Set against a backdrop of historic buildings, the neighbourhood of Trinity-Bellwoods is one of the trendiest shopping scenes in Toronto. Toronto’s Fashion District located within Trinity-Bellwoods boasts an extensive array of clothing stores, shoe stores, bead stores, and fabric and sewing supplies. Trinity-Bellwoods is an exciting destination for vintage clothing and independent fashion and is home to a thriving (and growing) nightlife scene. It’s a goldmine for the fashion-hungry, and perfect for commercial opportunities!
Re-charge with food from around the world at unique restaurants and cafes that are often open late. At night, Trinity-Bellwoods offers lively patios, bars and internationally renowned music venues. A variety of live music can be found each night of the week ranging from rock to jazz. With an ever-expanding roster of wine-forward bistros and niche bars, communities such as Dundas West – once better known for run-of-the-mill nail salons and sports bars – is getting its groove on. Not just a spot for eating and drinking, Trinity-Bellwoods is also a place for seeing art – or creating your own in studios that welcome visitors to try their hand at something new.
West Queen West
Alongside the ambient Trinity-Bellwoods is the vibrant neighbourhood of West Queen West, buoyed by the restoration and subsequent success of The Drake Hotel. The community has experienced a recent renaissance in the form of dozens of new fashion boutiques, art galleries, and lots of restaurants and bars. There aren’t many better neighbourhoods than West Queen West to visit if you’re looking for something exciting to do on a Saturday night. Named by Vogue as “one of the coolest streets in the world”, there’s a lot to like about West Queen West!
Though it is a little strip on the west end, West Queen West is home to a recent influx of bars, restaurants and boutiques that has transformed the stretch of Ossington between Queen Street West and Dundas Streets into Toronto’s best three blocks for drinking and dining.