We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

West Queen West

Certificate of Excellence
Queen Street and West Queen West
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 179 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 65
  • 54
    Very good
  • 11
  • 5
  • 0
West has been more happening than East, but East is catching up

Per my (other) Queen Street review, the West block going up to Peter Pan has a concentration of shops that works together.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Toronto, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

179 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 135: English reviews
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
93 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Per my (other) Queen Street review, the West block going up to Peter Pan has a concentration of shops that works together.

Thank savvysolo
Fairhope, Alabama
Level Contributor
224 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We ventured into this area hoping to find some fun shopping, only to be seriously disappointed. The shops are mostly "flea market" quality and feature "greasy" merchandise. You can do better, especially in Toronto.

1 Thank Jay B
Wantage, New Jersey
Level Contributor
25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We have been vacationing here for four years. Can't think of a better place. West queen west has everything one could want. And it's friendly, cheap and safe.

1 Thank MelissaMacK
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
1,907 reviews
813 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3,997 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

This long street had some graffiti that for me is an instant turn-off. However it also had many restaurants, some quite reasonably priced, and many fashion stores. The most interesting section was near 'the longest street in the world', Yonge Street. It was easy to travel on the streetcars (trams) that operate at a good frequency, but which are subject... More 

Thank Victorianlad
Fort Worth
Level Contributor
700 reviews
340 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

This area has some of the best dining spots in Toronto. It is a very diverse locale and easy to get to and get around. It is best seen on foot with time to stop and browse in shops along the way

1 Thank Tim R
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is my favourite area in Toronto to shop. Really great selection of shops for all tastes and budgets.

1 Thank Morey C
Almonte, Canada
Level Contributor
115 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This is a neat shop that you may miss if you don't look carefully. You go down stairs to this shop that goes on forever and ever. They have so many racks of cloths, accessories and items to chose from in all price ranges. I would say in Toronto do make a point of checking this place out but don't... More 

1 Thank fluffyb2016
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Great restaurants in the area, great coffee shops and shopping. just an all around great area to walk around and enjoy this area of downtown.

1 Thank Biju23
Whitehorse, Canada
Level Contributor
44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

A wonderful area to explore, watch, eat and perhaps shop. A diversity of vendors and eating places make this area a great place to visit. Take the street car too... Its a great way to see the stores and people

1 Thank Patrick M
Level Contributor
335 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Lot and lots of very interesting stores selling clothing as well as many restaurants and bars. A must place on a Toronto visit!

1 Thank PeterDCanada

Travellers who viewed West Queen West also viewed

Toronto, Ontario

Been to West Queen West? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from West Queen West staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Queen Street and West Queen West

Neighbourhood Profile
Queen Street and West Queen West
Known as the Art & Design District, West Queen West is one of the most energetic and dynamic of Toronto's neighborhoods. Along with its great modernist museums, clubs, and restaurants, it's home to some of the funkiest specialty shops, ranging from clothing to stationary to collectables, and caters to niche and vintage shoppers of all kinds. That makes it a mecca for creatives, including hobbyists designers, writers, and painters. With ink on their hands and fabric pelts in their bags, visitors to Queen Street traverse the avant-garde blend of historic architecture and ultra-contemporary fare. Home to some of Toronto's chicest hotels and most modish java fixes, busy with street cars, and always suffused with live music drifting onto packed patios at bars and clubs by nightfall, the vibrancy of West Queen West is undeniable.
Explore this neighbourhood