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“Hidden Gems on Queen West”
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West Queen West
Ranked #34 of 535 things to do in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

From University Avenue west along Queen Street is known locally as Queen West, is the epitome of cool for shopping for those interested in boutique design, vintage furniture and clothing and an almost overwhelming number of amazing dining options.

There are hundreds of stores but here are a few favourites.

StyleGarage – Creative furniture and art spice up any space

Fluvog Shoes – Wander in to see their weird shoes and to see the Upside Down Room

Doc’s Motor Cycles – Don’t be scared off by the mannequin out front. It’s all leather on the main floor but wander upstairs to step into a museum of the most eclectic collection of everything from human skulls to melted telephones and an antique pinball machine (bring a few quarters).

Floorplay – Crazy socks; fun to look at, great to buy for yourself or a souvenir

Nadege – Imagine drinking a hot chocolate from the movie Chocolat with a handmade marshmallow or macaroon.

Fresh – The ultimate vegetarian and vegan foods.

Trinity Bellwoods Park – Commune with nature while you search for the White Squirrel to bring you luck.

The Drake Hotel - If you haven’t run out of energy, a few blocks further down for evening entertainment.

The Gladstone Hotel – Keep walking to see the operational Antique Elevator and enjoy the ever-changing art shows on each floor of the hotel – for free.

2  Thank Adrienne W
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

I like out of the way funky areas to walk around. Lots of independent shops(clothes, home decor, gadgets, art/crafts), restaurants and bars. When we were there on a Sunday afternoon and it wasn't too crowded but lots of people still out walking and definitely felt quite safe. Didn't see many children, mostly adult friends and couples. There was a public park where there were lots of families hanging out. It is about 3 or more kilometers (2 miles from the Eaton Center) so it might be best to take a bus (the street cars are temporarily not running out there due to construction downtown on the line). On the weekends a family can get a subway pass for unlimited rides for 2 adults and up to 3 youths(under 17) for $12. That'll cover all subways, buses and street cars).

1  Thank Sabena Y
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

Rode here in the tram as we wanted to explore outside of the Toronto city centre area.

This is now a rather rundown but hip and happening area, a little funky and bohemian with restaurants and boutique shops.

Thank PrestonGuild
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

hi queen street is great a hip and up coming hipster place lots of funky storees and good restaurants to dine too nice just watch all the people and has a nicee vibrant felling bustelig great place in Toronto johnb.

Thank swedenman
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Some good food and decent coffee. Beards, tattoos, unemployment. The mental hospital has a nice park. Watch out for the crack heads.

Thank Jena-Noone
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