The Westernmost part of Queen West, or West Queen West, is known as the Art and Design district. This is an upscale, gentrified and trendy area that is home to boutique stores, restaurants, cafes, fabric shops, clothing stores and plenty of live entertainment.
Queen West also has its own Business Improvement Area, representing over 300 business owners and merchants who work hard to keep the neighbourhood a thriving destination.
It’s also easy to get around, as the neighbourhood is perfect for pedestrians and transit users with easy access to the 501 Streetcar, which travels along Queen Street every 6 minutes.
Many creative types and young professionals make their home here. Queen West is a perfect mix of business and culture, as well as the historic and the modern making it an all-around great place to live.
There are a number of converted former factory lofts here, as well as stylish new condo developments that echo the overall feel of the neighbourhood in their design: diverse, vibrant and hip.
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Walk Score: 93
Transit Score: 91
Bike Score: 71