Now is the time for residents to experience all that tourists have been raving about for years. Discover shops, stops, places and spaces on city main streets. Stay curious, Toronto.
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We hope that you enjoyed exploring this Toronto neighbourhood and found many other points of interest along the way. While StrollTO highlights some of the 'hidden gems' in the neighbourhood, there may be others that could be included in a future edition. Would you like to share a point of interest that you discovered in the neighbourhood? Email us at [email protected].
This stroll covers a vast portion of Toronto's west end that combines some of the hippest neighbourhoods in the city along with some of its most important historical sites. Past collides with present in Liberty Village, a previously industrial area that has transformed into a burgeoning residential and commercial district. Exhibition Place plays host to the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) each summer, which attracts millions of people to its rides, exhibits, performances, and more. Plenty of local businesses can be found along King Street West. To top it off, the 'West Queen West' section of Queen Street West was selected as the second coolest neighbourhood in the world by Vogue Magazine in 2014! Great local businesses can be found in the West Queen West, CityPlace and Fort York, Liberty Village, and The Waterfront BIAs.
Accessibility information: Most points of interest on this stroll are viewable from the street. All walkways within the seven-acre walled site at Fort York are asphalt surfaced and are wheelchair accessible. Some exhibits require walking up or down stairs. The Stone Magazine and the Brick Magazine are not wheelchair accessible. The pathway in the Strachan Avenue cemetery is a packed gravel surface and of limited use for wheelchairs while access to the restored fortification features such as walls, ditches, and dry moats are not wheelchair accessible.
Soundtracks of the City
From global superstars to local favourites and ones to watch, the Soundtracks of the City playlists all feature artists who have called Toronto home. Whether it’s a lyric about the neighborhood, an artist representing a cultural community, or a tie-in to the StrollTO itinerary itself, all the music reflects connections to an individual ward or the City as a whole.
Music was chosen based on an artist’s Spotify presence and each song’s broad appeal, as well as its associations with the cultures, languages and ethnicities that reflect Toronto’s neighborhoods and diverse music scene. Soundtracks of the City combines 425 songs that feature more than 500 different local artists or acts, showcasing songs in 23 different languages.