Vogue declares West Queen West as world's 2nd coolest neighbourhood
Published Monday, September 8, 2014 11:02PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, September 9, 2014 10:43PM EDT
Toronto’s West Queen West has been declared as one of the world’s coolest neighbourhoods by Vogue Magazine.
In the magazine’s September 2014 issue, Queen Street West has been ranked second in a list of 15 neighbourhoods from across the world.
So, what exactly makes a neighbourhood “cool” by Vogue’s standards?
Vogue’s Nick Remsen writes Queen Street West is a “verifiable artery of indie patisseries, homegrown labels, and hidden-from-view galleries – hallmarks of hipness, if ever they existed.”
He mentions popular spots in the neighbourhood, like the Drake, the Gladstone, SoHo House, and Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), as well as Graffiti Alley, which runs south of Queen Street from Spadina Avenue to Portland Street.
The list features neighbourhoods in Tokyo, Sweden, Singapore, and Brazil just to name a few.