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Remembering a different Church Street

Video interview with Dean Odorico on Toronto's changing gay village

Woody's and Sailor general manager Dean Odorico.

In 1989, Church Street was a much different scene. Dean Odorico, general manager of Woody's and Sailor, recalls the early years of Woody's, when customers, afraid to be seen, wouldn't sit in the window seats.

In a video interview with The Globe and Mail, Odorico speaks about the history of Church Street and advances made in Toronto's gay community.

For a peek inside Woody's, join Odorico on a video tour of the bar.