“Buddies is the beating heart and artistic soul of the queer community in Toronto, I am so grateful for this safe and special space.”

-Justin Haley
Buddies Donor

Empowering Artists, Elevating Queer Voices, Inspiring a Better World

Buddies in Bad Times is the largest and longest-running queer theatre in the world.

Every year, over 35,000 people come through our doors to be inspired, challenged, and amazed. They come to feel at home, to connect with their community, and to spend time with their friends.

None of this would be possible without our incredible community of donors. This community of over 200 people has made us a world leader in developing queer voices and stories to the stage and Toronto’s top destination for artistically rigorous alternative theatre. Imagine what we could do with 200 more. Your support ensures queer artists and audiences will always have a place to call home.

Help us Take Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools on Tour

We’re taking our Dora Award-winning show on the road, with stops in Iqaluit, Vancouver, and Montreal. Thanks to a generous offer from the Bulmash-Siegel Fund, all donations received in support of the tour will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $1,500. This means your gift has double the impact and goes twice as far towards helping us bring this important show to new Canadian audiences. All donations are fully tax deductible.


Make a Donation

You can support Buddies by donating online using our secure online payment system, by phone at (416) 975-9130, or by mail to 12 Alexander St. Toronto ON, M4Y 1B4.

Monthly Giving

Monthly Donors provide essential long-term support allowing us to, in turn, provide long-term support to the artists developing new queer work for the stage. Being able to invest in an artist over a long period of time allows them to fully discover and celebrate their voice, and our monthly donors make this work possible.

Aeroplan Miles

Got miles you aren’t using? Donating your Aeroplan Milles to Buddies is easy to do and helps us send our touring productions around the country.


Other Ways to Give

There are also many other ways to give, including gifts of securities, matching gifts, and bequests. Click here for more information.

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