If you've ever been to Queen Street West, then you know it's much more than just a street - it's a vibe.\nThere's just something about the combination of interesting people, interesting shops, and electricity in the air that makes Queen Street West an incomparable and unique part of Toronto.\nBut... it can be a little bit overwhelming to navigate. After all, how do you even begin to discover what it has to offer when it has the most?\nWell, no worries! If you're looking to begin discovering the street, or just looking for a new place to spark your interest, look no further than this list below.\nEach spot also has the added bonus of featuring local Toronto and/or Canadian brands and designers, which, let's be honest, is a huge plus when it comes to deciding where to spend your hard-earned dollars. After all, supporting local vendors and brands means you're not only getting a quality-crafted good, but that you're helping out a fellow Canadian/Torontonian. And really, what could be more beautiful?\nOh, and no worries if you can't make it to Queen Street West yourself. There'll be a great way to shop right from your own home very soon. Narcity's launching a project called Narcity Market, an online, curated platform that'll let you shop the streets of Toronto, starting with Queen Street West. And yes, you might even be able to find some of these brands on the market. Interested? Click here to sign up, and be the first to know soon as Narcity Market drops.\nTusk\nAddress: 888 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G3\nTrust, if you're looking to be ahead of the trend, you're going to want to go browse the selection of clothes and accessories at Tusk. Not only are the clothes beautiful and unique, but this shop places an emphasis on selling items handpicked both from local Toronto designers and brands that are typically difficult to find in Canada. The result? Quality outfits not seen on the masses.\nView this post on Instagram This blessed day has bestowed upon us spring 2019 @palomawool delivery #1 🌹🌹🌹in store now, online this weekend! A post shared by shoptusk (@shoptusk) on Mar 21, 2019 at 2:26pm PDT\nWebsite\nRYU Apparel\nApproved merchant on Narcity Market\nAddress: 361 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2A4\nLovers of active wear, rejoice. RYU - an acronym for respect your universe - is one of those brands that gets a lot of love, and for good reason. Creating clothing that highlights usability above everything else (seriously, their design process even involves consulting with athletes to ensure they've created the most optimal garment), RYU's pieces are equal parts beautiful and functional. Oh, and the best part? They manufacture their goods using local fabrics and factories wherever they can. That's a win.\nView this post on Instagram Picked up some sponsored gear at RYU on Queen Street which will be outfitting the Titans Stunt team as well as the Pulse Academy crew and performance team! Their high quality products are a great fit for the serious athlete and I am happy to be working with them to dress up our crew! 👊#POWEREDBYRYU A post shared by Emerson Wong (@thewongnonly) on May 10, 2019 at 2:35pm PDT\nWebsite\nArmed Jewellery\nAddress: 1380 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6K 1L7\nIf you're of the camp that jewellery is meant to be special, then trust, you're going to absolutely adore Armed. Specializig in bold and unique pieces designed and created by local Torontonian Desiree Girlato, this Queen Street jewellery shop proves that you can both set trends and be timeless all at once - and all without sacrificing quality.\nView this post on Instagram 2019 had me hanging on, and in moments it felt like I needed to let go. In those trying times where I couldn’t understand why life wasn’t giving me any relief I realize now those pressure points were moments of growth. I can honestly say I have left old energy behind me, and I am ready to embrace all the hard work I put into 2019 and enjoy 2020 for everything that it has to offer. You never stop growing but this year was exceptional; personally and professionally. Today is the first day of 2020 and it’s the first time in 365 days where I truly believe the sentiment, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Well I’m strong AF and I’m ready for all of it. A post shared by ARMEDJewelry (@upandarmed) on Jan 1, 2020 at 5:10pm PST\nWebsite\nToronto Designer's Market\nAddress: 1605 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6R 1A9\nThis shop allows local designers to sell their products, ranging from clothing to furniture and everything in between, directly to the consumer. Which basically means that this is probably the ultimate hub for local Toronto designers and brands to showcase their talent, and for everyday people like you and me to get our hands on some seriously one-of-a-kind items!\nView this post on Instagram Fresh new look for the new year. Opened, refreshed and renewed. Drop by and be inspired. A post shared by Toronto Designers Market (@torontodesignersmarket) on Jan 11, 2020 at 1:20pm PST\nWebsite\nSydney's\nAddress: 682 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1E5\nA menswear shop that carries a wide array of brands (including their own in-house brand, which features garments made right here in Canada), the coolest thing about Sydney's is definitely their custom services. That's right: if you want a custom suit made locally, Sydney's is absolutely the place you're going to want to check out.\nView this post on Instagram It may be little warm outside but layering season is fast approaching. Stay ready in our fall collection. . #ShopSydneys #FW2019 #FallFashion #TorontoMenswear A post shared by Sydney's Toronto (@shopsydneys) on Oct 28, 2019 at 10:08am PDT\nWebsite\nPARANO!D\nApproved merchant on Narcity Market\nAddress: 609 Queen Street West Lower Level, Toronto, ON M5V 2B7\nIf you want your clothes to scream "unique" and "custom", look no further than this Queen Street West shop. Featuring clothing designed by local Toronto graphic design and screen printing experts, Paranoid Apparel features high-quality clothes with unique designs printed by hand on location. If you need something special, they also offer custom design services for clothes, print, branding purposes and more.\nView this post on Instagram Weird hot/cold weather is perfect for cropped hoodies. 🥶🥵 . . . #paranoidprintco #sketchytank #weareparanoid #thesix #streetwear #croppedhoodie #hoodie #toronto A post shared by PARANOID (@paranoidemporium) on Feb 4, 2019 at 9:28am PST\nWebsite\nLogan & Finley\nAddress: 670 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1E5\nLooking for a spot where you can find sustainable, eco-friendly, gorgeous products that make your everyday life more simple? Of course you are! And luckily for you, that just so happens to be Logan & Finley's entire M.O. They sell things like clothing, skincare, candles, household items and more; and as an added bonus, more than 20 of the brands they feature are based right in Toronto!\nView this post on Instagram Yes, those are boxes...and yes, from 10am-6pm December 27th, we are having our Boxing Day Sale. Everything is 50% off for one day, in store. First come, first served. Expect a line up, wear clothes that make it easy to try on if the line is too long for the change room. If you’re in our mailing list - have a peek for the email that went out this morning for a extra special bonus. And if you can’t make it to the shop tomorrow - we will have an automatic 50% off online from 6pm -11:59 December 27th. Everything will then be 30% off Saturday - Monday if you prefer to avoid the crowd. See you soon! A post shared by Logan & Finley (@loganandfinley) on Dec 26, 2019 at 3:48pm PST\nWebsite\nmini mioche\nAddress: 795 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G1\nProviding gender-neutral, simple and sustainable children's clothing, Mini Mioche proves that good quality, long lasting, simple clothing for kids can exist. Mini Mioche's garments are also organic, and are created right here in Toronto.\nView this post on Instagram Unisex outfit inspiration. You can never go wrong with the classics. 👌🏼 A post shared by mini mioche (@minimioche) on Jan 19, 2020 at 5:00pm PST\nWebsite\nLavish & Squalor\nAddress: 253 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1Z4\nDescribed as a "lifestyle shop", there's probably nothing you won't find at this cozy boutique (which, BTW, also doubles as a cafe - so it's a win/win). They carry a variety of items created by locals, like candles, accessories, skin care and more!\nView this post on Instagram Thrilled to have @bucknakedsoapcompany with us this season. Small batch soaps, candles, bath bombs and salts for yourself or those you care a little for :) #shoplocallymade #torontochristmasmarket A post shared by Lavish&Squalor (@lavishsqualor) on Dec 16, 2019 at 5:47pm PST\nWebsite\nZane\nAddress: 753 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G1\nIf you're looking to slay the accessory game, look no further than this popular (for a very good reason!) Queen Street mainstay. Selling sunglasses, bags, hats and more - many of which having been produced by local Canadian designers - Zane absolutely deserves a stop the next time you're combing through Queen Street.\nView this post on Instagram ✨ Attention Toronto ✨ We are SO THRILLED to now be available at your favourite jewelry shop on Queen West, @visitzane 💍 Come by and pick up the perfect gift (or for yourself)! A post shared by Zephyr Grey (@zephyrgreyjewelry) on Dec 9, 2019 at 11:45am PST\nWebsite\nSylvie And Shimmy\nAddress: 1640 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6R 1B2\nSylvie And Shimmy sells fun and classic accessories, clothing and footwear... but with an emphasis on all things local. They source most of their high-quality, functional items from local Canadian or South Korean designers. One thing you won't find here? Mass-produced goods. Sylvie And Shimmy are all about highlighting independent designers!\nView this post on Instagram Front Pocket Cardigan with Baggy Casual Pants Top :$39 Cardigan :$49 Pants :$75 A post shared by Sylvie and Shimmy (@sylvieandshimmy) on Jan 17, 2020 at 1:00pm PST\nWebsite\nMeg\nAddress: 849 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G4\nThis clothing boutique's tagline is "made in your neighbourhood for women, by women". So, if you want to own some unique, high-quality and all-around beautiful pieces and help support local talent at the same time, you know exactly where you need to go.\nView this post on Instagram We just added 28 more items to sale ;) Like our Cord Phrase Pants so perfectly #styledbyzelda A post shared by meg (@megshop) on Jan 21, 2020 at 7:51am PST\nWebsite\nChartreuse Style\nAddress: 1692 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6R 1B3\nSelling cosmetics, menswear, womenswear and accessories with an emphasis on eco-friendly products, Chartreuse Style has something for pretty much everybody. Not only can you feel good about purchasing quality products that place an emphasis on sustainability, but they also happen to carry a bunch of locally-made products - so you know you're supporting local, too!\nView this post on Instagram New arrivals of our favourite soaps #lucia #madeinCanada #smellsgreat #organic #sheabutter #soap #parkdale #toronto #greengifts #giftsforher A post shared by Chartreuse Style (@chartreusestyle) on Dec 5, 2018 at 8:58am PST\nWebsite\nWith a bunch of locally-owned shops showcasing brands from Canada (and even from Toronto), Queen Street West truly is the place to explore if you're interested in shopping local. And why wouldn't you be? Shopping local not only ensures you get some high-quality items, but it also means you're supporting the dream of a fellow Torontonian!\nOf course, not everyone can - or wants to - get to Queen Street West everyday. And if you're someone who'd rather shop online, but still wants to discover the best of Queen Street West, then you're going to want to stay tuned to Narcity's platforms. There just might be a solution coming your way.