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Queen Street West
A vibrant, artsy hub in Toronto known for indie shops, eclectic boutiques, dynamic street art, trendy bars, and a wide array of restaurants.
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Once upon a time, Queen West
was the dingy part of town, surrounded by fabric shops, greasy spoons and dive bars. A scant few of those original joints still exist, but most of Queen West has exploded into a hip, chic, expensive shopping mecca, having gentrified throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Things really exploded, however, in 2014, when Vogue
crowned the district the second coolest neighborhood in the world
. Needless to say, that really got to the city’s head. Despite the high prices and fancy shops, walking across the strip is still a great way to explore the city. While you’re there, check out Graffiti Alley, genuinely one of the cooler displays of free public art in the city, running parallel to Queen just south of it.
2 years ago
Queen Street West Articles
Twenty years ago, nobody would have called Toronto a world-class city. But things change quickly in Canada’s biggest metropolis. A skyrocketing real estate market, a championship-winning NBA team, burgeoning high-end restaurants, expansive bike lanes and waterfront trails, the existence of Drake, one of the world’s biggest Pride parades— Toronto is now home to some of […]