West Queen West
Location: Queen Street West, between Bathurst Street and Gladstone Avenue
Unique restaurants, boutiques and a diverse collection of galleries make West Queen West a vibrant, dynamic neighbourhood. The arrival of custom retailers, designers and artists has altered the face of the neighbourhood over the last decade. This funky, but welcoming area hums with culture and creativity. You’ll find an inspiring mix of original fashions, antiques and Art Deco. A great place to relax, local cafés and bistros act as a perfect lookout for some of the city’s best people watching. Attention-grabbing outfits, piercings and one-of-a-kind leather getups are sure to pass by and catch your eye.
The area is also home to beautiful Trinity-Bellwoods Park. There you’ll find interesting people, friendly dogs and organized drum circles that keep the park constantly buzzing with activity.
With a strong artistic presence, it’s no wonder this neighbourhood is home to the largest concentration of art galleries in Toronto, including the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art. This museum houses the hip and intriguing visions of contemporary Canadian artists from a wide variety of media.