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Often compared to New York City's Soho, Queen Street is the place to go for trendy dining and nightlife, plus cutting-edge fashion, art galleries, antique shops and bookstores.
Queen Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Old Toronto
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is in the heart of toronto and a real funky area. It has a lot of restaurants and shopping with some funky and chic stores. You can stroll around or just sit in a coffee shop and people watch. Its near everything and you...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Gizmo4ever
Reviewed 1 week ago

Queen Street has a lot of character. Street arts, fashion, shops and funky buildings are all over the place. This is a place to see the side of the city that one doesn't get to see from the traditional tour guide.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GuyFromTheSix
Reviewed 11 February 2019 via mobile

A number of interesting spots in this overall area. My favorite was graffiti alley which is more than a nickname, it's an actual street with a streetsign . If you like photos of the places you go, you could actually get a picture of the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank originalbriandeyoung
Reviewed 29 January 2019

If you want something different. Boy this is the street. Talk about counter-culture and all other groups as well. The locals look scary but it is very safe for tourist to visit. Seriously all Toronto tourists spots are very safe even between 6pm - 10...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Robert W
Reviewed 14 January 2019

What used to be an artist's neighborhood has become gentrified and lost much of its character. What stands out still is Grafitti Alley with a changing layer of street art.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robin T
Reviewed 7 January 2019

One of my favourite streets to explore and shop on growing up! There are plenty of food choices, as well as shops selling absolutely everything -find shops that are mom and pop to chain retail types on this street. It also connects to all other...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ouu l
Reviewed 28 December 2018

It's a fun street to walk. Queen West has lots of interesting stores and a mix of restaurants. Hipsters, street music and art, all kinds of different stores and people.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HolLeighWood
Reviewed 25 December 2018

I LOVE to visit Queen Street West in the summer! The Queen Street West area has a wide variety of ethnic restaurants, a diversity of clothing stores, and a mind-boggling collection of other shops, each of which is worth browsing. An afternoon on Queen Street...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Nancy G
Reviewed 23 December 2018

We stayed in Gladstone for one night and walked Queen street which I really enjoyed with all the shops, art walls, graffiti, Christmas lights

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vanessa201149
Reviewed 3 December 2018

Interesting and colorful! Good to see it limited to a certain area and not scattered all over the city. I understand that these are created by talented and well-known artists.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank yvonnedp
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