Location: Queen St. West, between Simcoe St. and Bathurst St.
Transit: TTC: Queen Station, then streetcar westbound
Set against a backdrop of historic buildings, Queen West is one of the trendiest shopping scenes in Toronto.
Toronto’s Art and Design District boasts an extensive array of clothing stores (including menswear), shoe stores and fabric and sewing supplies. It’s a goldmine for the fashion-hungry! At night the neighbourhood offers lively patios, bars and internationally renowned live music venues. A variety of music can be found each night of the week ranging from rock to alt-country to jazz. Re-charge with food from around the world at unique restaurants and cafes that are often open late.
In 2014, Vogue named Queen West the second coolest neighbourhood in the world. Read: Global Street Style Report: Mapping Out the 15 Coolest Neighborhoods in the World.