Bar Technology, TV’s, Wifi + Misc Info

Our downtown location is fully accessible, and easy to reach via public transportation. We regularly host birthdays, club meetings, networking events, and private parties at the bar. Need live entertainment? We can accommodate DJ’s, live bands, and stand-up entertainers too!

Host Your: Fundraisers, Sports season-launches, Corporate/marketing events, Bachelor parties, and Holiday celebrations! Our split-level floor space offers several alternatives to suit your party size and needs.

Facilities:
2000 sq ft of open event space
20 ft ceilings over our upper level & bar area
4 private guest restrooms
Fully wheelchair accessible

A/V Equipment:
16 HD video monitors
Two zone – 9 speaker commercial Hi-Fi audio
Wired microphone PA system available
Multi-colour LED stage & ambient lighting

Canada’s first official LGBTQ Sports Bar

Striker opened on Labour Day weekend 2016 at 31 St. Joseph Street – not too far from the epicentre of Toronto’s gay community at Church & Wellesley. A fitting location since the St Joseph Street strip was once the “it spot” of gay clubbing and venues in the decades prior (Club 5, The Manatee, and nearby Carrington’s). 31 St Joseph Street was dormant for years, once a Hasty Market (among other things), it didn’t have the makings of a full-service bar.

Striker was born out of frustration when owners Vince and Oliver sought to watch the Stanley cup final game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Boston Bruins. Anywhere would do, but nowhere had their game on. The pair were entertaining an old friend from Vancouver which made the need to be out on the town even more relevant. As the game ticked on, they popped into a local Church St establishment and asked the bar manager to put on the game, only to find there was no sound! No ONE was to blame – it’s just that no bar in the village was focused on gay sports fans.

From that day onwards, the dream of Striker Sports Bar was born. Striker takes pride in increasing awareness for gay sports and works closely with the community and various organizations to accomplish this. Striker sponsors gay teams and leagues & along with “You Can Play” and Baker & Mackenzie law firm, held the first ever CFL official sanctioned event at a LGBT establishment, with the century old Grey Cup physically visiting the bar. Striker’s motto is “All inclusive, All the time”, and we live and breathe that everyday. Striker is fully wheelchair accessible and has a positive vibe which has made Striker the Mecca for LGBTQ sports fans and their admirers!