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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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Great for a stroll! Cafes, parks, restaurants, and the funk!

Wow, review all of Queen street? The beaches in the east end is a great place to be in the summer. So much pedestrian traffic with a small town feel. Continue west to Leslieville... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Was in Toronto on vacation with family visiting with family. My young family members (local to Toronto) suggested we go walk around on Queen Street West. We were game for anything and went. This is a must see when going to Toronto. It is a the hip part of town with tons of shopping, eating places, and just fun place... More 

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139 reviews 139 reviews
38 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Wow, review all of Queen street? The beaches in the east end is a great place to be in the summer. So much pedestrian traffic with a small town feel. Continue west to Leslieville which is less gentrified so you can find a few gems in the cafe and restaurants there. I visited Riverside and was shocked at how much... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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188 reviews 188 reviews
57 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Queen Street has everything. Literally, everything. From vintage shops, to chain restaurants, hole in the wall restaurants (but the best food you will ever have!), shopping, coffee shops, etc. I could spend hours wandering the street (in good weather, of course). The street is alive, bustling with people coming and going, and I find it quite enjoyable to spend time... More 

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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
7 helpful votes 7 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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215 reviews 215 reviews
90 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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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