Queen's Park and The University, Toronto Travel Guide

Queen's Park and The University Summary


  • Beautiful neo-Gothic architecture
  • Bustling pubs and lots of restaurants
  • Expansive green areas
  • The light rail and the subway run in the neighborhood
  • Great area to explore by foot
  • Easy access to the heart of downtown Toronto, the theatres, and great shopping


  • Transportation options are spread out
  • Street noise, especially during the weekends
  • Some parts of the neighborhood are somewhat seedy

What It's Like

This area is home to one of Canada's top-ranking schools, beautiful neo-Gothic buildings, and a tree-dotted park with monuments, footpaths and benches. It's a lovely area to explore by foot, and offers easy access to the rest of the city via public transportation. Bustling pubs and diverse restaurants attract a young crowd, as well as those who work in the legislative buildings housed in the university campus.

Where To Stay

Some parts of the neighborhood can feel somewhat seedy at night, particularly the area closest to Allan Gardens, but the area is not as unsafe as it appears. Stay near the eastern and southern borders of the University of Toronto downtown campus for easy access to the Harbourfront and the Financial District.


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Languages: English
Airports: (YYZ)
Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone
Peak: May - Sept.
Off-Peak: October - Apirl
Visa: No
Vaccines: No
Currency: Canadian Dollar
Electricity: 120 V, 60 Hz
Tipping: 15-20% in restaurants and cabs

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