About West Queen West
Hold on to your hipster glasses because you’re going to want them for a stroll in this trendy Toronto neighbourhood. (After all, who doesn’t love a good ‘ol pair of Warbey Parker tortoise shell frames?)
Bordered by Dufferin to the West, Queen to the North, Shaw to the East, and King Street to the South, this neighbourhood has seen major changes in the past 10-20 years. It’s this wave of innovation, and entrepreneurism, that has brought a wealth of local residents in the art, design, and creative industries.In fact, it could be argued that it is the artists who made this ‘wave of change’ happen. Where one saw a run down building, or bare white wall, another saw opportunity and minimalist charm. With a little vision, West Queen West has become one of the hottest areas of ‘the six’.
Once dingy, or abandoned, warehouses are now some of the cooler loft spaces to live in the city. A perfect blank slate to hang your favourite piece, showcase your record collection, or host a party. Not surprisingly, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and Artscape Youngplace (an arts and culture hub) are within a short walking distance for residents of the West Queen West strip. So are gourmet brasseries, pubs, bistros, art supply stores, floating facilities, hair salons, spas, yoga studios, wine bars, vintage stores, parks and public transit access. The transformation of West Queen West is one of Toronto’s most happening condo markets and most treasured masterpieces.