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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

West Queen West

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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 187 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
WONDERFUL WALK

This area of Toronto has in recent years grown to be one of the more interesting areas to explore. The street is home to many unique shops, restaurants, bars and parks. It is a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
KatzAz
,
Ajax, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

187 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 142: English reviews
Ajax, Canada
Level Contributor
41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This area of Toronto has in recent years grown to be one of the more interesting areas to explore. The street is home to many unique shops, restaurants, bars and parks. It is a great place to spend a few hours walking and taking in all the surroundings. It is an older part of the city with many interesting buildings... More 

Helpful?
Thank KatzAz
Moncton, Canada
Level Contributor
199 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

lots of boutiques and cafes. trendy area great to window shop. good place to wander on a nice day. easy to walk to from downtown

Helpful?
Thank roadrunner0820
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
65 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Lots of street vendors and the odd busker and lots of historical buildings. There is kind of a hippy feel to this place and you can see it all at the cost of a token on the street car.

Helpful?
Thank Alex M
Belleville, Canada
Level Contributor
159 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

A weekend afternoon wandering Queen St West was a delightful change from shopping malls or even small town downtowns. The eclectic mix of design shops, second-hand stores, fabric stores, and bistros contained something to interest everyone in our party.

Helpful?
Thank zubill
Level Contributor
66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Lots of interesting shops, bars and food. Check out rooftop patios. Visit the Drake Hotel. Great shopping.

Helpful?
Thank Karen L
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
55 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Everyone is welcome here; walk along and enjoy the scene and pick up some great snacks along the way, and end up with taking it easy for a while in Trinity Bellwoods Park.

Helpful?
Thank D F
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
89 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Queen west is what I wish all streets in Toronto were like. With mostly boutique restaurants and shops (read - not a lot of chains), Queen west has amazing variety. It would take you ages to eat at every restaurant in the area and you would seldom be disappointed. The good restaurants stick around and the not so good last... More 

Helpful?
Thank Philip W
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
116 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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

Helpful?
Thank savvysolo
Fairhope, Alabama
Level Contributor
245 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 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.

Helpful?
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 28 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.

Helpful?
1 Thank MelissaMacK

Travellers who viewed West Queen West also viewed

 

Been to West Queen West? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
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