416-921-6112, open Tues - Sat. Noon - 5 pm and call for after hours appointment

Take a Walk on the Wildside


Our customers call Wildside their home away from home.....

About Wildside

Paddy Aldridge is a genetic woman who loves men who dress as women. Paddy's business, Take a Walk on the Wildside, is a business geared to Crossdressers, Transvestites, Drag Queens, Transsexuals, All Transgendered People, Their Spouses, Friends, and Lovers. Wildside has been in business and in the press since 1987 (August 1 to be exact) and has become an institution. Wildside started The Canadian Crossdressers Club. Thousands of people from all corners of the globe have taken their first steps at Wildside. Many continue to return regularly to renew their connection for the Wildside Shop has become their second home. At Wildside people experience acceptance. They feel normal.

Nestled in the heart of historic neighborhood Cabbagetown, we are located across from beautiful Allen Gardens park and Ryerson University. 10 minutes away is the Gay Village, Eaton Center, and lots of friendly restaurants, theaters and cinemas. Public transit is easy and taxi cabs are right outside the front door so you can check out Toronto's famous landmarks.

Above Wildside is the Allan Gardens Floral Art Gallerywhich houses Paddy's art. Downstairs in the store window there is a mannekin called Roxy Wildside (named after Paddy's late husband Roxy Wildside). Paddy is a working artist and gallery owner - much of her art is now available for sale in the store and in the gallery above the store.

The Wildside Boutique is fully stocked. You can browse the online catalogue at www.shopwildside.com to your hearts content and when you have an idea what you want come down to the store to check out the sizes and colours and new items. Paddy's primary concern is to see that you receive professional assistance in your shopping experience, becoming the woman of your dreams. That is why Paddy runs the store.

Paddy edits music videos in her production suite downstairs. This kind of work takes long hours. That's why the store can be opened for you easily after hours for shopping, transformations or makeup application. Just call first 416-921-6112 or 1-800-260-0102.

Club members have their lockers at the back of the store now.
Call us for information about storing your wardrobes. The cozy, clean, comfortable bed and breakfast rooms at the Wildside Hotel are rented permanently by under grad and post grad students. Plan to stay at one of the many local hotels if you are coming to town for a transformation.

We welcome you!

Special Note:
All Prices are in Canadian Funds.
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Take a Walk on the Wildside
161 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 2E4
1.800.260.0102 or 1.416.921.6112