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Make your dollar go further when you shop local with the help of West Queen West & Driftscape App

TORONTO, ON | Nov 30, 2018 - Driftscape and the West Queen West Business Improvement Area (WQW) are thrilled to announce their partnership. Starting today, when you download the free Driftscape app you’ll be able to explore stories about what makes this neighbourhood so unique. Discover the neighbourhood’s murals and read about the inspiration behind them, and even learn about how WQW is home to a Pollinator Paradise – WQW is Canada’s first Bee Community and even makes its own honey! Come down to WQW and use the app to explore these hidden gems, you’ll get a notification when there’s something nearby.

There’s another great reason to visit the neighbourhood: users of the Driftscape app will get an additional $50 to spend when they buy a $100 WQW gift card; buy a gift card for $100 and get $150 to spend! You’ll need to download the Driftscape app to get this special offer, and when you’re in the WQW neighbourhood the app will display the locations of participating businesses. There are over 70 business where you can use the card. In addition to 40+ retailers, you’ll also be able to use the card at some of the neighbourhood’s best restaurants, salons, yoga studios and more! Buy a card for yourself and do your holiday shopping, or buy a card for someone as a gift! Limited quantities available.

“Partnering with Driftscape has been a fantastic and positive experience. WQW can now share and highlight our neighbourhood’s “stories and experiences”; easily and in an informative and exciting way!”

– Rob Sysak, Executive Director, West Queen West BIA To add to the holiday spirit The REAL

SANTA CLAUS will be on Queen Street West between Bathurst and Dufferin every Saturday before Christmas from 1 to 4 pm.

About West Queen West Business Improvement Area:

As one of Toronto’s most dynamic and progressive neighbourhoods, the West Queen West Art + Design District is an eclectic cultural Mecca boasting over 300 of the city’s most creative businesses and attractions including art galleries, designers, unique clothing and furniture stores, restaurants, nightlife spots and boutique hotels. Located on the 2 kilometer strip of Queen Street that runs between Bathurst Street and Gladstone Avenue, West Queen West is a hub of activity from morning till night and is the destination of choice for creative Torontonians and tourists of all ages and backgrounds.

About Driftscape:

Driftscape is a mobile app that provides a platform for local arts, culture and history organizations to share site-specific stories. Users can explore what’s around them and see places of interest, events and tours from over 25 partner organizations. Users can select what they’re interested in and get notified when there’s something nearby. With Driftscape you can learn about where you are, on your own schedule, from diverse local experts. Find

Driftscape on twitter, facebook and instagram @DriftscapeApp and by e-mail at

Download Driftscape for free for Apple iOS and Android today (


Media Contacts: Chloe Doesburg, Driftscape CEO:, 647 240 2958.

Rob Sysak, West Queen West BIA Executive Director:, 416 820 2727


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