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Queen Street

Queen Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (The Beaches)
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Ranked #47 of 313 Attractions in Toronto
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Traveler Description: Queen Street is as varied and eclectic as the neighbourhoods it passes though.   From the east, with its parks and community feel, through the more... more »
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Barrie, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Queen Street in Toronto, Ontario was named in honor of Queen Victoria. It is a thoroughfare that runs East to West through the collection of Multicultural neighborhoods. The attractions on Queen Street are the primary shopping destinations that can be found in the vibrant lifestyles of the community. Everything from funky retro to chic shops are available. Lots of restaurants... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Queen St is a good place to walk to kill a few hours if you have no specific plans. The shops and restaurants are so varied - high end to dingy and divey. It was such an odd mixture. Lots of restaurants are located on this street (chains and local places). You can find popular brand name stores like Gap... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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161 reviews 161 reviews
35 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Lots of shops and restaurants. Options for everyone. Chains, local pubs, high-end dining, and sandwich shops mingle with the eclectic crowds. Great for sight-seeing, people-watching, and food-eating. Also a series of public parks and squares lie along this path. Super taste of Toronto.

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95 reviews 95 reviews
22 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Funky, trendy street with shops of all kinds. Some are chains and some are one of a kind. A bit away from the high rises and malls.Lots of paces to stop for a snack, drink or meal. An important part of Toronto culture.

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Cologne, Germany
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

I came to Queens street a few times already and it is the perfect place to make pictures of all the graffiti. There are lots of interesting stores with art work, fashion etc. You can also find various cafes, bars and restaurants that very artistic. I always enjoy to discover new places on Queens Street!

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

If you are bored by abundant offers at front, go see the back. Where potholes, added shacks and falling apart garages, if not for graffiti on them will match any big city slum. There forbidden and persecuted art covers all misery, blossoming with colors and imagination. One can walk there for hours admiring screaming, whispering and amazing pieces continuing for... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I think the only think I don't like it is the sale tax is high which make most of the retail experience a bit more expensive.

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Bulverde, Texas
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410 reviews 410 reviews
190 attraction reviews
817 helpful votes 817 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Queen Street is a marvelous place to shop, dine, stroll, people watch and just enjoy the day. The street cars make it easy to travel from spot to spot. Some beautiful parks along the way and so very much to see. Our favorite stop was Clafouti's across from Trinity Bellwnoods Park. Marvelous Croissants and Coffee in a Parisian atmosphere. Go... More

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Toronto, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Queen Street is so diverse a street from Queen West all the way through to Queen Street East in the beaches area.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Popped by for a wander and a bit of early morning shopping on a Saturday. Most things however were closed and there weren't many people around. Interesting mix of mainly independent shops, and some graffiti.

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