HOT TORONTO HAS THE COOLEST STREET . . . QUEEN STREET WEST!

The weather report says temperatures in Toronto are going to hit 40°Celsius (with humidity) today.      The really cool dudes, the hipsters – those so cool they never say cool hang out in the second coolest street in the world – Queen Street West.  Little has changed on Queen Street West since  Vogue Magazine called it the second hottest street world wide . Read about it in my following reblog  QUEEN STREET WEST . . . SECOND COOLEST NEIGHBOUR HOOD IN THE WORLD

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Sadly my favorite coffee hangout Clafouti has disappeared.  However, we aficionados  of Trinity Bellwood sip our coffee  a block or so away  at The Lucky Penny Café – General Store.

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The Lucky Penny sits quietly on the corner of Shaw Street right across from the Artscape Youngplace.  Away from the hurly-burly of Queen Street we  sip our café lattes, catch a few rays on the patio,  then stroll across the street to the 100-year-old school building that is now Artscape ,  in search of budding Picasso’s.

Toronto is all about neighborhoods like Trinity Bellwood .  This is the fabric, the warp and weft, that binds Toronto together.

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16 thoughts on “HOT TORONTO HAS THE COOLEST STREET . . . QUEEN STREET WEST!

  1. The Lucky Penny! Jotting down names and addresses, Virginia! Adding the “Coolest Street in the World” to my must-see Toronto list. I just did some google research. It looks like Bata Shoe Museum is about 12 minutes away. (Lovely nod to the neighborhood, Virginia!!) ~Theadora

    • Dear Miss T. Walking into the Bata Shoe Museum (for women like us) is like walking into shoe heaven. Trinty Bellwood is a great neighborhood – no chain stores – lots of charming shops and small restaurants. The locals like it that way and picketed Starbucks when they dared to open on West Queen West St. XXX Virginia

      • Creating a must-see list! And there’s also the Royal Ontario Museum. They have one of Marie Antoinette’s dresses. I love the Bata Shoe Museum. They have a very interesting and active FB page. Love their catalogs, too. Thanks for the travel tips, Virginia!! T.

    • Heading to Toronto in a few weeks. I have a list of shopping to do … for beautiful ribbons .. and beautiful hand made paper. Those are items I shop for on West Queen West. I am so fortunate this charming street is steps from where I stay in Toronto.

  2. It has been way too hot this summer! It’s difficult to walk outdoors in the heat, let alone work in it.
    Hopefully things will have cooled a bit by the time you get here. xo

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