The New York Times deems Queen Street West awesome
A recent article from the New York Times’ travel section has confirmed what we already know: Queen Street West is cool, and it’s been getting cooler. Apart from the Times shedding some light on an already well-publicized Toronto street, the article serves as a reminder to those who’ve watched a cycle of artsy boutiques open and shutter over the past few years due to skyrocketing rents. What we found most reassuring is the news that despite all of the changes and closures, some independent boutiques, like Zane Aburaneh’s A2Zane, are still able to set up shop and thrive despite the appearance of big brand retailers and all those other development woes. [The New York Times]
15 thoughts on “The New York Times deems Queen Street West awesome”
My hood!! I’m so glad we bought our condo here.
totally overcrowded,noise 24/7,no parking,pan handlers/squeegy kid punks,cyclists have not natzi types,an effin nightmare.Who said this,some hipster douchebag wearing a wool hat in summertime???
Not, go back to the burbs.
Enjoy ur cramped little hovel
Rats,cockroaches,termites,dinky green spaces,zero parking,no thanks.Poor condo types,good luck making any money on the crashing condo market
A few years back, a writer from the Times bash Queen West stating that he didn’t know what the big deal was and that there were just a bunch of second hand appliance stores. Anyways why do we even care about what the NYT have to say about our streets, isn’t that what being cool is about?
I ADORE Queen Street W. It isn’t for ‘hipsters’ it’s for people who appreciate interesting independent stores, supporting a local community and doing the best we can when little housing is available. I live on Queen and I LOVE it. No cockroaches FYI @ ‘As if”
Seriously ‘Not’ and ‘As if’? Have you travelled to other parts of the world and spent any time in the gentrified/popular neighbourhoods in Paris, London, or New York? Don’t ever go to SoHo, West Villiage or the Meatpacking on a weekend or you’ll need to be put in a straight jacket if you think Queen W is overcrowded. We are far from it. Yes, it’s certainly busy, particularly on the weekends but that is good for the area and our city. We still have parking compared to many cities, but part of living downtown is that you get off your suburban ass and WALK. We live King W/Strachan area and walk up to Queen W often, I’ve never seen a cockroach or a rat and it’s unlikely that you have either, you’re just blowing your horn. Don’t ever travel to the west coast either if you think the pan-handlers are bad here. Life is what you make of it, if you cannot look past some of the little annoyances that are inevitable in almost every major city and appreciate urban living for all its benefits than you are not meant for city living. To each their own, but don’t hate on our streets just because you prefer not to live here, and quite frankly we don’t want you if you’re going to be grumpy.
Well said, Betsey! Hear, hear!
Agreed, well said Betsey :)
Ya I have travelled to all the awesome world class cities and alt neighbourhoods and thats why Queen west is a JOKE,a boring TO JOKE
Plain boring simple Simon copycat no personality wool cap wearing Queen street west,no soul TO neighborhood.Get a clue
West Queen West is where’s it at.
It’s good when Americans say nice things about us, right? “They like us! They really like us!” Puhleeze.
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