In celebration of Jane’s Walk, the Queen Street West BIA have teamed up with the Riverside BIA (Queen E) to bring you some incredible tours. Queen Street is one of the most vibrant and historic areas in Toronto – rich in culture, heritage, art, and hundreds unique eateries, cafes, and shops.
Now you can virtually sip, savour, explore, and enjoy blasts from the past through our Queen Street Tours. Riverside BIA (Queen St E) and Queen Street West BIA have teamed up on this series of self-guided tours. Best of all, you can experience it all virtually right here and then go check if out on the streets, when it’s safe to do so.
Scroll down to see the interactive Google Map to explore the different walks!
Explore Toronto’s Queen Street to uncover hidden and not so hidden public art. The Queen Street West Business Improvement Area (BIA) and Riverside BIA on Queen East have teamed up to bring you this walk highlighting ‘all local’ art by a variety of Canadian artists. Get to know the stories behind ‘Paint the City Black’ in Queen West’s world-famous Graffiti Alley and the iconic metal art atop the Queen Street Viaduct on Riverside’s Queen East, plus many more.
Ever wondered what Toronto’s Queen Street looked like decades or even a century ago and what happened there? This walk explores the architecture and industry along Toronto’s Queen Street with stories from ‘then’ and ‘now’. The Riverside Business Improvement Area (BIA, on Queen East) and the Queen Street West BIA have teamed up to bring you this walk where you’ll get to know stories of iconic spots like Osgoode Hall and the Royal Canadian Bicycle Club, as well as hidden gems such as the 1930s Teck Theatre.
Did you know you can taste a huge variety of the world’s culinary cuisines right on Toronto’s Queen Street? The Riverside Business Improvement Area (BIA, on Queen East) and the Queen Street West BIA have teamed up to bring you this walk where you’ll learn about the stories behind ten different local businesses offering up cuisines from diverse backgrounds. Prepare to be hungry while getting to know these Queen Street eateries!
Land Acknowledgement The City of Toronto acknowledges that what we now call Toronto is on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The City also acknowledges that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands.