The Queen West Art Crawl (QWAC) is a charitable organization designed to celebrate and promote the art, culture and diversity of Queen West in Toronto. The cornerstone of QWAC is the Outdoor Art Exhibition in beautiful Trinity Bellwoods Park in September, which draws over 60,000 visitors annually. The Art Exhibition features a juried selection of the province’s best artists and artisans, and also showcases a Kids Zone, Performance Zone and Toronto’s best food vendors. With 15 years of establishing lasting partnerships with galleries, hotels and businesses in the Queen West Community, the Queen West Art Crawl has become a staple event for the community and tourists alike.
2017 in Review!
The hub of QWAC was the Outdoor Art Exhibition in Trinity Bellwoods Park (presented by TD Bank), Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24, from 11 am to 6 pm. The art and cultural festival featured 200 of Canada’s most innovative established and emerging artists. Visitors purchased art, took in live music and bought sweet or savoury treats at popular food vendors. Returning by popular demand was a beer garden, sponsored by Steam Whistle. Finally, there were exciting new interactive art activities for both adults and kids, including the popular Tread on It t-shirt printing and Blank Canvases Kids Zone, featuring story time by Fay and Fluffy and live performances from Little Fingers Music.
2017 also lauched the inaugural “Art Around the World” festival, in 16 venues along Queen St. W. The interactive live art and music showcase featured a theme of multiculturalism and celebrated Canada’s 150th anniversary through the eyes of a diverse artist and musician roster. Artists and musicians showcased various cultural backgrounds and what it meant to be an artist in Canada.
The Queen eastbound and westbound streetcars both stop at Trinity Bellwoods Park.
From the Bloor-Danforth subway: Take the subway to Bathurst Station and take the 511 southbound Bathurst Streetcar to Queen Street. Transfer to the westbound Queen streetcar and get off at Trinity Bellwoods Park.
The Queen eastbound and westbound streetcars make frequent stops in Parkdale between Dufferin & Roncesvalles.
From the Bloor-Danforth subway line: stop at either Dufferin, Lansdowne or Dundas West stations and take southbound transit (bus or streetcar) to Queen Street.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Visit the TTC Trip Planner. For the Dundas Street entrance, enter TRINITY PARK as your destination. For the Queen Street entrance (recomended), enter 840 QUEEN ST W, TORONTO