It’s always fascinating to hear what outsiders think of Toronto and how they view our neighbourhoods. The New York Times recently visited the vibrant neighbourhood of West Queen West and published a piece in their travel section:
THE textile and fabric designer Julie Jenkinson was hard at work putting the finishing touches on her vintage curio shop, Verso, in a former garage. In another city, in this economic climate, opening such a shop in such a space — hidden, as it is, from the street — would not be ideal. Not in Toronto. “I love being here, tucked between the Drake and the Gladstone,” she said, referring to the two art hotels that anchor Queen Street West.
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