Out of Site 2014: Contemporary Art & Music

Out of Site 2014: Contemporary Art & Music on Queen St. West

October 4th, 2014 from 8pm to 4am (during Nuit Blanche)

The Queen St. West B.I.A., in association with MuchFACT and Much, is pleased to announce its sixth annual all-night exhibition of art and music by Canadian independent artists. Out of Site 2014 features six Nuit Blanche independent projects curated by Earl Miller, which consider the theme of humour in public art, and also a large outdoor screening by MuchFACT in the Bell Media parking lot at 299 Queen St. West in downtown Toronto.

Out of Site 2014 features:




Special Offers for Holiday Shoppers!

Check out exciting special offers on Queen St. West. This section will be updated as more offers are made available.

Kiehl’s, 407 Queen St. West



Out of Site 2013: Neighbourhood Walks

Out of Site Postcard

The Queen St. West B.I.A. in association with MuchFACT and MuchMusic is pleased to announce Out of Site: Neighbourhood Walks, its fifth annual all-night exhibition of art and music by Canadian artists.

The date for Out of Site is October 5-6, from dusk till dawn. Exhibitions are located on Queen St. West between University and Bathurst.

Out of Site 2013 features:

Please see below for a map of the event (click to enlarge).

Out of Site Postcard



The Future Streetscape of Queen St.West

Click here to see the handout from our Jane’s Walk

Urban Toronto’s Dumitru Onceanu summarizes our Jane’s Walk and streetscape master plan ideas in the article below. Everyone is welcome to share their thoughts about the Queen St. West streetscape by emailing us at info@queenstwestbia.ca, posting on the Urban Toronto comments section or by tweeting to @queenstwestbia.


The Queen St. West BIA has hired PMA Landscape Architects (working with Chris Hardwicke of &Co and Janos Badovinac of Fugitive Glue) to create a Streetscape Master Plan. The final design will be revealed in November 2012.


Over $50,000 raised for the Starlight Foundation of Canada

Over $50,000 was raised for the Starlight Foundation of Canada during this year’s Torontoland Snowman campaign. The Queen St. West BIA was proud to take part in this initiative with Tourism Toronto. Thank you to everyone who participated! Below is a photo our our snowman, designed by artist Melinda Josie.

Giant Snowbird
Photo by Jackson Chiu

Outstanding Capital Streetscape Improvement Award

On October 26th, 2011 TABIA hosted the inaugural Toronto BIA recognition awards. We were nominated and won in the category of Outstanding Capital Streetscape Improvement Award for our custom designed bike racks by OCAD University Students Michael Pham (Halo) and Evi K. Hui and Olivier Mayrand (Speech Bubbles). BIA Chair Spencer Sutherland and Executive Director Laura Schaefer were present to accept the award from Councillor Michael Thompson, Chair of the Economic Development Committee, and TABIA President Michael Comstock.

A special thank you to our past chair Marc Glassman and the jury of the design contest–Councillor Vaughan, Lisa Rochon and Justin Garak, OCAD University, designers Michael Pham, Evi K. Hui and Olivier Mayrand, and Raj Kumar at the City of Toronto for all of their hard work on this project. It continues to put Queen St. West on the map!


Have you checked out the Shoppes at Queen West? The shopping complex at Queen and Portland offers a FREE hour of parking with a $20 purchase at Loblaws, Joe Fresh and Winners. Parking for  BMO customers is free.