What Makes West Queen West So Great?

For those looking for something a bit more creative, West Queen West real estate encompasses some of Toronto’s funkiest vibes. From art galleries to hole-in-the-wall and diamond-in-the-rough coffee shops, bars, and restaurants. Chances are you’ll find your next source of inspiration in any of these hot spots.

It’s no wonder why West Queen West is best known for being one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world. It has an eclectic, cultural, and certain vibrancy that’s hard to place, but easy to embrace.


Types of Homes

If you spend time walking about West Queen West, you’ll quickly take note of the gorgeous Victorian homes that line the streets just off Queen Street. Whether they’re surrounding Trinity Bellwoods Park, or tucked away on one of the area’s side streets, it’s no wonder why they are almost always in demand.

A sizeable portion of West Queen West real estate is defined by hard loft conversions, with age-old warehouses turning into distinct, bright, and airy condos.

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You Should See

The growth and development of West Queen West as a hipster haven is no better evidenced than in the presence of two of the area’s long-standing hotels: The Drake and the Gladstone. Built in 1890 and 1889, respectively, the refurbishment of both into boutique destinations has really allowed the area to grow. Not only are they equal parts cool and historic, but they feature restaurants, boutiques, and other shops (like the Drake General Store) both inside and in proximity.

Neighbourhood Hotspots

A night out on the town is truly unique along West Queen West. You’re less likely to find “traditional” nightclubs here, and more likely to find hip dining locales, laid-back bars, or late-night art galleries (especially during events like Nuit Blanch, when all of Toronto turns into one huge art gallery). Grab a coffee at Café Neon, a fresh baguette at Mabel’s Bakery, dinner at Nuit Social, and after-dinner drinks at Bar Fancy for a night out on West Queen West.

Getting Around

Queen Street offers one of Toronto’s main thoroughfares, which is bolstered by the presence of the Queen streetcar (the 501). You can head right into downtown, or even proceed further west all the way to Parkdale and Roncesvalles Village. The benefits of living along Queen is that it’s where everyone wants to be, which makes transiting around that much easier.


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