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Address: Queen Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Often compared to New York City's Soho, Queen Street is the place to go for...

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.

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Great shops with upbeat vibe

Be prepared to walk and invest some times because in return you'll find some gems. Queen's Street West has real character the further down you walk.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Catherine I
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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166 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Be prepared to walk and invest some times because in return you'll find some gems. Queen's Street West has real character the further down you walk.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a short while here, found the street busy, mildly interesting, but it didn't appeal to us. We were happy to take a tram and go elsewhere.

Thank John S
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must-go place if you appreciated the arts on walls. They are colorful, eye-catching and fashionable. After spending times wandering around in shops, you may take a coffee at the pubs or bars nearby. It is an interesting place for tourists at the downtown of Toronto.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The young and creative crowd began living, working, shopping and enjoying the night life several years ago. Many have moved further West, but there's still an excellent vibe to the area. Parking can be iffy so best to use public transportation or a cab. Dress for walking and allow at least two hours to explore. Enjoy.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Whats not to love about Queens street, you got everything from great restaurants, to bars, live music, great shops and wonderul streets to walk around and enjoy the downtown city !! Highly recomend it !!

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I think this is the worst part of Toronto I've seen. Everytime I walked on the street I had to pass many homeless people who were constantly begging money from me or just starring like they want to rape me or kill me. Didn't feel safe at this place. Street especially the west part was very dirty and there was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I wonder if any other tourists go on the trolley from SpedinaStreet right down Queen Street East to the water? We did and I thoroughly recommend this trip. You will pass the Eaton Centre and way down on the east side you'll go through Leslie town where Toronto started. Here you'll find heaps of quirky shops and pubs. Keep going... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We walked along a section of Queen Street during a walking tour of Toronto. It is a long street and has many bars, restaurants and shops including upmarket stores. It passes Nathan Phillips Square and the impressive Toronto City Hall. It is pleasant enough but we would not interpret it as a "destination" unless having exhausted other "must see" attractions... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Queen Street and King Street are two of the busy shopping streets which cross Spadina Street. There is a wide choice of eateries here.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We got up early that day and just walked to Queen Street from King, it was worth it, we really liked the street arts cafes and shopping stops!

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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.
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