Considered one of the trendiest and distinct neighbourhoods in the city, Queen West is best known for its music, fashion, arts, culture, and tourism—being one of the hottest spots in the city!
Though gentrification has changed the face of Queen West over the past twenty years, it has almost matured with its patrons. Once home to vintage second hand clothing and record shops, Much Music, and independent eateries—it is now lined with popular upscale chain store, elegant boutiques, reputable tattoo parlours, pricey salons, and coveted real estate.
The homes in this area are principally Victorian and Edwardian style houses, with the many additional new builds of gorgeous townhomes and artsy condos throughout. The average cost to get into the area is about $525,000.
Who Lives Here?
The façade of the area represents the demographic—young, trendy and chic.
What's There To Do?
Between Yonge and University, gone are the days of Simpson’s and Eaton’s department stores, but the large mall Toronto Eaton’s Centre stands in its wake offering shoppers everything they could ask for in one convenient location. After shopping, be sure to check out the outdoor sites of Old City Hall, the current City Hall, Osgoode Hall, and the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.
Between University and Spadina, once the haven for punk rock and hot clubs, now offers patrons a plethora of shops, cafes, and restaurants along with a continued active local music and art scene, including the nearby contributor, Ontario College of Art & Design.
Between Spadina and Trinity Bellwoods Park, residents can enjoy street level shopping and quick access to one of the west end’s most beautiful public parks. With ample outdoor greenspace, a community recreation centre complete with swimming pools, fitness centre, running track, and more—this facility appeals to everyone from the try-athlete to the fitness buff!
Between Bathurst and Gladstone, residents can visit the energetic Art and Design district full of small galleries, bars, nightclubs, cafes, and eateries. It is also home to the Drake and Gladstone boutique hotels that offer nightly entrainment and elegant accommodations.
What About Commuting?
Transportation in the area includes the Queen Street Car making connections available to many hubs of the city and motorists have easy access to the Gardiner, Lakeshore, 427 North and DVP.