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Address: Queen Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Often compared to New York City's Soho, Queen Street is the place to go for...

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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Very interesting and lively part of Toronto

Queen Street, especially West is a very interesting and lively part of Toronto. I would recommend a stroll with a camera to capture many amazing and colourful details.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lidia K
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Queen Street, especially West is a very interesting and lively part of Toronto. I would recommend a stroll with a camera to capture many amazing and colourful details.

Thank Lidia K
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Queen St, Queen St West & West Queen St West (all one street of course) is 'the' street for independent traders and artsy vibes. There are very few chain stores down this street and 90% are as unique as the people of Toronto are. It's a very long road and is only worth starting the westward walk from outside Old... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the famous Graffiti alley, a 3km stretch of ever changing street art. This is truly a must for any visitor or resident of Toronto. I have lives here for 34 years and it took a food tour from Cullinary adventures to actually find and experience this unique piece of Canada art culture.

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Spring Creek, Nevada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unique shops and restaurants with great people watching. This is a fun place to enjoy an afternoon or evening.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great stretch of Toronto. Tons of little shops to poke about in, you may pick up a gift for a newborn or a 25th anniversary, or maybe something for yourself, there are so many wonderful original shops to browse in. The funky people who own/run the shops are great to chat with, going their take on the Toronto... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked Queen St from Bay St. to Spadina and was s surprised that many of my favourite shops had moved. King Textiles around the corner on Spadina is still there. Their selection of wool fabrics is amazing. They have all types of fabrics and the staff are knowledgeable and helpful.

Thank NiagaraQuilter
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Love walking down this street. You will find every kind of store. There are some great shoe stores. Just a very eclectic area, great to explore.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This whole street, for those who know well Australia, is the equivalent of Oxford St in Sydney or Brunswick St in Melbourne; full of life, great shops, cafés and restaurants. We spent hours just wondering around and it really gathers a young and funky side of Toronto.

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is like the Yellow Brick Road from Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Restaurants, shops , music, art, culture, people all at once, all at one street. Make sure to walk through the alley where you can see the graffiti art and take the most colorful and fun pics that would make any Instagram proud to have

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Reviewed 4 March 2017

I LOVE street art!! Queen street was amazing to see. There was so much artwork everywhere. Make time to check this street out.

Thank Je E

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