What, exactly, makes a neighbourhood cool? Is it the hip eateries, clothing boutiques, graffiti murals, the vibrant cafes? Queen West is all of these things, without pretension. The second stage of Tridel’s master-planned community, SQ2, is coming to Spadina and Queen. Don’t miss out on your chance to live in one of the city’s most dynamic neighbourhoods.
Featuring spacious suites overlooking the Toronto skyline, SQ2 will be fringed by design stores, must-try restaurants and green spaces. Here are a few of our favourite local hangouts:
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416 Snack Bar: If you can manage to snag a table, it’s a great spot to spend an evening with friends. The cutlery-free menu is constantly changing and the beer selection will satisfy any palate.
Morba: With an eclectic mix of new and vintage furniture, Morba is a standout among Queen West’s design scene. Whether you’re in the market for quirky refrigerator magnets or a set of modern dining room chairs, Morba has you covered.
Anthropologie: The upscale retailer of aromatic candles and hand-painted ceramic teacups recently moved into a former church at Queen and Euclid. Browse the selection while admiring the building’s recovered stained glass windows and wooden floorboards.
Banh Mi Boys: The single greatest sandwich in all of Queen West, and perhaps the city, costs less than $7.00. This Vietnamese-style sub can be prepared ten different ways and there are numerous (and delicious) sides to add to your order, like kimchi fries or the jicama papaya salad.
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Graffiti Alley: From Rick Mercer to tourists with cameras looped around their necks, this colourful back alley attracts all kinds of visitors. Toronto’s most talented street artists have left their mark on these walls, and you’re bound to notice a new piece every time you walk by.
Register today to receive exclusive updates on SQ2.
For more information, please call 416 661 1949 or visit www.tridel.com/sq2.