Queen's Quay Terminal
Queen's Quay Terminal
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Renovated 1920s warehouse containing over 100 upscale shops.
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Neighborhood: Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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  • Union • 9 min walk
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Gloria B
Toronto, Canada676 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
We always liked to visit the Terminal with its restaurants and many shops. Imagine our shock when this July 2016, most of them were closed. The Inuit museum, Tilleys, Il Fornello and others were boarded up. Only one pub was open and the supermarket. What a disappointment!
Written July 4, 2016
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Luvs2TravelAnywhere
New York City, NY7,202 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015
The Queen's Quay Terminal at the Harbourfront Terminal. There are shops and patio restaurants around the terminal and boats and ferries too.
Written October 21, 2015
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Richard Y
Port of Spain, Trinidad52 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015
We used the underground car park at 539 Queen's Quay W. It costs us $20 on Canada Day, which we accepted being a holiday but the car park appeared to have not been cleaned for quite some time. There was lots of dirt and it could have used a hosing down! There was birds poops coming from the overhead water lines! It was just awful and stink.
Written July 9, 2015
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RaringtoGo8
Toronto, Canada213 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Whenever we have friends from out of town visit, Queens Quay is one place wr bring them to. It's got attractive shops to meander around, good waterfront restaurants for lunch or snacks and there's the nearby ferries to Centre Island. There are also harbour cruises if you're so inclined. Have been on a dinner harbour cruise with friends and it was a leisurely few hours on Lake Ontario - a real treat!
Written May 25, 2020
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Red997
Calgary, Canada86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Business
This terminal was just outside my window from the hotel i stayed ! Every 15- 20 minutes i see people travelling from downtown to island to and from :) So, i did once and enjoyed the trip which was very quick and fast
Written August 13, 2015
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Natalie H
Toronto, Ontario, Canada10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Solo
usually like shopping here. However, all stores were closed. looked like major reno going on. No notice before entering.

Sobey's and Tim Horton's and restaurants were still open. What happened to the stores.

just wanted to warn others that if you were going there to shop the stores like Tilley's is not there.

Any idea if shops will reopen?

Not pleased with the lack of info. Should have signs on the doors.
Written August 9, 2015
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Old-Eye
Milton, Canada381 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Family
As a child and young teenager, I remember the Queens Quay terminal as being a bustling hub of activity with a bunch of eclectic stores and food stalls and restaurants that had the feel of an open air market. What a disappointment when I returned the Monday at the beginning of the March Break with my family in tow to find nothing. We were staying at the nearby delta hotel and figured we would make the short walk down to harbourfront and walk around and explore, only to find a ghost town and a building now filled with offices. I'm not sure when this place underwent such a dramatic makeover, but it is certainly not the Queens Quay of my youth. Based on the cost of a regular men's haircut at the barbershop located in side ($36), rent in this place must be a fortune and it's no wonder all those stores have migrated out. I definitely won't be back any time soon.
Written March 12, 2018
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Wild_Radek
Toronto, Canada562 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
The newly opened bike and walking areas at Queens Quay are a disappointing concrete desert. What used to be a vibrant place to visit, seems to be reduced to tired t-shirt stands and patio restaurants. It's fine to pass through on the way to the Toronto Island but hardly worth the time to visit.
Written June 22, 2015
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lainie
Ottawa, Canada405 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Friends
What happened to this place? I used to love going down there and browsing the cute shops and sitting on the patios for lunch / drinks. There is not much left open in this building. Everything is boarded up except for a few little shops and a pub. I hope they open everything up again.
Written July 20, 2016
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Northern_Hiker
Toronto, Canada377 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
In the 80's this was a delightful place to shop with all types of boutique stores including a Tilley outlet. There are no good stores to visit anymore - it was a complete waste of time.
Written May 17, 2015
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