Toronto audio tour: Art, Culture, and Rock & Roll on Queen Street West: Toronto's Coolest Street

Art, Culture, and Rock & Roll on Queen Street West: Toronto's Coolest Street

Walking Tour

35 mins

About the Tour

Queen Street West was recently declared the second coolest street in the world: to Canadians it's the coolest street in the country, and a defining part of Toronto.

Join me while we explore Toronto's fashion district, walk past cannabis stores and famous music venues, admire contemporary art, and venture down a graffiti alley. Mind the white squirrels.

Tour Producer


Karlee May

Right after school, I jetted across the world and taught ESL in South Korea for two years. I've been back in Canada for a few years now, living and working in the Greater Toronto Area. My favourite two possessions are my backpack and my passport. I love the feelings of wonder and awe I feel when I travel and from a damn good story. I have a deep love of languages, books, and the outdoors, not necessarily in that order.

Major Landmarks

  • CP24 truck

  • CN Tower

  • Horseshoe Tavern

  • Campbell House Museum

  • Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

  • Trinity Bellwoods Park

Directions to Starting Point

If you're using Union Station on Front Street to orient yourself, turn left from Union Station until you reach York Street. Turn right down York Street and walk straight until you reach Queen Street. Turn left down Queen Street. The tour will begin just before you reach the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.

Show Directions
Buying for somebody else?
If you’d like to give VoiceMap tours as a gift, you have two options: choose the tours yourself, or buy a voucher redeemable against any of VoiceMap’s tours in 167 cities worldwide.
Buy a gift voucher
VoiceMap tours for large groups
If you’d like to provide groups of guests with access to a VoiceMap tour, you can buy a specific number of copies for a particular event or obtain a license for more regular use.
Find out more


Places to stop along the way

Condom Shack, Black Market Vintage Clothing Store, Friendly Stranger Cannabis Culture Shop, White Squirrel Coffee Shop,

Best time of day

Late afternoon on a sunny weekend. It's more fun when plenty of people are out and about at the same time as yourself.


Please don't make any assumptions that being in Canada means you are completely safe from harm. Do take care of your belongings, and mind your manners!


Enjoyed being guided around a city I know nothing about by Karlee. App works very well although it's evident you can not afford any missteps. Checked my phone occasionally to make sure I was still on track. I feel like the app needs to figure out how to fill the silence in between GPS locations in order to really take off.

Posted by Mark P , over 4 years ago
Preview mode limited to first 3 locations.
Art, Culture, and Rock & Roll on Queen Street West: Toronto's Coolest Street