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Toronto's West Queen West Ranked One Of The World's Most Hipster Neighbourhoods For 2017

Last year, Canada landed a spot on Nat Geo Traveller's The Cool List: 17 for 2017, being named one of the most hipster countries in the world. The northern nation's reputation for coolness is said to stem from its plethora of "cultural capitals, hipster hotspots and wild escapes."

This year, Toronto's West Queen West was included on yet another hipster ranking, this time by The Telegraph. Though it landed the 17th spot, Paul Wade, Telegraph's Travel Toronto expert, had really nice things to say about the trendy neighbourhood:

"Toronto's major draws range from starchitect-designed museums to funky neighbourhoods, including West Queen West, which is said to house the city's highest concentration of art galleries. Head to Queen Street West, between Bathurst Street and Gladstone Avenue, where you'll find funky, off the wall fashion. Local designer boutiques there include Anne Hung and Coal Miner's Daughter. With a popular outdoor patio, The Horseshoe Tavern has rocked until late since 1947."

West Queen west is among good company, with places such as Williamsburg (New York), Silver Lake (Los Angeles), Fitzroy (Melbourne), Rue Amelot and Canal Saint-Martin (Paris) and Shoreditch (London) also making the list:

  1.  Williamsburg, New York
  2. Silver Lake, Los Angeles
  3. Kreuzkolln, Berlin
  4. Fitzroy, Melbourne
  5. Rue Amelot and Canal Saint-Martin, Paris
  6. Sodermalm, Stockholm
  7. Central Eastside, Portland
  8. Haga, Gothenburg
  9. Beyoglu, Istanbul
  10. Gan Hahashmal, Tel Aviv
  11. Norrebro, Copenhagen
  12. Grunerlokka, Oslo
  13. The Born, Barcelona
  14. Harajuku and Golden Gai, Tokyo
  15. Shoreditch, London
  16. Peckham, London
  17. West Queen West, Toronto
  18. Yaletown, Granville and Gastown, Vancouver
  19. Haight-Ashbury and Mission District, San Francisco
  20. East Austin, Austin
  21. Capitol Hill, Seattle
  22. Chuo-ku, Osaka
  23. Banglamphu, Bangkok
  24. Hammerbrook, Hamburg
  25. District VII, Budapest
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