Vogue names Toronto’s Queen Street West world’s second-hippest district

June 23, 2016

Too cool –Vogue has named Toronto’s “West Queen West” the second-hippest district in the world. In a study of the globe’s 15 coolest neighbourhoods, the magazine ranks the Canadian district as second only to Tokyo’s Shimokitazawa. (Vogue cites the district as “West Queen West” in its blurb headline, though Queen Street West in the actual item. For out-of-towners, this may not matter, but “West Queen West” is an area seen as bounded by Bathurst Street and Gladstone Ave.)

 “Toronto is currently enjoying newfound prominence – and desirability – amongst globe-trotting tastemakers,” Vogue’s Nick Remsen writes on the magazine’s website.

“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 said, highlighting the publication’s September issue.