West Queen West Weekend Guide. May 25 – 27.

by Rob Sysak, May 24, 2018

Friday, May 25th.

Book Launch: Roger McTair’s My Trouble With Books at The Theatre Centre, 6 – 9pm. Roger McTair is a Trinidadian-Canadian writer, documentary filmmaker, and poet whose writing has been published in the Caribbean, Canada, and the U.S. He is also Ian Kamau’s father. The evening will feature readings from My Trouble With Books by Dionne Brand, Ramabai Espinet, and Carl James as well as speakers Rita Cox and Roger’s son, Ian Kamau.

Collective Concerts presents: Matt Costa at Longboat Hall at The Great Hall Toronto. Doors 8PM / 19+.

Saturday, May 26th.

Collective Concerts presents: Dirty Projectors at The Great Hall Toronto. Doors 8PM / 19+.


Up iN Smoke Video Tour Party at Brooklynn Bar.


Learn How to F*cking Meditate at The Drake Hotel. 10:30am – 12:30pm. Hosted by Mind Matters.


Fay & Fluffy’s Storytime: Reading is FUNdamental presents The Gladstone Hotel’s May Parent’s Day Edition! 3 – 4pm.


MegzPlantz Terrarium Workshop at The Drake Hotel. 4 – 6pm. Learn how to build your own terrarium.


Postdata at The Drake Hotel. Doors 730PM / 19+.


Violeta’s Door at The Gladstone. 8 – 10pm. No Cover.

Sunday, May 27th

The Trinity Bellwoods Flea – Spring Market at The Great Hall. FREE Admission. 10am – 5pm.

Hard Core Intensive at Pure Barre. 12:15 – 1:30pm.














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, Street Shak, 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, Sweet Lulu, 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, Ali Baba’s, North Of Brooklyn, King Slice, Baba’s Doner House, Toma Burger Addiction, Kenzo, La Hacienda, Poutini’s, Ravi Soups.

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 medias and website for events, sales, WQW merchants, shops, services, storefronts, restaurants and more:




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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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