West Queen West Art Gallery Crawl

Toronto’s  Art + Design District

Art Galleries of the West Queen West neighbourhood come together to plan joint events several times a year. Our next event will be in October. In the meantime, you can do a self-guided walking tour of our galleries at anytime.

West Queen West / Toronto / Canada

West Queen West is known for it’s artsy-alternative vibe. Officially designated the Art + Design District, WQW has Toronto’s largest concentration of art galleries. As a matter of fact, it was named by Vogue as one of the coolest streets in the world.

When you’re planning a visit to Toronto, you’ll want to stay in the heart of the neighbourhood at one of the area’s two historic boutique art hotels, The Gladstone or the Drake.

No single Toronto neighbourhood offers more diversity, excitement, and possibilities than WQW. With an abundance of trendy restaurants and cafés, indie boutiques, edgy shops, street art murals, and hot nightlife – West Queen West is the place to be. Whether you’re in the mood for live music, comedy, dancing or something more relaxed, you can find it here. The area is also home to beautiful Trinity-Bellwoods Park.

Map of Queen Street West Toronto - 10 art galleries WQW Art Crawl

West Queen West Art Galleries

Click on a gallery profile for details. Click through to their website for their latest exhibit.

Public Transit – TTC

The 501 Queen streetcar runs along Queen Street with convenient stops for all participating Art Galleries. Hop on-Hop off the streetcar between the galleries when you pay with your PRESTO card. As long as you’re within two hours from your first tap, you won’t be charged another fare.

Go Transit + 15 minute walk

Take a Go train to Exhibition station and walk north on Atlantic Avenue to King Street, turn right onto King Street then turn left onto Sudbury Street. This will take you to Dovercourt Road.

Parking

There is ample Green P parking available in the area

  • Carpark 45 Abell Street
  • Street parking along Queen St. W. (no parking during rush hour 4-6pm)
  • Carpark 18 Ossington Avenue