Toronto's most unique and quirky neighbourhood. Where the hipsters frolic. Queen West is known for some ultra unique shops, areas and venues. Queen West Condos area is home to amazing local shops, vintage stores, clothing, craft stores, wonderful fashion shops and brand shops. It's also home to the most energetic music scene, with regular live bands in local restaurants and concert venues large and small.
The Queen West Condos area stretches from Dovercourt on the west end, to Simcoe on the east. Adelaide Street to Robinson Street, just south of the Art Gallery of Ontario . A perfect central location in Toronto's downtown, Queen West Condos blend into the King West area (although, 2 different worlds!). Directly beside the Financial District of Toronto, and close to all entertainment.
Queen West Condos area is where you will find everything that is currently trendy. If you want to eat charcoal ice cream or drink at a Witchery themed bar, or make your own KitKat candy, this is where to go! The area is also one of Toronto's main entertainment areas. Lots of posh social clubs similar to the vibe of King West, with its own unique twist of hipster indie rock!
Living in Queen West Condos
Unlike the neighbouring area of King West just to the south, Queen West Condos is not as much of a urban jungle filled with condo buildings. Queen West Condos are nicely mixed in with many housing areas. It is easy to notice a sudden change in the building landscape north of Adelaide Street. Primarily, the west end of Queen Street West is townhouses, semi and detached homes. Queen West Condos is well known for a few really special industrial converted hard loft condos. And a lot of boutique low rise condo buildings. The east end is where the newer, soaring towers are found, closer to the Entertainment district, Financial District and Subway line.
Since most of the landscape of Queen West Condos and other buildings being predominately low rise, the views from higher floor Queen West Condos are exceptional, and are as far as the eyes can see. Specifically, the condo towers at Nelson and Duncan provide awe-inspiring views of the financial district, CN Tower, waterfront, King West and all of the residence area of Toronto's West End.
What to Enjoy Living in Queen West Condos
- Trendy shops and things to do
- Fashion scene
- Trinty Bellwoods Park
- TTC Street Car access
- Community feel, not concrete jungle
- Music Scene and music halls
- Graffiti Alley
- Close to King West and Financial District
- Getting Around Queen West Condos
Queen West Condos are in the centre of the Downtown Core. TTC street car runs right through Queen Street with connection to Bathurst and Spadina lines, and Subway line at Osgoode Station (Queen Street and University). Of course the area is built for walking, with everything needed right in the area. Getting around by car is simple as well. Bathurst and Spadina cut right through all the Queen West Condos, and provide driving access to Lake Shore Boulevard, and the Gardiner.
Trinity Bellwood Park
Most of the central area is dominated by buildings and Queen West Condos. On the west end, right on Queen Street West at Strachan Ave, is Trinity Bellwoods Park. Queen West Condos benefit from having this massive 26 acre park space right at the front door. Trinity Bellwoods Park is a popular go-to park in all seasons, but specially comes to life in the summer seasons. Year round sporting clubs call home to Trinity Bellwoods Park, and special events are often held.
Trinity Bellwoods Park has many walking and biking trails. Lots of open grass areas perfect for laying about and enjoying the summer sun. If you are looking for peace and quiet, you may find some private areas, but in general, this park is lively and always busy. TIP: Don’t miss out on Movie Night In The Park, where Trinity Bellwoods Park sets up a huge outdoor screen and plays movies. Movie goers set up a spot on the grass, and enjoy warm summer evenings.
Living in Queen West Condos puts you in Toronto's most vibrant indie music scene. A stroll through Queen Street West on a summer evening, sounds of indie rock flow from the social bars. With the garage gates open, and patios poppin', the rock scene is alive.
Queen West Condos area is home to many concert venues for live DJ's and live bands. Velvet Underground, on Queen Street at Portland, is a well known rock venue for local bands. Horseshoe Tavern is another local music venue on Queen at Spadina Avenue.
With all the unique hipster culture and trendy shops sounding Queen West Condos, there is a hidden gem within the back alleys and side streets of the area. Veer off the main road and venture through the narrow side streets and take in the true vibe of Queen West Condos. Graffiti Alley is a true statement of the area, with old brick walls as the canvas to a dramatic art display. Many local graffiti artists have left their legacy in the colourful alleyway. This spot is popular for travelers and locals to get their instagram fame going. Gaffiti Alley is a statement of Queen West, and celebrates the culture of the area.