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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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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...

Aesop Toronto / Fashion Stores

880 Queen St. West 416.532.9623 Website
Aesop Toronto

Aesop, an upscale Australian skin care brand, opened its own freestanding location in Toronto after years of success peddling their natural, unisex products at stockists like Jacob & Sebastian, Oliver...

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....

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....

Anthropologie (Queen St.) / Fashion Stores

751 Queen St West Website
Anthropologie (Queen St.)

Anthropologie recently opened up a new store location at 751 Queen St. West. Adding to the chain's existing Toronto locations at Yorkville, Yorkdale and the Shops at Don Mills, at...

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...

Apt. 200 / Bars

1034 Queen St. West 416.357.1299 Website
Apt. 200

Apt. 200 is the newest edition to the residence-inspired lounge-meets-club trend in Toronto. Occupying the space where Wicked used to be, it's the Hogtown version of the wildly successful Montreal...

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.27 / Fashion Stores

899 Queen St. West 416.504.3636 Website

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

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...

Bar Fancy / Restaurants

1070 Queen St. West 416.546.1416 Website
Bar Fancy

Bar Fancy is the kind of place that doesn't want to be taken too seriously, and the first thing about this new spot on West Queen West just east of...

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. ...

Ben Sherman / Fashion Stores

734 Queen Street West 416.603.7437 Website
Ben Sherman

Ben Sherman is a UK-based clothing store famous for its button downs, sweaters and leather bags. The Shirt Bar, at the back of the store showcases shirts in many patterns...

Big Crow but Little / Restaurants

892 Queen St. W. Website
Big Crow but Little

Big Crow but Little is Anthony Rose's backyard fried chicken shack. It's right behind Rose & Son's on West Queen West and it backs out on to Trinity Bellwoods...

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....

Bite Lip Lab / Fashion Stores

678 Queen St W 416.860.5652 Website
Bite Lip Lab

Bite Lip Lab is a Toronto-based cosmetics brand that manufactures and sells organic, edible lipstick and other beauty products out of the former Czehoski space on Queen. Founder and creator...

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...

Boom Optical / Fashion Stores

706 Queen St W 416.366.2666 Website
Boom Optical

Boom Optical carries specs and sunglasses from Prada, Tory Burch, Michael Kors and Ray-Ban as well as harder-to-find brands like Superdry Optical and Superdry Sunnie collection. ...

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...

Broncos / Restaurants

127 Strachan Avenue 647.748.4800 Website

Broncos is a slider bar located on Strachan where Politica used to be. It's owned and operated by the team behind Branca, and helmed by Chef Kanida Chey. The place has...

Brooklynn / Restaurants

1186 Queen St. West 416.536.7700 Website

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....

Butter Chicken Roti (West Queen West) / Restaurants

1076 Queen St. West, toronto 647.350.7684 Website
Butter Chicken Roti (West Queen West)

Butter Chicken Roti on West Queen West is the second of its kind in the city. They sell reasonably priced roti and curry tailored to fit your spice tolerance. A...

BYOB / Design Stores

972 Queen St. West 416.858.2932 Website

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...

Cafe Neon (Queen St.) / Cafes

1024 Queen St. West 647.351.6366 Website
Cafe Neon (Queen St.)

Cafe Neon now has a location on West Queen West in addition to its first location by the Junction Triangle (and its sibling bar in Bloordale.) This latest spot keeps...

Canadian Salvaged Timber / Design Stores

442 Dufferin St. 416.530.1333 Website
Canadian Salvaged Timber

Canadian Salvaged Timber is a haven for lumber lovers. As both a design shop and reclaimed wood wholesaler, CST serves a whole range of clients including homeowners, restaurateurs, interior designers...

Canis / Restaurants

746 Queen St. W. 416.203.3317 Website

Canis is easy to miss amidst the landscape of dispensaries called Canna-whatever that seem to pop up on every street corner these days. But this West Queen West restaurant has...

Carbon Computing / Services

1052 Queen St. West 416.535.1999 Website
Carbon Computing

Carbon Computing has a new home on West Queen West. Previously a Riverside fixture for over a decade, the computer shop has long catered to what COO Neil Oates refers...

Carmen / Restaurants

922 Queen St. W 416.535.0404 Website

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...

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...

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...

Citizenry / Fashion Stores

982 Queen St. West 647.458.6672 Website

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...

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...

Convey / Fashion Stores

754 Queen St. West 416.363.7676 Website

Convey is a boutique that offers different and trendy styles if you're looking to upgrade your wardrobe. They stock a line of unique fashion predominately from Australian and New Zealand...

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...

Crown Flora and Greenhouse Juice / Design Stores

740 Queen St W 647.748.5512 Website
Crown Flora and Greenhouse Juice

Crown Flora and Greenhouse Juice Co. have teamed up on a storefront on West Queen West. It's a combination of a hip flower shop and a juice bar that also...

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...

Dandylion / Restaurants

1198 Queen St. West 647.464.9100 Website

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...

Dat Salon / Fashion Stores

984 Queen St. West 416.538.8882 Website
Dat Salon

Dat Salon, previously located on Dufferin, is a hair salon located on West Queen West. The salon features eight stations and has a team of seven makeup artists and stylists....

David Kaye Gallery / Galleries

1092 Queen St W 416.532.9075 Website
David Kaye Gallery

David Kaye Gallery is located at Dovercourt and Queen, directly behind the Natrel Milk Bar that replaced a Starbucks. Though its address is shared, David Kaye Gallery stands out with...

Deciem / Fashion Stores

881 Queen St W 1.800.513.6088 Website

Deciem is the shopfront of the Deciem beauty company, which has its headquarters just south on Richmond. The inscrutable sign bills it as an "abnormal beauty company." They're essentially a...

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

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...

Devil's Workshop / Fashion Stores

890 Queen St. West 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 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 General Store / Design Stores

2 Abell St 647.346.0742 Website
Drake General Store

The Drake General Store is now a three-storey design store at 2 Abell Avenue in what used to be an abandoned condo presentation centre, across the street from their former...

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 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, 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 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 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,...

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...

Entice Culinary Lounge / Restaurants

1036 Queen St. West 416.368.4231 Website
Entice Culinary Lounge

Entice is a culinary lounge on West Queen West with grand ambitions. It's a restaurant with a supper club kind of vibe that aims to be an immersive experience where...

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...

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

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...

Feel Good Guru / Restaurants

135 Tecumseth St. 647.748.5800 Website
Feel Good Guru

Feel Good Guru is the brainchild of Moira Nordholt, a wonderwoman-type who, aside from being a self-taught vegan chef, has studied yoga in India, massage in Thailand, and written books...

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, 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,...

Flying Books / Bookstores

1080 Queen St. West 416.857.6420 Website
Flying Books

Flying Books is located inside the former Weekend Variety on West Queen West and features a contemporary selection of prominent fiction. Owner Martha Sharp rotates a vibrant selection of memoirs,...

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 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 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

254 Niagara St. 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 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 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 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,...

Greek & Co. (Queen St.) / Restaurants

756 Queen St. W 416.703.7888
Greek & Co. (Queen St.)

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

H Bar / Restaurants

859 Queen St. West 647.352.4227 Website
H Bar

H Bar just opened on West Queen West in the space formerly occupied by Sweet Lulu. The eatery is a joint project by Kate Hancock and Phil Hubbard, two food-industry...

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...

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

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...

Jimmy's Coffee (Frank and Oak) / Cafes

735 Queen Street West 416.901.2289 Website
Jimmy's Coffee (Frank and Oak)

Jimmy's Coffee has several locations spread out across downtown. Its West Queen West cafe shares a space with Frank and Oak, so you can get your caffeine fix pre or...

John Fluevog Shoes (West Queen West) / Fashion Stores

686 Queen St West 416.581.1420 Website
John Fluevog Shoes (West Queen West)

John Fluevog offers an array of footwear styles for both men and women. You'll find classic boots and sneakers as well as a few out of the ordinary options. If...

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...

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....

Kit and Ace (Queen St.) / Fashion Stores

779 Queen St. West Website
Kit and Ace (Queen St.)

Kit & Ace has taken up residence in the heart of Queen St. It has converted the space that once housed Bikes on Wheels into an oasis of basic clothing...

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...

Koffler Gallery / Galleries

180 Shaw St 647.925.0643 Website
Koffler Gallery

Koffler Gallery is inside Artscape Youngplace on Shaw near Ossington and Queen. This Artscape location hosts a plethora of ingenious creative spaces and Koffler is no exception. Expect to find...

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...

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...

Layover Boutique / Fashion Stores

903 Queen Street West 647.925.3003 Website
Layover Boutique

Layover Boutique is a West Queen West women's clothing store. They understand the desire for fashion individuality, so they only order one size and one colour per piece. You can...

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....

Levetto / Restaurants

68 Sudbury St. 647.350.3933 Website

Levetto has opened its first downtown Toronto location at the base of a condo that faces 99 Sudbury. It's the fourth in Ontario for the fledgling chain, initially launched under...

Lightform / Design Stores

267 Niagara St. 416.745.5656 Website

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...

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...

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...

Lust For Lashes / Fashion Stores

1081 Queen Street West 416.538.4944 Website
Lust For Lashes

Lust For Lashes is a West Queen West beauty bar specializing in eyelash extensions. Aside from its main service the shop also offers teeth whitening and brow maintenance. Photo by...

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

More info soon!...

May28th / Fashion Stores

198 Walnut Ave. #8 416.902.5797 Website

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

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...

Mercat del Carmen / Grocery Stores

913 Queen St. West 416.535.0404 Website
Mercat del Carmen

Mercat Del Carmen is part cafe, part marketplace, and at some point it might also become a pintxos bar. Occupying the space adjacent to its sister spot Carmen, the new...

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....

Misfit Yoga Studio / Fitness Clubs

761 Queen St. West 416.471.2159 Website
Misfit Yoga Studio

Misfit Yoga Studio is what happens when you take out the incense and put the rock'n roll into yoga, adding lots of Pilates, Ashtanga, anatomy and dance expertise into the...

Montgomery's / Restaurants

996 Queen St. W. 647.748.4416 Website

Montgomery's is a restaurant all about keeping things simple. Dishes are super minimal here, even with asterisks indicating items are "not for the squeamish," so don't expect steak and potatoes....

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 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...

Nando's (Queen) / Restaurants

741 Queen Street West 416.504.3474 Website
Nando's (Queen)

Nando's on Queen is one location of the popular upscale-casual chicken franchise that started in South Africa and is sweeping across Canada. In between they were popularized in the UK...

Natrel Milk Bar / Cafes

1092 Queen St W, 647.351.1223 Website
Natrel Milk Bar

Natrel Milk Bar once infamously replaced a Starbucks, a sure sign of the changing tides of the popular Dovercourt and Queen neighbourhood. Despite the fact that they're essentially the exact...

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 (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 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...

Old Faithful Shop / Design Stores

886 Queen St. West 647.352.9376 Website
Old Faithful Shop

Old Faithful Shop, Vancouver's favourite destination for minimal, built-to-last home goods, landed last month on West Queen West. Since opening in B.C. five years ago, owner Walter Manning explains, they'd...

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...

OMG On the Park / Grocery Stores

47 Abell St. 647.888.0615
OMG On the Park

OMG On The Park is the sister shop to Dundas West's OMG Baked Goodness, the sweet and savoury empire that has since relocated its focus to retail. Owners Doug and...

On a Bun / Restaurants

841 Queen St. West 416.362.2867 Website
On a Bun

On a Bun is a rapidly expanding chain of Italian-style sandwich shops around the Golden Horseshoe. Its only downtown location is at Queen and Niagara. There are also outposts in...

Original Penguin / Fashion Stores

700 Queen St West 416.504.1234 Website
Original Penguin

Original Penguin is a favourite for those who love basics. With an aesthetic (and price tag) similar to the Gap, expect to find the store filled with polo-clad men and...

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,...

Park & Province / Fashion Stores

927 Queen St. West 647.348.3311 Website
Park & Province

Park & Province is the Trinity Bellwoods bachelor apartment of the hip-and-with-it older brother you never had. Aside from the hardwood floors, JM&Sons custom-built fixtures and plethora of plants, owners...

Parloque / Fashion Stores

1093 Queen St W 647.341.5540 Website

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....

Pearls & Pockets / Fashion Stores

672 Queen St. West 416.603.8600 Website
Pearls & Pockets

Pearls & Pockets sticks out from West Queen West's ever-growing roster of womenswear boutiques. In a sea of minimalist decor and subdued hues; the garments here are colourful, sparkly, or...

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 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...

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...

Poppies / Design Stores

1094 Queen Street West 416.538.2497

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

30 Abell Street 416.504.7142 Website
Propeller Gallery

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

Pure Barre / Fitness Clubs

737 Queen St. West 647.222.4647 Website
Pure Barre

Pure Barre has joined the scene of ballet-inspired workouts in Toronto. Based out of South Carolina, the company has 300 locations in the States, with Toronto its first on Canadian...

Pursuit OCR / Fitness Clubs

444 Dufferin St. 647.467.8444 Website
Pursuit OCR

Pursuit OCR is a huge indoor obstacle course and play zone. Located just north of Queen and Dufferin, this 10,000 square foot facility hosts two classroom spaces, a cryosauna, and...

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...

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

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...

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 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 416.538.3100 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 (Trinity Bellwoods) / Cafes

917 Queen St. West Website
Sam James (Trinity Bellwoods)

Sam James Coffee Bar can now be found directly across from Trinity Bellwoods Park on West Queen West in a small but impressively designed space typical of this local indie...

SANKO / Grocery Stores

730 Queen Street West 416.703.4550 Website

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...

Shinola Toronto / Fashion Stores

1000 Queen St W 416.531.6600 Website
Shinola Toronto

Shinola is Toronto's destination for built-in-America products that all come from Detroit's manufacturing and retail company of the same name. They specialize in high-end, traditionally crafted watches, bicycles, and leather...

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...

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

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 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

The 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...

Sugar & Scruff / Fashion Stores

847 Queen St. W 416.645.1702
Sugar & Scruff

Sugar & Scruff a locally-owned clothing store by designer Linh Diep. While the store has a new name, interior design and collections, it has been a well-known fixture on...

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

Susan Harris Design's flagship store is located in the Distillery District. It's filled with up-cycled clothing as well as an assortment eco-friendly products. ...

Susan Hobbs Gallery / Galleries

137 Tecumseth Street 416.504.3699 Website
Susan Hobbs Gallery

Susan Hobbs is a contemporary art gallery occupying a two-storey building on Tecumseth. The gallery features established and emerging artists. Both conceptual and material-based practices are showcased here. ...

Swan by Rose and Sons / Restaurants

892 Queen St. West 416.532.0452 Website
Swan by Rose and Sons

Swan by Rose and Sons is the latest instance of an old Toronto restaurant reincarnated. Now under the ownership of Anthony Rose, the West Queen West diner is fully refurbished...

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 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. ...

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 is a well-established Italian restaurant that was opened in 1992 by Cosimo Mammoliti and Paolo Scoppio way back before West Queen West was on the radar as one of...

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 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. 416.792.1268 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 Siista'r / Fashion Stores

919 Queen St. West 416.866.7485
The Siista'r

The Siista'r is a womenswear boutique on Queen Street, right across from Trinity Bellwoods Park. To be frank, the decor and displays are a smidge underwhelming; run-of-the-mill garment racks line...

Theatre Centre Cafe / Cafes

1115 Queen St. West 416.534.9261 Website
Theatre Centre Cafe

The Theatre Centre Cafe has replaced BevLab inside the home of The Theatre Centre, the live arts hub and incubator on West Queen West. This bright, natural light-filled part of...

Thomas / Fashion Stores

960 Queen Street West, 2nd floor 416.419.3765 Website

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...

Tokyo Smoke / Cafes

850 Adelaide St. West 415.868.5234 Website
Tokyo Smoke

Tokyo Smoke can be found occupying a modified shipping container inside the loading dock of a former tobacco factory tucked away at Adelaide and Stafford just south of West Queen...

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...

Tusk / Fashion Stores

888 Queen St. West 416.532.0510 Website

Tusk was founded in 2012 as a pop-up shop inside Silver Falls Vintage but now the contemporary womenswear boutique has brought its signature subdued colour and soft minimalism to its...

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,...

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

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...

Vanity Bar / Fashion Stores

960 Queen St W 416.516.2180 Website
Vanity Bar

Vanity Bar is a salon on West Queen West. They offer hair and makeup services for special events like birthdays. You can bundle hair and makeup into combos. ...

Varsity Brown / Fashion Stores

296 Walnut Avenue Website
Varsity Brown

Varsity Brown is a West Queen West specializing in men's accessories. You'll find it stocked with slick leather wallets, belts, luggage tags and more....

Verso / Design Stores

1160 Queen Street West 416.605.6894 Website

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. ...

Wallen / Bars

1032 Queen Street West 416.573.6646 Website

Wallen is a restaurant and bar on Queen West near the Drake and Brooklynn. They offer booth and bottle service you can reserve, and are often throwing wild events. Their...

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...

Warby Parker Toronto / Fashion Stores

684 Queen St. W. 437.889.0046 Website
Warby Parker Toronto

Warby Parker, an eyewear brand best known for affordable, vintage-inspired frames, has set up shop in Toronto. It's the brand's very first foray into international retail (although they've opened over...

Wayward / Bars

1096 Queen St. West 416.551.4692 Website

Wayward is a nightclub located in West Queen West, in the space above The Good Son. Wayward opened in November 2014 and boasts free cover every night as well as...

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 (Queen St) / Fashion Stores

753 Queen St. West 647.352.9263 Website
Zane (Queen St)

Zane 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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