Queen Street
Queen Street
4.5
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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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The area
Neighborhood: East End
The East End is an eclectic amalgamation of areas that team up to make this district one of the most multi-faceted and alluring. Home to Toronto's LGBT community hub, Gay Village is alive and pumping day or night with friendly bars, nightclubs, and cafes – its thumb is on the pulse of excitement. For a more relaxed day, the East End has the largest collection of restored Victorian homes, and its stately streets, tree-lined and bursting at the seams with affluence, often sport farmers markets and street artists, epitomized by the effusive St. Lawrence Market. One of the most gorgeous of Toronto's neighborhoods, it also straddles Lake Ontario in an area called The Beach, where you'll find folks cycling and strolling along the sandy shorelines, getting some sun or enjoying shopping, dining, and pub options. For some fabulous food, the vivacious personalities running the restaurants in the East End's Greektown is only equaled by the fun and authenticity of the street stalls and restaurants at its expansive Indian Bazaar. 'Something for everyone' has never been so accurate.
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susvegara
Madrid, Spain1,885 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
City centre at its best. Lots of shops and restaurants, so easy to walk around and explore. It's a very nice area you will walk nearby lots of big sights like the council or Chinatown, just pace around.
Written September 10, 2023
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10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
You can find everything in Queen street, a large street, very alive, many people walking around, many shops, restaurants and cafes.
Written July 31, 2023
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Vanessa P
Calgary, Canada1,401 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This is a long street in Toronto. You can get into a bus, sit, and enjoy the view. Some parts of the city are not as cool as the rest of Toronto. Like some parts of these streets, I would not go. It seems shady. But as Toronto is a big city, Queen Street is also in good areas.
Written May 23, 2023
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Kimberly L.
Wellington, FL48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
I enjoyed walking down the street and looking at the shops. We stopped into a few shops to sample what they were selling. I literally could spent hours on this street but unfortunately my daughter was tired of walking lol

Side note: the infamous Toronto sign is located on Queen street and you can see graffiti alley from the street.
Written April 19, 2023
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Lionheart1261
Vienna Region, Austria526 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Strolling around in winter with 6 or up to 8 below zero might look insane, yet it has its appeal.
Get a taste of the shop and drop into any for a coffee on the go!
Written February 18, 2023
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Frances A
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Solo
I have been visiting and staying on this vibrant street since 2016, except for 2020 and 2021 (because of the pandemic). It's a multicultural , buzzy alternative area and I love it .Today was my first time back since the pandemic .There are far too many cannabis shops ! Also empty shops , which is sad .Still my favourite area but could the rents be lowered to attract back the small independent businesses that were lost in the pandemic ? The bug name chains have survived but we need the character it used to have back.
Written September 7, 2022
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Lori R
Canada85 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Lots of good restaurants but way too many cannabis shops ( not my thing). It does get you to a lot of fun neighborhoods
Written September 1, 2022
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Marilyn M
West Chester, PA401 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Great to stroll and check out great stores, restaurants and do some people watching. Feel like a small NYC
Written July 23, 2022
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James A
Windsor, Canada18,751 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Solo
When I was a kid queen street was a great place to hang out. Great restaurants, cool shops, music stores and dive bars. Some of those things are still there but everything here is expensive when it wasn’t always the case. Still a nice place to hang out but it was better 20 years ago.
Written June 10, 2022
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Cynthia U
Dallas, TX971 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Queen was the home of local artists and designers. Now is row upon row of cannabis shops interspersed with tiny restaurants.
Written April 23, 2022
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