This weekend as the Much Music Video Awards descend on the city, businesses along Queen West will stay open late as part of the popular street’s inaugural Midnight Madness event.
Intended to bring locals and visitors to one of the city’s most unique shopping locations, restaurants and stores will remain open from 8 pm to midnight, transforming the historic strip into a late-night buzz of shoppers and diners.
“Queen Street West has always had a vibrant nightlife with its myriad watering holes, fine dining destinations, and amazing street food. Toronto’s best live music venues call Queen West home where people soak in culture and dance until the wee hours every day,” said Shamez Amlani, Chair of the Queen West BIA.
“We’re excited to take that night-time economy to the next level by getting our fabulous retailers to keep their doors open late too, very late.”
- Te Koop
- Get Outside
- MAC Queen West
- New Tribe Tattoo & Piercing
- Kops Records
- Paranoid Print Co.
- Outer Layer
- City Dance Corps
Restaurants and eateries participating:
- Mi Taco
- La Palette
There will also be a number of deals to look out for including save the taxes, 50% off, storewide discounts, and food and drink specials.
The prime shopping hours for the best deals will during the last two hours of the night from 10 pm to 12 am, featuring the greatest deals and hottest finds, encouraging shoppers to stay and experience the strip.
When: August 25
Time: 8 pm until 12 am
Where: Toronto’s Queen Street West