Voted 2nd coolest neighbourhood in the world by Vogue Magazine, West Queen West is the Brooklyn of Toronto. Known for it's emphasis on arts & culture, fashion, excellent food, and a lively nightlife, this is the neighbourhood to visit if you want to experience Toronto like the locals. This tour takes you through the best of West Queen West and allows you to see the neighbourhood through a local's eyes. Find the best places to take in some arts & culture, eat, shop, and party!
The Great Hall, The Gladstone Hotel, Trinity Bellwoods Park
We'll start on the corner of Queen St West and Gladstone Avenue, in front of the Gladstone Hotel. It's the red brick building on the corner, and there is a big red and white sign that says "Hotel". If you've taken the 501 Queen Streetcar, get off at Gladstone Avenue and you'll see the Hotel in front of you. If you've taken the Dufferin bus, walk east under the overpass until you hit Gladstone Avenue, and you'll see the hotel on the left corner across from the bank.
Places to stop along the way:
The Drake Hotel, The Great Hall, Trinity Bellwoods Park, Type Books, Brodawka & Friends
Best time of day:
If you'd like to visit some of the shops and restaurants along the way, make sure you do this walk during business hours.
This area is very safe, so if you do the tour in the day you should be absolutely fine.
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.
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