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Address: Queen Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: Often compared to New York City's Soho, Queen Street is the place to go...
Often compared to New York City's Soho, Queen Street is the place to go for trendy dining and nightlife, plus cutting-edge fashion, art galleries, antique shops and bookstores.
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Ah, youth, always looking to espress itself by upending the past

They are trying really hard (probably too hard) to be cool here. While the artsy-fartsy area used to extend only a few blocks, it now extends, both east and west for miles. The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Hank H
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Pittsford, New York
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Pittsford, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

They are trying really hard (probably too hard) to be cool here. While the artsy-fartsy area used to extend only a few blocks, it now extends, both east and west for miles. The eclectic mix of restaurants and bars are worth a visit by themselves

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Pune, India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Recently named by Vogue as the world’s ‘second-hippest district’, Queen Street West does not disappoint. Packed to the brim with vintage shops, music stores, thrift shops, novelty shops and lots of textile shops – it’s every art and fashion lover’s paradise! Don’t let the pretentious labels and reviews intimidate you – explore this 2km stretch at your own pace and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Strolled along queen Street the other day. Has great little shops new and old. Ate at the warehouse, very well priced and fantastic tasting. More of a student hang out though. We'll worth the visit. Two drinks and two meals for $33.00

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

If you're looking for shopping but you're not even sure what exactly interesting you, you can explore a lot on this street. I managed to spent a whole day just walking around the shops and feeling the city's vibe. I'm not saying that it was really exciting or rejuvenating but quite nice overall.

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Montreal, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

i have no great love for Queen Street....the buildings are generally not taken care of, scuzzy comes to mind. so much money in Toronto and yet, the street scape is so aesthetically poor. there is so much charm in all the little shops that are not being developed. instead we have a made in china pastiche of hipsterism....drake general store?... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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212 reviews 212 reviews
90 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I got enormously dizzy walking around Queen Street area in downtown Toronto last spring. Too many tall buildings and financial hub caps for people with expensive cars. Centers of affluence and stock markets with banks bother me greatly. Financial district was near by and I did walk through it but I was not comfortable there. This is not my type... More 

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Xiamen, China
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Queen Street stretches from the Beahes area on the East end and takes you through a cultural journey to the west end. Grab an attractions guide and a day pass on the TTC public transit system. You can hop on and off not only the Queen Street car but the entire TTC system. Whether you are making a day of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Nothing beats the West Queen West hood in Toronto. With tons of bars and restaurants a stone's throw away on Ossington as well as galleries, boutique hotels like the Drake hotel and the Gladstone and more, this neighbourhood has it all. There's quite a good selection of fashion forward shops too like Stussy, Parloque, Community 54 as well as vintage... More 

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London
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92 reviews 92 reviews
52 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The Queen St West is in the same area as the Kensington Market and China Town but it couldn't be more different. As one walks on Spadina Ave, one will reach Italian Boutiques with furs and then many many smaller independent shops with variety of goods. It is guaranteed that there is something unique that you will wish to buy.... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

Scroll down the street, better from the west to the east, and enjoy local designer's shops, small boutiques and coffee shops, passing by red streetcars as well as nice dressed and stylish people.

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