This Weekend in West Queen West: Labour Day Edition

by Rob Sysak, August 31, 2018

Labour Day weekend has dawned upon us once more! With the bitter-sweetness of back to school and fall around the corner, cherish one of these last weekends of summer bliss in West Queen West!


Friday, August 31st

Fameless Karaoke at the Gladstone Hotel, 10:30pm-2am.

Wallen is bumping this Friday with DJ WIKKED.

Saturday, September 1st

Rhythm And Sound Fundraiser Jam at Antikka Cafe & Records. 7pm-9:30pm


Ice cream, ice cream, ice cream! Our neighbourhood is loaded cones of all sorts.

Let’s start off with Nadège Patisserie’s waffle cone with soft-serve vanilla ice cream, topped off with mini macarons. Located across from Trinity Bellwoods Park, this cone makes the perfect park companion.

Relive memories of Italy with a gelato from Sud Forno.
Image from @era_fitlife.

Go for an Ube-Nut twist from iHalo Krunch, the local purveyors of activated charcoal ice cream.
Image by Listen to Lena.

Yes, there is such thing as a Red Velvet dipped cone. You can find this marvel of beauty at Hollywood Cone.

Dip your cone into just about any flavour combination with La Diperie.

Sweet Olenka’s offers both classic and vegan ice cream.

Go for gold with Taiyaki ice cream from Sukoi Desserts.


You can find bee hotels all throughout West Queen West, situated inside of our pollinator-friendly planters.

Dinner in WQW

Harlem Underground, Convenience, Agora, Milagro Cantinas, Oyster Boy, Hooky’s Fish & Chips, The County General, Lisa Marie, El Almacen, The Swan, Banu, Terroni, Rickshaw Bar, Noce, Entice Culinary Lounge, Butter Chicken Roti, Lamesa, The Drake Hotel, Gladstone Hotel, Fresh, Otto’s Bierhalle, Carmen, Bolt Fresh Bar, Frankie’s, The Good Son, Fonda Lola, Nuit Social, Nana, Nunu Ethiopian Restaurant, H Bar, Squirly’s, Smoque N’ Bones, Loaded Pierogi, Juan Gonzalez Taqueria, Montgomery’s, Canis, Death & Taxes, Noce, Dandylion, The Dog & Bear, Barn Restaurant, Church Aperitivo Bar, North Of Brooklyn, King Slice, Toma Burger Addiction, Kenzo, La Hacienda, Poutini’s, Ravi Soups, Hello 123.

Brunch in WQW (Saturday & Sunday)

Harlem Underground, Milagro Cantinas, Lamesa, The Drake Hotel, El Almacen, Gladstone Hotel, Fresh, Otto’s Bierhalle, Carmen, The County General, Banu, Bolt Fresh Bar, Swan Restaurant, Lisa Marie, Frankie’s, Cafe Neon, The Good Son and Fonda Lola and Death & Taxes, Nunu Ethiopian.

Coffee in WQW

Nuna Cafe, Jimmy’s Coffee, Antikka – Cafe & Records, Soufi’s, BUNA, Tokyo Smoke, El Almacen, Sam James Coffee Bar, Cafe Neon, Dufflet, Major Treat, Mabel’s, White Squirrel.

Keep up to date on our West Queen West social media and website for events, sales, WQW merchants, shops, services, storefronts, restaurants and more:




WQW Website

Past, Present & Future Events in WQW:

The Theatre Centre

The Great Hall

Gladstone Hotel

The Drake Hotel

The Beaver

Twist Gallery

Paul Petro Contemporary Art Gallery


Apartment 200

The Raq

Upcoming Events: 

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