To be Rainbow Registered is to be a nationally accredited 2SLGBTQI+ friendly business or organization. And that means so much, to so many. Because when you see a Rainbow Registered symbol, you know that business or organization meets a stringent set of standards to ensure the safety, welcoming, and acceptance of all people in the 2SLGBTQI+ community. 


Rainbow Registered Businesses We Love to Visit

Below you’ll find some awesome accredited Rainbow Registered businesses within Ontario’s Southwest that are ready and excited to welcome 2SLGBTQI+ visitors! Looking for more suggestions? Check out this map for the full list of Rainbow Registered attractions, restaurants, accommodations, breweries, experiences, and local products in the region. 

HoriZen B&B - Leamington

At HoriZen, owners Shelby and Mike Foster honour the heritage of their turn-of-the-century Victoria Farmhouse — maintaining many historically significant features throughout the home, by perfectly melding in modern luxuries and personal touches to create a sense of hope, wellbeing and joy for all guests who pass through their hallways.

From the moment you step onto their beautiful wrap-around porch and wooden entrance, you will feel at home in their home. As hosts, Shelby and Mike strive to create not just a stay, but an experience of connection.

Book your stay at HoriZen B&B, here!

Twisted Lemon - Cayuga

Located in the picturesque village of Cayuga, Haldimand County, Twisted Lemon is described as a hidden gem, attracting a faithful following of 'flavour junkies' and experienced diners from far and wide. Twisted Lemon features a lively open-concept kitchen and eclectic ambiance indoors and two patios: one partially covered, and one fully covered.

Twisted Lemon offers seasonal and locally inspired cuisine, including Chef's Blind Tasting menus, Chef's Tables in the private kitchen, demonstrational and hands-on cooking classes, exciting monthly features and house-made desserts. Book a reservation, here!

You don't have to go far for a good night's rest after an amazing meal as Twisted Lemon is now home to a cozy boutique inn! Click here to book a night, or two, and enjoy a cozy and comfortable stay. 

  • 3 Norton St. W
  • 19057726636

A Chef’s Table night with Chef Dan, where he cooks exclusively for ONE TABLE all night long in the private kitchen. The format is a custom Tasting Menu with usually 6 -9 courses. No two menus are alike. There will always be a beverage pairing option available if you choose to take your hands off the…

Walnut Grove Bed and Breakfast - Harrow

The Walnut Grove B&B, a farmhouse built in 1902, is located about 5 km north of Harrow in the heart of Essex County on a 10-acre treed property.

People outdoors by pond

A true 'farm to table' experience, they know the chickens who lay the eggs, make their own sausages from local ingredients, offer in-house made granola and have a large garden. They also use only local coffee roasters and local soap makers. Leslie is a Sommelier and Chef who does the cooking while Bob acts as sous chef and jack of all trades.

All of the rooms have been thoughtfully and carefully renovated to provide a spa-like setting for your visit with their property offering several areas to enjoy the tranquil country setting. The central location allows convenient access to Point Pelee National Park, Holiday Beach Conservation Area, and John R Park Conservation Area to name a few.

Click here to book your stay at the Walnut Grove B&B. 

  • 4000 McCormick Road
  • 15199821112

The Gourmet Getaway Package includes a charcuterie board; a dinner voucher for Elite Steakhouse, PepperCat or North 42 Bistro; and a lunch voucher for The Beerded Dog, The Vines Restaurant (Cooper's Hawk Winery) or Oxley Winery.  Click the “Visit Website” button above to redeem this offer! More…

Turns & Tales - Chatham

Turns & Tales is a board game cafe and bookstore located in the heart of downtown Chatham owned primarily by Terence Johnson and Chandra Clarke. They have a vast board game library of games that you can rent to play in their facilities, a nibbles menu full of old favourites and new surprises, a wide variety of beverages, and loads and loads of books.

Whether you’re on your own, or bringing your crew, you’ll always be welcome. Come play a game, browse the latest books, or just sit and chill with your favourite drink.

Click here to check out what Turns & Tales has to offer.

drinks on a patio

Photo courtesy of Turns & Tales Facebook Group.

Blackfriars Bistro & Catering - London

This is the place to visit to enjoy gourmet food items with some of your favourite made-from-scratch dishes and seasonal items crafted weekly by their talented team with handpicked, seasonal ingredients from small, independent farmers, producers, and artisans. 

A celebrated farm-to-table restaurant situated close to the Blackfriars Bridge offering seasonal menus, dining, pop-ups & experiences.

  • 130 King St.

Do you have a serious sweet tooth? Experience Downtown London’s curated trail of best-in-class, small-batch, scratch bakeries and patisseries on a three-hour guided walking experience by a local culinary insider.  The escorted tours are offered in partnership with Forest City Culinary…

The Woodstock Art Gallery - Woodstock

The Woodstock Art Gallery (WAG) occupies three floors of the former John White Building, located in the heart of downtown Woodstock opposite Museum Square. The WAG is Oxford County’s largest municipal public gallery with a permanent collection of over 1,900 works.

The WAG celebrates the talent of local, regional and national artists and conducts classes, workshops, and programs for all ages. The Gallery gift shop supplies unique items made by local artisans. The WAG has free admission, is fully accessible and has free parking located nearby.

Udderly Ridiculous Farm Life - Bright

Udderly Ridiculous Farm Life provides unique experiences designed to reconnect you with land, animals and food. Play or snuggle with miniature goats. Take in a Goat Yoga class to infuse calm and laughter or center yourself through a walk in the farm fields with an Alpaca. Why not indulge in an Ontario-made picnic lunch in the pasture joined by their Alpacas?


Udderly Ridiculous Farm Life


More in the mood to shop? The Udderly Ridiculous farm market store is stocked with their award-winning goat milk ice cream, cheese, caramels, soaps, lotions and a full lineup of unique Ontario Made products.

  • 906200 Township Road 12
  • 5482251005

An OSW Signature Experience!  Join Cheryl on their third generation farm and the birthplace of her company Udderly Ridiculous- producing award-winning goat milk ice creams. Learn the zany stories of life on a farm as you do agility training with a lively pack of goats, get up close and personal…

Products Made by Rainbow Registered Businesses

You can't visit these Rainbow Registered locations in person, but you can support them by purchasing their products. By doing this, you'll know that you are supporting a local business that is leading by example.

Artisan cultured cashew cheeses made in London, Ontario. Available for purchase

  • 2268860214

Top Shelf Canada is a believer in community over competition. Showing the world

Ontario’s Southwest: A Proudly Rainbow Registered Organization

Did you know that Ontario’s Southwest is also Rainbow Registered?

Our staff is working with a number of other tourism businesses in our region to support their accreditation. Our mission is to create a vibrant and inclusive tourism sector that is inclusive, diverse, and equitable. 2SLGBTQI+ visitors are encouraged to contact us at with any feedback on your experiences travelling within Ontario’s Southwest; both good and bad.


Although not Rainbow Registered, the following businesses deserve honourable mentions for actively working to make Ontario's Southwest a safe place for all: