The West Queen West Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Study Area stretches from Bathurst Street to Roncesvalles Avenue and encompasses a 3.5 kilometre stretch of Queen Street West. Queen Street emerged as a commercial high street in the mid-19th century and remains a vibrant commercial street in Toronto.
The West Queen West HCD Study was initiated in Summer 2016 and included research, a built form survey, analysis and evaluation to determine if the Study Area warrants designation as a HCD. The HCD Study recommended proceeding with two HCD Plans within the Study Area: West Queen West (Bathurst to Dufferin Streets) and Parkdale Main Street (Dufferin Street to MacDonell Avenue /Jameson Avenue). The Toronto Preservation Board endorsed these recommendations in June 2017.
The HCD Plan phase was initiated in Fall 2018. The West Queen West and Parkdale Main Street HCD Plans are anticipated to be presented to the Toronto Preservation Board and City Council in Q1 2021, with a multiple listing report identifying heritage properties in the Study Area.