, depressing life!!!


34 posted on 06/16/2007 10:35:04 PM PDT by no dems (Ted Kennedy's car has killed more people than my gun.)
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To: Heartofsong83

Won’t this rile up the Muslims?


35 posted on 06/16/2007 11:17:53 PM PDT by Montanabound
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To: middie

As the home of the CBC, Showtime, Bravo, and the biggest queer parade in Canada, Toronto has ALWAYS been this country’s true Homosexual capital. Nothing new there.

Read the Globe & Mail editorials sometime, you’ll see what I mean.


36 posted on 06/17/2007 4:19:57 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: little jeremiah
Capitalism without any moral guidelines about what is a moral or decent or acceptable way to make money, and what is not, is Crapitalism.

Just as Buddhism and Jainism were reactions to/attempts to improve on Hinduism and its ethical system, Judaism historically was an "improvement" on paganism and the values of the marketplace or forum. The Jewish prophets brought the people moral and spiritual demands on their behavior as more pleasing to God.

This is just the old paganism of the forum, where everything is reduced to a single value -- transactionability in silver -- reasserting itself against Judeo-Christian morality.

37 posted on 06/17/2007 5:14:31 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: Jorge
Tourism is a business. Businesses exist to make money.

I guess this explains the enthusiasm for homosexuality in the top ranks of the Republican Party, then.

"Big-tent Republicanism".

And here we've been so mean to axe-murderers, hit men, pederasts, and drug dealers for years and years. We don't deserve to exist. Oh, the ignominy.

</sarc>

38 posted on 06/17/2007 5:22:16 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: Heartofsong83
"Toronto has the sense of gateway, so if you come to Toronto you can go to Niagara Falls, you can go to the wine district, and you can go to Muskoka,"

I've been looking for a gateway to Muskoka.

39 posted on 06/17/2007 5:55:01 AM PDT by CaptRon (Pedicaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: CaptRon

You might want to approach from the north or east instead.


40 posted on 06/17/2007 7:59:24 AM PDT by Heartofsong83
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To: Montanabound
Won’t this rile up the Muslims?

They'll blame America since it is American homosexuals who are expected to flock to Toronto.

41 posted on 06/17/2007 8:17:29 AM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: Heartofsong83
With an average household income of $85,000 and an average age of 44,'

Now wait just a minute! The average lifespan of a homosexual is 42 years.

These statistics are bogus.
42 posted on 06/17/2007 10:55:19 AM PDT by BoxTurtle
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To: wastedyears
Perhaps we shouldn’t mention to the gay tourists that they need a passport to get back into the country. ;^)
43 posted on 06/17/2007 11:00:48 AM PDT by tioga (Fred Thompson for President.)
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To: tioga
That would only get rid of 29% of them. ;-)

According to this article: 71 per cent of travelers who identify themselves as gay hold a valid passport
44 posted on 06/17/2007 11:32:13 AM PDT by BoxTurtle
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