Queen Street West announces free public WiFi under development from University to Bathurst

The Queen Street West BIA has made their most significant announcement yet in the ongoing series of upgrades to the modern-classic neighbourhood with the upcoming debut of the Queen Street West WiFi project. The move signifies an innovative and digitally focused strategy by Queen Street West to be a trendsetter and to continually reinvent itself to meet the growing demands of visitors and businesses.

The network will extend from Simcoe Street to Bathurst Street along Queen Street West and be part of the longest unbroken stretch of free public W-Fi in Ontario. The project marks a key juncture in the reboot and rebranding the Queen Street West BIA has recently launched that includes an enhanced digital presence, a dynamic new logo and a host of vibrant signature events. Besify, one of Toronto’s leading hotspot providers, is managing the development of the WiFi program, which will be accessible to all visitors of the street.

The installation of free public WiFi is expected to bolster traffic on Queen Street West, with heightened consumer engagement and increased foot traffic. Toronto attracts more than 40 million visitors annually and Queen Street West, dubbed the hippest street in Canada, is one of the defining destinations where tourists congregate to experience the epicentre of the city’s cultural richness and its diversity. Additionally, the free WiFI is predicted to raise the profile of the list of lively, eclectic and edgy signature events planned along the trendy strip for 2019.

“Queen Street West is always thinking progressively and we are confident that by delivering dedicated free access WiFi, we will be boosting the shopping and hospitality experience for all our customers and visitors,” said Shamez Amlani, Queen Street West BIA chair. “We are also fulfilling a promise to the businesses that line our street to provide them with robust and modern tools to conduct business and to enhance customer service.”

After winning two branding and events awards at the 2018 TABIA (Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas) the Queen Street BIA is continuing the momentum with this premier wireless initiative. Queen Street West, Toronto’s official destination for the cosmopolitan and urban chic is scheduled to go live with public WiFi in early 2019.

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