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The new Queen Street East

One of the reasons we love Toronto – and, of course, we all love Toronto – is streets like Queen. Either West or East, this is one of the most attractive arteries in the city. And by attractive, we don't mean physical appearance – though in stretches Queen can be impressive – we mean attractive as a place to be.

Little surprise, then, that Queen dates largely from the 19th century, apparently the last time in Toronto when Torontonians understood intuitively how to build a city. The width of the street, the height of the buildings (largely two to four storeys) and the generally compact and connected conditions make for an ideal urban roadway.

Though Queen West has been a major destination since the early 1980s, even late '70s, Queen East is still getting going. Some might call it gentrification, but the changes now underway go beyond a coat of white paint.

See article by Christopher Hume »

July 15, 2008 in Toronto Neighbourhoods | Permalink


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I am glad to see Toronto Queen East growing as a popular living destination!

Posted by: Toronto Condo Expert | Nov 16, 2010 2:53:57 PM

It has been so many years since I visited Tornoto, I need to take a trip back! It is an incredible town.

Posted by: Manassas VA Homes | Nov 26, 2009 2:51:04 PM

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