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Neighbourhoods

West Queen West

West Queen West is gallery central with some of the city's most cutting-edge galleries dotting the street-scape from Trinity Bellwoods Park to Dufferin. Anchored by the nightlife and cultural destinations that are The Drake and Gladstone Hotels, this neighbourhood oozes creativity, community and fun. Not to be overlooked are hidden gems like Julie's Cuban and Luna Cafe up Dovercourt or the burgeoning South Ossington strip.


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69 Vintage / Fashion Stores

1100 Queen Street West 416.516.0669. Website
69 Vintage

I love vintage stores. I hate their smell. I don't like shopping in basements, garages or sketchy back rooms. I'd rather not stumble blindly through dimly lit spaces, crashing into...


751 / Bars

751 Queen Street West 416.703.2171
751

With the disappearance of Queenshead Pub at Queen & Bathurst, the strip was aching for a dark, cool and not-so-chic bar for locals to kick back in. The Queenshead...


99 Gallery / Galleries

99 Sudbury St. 416.533.6066 Website
99 Gallery

99 Gallery is the gallery space at 99 Sudbury. The 5,000 square foot space is committed to showcasing local and international emerging artists working in a variety of forms of...


99 Sudbury / Fitness Clubs

99 Sudbury Unit 5 416.533.6066 Website
99 Sudbury

99 Sudbury may have mythical status as Toronto's famed after hours club, but these days the only music here is the alt rock infused by the fitness club that now...


Addis Ababa / Restaurants

1184 Queen Street West 416.538.0059 Website
Addis Ababa

Still going strong after all these years, Addis Ababa fills tummies in West Queen West with the area's tastiest Ethiopian specialties....


Akau Framing / Design Stores

1186 Queen St. West 416.504.5999 Website
Akau Framing

Akau Framing may be hidden away on a side street off of Queen but the neighbourhood mainstay has long been a popular local option for custom framing jobs....


Alison Milne Gallery / Galleries

198 Walnut Avenue 416.203.6266 Website
Alison Milne Gallery

Alison Milne Gallery, founded by interior designer Alison Milne, is a contemporary art and design gallery featuring both local and imported art. The gallery hosts roughly 8 exhibitions each year,...


Anne Hung / Fashion Stores

829 Queen Street West 416.364.7251 Website
Anne Hung

Contributed by Michelle Williams Pine floors, and space to browse around without bumping into crowded racks are some of the best features about the atmosphere at Anne Hung. But the...



Anne Sportun / Fashion Stores

742 Queen Street West 416.363.4114 Website
Anne Sportun

Anne Sportun specializes in hand-crafted jewellery made in downtown Toronto by a team of highly-skilled goldsmiths....


Anti-Hero 13 / Fashion Stores

823 Queen St. W. 647.341.3013 Website
Anti-Hero 13

Anti-Hero 13 (not to be confused with designer menswear store Anti-Hero in Yorkville, although also a clothing store) is a Queen West shop that sells more obscure designer men's and...


Appletree Natural Foods / Grocery Stores

845 Queen Street West 416.504.9677
Appletree Natural Foods

This health food store has a good selection of bulk items, tasty homemade baked treats and vegetarian sushi rolls. ...


Art History / Design Stores

1080 Queen St. West 416.662.9235 Website
Art History

Art History is a treasure trove of antiques and all around cool junk, with pieces to fit everyone's budget. I wouldn't call it a design store, more of an indoor...


Art Yard / Galleries

30 Abell Street 416.659.3077 Website
Art Yard

Art Yard is a rental gallery for emerging artists in West Queen West with a unique concept: wall space is rented by the yard, rather than per show, and Art...


Art.27 / Fashion Stores

899 Queen St. West 416.504.3636 Website
Art.27

Art.27 is a beauty and wellness boutique focused on organics, natural ingredients, and ethically sourced labour and production. These aren't just buzz terms for owner Camelia Nicoara. In fact, so...


Atomic Design / Design Stores

965 Queen Street West 416.912.2358 Website
Atomic Design

Atomic Design on West Queen West is the bomb. (Forgive me, I had to.) I had no idea what to expect from this little store the first time I stopped...


Banu / Restaurants

777 Queen Street West 416.777.2268 Website
Banu

Mr. C has been excited to go for Iranian food at Banu ever since I discovered that you can smoke from a Shisha/Hookah on the patio. Friday night, we...



Barton Snacks (Queen) / Restaurants

1120 Queen St. West 647.351.5444
Barton Snacks (Queen)

Barton Snacks now has a second location in Toronto to fill up on snacks, ice cream and soda. The West Queen West location follows quickly in the footsteps of their...


Beaver Cafe / Cafes

1192 Queen Street West 416.537.2768
Beaver Cafe

Cafe by day - bar (or sometimes raging dance party by night), the Beaver defies categorization. Good for lunch, dinner, drinks or a pick-me-up latte in the afternoon. ...


BevLab / Cafes

1115 Queen St. West Website
BevLab

BevLab has taken up a permanent space in the relatively new Theatre Centre. If its launch party featuring creative make-your-own cocktails dispensed into beakers from burettes on ring stands, liquid...


Bicyclette / Fashion Stores

890 Queen St. West 416.532.8048 Website
Bicyclette

Bicyclette Boutique has found its permanent home on West Queen West near Trinity Bellwoods, offering its unique selection of urban-meets-whimsy clothing. Though I'm not much of a gusher, especially when...


Big Hit Studios / Fitness Clubs

66 Sudbury St. 416.792.6448 Website
Big Hit Studios

Big Hit Studios is a new boxing gym that lets you take a swing at a B.O.B. (That stands for Body Opponent Bag, by the way.) Found on Sudbury St.,...


Birch Contemporary / Galleries

129 Tecumseth Street 416.365.3003 Website
Birch Contemporary

Birch Contemporary, formerly Birch Libralato, is small gallery on Tecumseth that represents acclaimed contemporary artists including Toni Hafkenscheid and Micah Lexier....


Bolt Fresh Bar / Restaurants

1170 Queen St. W 416.588.8103 Website
Bolt Fresh Bar

Bolt Fresh Bar recently opened just steps from The Drake Hotel and already their smoothie line-up is near flawless in terms of flavours and consistency. From my first sip of...


Brockton Collective / Galleries

442 Dufferin St 647.725.0896 Website
Brockton Collective

Brockton Collective is housed in a nondescript industrial building on Dufferin just north of Queen. With tenants ranging from a reclaimed lumber shop to a chic hair salon to a...



Brodawka & Friends / Fashion Stores

1114 Queen St. West 416.893.0173
Brodawka & Friends

Brodawka & Friends is a misnomer of sorts if you take the new shoe boutique's name at face value. That's because the West Queen West shop represents the realization of...


Brooklynn / Restaurants

1186 Queen St. West 416.536.7700 Website
Brooklynn

Brooklynn arrives near Queen and Dufferin from the same owners as William's and Hunter's Landing. It's a hybrid bar/restaurant that gets pretty packed on weekends....


BYOB / Design Stores

972 Queen St. West 416.858.2932 Website
BYOB

BYOB is just like your favourite kitchen knick-knack store, but instead of your countertop, everything here is for your bar. That makes BYOB a dangerous place for someone such as...


Cabaret Vintage / Fashion Stores

672 Queen Street West 416.504.7126 Website
Cabaret Vintage

Contributed by Jessica Pollack About a year ago I was wandering Queen West with my brother Adam and we stumbled upon Cabaret Vintage. Anyone who loves scouring the racks of a...


Cafe Bernate / Cafes

1024 Queen Street West 416.535.2835
Cafe Bernate

Cafe Bernate is easy to miss with its modest stony grey exterior. On a recent visit, owner Angelo Cassani greets me and I feel like I've entered a 1970's grandmother's...


Carmen / Restaurants

922 Queen St. W 416.535.0404 Website
Carmen

Carmen, the new sister restaurant to Kensington Market's Torito is now open on Queen West in the space formerly occupied by Caju. Chef Luis Valenzuela and Veronica Carmen Laudes celebrate...


Champagne and Cupcakes / Fashion Stores

690 Queen Street West 416.533.2253 Website
Champagne and Cupcakes

Champagne and Cupcakes have moved locations east on Queen St., but still provide the same enviable stock of flirty and girly dresses and accessories, many of which are the creation...


Charlie / Fashion Stores

809 Queen Street West 647.436.8452 Website
Charlie

Fast fashion tends to translate into shit quality, which is why I steer clear of H&M and its ilk (among other reasons--I'm sure I'll harp on that in a future...



Cheveux by Darren Kwik / Fashion Stores

955 Queen St. W., Unit 112 416.361.1016 Website
Cheveux by Darren Kwik

Cheveux by Darren Kwik is a boutique hair studio on the ground floor of the Chocolate Company Lofts south of Trinity-Bellwoods. A staple salon in the neighbourhood for years, it's...


Chippy's Fish & Chips / Restaurants

893 Queen Street West 416.866.7474 Website
Chippy's Fish & Chips

With a weighty familial and cultural legacy on my shoulders, I walked into the Annex institution Chippy's looking for some crispy goodness, with a side of absolution. My Devonshire dad and...


Chosen Vintage / Fashion Stores

960 Queen St. West 647.802.7704 Website
Chosen Vintage

Chosen, says owner Melissa Ball, is very much in a Clueless stage. Picture Alicia Silverstone in a slinky stretch maxi and Stacey Dash by her side in chunky heels and...


Church Aperitivo Bar / Restaurants

1090 Queen St West 416.537.1090 Website
Church Aperitivo Bar

Church Aperitivo Bar has opened in an old church at the corner of Queen and Dovercourt after an extensive (and lengthy) renovation. Was it worth the wait? The restaurant serves...


Circuit Gallery / Galleries

993 Quuen St. W 647.477.2487 Website
Circuit Gallery

Circuit Gallery is a web-based project co-founded by Claire Sykes and Susana Reisman. Modelled after Jen Bekman's highly successful 20x200 concept, it takes advantage of the internet's wide reach...


Citizenry / Fashion Stores

982 Queen St. West 647.458.6672 Website
Citizenry

Citizenry, a new boutique found amidst the hustle and bustle of West Queen West, is tucked away behind a namesake cafe. At first glance, the open-air storefront looks like a...


Clafouti / Cafes

915 Queen Street West 416.603.1935
Clafouti

Clafouti, a French bakery on Queen St. West, is the perfect way to kickstart a day off. It's a madhouse on the weekend, jammed with ravenous hordes salivating over...


Community Bicycle Network / Services

761 Queen St. W 416.504.2918 Website
Community Bicycle Network

The Community Bicycle Network has been around for over 20 years. That timeline pays off when it comes to hunting for hard to find parts for vintage bikes. You can...



Consign Toronto / Fashion Stores

884 Queen St. West 647.341.1884 Website
Consign Toronto

Consign Toronto is a designer consignment shop on West Queen West. Their inventory is catered to both men and women, and fortunately, every price range. Some of their brands include...


Cooper Cole (Richmond St.) / Galleries

777 Richmond Street West, 2nd Floor 647.347.3316 Website
Cooper Cole (Richmond St.)

Cooper Cole has launched a second location of the popular Dundas Street gallery. Located just south of Trinity Bellwoods at 777 Richmond, it's now the latest mandatory stop on your...


Coupe Bizzarre / Fashion Stores

704 & 710 Queen Street West 416.504.0783 Website
Coupe Bizzarre

Montreal/Toronto studio Coupe Bizzarre sits on Queen St W split between #704 and #710. Which might mean a quick game of "where's my hair stylist today", but they're a...


Crepe & Co. / Restaurants

1167 Queen St. W. 416.800.0473 Website
Crepe & Co.

Crepe & Co. is a new European-style cafe on the West Queen West strip specializing in savoury and sweet crepes filled with standard combos like turkey, swiss and bacon or...


Cumbrae's (Queen) / Grocery Stores

714 Queen St. West 416.923.5600 Website
Cumbrae's (Queen)

Cumbrae's new Queen St. location opened a couple of weeks ago on a stretch of Queen St. already known for great food - albeit for crowd-pleasing restaurants instead of butcher...


Curry's Artists' Materials (WQW) / Design Stores

1153 Queen St. West 416.536.7878 Website
Curry's Artists' Materials (WQW)

Curry's Artists' Materials has taken over the former Woolfitt's space across the street from the Drake Hotel. The massive store stocks all manners of art supplies including canvas, pastels, paints,...


Cutler and Gross / Fashion Stores

758 Queen St. West 416.966.5149 Website
Cutler and Gross

Cutler and Gross is a British luxury eyewear brand with a loyal following from the likes of Bono, Elton John, Kate Moss and Victoria Beckham. Founded in London by optometrists...


Czehoski / Restaurants

678 Queen Street West 416.366.6787 Website
Czehoski

Czehoski was once described to me by a friend as "that pricey place down Queen West with the awesome signage." Though this is hardly a thorough or even remotely complete...



Dandylion / Restaurants

1198 Queen St. West 647.464.9100 Website
Dandylion

Dandylion on West Queen West is an obliging new 30-seat dining room from Chef Jay Carter (formerly of Centro and ex-exec chef for Susur Lee). It's a modest effort for...


Dark Horse 3 / Cafes

684 Queen West 647.352.3512 Website
Dark Horse 3

Dark Horse has once again proven to be one of the most tenacious purveyors of coffee in Toronto, and their new location proves three isn't just a crowd. With this...


Deluxe Boutique / Fashion Stores

781 Queen Street West 416.603.3704 Website
Deluxe Boutique

Deluxe Boutique has been a quiet West Queen West fixture for many years, after weathering the 2010 fire that ravaged the apartment above the shop. After a necessary closure, some...


Demarco-Perpich / Design Stores

1044 Queen St West 416.967.0893 Website
Demarco-Perpich

Recently relocated from Summerhill to Queen just west of Ossington (very recently -- still finishing up the facade), Demarco-Perpich is new to Queen West, but is building on long standing...


Destingo / Restaurants

741 Queen St W 647.748.3113 Website
Destingo

Destingo makes me pose the question, what does a nice Czech lady know about Italian food? A lot when you're the former wife of chef Felipe Vacca from Yorkville's Vaticano....


Devil's Workshop / Fashion Stores

955 Queen Street West, Unit 112 416.855.4321 Website
Devil's Workshop

Buying a ring for a loved one is not for the faint of heart. With so many different stones, metals, designs, sizes and price-points, a trip to the local jewellery...


Dlish / Baked Goods

833 Queen St. West 416.703.8005 Website
Dlish

Dlish cupcakes, the new West Queen West bakery dedicated solely to the creation of the ubiquitous, individually-sized treat, is offering up these ever-loved confections with a striking amount of care...


Dog & Bear / Restaurants

1100 Queen Street W 416.532.4474
Dog & Bear

The Dog & Bear pub is the latest iteration of 1100 Queen Street West, a space best known as the former home of the Social. Converted by members of the...



Doll Bar Inc. / Fashion Stores

1099 Queen St. West 416.792.4455 Website
Doll Bar Inc.

Doll Bar Inc. is a new salon dedicated exclusively to hair extensions. In the same way blow dry bars such as Blo and Do My Hair have found success in...


Done Right Inn / Bars

861 Queen Street West 416.703.0405
Done Right Inn

The Done Right Inn is a low-key bar near Trinity Bellwoods Park. In the summer, head to the back patio and settle in for a few pints under the shade...


Dough by Rachelle / Baked Goods

96 Tecumseth St. 647.352.6000 Website
Dough by Rachelle

Dough by Rachelle, alternately known as Dough Toronto, produces a variety of gourmet donuts--from apple fritters, to double chocolate--using seasonal ingredients. They're sold only on Thursday mornings out of Beast's...


Downward Dog Yoga / Fitness Clubs

735 Queen St. West 416.703.8805 Website
Downward Dog Yoga

My experience with Downward Dog began with a Level 1 class, led by studio co-owner and 30-year yoga veteran, Diane Bruni. I mistakenly overestimated my abilities - "Level 1" does...


Drake Cafe / Cafes

1150 Queen Street West 416.531.5042 Website
Drake Cafe

The Drake Cafe is not new, and yet has retained an almost unexpected degree of hipness. Part of it is certainly its attachment to the Drake Hotel, that West Queen...


Drake Hotel / Hotels

1150 Queen Street West 416.531.5042 Website
Drake Hotel

The Drake Hotel - self-proclaimed as the city's "Hot Bed For Culture" - is a modern boutique hotel and one-stop experience that makes both nightlife lovers and design nerds soil...


Drake Hotel General Store / Design Stores

1144 Queen St. West 416.531.5042 Website
Drake Hotel General Store

Since almost the day Jeff Stober sunk millions into rejuvenating the Drake Hotel, gossip has been following him around as he sought to buy up real estate in the area....


Drake Sky Yard / Bars

1150 Queen Street West 416.531.5042 Website
Drake Sky Yard

The Drake Sky Yard is prime drinking, eating and lounging real estate in the summer. It gets packed early, especially on weekends. A full lunch and dinner menu is available...



Drake Underground / Bars

1150 Queen Street West 416.531.5042 Website
Drake Underground

The Drake Underground is one of the best live music venues in the city. It has a decidedly different vibe than the rest of the Hotel. Programming features local and...


Dufflet / Baked Goods

787 Queen Street West 416.504.2870 Website
Dufflet

Dufflet, now with three locations in Toronto, makes premium all natural desserts like the chocolate cupcakes (above), tarts, pies and cakes. ...


Dutil / Fashion Stores

704 Queen St. West 647.352.2560 Website
Dutil

Dutil Denim is denim floor to ceiling, quite literally. With stacks of jeans, shorts, overalls, shirts, and remnants rolled up near the ceiling, you won't find anything of another creed...


Dynasty / Design Stores

1086 Queen St. W. Website
Dynasty

Dynasty is the place to go if you're looking for a beautiful and unique houseplant (and who isn't these days?). The West Queen West boutique specializes in handpicked tropical botanicals,...


Edward Day Gallery / Galleries

952 Queen St. West 416.921.6540 Website
Edward Day Gallery

Contributed by Dory Carr-Harris Easy to miss if you're not looking for it, the Edward Day Gallery sits in a cosy enclave next to the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA)...


El Almacen / Cafes

1078 Queen St. W 416.516.2898 Website
El Almacen

El Almacen is a South American-style cafe specializing in mate, a tea-like infusion made from the leaves of a species of holly which is particularly popular in parts of Brazil,...


Ella + Elliot / Fashion Stores

188 Strachan Avenue 416.850.7890 Website
Ella + Elliot

Ella + Elliot stocks imaginative, stylish nursery furniture with European flair. The store is curated almost like a gallery and is the exclusive Canadian seller for a number of different...


Eye Love Brow and Beauty Bar / Fashion Stores

793 Queen St West 647.349.1884 Website
Eye Love Brow and Beauty Bar

Eye Love Brow and Beauty Bar shares a light-filled, loft space with Lebel and Crowe on West Queen West, and is located up the same slender staircase, and announced by...



Eyesore Cinema / Services

801 Queen St. West 416.955.1599 Website
Eyesore Cinema

Eyesore Cinema is fiercely disdainful of most Hollywood fare. Owner Daniel Hanna has lovingly curated Toronto's finest selection of obscure cinematic oddities, for rental and purchase. Lovers of live action...


Fashion Crimes / Fashion Stores

706 Queen St. West 416.592.9001 Website
Fashion Crimes

Fashion Crimes, a mecca for all things strange and sparkly, hardly needs an introduction. The spacious womenswear boutique once stood just east of Spadina Avenue on Queen St. West, its...


Fat Bastard Burrito Co. (Queen St.) / Restaurants

1118 Queen St. W. 647.352.4555 Website
Fat Bastard Burrito Co. (Queen St.)

Fat Bastard Burrito Co. on Queen St. is the popular Mexican restaurant's Toronto location--their first was in Etobicoke--and is open for lunch, dinner and take-out. The menu includes burritos, quesadillas,...


Fawn / Fashion Stores

967 Queen Street West 647.344.4703
Fawn

Do you ever see those girls walking down the street who look simply effortless, their clothes the perfect mix of feminine and pure edge? They drape themselves in lots of...


Feast / Grocery Stores

881 Queen St. West 647.350.1881 Website
Feast

Feast is a new allergy-friendly gourmet food store located across from the southeast side of Trinity-Bellwoods Park. Only about a week old, the bright, design-conscious space is an inviting and...


Feel Good Guru / Restaurants

917 Queen St. West 647.748.5800 Website
Feel Good Guru

Feel Good Guru has been a quiet fixture in my neighbourhood, across from Trinity Bellwoods Park, for the past several months. I've even walked in--on an occasion where I was...


Fiveoseven Clothing (West Queen West) / Fashion Stores

1101 Queen St. W. 647.343.8394 Website
Fiveoseven Clothing (West Queen West)

Fiveoseven Clothing opens another outpost (with its original store on The Danforth and another at Vaughan Mills), this time on West Queen West. This Canadian men's and women's wear retailer...


Floorplay Socks / Fashion Stores

762 Queen St W 416.504.7325 Website
Floorplay Socks

Floorplay Socks is the only Toronto boutique that specializes in sockwear. They source inventory from both Canadian and international designers. The walls of the store are completely covered in different...



Flos / Design Stores

267 Niagara St. 416.745.5656 Website
Flos

Flos, the Italian lighting brand, has set up a shop within a shop at the Lightform studio on Niagara St. Flos took over the showroom's north end, creating a sleek,...


Fonda Lola / Restaurants

942 Queen St. W 647.706.9105 Website
Fonda Lola

Fonda Lola opened last week on West Queen West, after gaining a cult following with pop-up appearances (including the world's largest tequila tasting, where they served up 1400 tacos in...


Frank & Oak / Fashion Stores

735 Queen St. West 647.930.8711 Website
Frank & Oak

Frank & Oak has finally found a permanent home on West Queen West. The contemporary menswear brand has spent the last three years building a cult fanbase online and through...


Frankie's / Restaurants

994 Queen St. West 416.675.9009
Frankie's

Frankie's is not, as many curious onlookers might assume, a new restaurant. Nor does it have (as it boldly claims on its front signage), the world's best burgers--but they're pretty...


Fresh Collective / Fashion Stores

692 Queen St. West 416.594.1313 Website
Fresh Collective

Five years old and still going strong, Fresh Collective is a gem of a boutique in Toronto's Queen West fashion district. It offers the work of about 20 local...


Fresh on Crawford / Restaurants

894 Queen Street West 416.599.4442 Website
Fresh on Crawford

Fresh on Crawford serves up some of the best vegetarian and vegan brunches, lunches and dinners in Toronto. This is one of three Fresh locations but the only one with...


Garb / Fashion Stores

1046 Queen St. W. 416.588.2121 Website
Garb

Garb is a newly opened high-end designer men's and women's clothing and accessories consignment shop on West Queen West just west of Ossington. It's so new it's still collecting inventory...


Garrison's Barbershop / Fashion Stores

907 Queen St. West 416.703.8602 Website
Garrison's Barbershop

Garrison's By The Park probably has the best view of any barber shop in the city. Most barber shops look out on a stretch of retail streetscape or the hallways...



Gaspard / Fashion Stores

913 Queen St. West 416.546.7480 Website
Gaspard

Gaspard has a dress with which I have fallen in love. It's a quilted Liberty, sandy-brown cotton, and printed with birds from neck to bottom hem. "It's based on drawings by...


Georgia Scherman Projects / Galleries

133 Tecumseth Street 416.554.4112 Website
Georgia Scherman Projects

Located on Tecumseth just south of the Queen West strip, Georgia Scherman Projects is, as the name suggests, a project-based gallery. A circular sentence if I've ever written one,...


Giant Bicycles / Services

650 Queen St. West 416.703.9990 Website
Giant Bicycles

Giant Bicycles has set up shop in what was once MissBehav'n, just a couple doors east of Palmerston on Queen. The international cycling company has transformed the storefront into a...


Gino's Pizza / Restaurants

869 Queen St. West 416.310.4466 Website
Gino's Pizza

Gino's Pizza is pizza chain with dozens of locations scattered across Southern Ontario. They have three outposts in Toronto including this one near Queen and Niagara. The menu is your...


Girl Friday (Queen St.) / Fashion Stores

740 Queen Street West 416.364.2511 Website
Girl Friday (Queen St.)

Girl Friday's location on Queen St. features an array of dresses hand-picked by owner and designer Rebecca Nixon. You'll find products from brands such as Soia & Kyo and Paper...


Gladstone Art Bar / Bars

1214 Queen Street West 416.531.4635 Website
Gladstone Art Bar

The Art Bar is the Gladstone's intimate, mixed-used space. Best for live music, The Art Bar also features comedy and film nights, video game tournaments and art and performance events....


Gladstone Ballroom / Bars

1214 Queen Street West 416.531.4635 Website
Gladstone Ballroom

This beautifully restored ballroom at the Gladstone is a favourite event space for magazine launch parties, fashion shows and live music....


Gladstone Cafe / Restaurants

1181 Queen St. West 416.533.3386 Website
Gladstone Cafe

Gladstone Cafe is the poorer across-the-street neighbour of the Gladstone Hotel's own café. But score one for a totally unpretentious cheeseburger and fries. The menu here is truckstop-meets-foodie with a...



Gladstone Hotel / Hotels

1214 Queen St. West 416.531.4635 Website
Gladstone Hotel

The Gladstone Hotel, a once run-down flophouse, has been recently transformed into a boutique hotel, situated in the heart of the vibrant West Queen West art scene at the edge...


Gladstone Melody Bar / Bars

1214 Queen Street West 416.531.4635 Website
Gladstone Melody Bar

The Gladstone Melody Bar, for me, has always been that place I visit once a month to bask in communal Simpsons nerdom. But as of this past Monday, it will...


Graven Feather / Galleries

906 Queen St. W Website
Graven Feather

Graven Feather had piqued my interest long before I actually made it in to have a look around. A street-level door hinting at the staircase behind it in a plain...


Gravitypope / Fashion Stores

1010 Queen Street West 647.748.5155 Website
Gravitypope

Gravitypope is a 4,000 square foot vision for shoe-lovers. The west coast import just opened at the foot (ahem) of Ossington at Queen, offering a Candy Land of chunky pumps,...


Grreat Stuff / Fashion Stores

870 Queen St. West 416.533.7680 Website
Grreat Stuff

Grreat Stuff is family-run menswear shop near Trinity Bellwoods, known for exceptionally friendly staff and noteworthy styling advice. Owners Mark and Adam (one of whom is at the store pretty...


Hanky Panky / Services

764 Queen St. W. 416.901.4998
Hanky Panky

Hanky Panky bills itself as "a boutique for lovers," and if you and your lover are perfectly comfortable walking into this new West Queen West sex shop together, then all...


Harlem Underground / Restaurants

745 Queen St. West 416.366.4743 Website
Harlem Underground

Harlem Underground is the latest addition to chef Anthony Mair's soul food mini-empire, taking over the space from his previous Irie Food Joint and joining Richmond Street's Harlem Restaurant on...


Heel Boy / Fashion Stores

773 Queen Street West 416.362.4335 Website
Heel Boy

I was browsing the selection at Heel Boy. I moved past the sandals and towards the purses near the cash. As I picked up a Nine West gold handbag ($160)...



Helmutt's Pet Supply / Services

865 Queen St. West 416.504.1265
Helmutt's Pet Supply

Helmutt's will give you everything your pet needs from nutritional food products to organic treats, bowls, toys and everything in between. If they don't have it in stock, just ask...


Hot Shawarma / Restaurants

1181 Queen Street W. 416.916.0818
Hot Shawarma

Hot Shawarma across from the Gladstone Hotel lives up to its name, serving up falafel and shawarma plates and sandwiches until the wee hours of the morning....


Huh / Fashion Stores

847 Queen Street West 416.645.1702
Huh

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Hunter and Cook / Galleries

1082 Queen St. West 416.875.6434 Website
Hunter and Cook

The Hunter and Cook headquarters unveiled itself to the world on Thursday night. The launch party for the new home of the arts and culture magazine started by Jay Isaac...


Hush Von Osafo / Fashion Stores

851 Queen Street West 416.861.9733
Hush Von Osafo

More details coming soon....


INabstracto / Design Stores

1160 Queen Street West 416.533.6362
INabstracto

Kate Eisen is one of West Queen West's longest standing residents, going back to Stardust Lounge days. Like the best vintage stores, INabstracto showcases a curated collection rather than just...


IndexG B&B / Hotels

50 Gladstone Ave 416.535.6957 Website
IndexG B&B

IndexG B&B inhabits a former art gallery on Gladstone, just north of Queen. The rooms are simple but elegant, and the artwork on the walls, in a throwback to the...


Industrial Storm / Design Stores

1106 Queen West 416.955.9888 Website
Industrial Storm

I think it's a rule that names rarely reflect reality. I mean, The Democratic People's Republic of North Korea is not exactly the shining star of freedom that the name...



It's All GRK / Restaurants

756 Queen St. W 416.703.7888
It's All GRK

It's All GRK is the newly opened gyro shop situated on Queen West in the former home of Bellwood Bar & Grill. Co-owners Nick Freda (Valdez), Matty Tzoumaris (Valdez, The...


Julie's Cuban / Restaurants

202 Dovercourt Rd 416.532.7397 Website
Julie's Cuban

Thoughts turn to smoochin' once Toronto escapes the clutches of its winter prison. The newly summer-skinned brothers showing off tats and sisters in sundresses come charging through TTC turnstiles...


K&B Kaafe Biscotti / Baked Goods

1153 Queen St. W.
K&B Kaafe Biscotti

K&B Kaafe Biscotti is a tiny white space nestled inside a convenience store next to Curry's and across from the Drake Hotel. Its offerings are fittingly as simple as the...


Katharine Mulherin / Galleries

1086 Queen Street West 416.537.8827 Website
Katharine Mulherin

Katharine Mulherin, now in its tenth year, is spread across various store fronts on Queen Street West. Edgy and relevant, this gallery is one of the most respected and...


King Slice (Queen St.) / Restaurants

1130 Queen St. 416.536.3738 Website
King Slice (Queen St.)

King Slice has grown beyond its original Bloor St. digs and opened a late night pitstop for a slice just steps from The Drake in the old Vinny Massimo's spot....


Klaxon Howl / Fashion Stores

694 Queen St. West 647.436.6628 Website
Klaxon Howl

Klaxon Howl has packed its duffel bags after a two-year stint at Queen and Manning, and headed for home - its previous location, located less than a block away. According to...


Kol Kid / Fashion Stores

670 Queen Street West 416.681.0368 Website
Kol Kid

Kol Kid sells a range of educational and decorative toys, shower gifts and bedding accessories. There's stuff here for both newborns and toddlers. I once bought an Ernie puppet (of...


La Hacienda / Restaurants

640 Queen Street West 416.703.3377 Website
La Hacienda

La Hacienda serves up big plates of Tex Mex on Queen West. It's certainly plated its share of nacho orders throughout its 22-year run. Classic round yellow chips and high-quality...



La Perla / Bars

783 Queen St. West 416.366.2855
La Perla

La Perla might be West Queen West's newest nightspot but don't call it a bar. Owner Arturo Anhalt is adamant that La Perla is a cantina in the traditional Mexican...


Lady Mosquito / Fashion Stores

1020 Queen West 647.344.3266 Website
Lady Mosquito

Lady Mosquito is packed with cheery embroidered totes, sculptural felt brooches and dyed palm seed necklaces. The itty-bitty West Queen West spot peddles vibrant South American-made bags and accessories, reflecting...


Laya Spa & Yoga / Fashion Stores

986 Queen St. West 647.438.9032 Website
Laya Spa & Yoga

Laya Spa & Yoga is a West Queen West spot that blends spa treatments with yoga classes for a full-body approach to relaxation. In addition to a long, long list...


Lebel and Crowe / Fashion Stores

793 Queen St West 647.349.1884 Website
Lebel and Crowe

Lebel and Crowe is easy to miss from the West Queen West street-side, squirreled away up a long, narrow staircase and in the back of a high-ceilinged, white-washed loft space....


Lightform / Design Stores

267 Niagara St. 416.745.5656 Website
Lightform

Lightform on Niagara St. is the Toronto showroom of the Edmonton-based lighting distributor. Expect lighting fixtures from a globe-spanning selection of high-end brands, from functional and sleek lamps to opulent...


Linwood Essentials / Bars

930 Queen St. West 647.828.9663 Website
Linwood Essentials

Linwood Essentials is located at Queen and Shaw, in the former home of celebrated noodle house A-OK Foods, a space long eyed by any number of savvy restaurateurs who might...


Lipstick & Dynamite / Restaurants

992 Queen St. W 416.535.4554 Website
Lipstick & Dynamite

Lipstick & Dynamite is what owners Celeste Toledo and Steve Cann call a "bar-staurant." It's an unpretentious spot with the intentional attitude of dive bar but also homey, nostalgic touches...


Little Tibet Restaurant / Restaurants

712 Queen St W 416.306.1896
Little Tibet Restaurant

Longstanding Queen Street West resident Little Tibet Restaurant serves an authentic Tibetan menu: mostly mild, all tasty, with a wicked chili sauce on the side. ...



Logan & Finley / Fashion Stores

670 Queen St W 416.769.9732 Website
Logan & Finley

Logan & Finley is a store for the earth mamas on Queen West. Owner Julie Skirving makes sure everything that comes in and out of her shop is either "local,...


Luna Cafe / Cafes

181 Dovercourt 416.588.3374
Luna Cafe

There are lots of great cafes in this city, but one of my all time faves just might also be the most off the beaten path. Nestled on the corner...


Mabel's Bakery (Queen St.) / Baked Goods

1156 Queen Street W 647.748.4700 Website
Mabel's Bakery (Queen St.)

Mabel's Bakery just opened its second location on Queen West at Beaconsfield Avenue. "This area needed something different than restaurants from bars," owner Lorraine Hawley says simply as she scans...


Magpie / Fashion Stores

702 Queen St. West 416.536.6158
Magpie

More info soon!...


Magwood / Fashion Stores

886 Queen Street West 416.818.3975 Website
Magwood

Magwood on Dundas West is offering luxury vintage pieces draped in history. Each piece, hand selected by owner Sarah Magwood, seems to tell a little story about where it came...


May28th / Fashion Stores

198 Walnut Ave. #8 416.902.5797 Website
May28th

May28th watches are more than just timepieces; they're a fun and affordable accessory for the sartorially-minded. Fun, fashion-forward guys and girls around the world have embraced the Toronto line's bold,...


Medulla & Co. / Fashion Stores

809 Queen St. W. 416.869.0809 Website
Medulla & Co.

Medulla & Co. is a salon and retail space near Trinity-Bellwoods where Charlie Boutique used to stand. Opened by Luis Pacheco of Yorkville's Hair on the Avenue, it offers environmentally...


Meg / Fashion Stores

849 Queen Street West 416.364.3983
Meg

Contributed by Natalie Taylor Photos of women in mid-dress adorn the walls of the quaint, chic boutique Meg, in the heart of West Queen West. I question if the photos...



Milagro on Queen / Restaurants

783 Queen St. West 416.366.2855 Website
Milagro on Queen

Milagro near Queen and Euclid is the third location in the burgeoning Mexican cantina's empire. For authentic Mexican food (not Tex-Mex) in Toronto it's tough to find a better place...


Milana Clothing / Fashion Stores

884 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor 416.845.4387 Website
Milana Clothing

Milana Clothing is a boutique that new designer Angela Milana opened this year. Her Spring '14 collection mostly consisted of black, white and charcoal asymmetrical drape-y pieces with cool silhouettes....


Mini Mioche / Fashion Stores

795 Queen St. West 647.348.5883 Website
Mini Mioche

Mini Mioche is a Toronto-based company that makes and sells baby and kids basics made out of organic and eco-friendly fabrics. Their location on Queen St. is their flagship....


MOCCA / Galleries

952 Queen Street West 416.395.0067 Website
MOCCA

The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA for short) is slightly hidden behind a courtyard off Queen. Inside, the gallery showcases innovative art by Canadian and international artists whose works...


Mula Yoga / Fitness Clubs

80 Mitchell Avenue 416.364.9128 Website
Mula Yoga

Mula Yoga, located in a quiet neighborhood off of Queen St. West, is a small yoga studio offering classes for students of all levels. Class types include Vinyasa, Ashtanga and...


Nadege Patisserie / Baked Goods

780 Queen St W 416.368.2009 Website
Nadege Patisserie

My road to Nadege Patisserie was longer and harder than I ever could have expected. 4 weeks, to be exact, as our visit fell on their one-month anniversary, and about...4...


Nam Sandwich Shop / Restaurants

874 Queen St. West 416.551.0625
Nam Sandwich Shop

Nam Sandwich Shop is a clean and contemporary 20-seat joint that aims to introduce speedy, affordable and take-away-friendly Vietnamese street foods to the west side of Trinity Bellwoods Park. Located...


Nana / Restaurants

785 Queen St. West 647.352.5773 Website
Nana

Nana is finally open on Queen after more than a year of teasing to its potential, with papered windows advertising absurd concepts like New Delhi Burgers, Sammy's Sammies, and...



Nearly Naked / Fashion Stores

920 Queen St W 416.588.7090 Website
Nearly Naked

On Queen St W at Shaw, Nearly Naked has an always-rotating inventory of pretty underthings: bras, lingerie, sleepwear, and hosiery. ...


Neat / Design Stores

628 Queen St W 416.368.6328 Website
Neat

Neat (Space. Edited.) has moved from Yorkville to Queen West, taking up Portobello's old space and making it new (and neat) again. One-stop shopping for high-design organizational solutions for...


No Foundation / Design Stores

1082 Queen St. West 416.993.6510 Website
No Foundation

No Foundation is a boutique cultural gift shop and art museum with a quirky edge. Its inventory includes handmade jewelry, eccentric canvas paintings and sculptures, as well as other original...


Noce / Restaurants

875 Queen Street West 416.504.3463 Website
Noce

Noce is something of a West Queen West institution, having overlooked Trinity Bellwoods Park for years. On a block increasingly littered with bakeries, you might expect almond croissants or baklava...


Nomad (Queen St.) / Fashion Stores

819 Queen Street West 416.202.8777 Website
Nomad (Queen St.)

Nomad is a veteran player in Toronto's burgeoning menswear game. The men's shop, which has been open in its current West Queen West space since 2010, has remained more elevated,...


Nuit Social / Restaurants

1168 Queen St. West 647.350.6848 Website
Nuit Social

Nuit Social on West Queen West is perfectly positioned to attract the area's overflowing nightlife - and, better still, the kitchen stays open right until midnight. It's not the kind...


Nunu Ethiopian Fusion / Restaurants

1178 Queen Street West 647.351.6868
Nunu Ethiopian Fusion

Nunu Ethiopian Fusion isn't your traditional Ethiopian restaurant. Found two doors down from Addis Ababa near Queen and Northcote, the just opened eatery is owned and operated by a woman...


Oliver Spencer / Fashion Stores

962 Queen Street West 647.348.7673 Website
Oliver Spencer

Oliver Spencer decided back in 2002 that contemporary menswear was missing something: him. The clothes he wanted to wear didn't exist yet, or that is how he saw the state...



One of a Kind Pasta & Grill / Restaurants

746 Queen Street West 416.203.2229 Website
One of a Kind Pasta & Grill

A neighbourhood favourite, One of a Kind Pasta & Grill offers a huge selection of pasta, meat dishes and other items....


Oyster Boy / Restaurants

872 Queen Street West 416.534.3432 Website
Oyster Boy

Oyster Boy is famous for being one of the best oyster houses in the city. They also do a brisk business in supplying the rest of the city (both restaurants...


P & P Custom Guitars / Services

442 Dufferin Street Website
P & P Custom Guitars

P & P Custom Guitars near Queen and Dufferin is a shop that builds and sells electric guitars. This trio of guitar enthusiasts meticulously hand craft guitars from carefully selected...


Pari Nadimi Gallery / Galleries

254 Niagara St. 416.591.6464 Website
Pari Nadimi Gallery

Pari Nadimi gallery is sort of hidden away on Niagara St. It's worth meandering south from Queen to take a look inside this large warehouse like space that showcases sculpture,...


Parloque / Fashion Stores

1093 Queen St W 647.341.5540 Website
Parloque

Parloque is the intersection where high fashion and street culture collide. A clothing shop on Queen West, Parloque is a curated arrangement of emerging and hard to find cult labels....


Paul Petro / Galleries

980 Queen Street West 416.979.7874 Website
Paul Petro

Paul Petro gallery is an institution on Queen West. Not to be confused with Paul Petro Multiples + Small Works down the street, this older sibling features two floors of...


Paul Petro Multiples + Small Works / Galleries

962 Queen St West 416.979.7874 Website
Paul Petro Multiples + Small Works

More details coming soon....


Penguin Toronto / Fashion Stores

700 Queen Street West 416.504.1234 Website
Penguin Toronto

Penguin's first official store in Canada has arrived on West Queen West. New in store is their female clothing line, which joins its classic line of men's blazers and polos....



Philistine / Fashion Stores

928 Queen St. West 416.532.3662 Website
Philistine

Philistine was founded in 2007 as a once-per-month pop-up shop, but only settled into permanent Parkdale residency this September. The tiny space houses mostly vintage duds (peppered with choice new...


Pink Eye Optical / Fashion Stores

1030 Queen St. West 416.534.2235
Pink Eye Optical

Pink Eye Optical might sound like a place with an infection but this new eyewear boutique on West Queen West is a welcome addition to the hood, stocking a nice...


Piola / Restaurants

1165 Queen St. West 416.477.4652 Website
Piola

Piola has taken up residence in the monstrosity that is the Bohemian Embassy. Its opening signals the arrival of global restaurant chains to the neighbourhood and is also probably the...


Planet of Sound (West Queen West) / Services

1020 Queen St W 416.530.9703 Website
Planet of Sound (West Queen West)

Planet of Sound has just increased its orbit. With a new store along West Queen West, the purveyors of quality hi-fi sound systems are expanding their reach to audiophiles on...


Politica / Restaurants

127 Strachan Avenue 416.366.0990
Politica

Politica is nestled in a residential stretch on Strachan Avenue between King and Queen streets. The vibe here is definitely more King St. (west of Bathurst) than West Queen West....


Poppies / Design Stores

1094 Queen Street West 416.538.2497
Poppies

Poppies was way ahead of its Starbucks neighbour in recognizing the hipness of a West Queen West address. It's a cheerful space filled with floral eye candy, and small...


Poutini's House of Poutine / Restaurants

1112 Queen St. West 647.342.3732 Website
Poutini's House of Poutine

I've been waiting a long time for Poutini's House of Poutine to open. When I found out that a new poutine place was opening on West Queen West, I...


Propeller Gallery / Galleries

984 Queen Street West 416.504.7142 Website
Propeller Gallery

Propeller Gallery is a community-oriented gallery on West Queen West....



Public Office / Design Stores

780 Queen Street West 416.599.7030 Website
Public Office

Public Office opened quietly back in February as an extension of the Production Kitchen design house, which is located upstairs (at 780 Queen West, with entry off Gore Vale Avenue)....


Quasi Modo / Design Stores

789 Queen Street West 416.703.8300 Website
Quasi Modo

Quasi Modo specializes in modern furniture, lighting and accessories for the home and office....


Queen Specific / Galleries

787 Queen St. W Website
Queen Specific

Queen Specific is located immediately west of Dufflet Pastries, who co-sponsors this unique art project on West Queen West. A two by eight foot window display, monthly exhibitions are programmed...


Queen Street Qreative / Galleries

1018 Queen Street West 647.436.3122 Website
Queen Street Qreative

Nestled in between two of downtown Toronto's most popular photography shops on Queen Street East, friends of mine recently opened a new gallery space that doubles as a specialty print...


R Squared Cafe / Cafes

668 Queen St. West 647.344.8558
R Squared Cafe

R Squared Cafe is already bustling in the home of what once was Quaff Cafe on West Queen West. The former cafe was purchased by new owners, totally made over,...


Raging Spoon / Cafes

761 Queen St. West 416.504.6128 Website
Raging Spoon

The Raging Spoon is a cafe with a social concience. Housed in a former Church on Queen St., the cafes serves drinks, lunch options and houses a small gallery space...


RaviSoups (Queen St.) / Restaurants

1128 Queen St. West 416.538.7284
RaviSoups (Queen St.)

RaviSoups has opened a second location in Toronto, this one just down the street from the Drake on Queen St. Inside, the decor isn't quite as slick as the Adelaide...


Response / Fashion Stores

690 Queen Street West 416.366.5394 Website
Response

This store carries Toronto designer Glynis Dupuis's Response collection as well as an innovative selection of shoes, jewellery, and accessories that are hand-picked to work with her clothes....



Romni Wools / Design Stores

658 Queen West 416.703.0202 Website
Romni Wools

Romni Wools overwhelms with its rows and rows of baskets filled with all colours and textures of yarn. The aisles can get a little narrow, but if you don't mind...


Rotate This / Services

801 Queen St. West 416.504.8447 Website
Rotate This

Rotate This is Toronto's indie record store archetype (the vinyl copy of the Scott Pilgrim soundtrack on the wall is almost too obvious). They carried vinyl long before vinyl's unexpected...


Rue Pigalle / Fashion Stores

927 Queen Street West 647.352.8115 Website
Rue Pigalle

Rue Pigalle is, in fact, a transplant from Yorkville. The move down to West Queen West was natural, owner Isabelle Fish tells me, as she believes the consumer base will...


Rus-Teak / Design Stores

217 Niagara Street 416.203.9460 Website
Rus-Teak

Rus-Teak is a furniture store on Niagara Street which sells solid wood antique and reproduction furniture from China, India, Indonesia and Pakistan....


Ryerson Artspace at the Gladstone / Galleries

1214 Queen St. W 416.531.4635 Website
Ryerson Artspace at the Gladstone

Ryerson Artspace at the Gladstone recently took over the area formerly occupied by the Art Bar at the century old hotel and event space. And the new gallery might make...


Saigon Flower / Restaurants

1138 Queen St West 416.533.6629
Saigon Flower

Saigon Flower seems to excel when the West Queen West bars close up shop for the evening. This is not the prettiest Asian fusion restaurant around, but it does work...


Sam James (Ossington) / Cafes

1000 Queen St. West Website
Sam James (Ossington)

Sam James Coffee Bar has pencilled itself into Lower Ossington, but be careful - blink and you'll miss it. You can recognize it by that signature diamond on the door,...


SANKO / Grocery Stores

730 Queen Street West 416.703.4550 Website
SANKO

If you're familiar with the West Queen West area, SANKO would probably have already made your radar. A small Japanese, grocery and gift store which also sells ready to eat Japanese...



Sekai Nail and Beauty Bar / Fashion Stores

968 Queen Street W. 647.748.5538 Website
Sekai Nail and Beauty Bar

Sekai Nail and Beauty Bar provides West Queen West dwellers with a wide range of organic spa treatments at a seriously reasonable price. With a focus on organic and fair-trade...


Show Gallery / Galleries

978 Queen Street West 416.531.5591
Show Gallery

More details coming soon....


Shyboy & Tex Repair Co. / Services

658 Queen St West. 416.366.7467 Website
Shyboy & Tex Repair Co.

Shyboy & Tex Repair Co. is Queen West's very own guitar and amp store. The shop repairs all kinds of guitars, tube amps, basses, banjos, mandolins and ukuleles. But even...


Simon Carter / Fashion Stores

754 Queen Street West 647.428.7545 Website
Simon Carter

Simon Carter, a UK-based label, has been a menswear competitor in Toronto for 2.5 years, but did you know that its Queen St West location is the only store in...


Smoque N Bones / Restaurants

869 Queen St. West 647.341.5730 Website
Smoque N Bones

Smoque N Bones is a BBQ restaurant situated kitty-corner to Trinity Bellwoods in a storefront formerly home to Gino's Pizza. I visit during the madness of opening day; menus are...


Spectacle / Fashion Stores

752 Queen Street West 416.603.0123 Website
Spectacle

It's been a while since I've received customer service like this, especially at an eyewear store? Not since the days of "Wenches and Rogues" on College Street, ran by all...


Spice Trader / Grocery Stores

877 Queen Street West 647.430.7085 Website
Spice Trader

If you love spices, this store will not disappoint. The Spice Trader has the good stuff. In past lives I was a total skeptic about overpriced specialty food items, spices...


Squirly's / Bars

807 Queen Street West 416.703.0574
Squirly's

Squirly's is a small bar on Queen near Niagara is a good bet for a cold pint and cozy conversation among friends. They have food too including a weekend brunch....



Stephen Bulger Gallery / Galleries

1026 Queen Street West 416.504.0575 Website
Stephen Bulger Gallery

Focuses on the exhibition and sale of international contemporary and historical photographs that define the tradition....


Stuart Jackson Gallery / Galleries

882 Queen St. W. 416.967.9166 Website
Stuart Jackson Gallery

Stuart Jackson Gallery specializes in Ukiyo-e, or Japanese woodblock prints (think Hiroshige and his famous landscapes), and is the oldest gallery in Canada dealing in these antique works of art....


Sud Forno / Baked Goods

716 Queen St. W 416.504.7667
Sud Forno

Sud Forno is the still new, Terroni bakery that opened this summer just a few doors down from the original Southern Italian eatery on West Queen West. The interior, designed...


Sunny Mummy / Fashion Stores

903 Queen Street West 647.430.3883 Website
Sunny Mummy

Sunny Mummy is relatively new to the West Queen West neighbourhood, taking over a former gallery space at the base of the Trinity Bellwoods condos. Onsite childcare is included in...


Susan Harris Design / Fashion Stores

135 Tecumseth Street 416.703.8537 Website
Susan Harris Design

More details coming soon. Susan Harris Design is located on Tecumseh just south of Richmond....


Swan Restaurant / Restaurants

892 Queen Street West 416.532.0452 Website
Swan Restaurant

Swan is consistently mentioned as one of the best brunch spots in the city. And there are regularly long line-ups to match this reputation. But with a little online research...


Sweet Lulu / Restaurants

859 Queen St West 416.203.2228
Sweet Lulu

As the prevalence of "NO SUBSTITUTIONS!" clauses on menus grow, it's getting harder to customize your dish in this town. Now, while I can hardly blame the eateries for...


Sydney's / Fashion Stores

682 Queen St West 416.603.3369 Website
Sydney's

Sydney's may have been burned recently, but the modern menswear retailer has not let a little smoke and soot taint the image of its emerging brand. Entering the former Heel Boy...



Tailor Muse / Fashion Stores

803 Queen St. West 647.352.0100 Website
Tailor Muse

Tailor Muse takes over the spot formerly home to Guys & Dolls. ...


Tealish / Grocery Stores

728 Queen St West 416.203.3301 Website
Tealish

Tealish knows a thing or two about location. Having been in the Trinity Bellwoods neighbourhood for quite a few years now, their location on Walnut about 1/2 a block...


Ten Spot / Fashion Stores

749 Queen Street West 416.915.1010 Website
Ten Spot

The Ten Spot's look is a little bit NYC and definitely urban. All surfaces are sleek, reflective, immaculate, loft-like and/or industrial. The Ten Spot is brightly lit, and the lighting...


Terroni / Restaurants

720 Queen Street West 416.504.0320 Website
Terroni

I've mentioned Terroni in other reviews on the site, but when it comes to doing a review of this authentic Italian eatery itself, I've never managed to get any co-diners...


Thai Elephant / Restaurants

813 Queen Street West 416.366.3400
Thai Elephant

Thai Elephant is a run-of-the-mill, westernized South-East Asian eatery across from Terroni on Queen. It offers all of the usual dishes you'd expect from your local Spring Rolls outlet, and...


The Beaconsfield / Restaurants

1154 Queen St. West 416.516.2550 Website
The Beaconsfield

A great neighbourhood spot across from the Drake Hotel, The Beaconsfield offers good sized meals like salmon with spaghetti squash, poutine and short ribs. ...


The Bristol / Restaurants

1087 Queen St. West 647.716.6583 Website
The Bristol

The Bristol has invaded West Queen West, relocating and rebranding after its previous incarnation - the Bristol Yard - reached rockstar popularity that would see fans of big British breakfasts...


The County General / Restaurants

936 Queen St. West 416.531.4447 Website
The County General

The County General is Splendido's tattooed cousin from the South, with a penchant for rock music and bourbon. But don't let its tough-as-nails attitude fool you, because just like...



The Dog's Bollock's / Restaurants

817 Queen Street West 647.350.6496
The Dog's Bollock's

The Dog's Bollocks takes over the space that hasn't found a consistent tenant since the popular Gypsy Co-Op served both beer, good tunes and the best late night candy store...


The Good Son / Restaurants

1096 Queen St. West 416.551.0589 Website
The Good Son

The Good Son restaurant, from chef Vittorio Colacitti (of Top Chef Canada fame), is now open at Queen and Dovercourt at the address formerly inhabited by the clubby Nyood. Enter through...


The Great Hall / Bars

1087 Queen St. W. 416.537.0803 Website
The Great Hall

The Great Hall is a West Queen West live music and event venue with swanky red curtains, a decadent balcony, and a reputation for being a sweat box in the...


The Lucky Penny / Grocery Stores

189 Shaw St. 416.516.9666 Website
The Lucky Penny

The Lucky Penny on Shaw St. is a local grocery and sandwich shop. The daily menu features a variety of hot and cold sandwiches (croque monsieur, grilled cheese, ham and...


The Midpoint / Bars

1180 Queen Street West 416.272.2450
The Midpoint

The Midpoint on West Queen West has been kicking around for at least five years, having several incarnations as pizza parlour, bar and club. Seems like it's finally settled into...


The Paper Place / Design Stores

887 Queen Street West 416.703.0089 Website
The Paper Place

The Paper Place is one of Toronto's best sources for premium paper, stationery and other paper-related products....


The Raq / Bars

739 Queen St W 416.504.9120 Website
The Raq

The Raq offers a billiard area that's best described as a man cave with dark tables, hanging lamps, wooden floors, and, uh, sparkling crystal chandeliers. It works, though. Raised glass...


The Savoy / Bars

1166 Queen Street West 416.499.9386
The Savoy

The Savoy on West Queen West, long-awaited by anyone who gets excited about fancy-sounding names and beautiful, architectural brick doorways, has finally opened. And it's... pretty good. Yet another competitor on...



Thomas / Fashion Stores

960 Queen Street West, 2nd floor 416.419.3765 Website
Thomas

Thomas very quietly opened about a month ago on the second floor of the West Queen West storefront previously housed designer Michael Joseph Thomas' previous project--Ruins. Thomas closed down the...


Timmie Doggie Outfitters / Services

867 Queen Street West 416.203.6789 Website
Timmie Doggie Outfitters

Timmie Doggie Outfitters is what happens when two graphic designers open a dog boutique. With two Timmie-the-Dog inspired locations on West Queen West and in Leslieville (pictured), Timmie's offers top-notch...


Tocino Boys / Restaurants

1180 Queen St. W. 416.503.8703 Website
Tocino Boys

Tocino Boys takes its name from the Spanish word for bacon, but the Filipino permutation means you coat it with enough sugar to send you to the dentist the next...


Toma Burger Addiction / Restaurants

712 Queen St. W 416.901.1027 Website
Toma Burger Addiction

Toma Burger Addiction is a new burger joint with a French twist. After years of running La Reef, a seaside restaurant in Southern France, Chef Thomas Sedille and his soon-to-be...


Twist Gallery / Galleries

1100 Queen St. W 416.588.2222 Website
Twist Gallery

Twist Gallery is now officially open after finishing up some recent renovations. Taking over the space formerly occupied by SPIN Gallery, just above the Social, new owner, Nadia Kakridonis,...


TwoBirds Bridesmaid / Fashion Stores

927 Queen St. West 647.352.2473 Website
TwoBirds Bridesmaid

TwoBirds Bridesmaid has locations in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the U.S., and has opened up a location in Toronto. The company is founded on the idea that bridesmaids dresses...


TYPE Books / Bookstores

883 Queen Street West 416.366.8973 Website
TYPE Books

TYPE books is my neighbourhood bookstore. Actually, that's not true. There's also Babel and Monkey's Paw - both good for certain occasions, but TYPE is my go-to. I depend on...


UFO Restaurant / Restaurants

241 Niagara Street 416.703.0883
UFO Restaurant

UFO Restaurant is a small greasy spoon diner in an old-school environment close to Trinity-Bellwoods. It serves a variety of classic comfort foods, such as a full breakfast and and...



Urban Mode / Design Stores

145 Tecumseth Street 416.591.8834 Website
Urban Mode

More info coming soon....


Valhalla / Design Stores

823 Queen Street West 416.203.6328 Website
Valhalla

I missed the part where Odin was big on thank-you notes, but Valhalla is still a heck of a stationery and gift store. Right by the door is a...


Verso / Design Stores

1160 Queen Street West 416.605.6894 Website
Verso

Verso has a somewhat unusual address. A black pylon outside of West Queen West fixture INAbstracto announces it, but you have to pass through to the back, where you'll find...


Victor Gallery / Design Stores

799 Queen St. West 416.504.1659 Website
Victor Gallery

Victor Gallery is a popular spot on Queen to stock up on reasonably priced, off-the-shelf frames. They also do custom orders....


Visual Eyes Optical / Fashion Stores

805 Queen St. West 647.352.2889 Website
Visual Eyes Optical

Visual Eyes Optical specializes in delivering bougie frames to the public. They have an optometrist on site, and they offer laser vision consultations. They carry brands like Ray Ban, Tom...


W Lifestyle / Fashion Stores

721 Queen Street West 416.361.9777
W Lifestyle

The big W marks one of Toronto's favourite hair salons. On Queen St W at Tecumseth. ...


Walnut Studios / Galleries

83 Walnut Avenue 647.347.8601 Website
Walnut Studios

When I first discovered Walnut Studios, I never expected it to be so hidden. Following the pungent smell of cow manure around the bend from The Old York bar...


West Salon & Spa / Fashion Stores

1188 Queen St West 647.348.4088 Website
West Salon & Spa

West Salon & Spa is brand new, and in a prime bit of WQW real estate between the Drake and the Gladstone -- perfectly situated to primp scenesters on their...



White Squirrel Coffee Shop / Cafes

907 Queen St. W. 647.428.4478 Website
White Squirrel Coffee Shop

White Squirrel Coffee Shop knows what you need, Trinity Bellwoods. You've got your albino squirrels - fine. Keep 'em. But what you lack is ice cream, dear park, and this...


Yasmine Louis / Fashion Stores

257 Niagara St. 416.304.0490 Website
Yasmine Louis

Yasmine Louis, an art school-trained T-shirt designer, takes screen printing to sophisticated levels. She must approve your designs before progressing, and isn't your cheapest custom-shirt option, but the results are...


Ynot Cycle / Services

831 Queen St. W. 416.777.2247 Website
Ynot Cycle

Ynot Cycle takes over the Crumpler space on Queen and continues the former retailer's tradition of shilling messenger bags. The difference? The bags and accessories for cyclists sold in this...


Yogurty's (Queen West) / Restaurants

652 Queen St. West 647.345.4445 Website
Yogurty's (Queen West)

Yogurty's, the burgeoning do-it-yourself frozen yogurt chain owned by Yogen Fruz has taken over the long standing Second Cup location at the corner of Queen and Palmerston....


Zane / Fashion Stores

753 Queen St. West 647.352.9263 Website
Zane

A2ZANE has finally found a permanent home On Queen West near Bathurst, the former pop-up shop spent the past year in a smaller spot further west, following earlier pop-ups and...


Zumel & Co / Fashion Stores

863 Queen St. West 416.603.0888 Website
Zumel & Co

Zumel & Co is finding a niche for itself on West Queen West. Located right across from Trinity Bellwoods Park, it's a great spot for snatching up passing picnickers and...



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