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Ideological heart

The ideological heart of Toronto, if not its actual center (which is probably more so Yonge Dundas Square.) A lot goes on here in terms of concerts and markets, but in effect... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toronto, Canada
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Orillia, Canada
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353 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This area is very worth walking around and visiting. We very much enjoyed our time here and will certainly go back. Highly recommend this place.

Thank Garry M
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came to visit the Square here as we heard that there is Ice Skating in the square. We may have missed the boat as we came on the cusp of spring. The letters spelling Toronto are here, along with City Hall (old & new) apart from being able to capture a few pictures, there wasn't much going on here.

Thank Beadsbb
Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Look, if you find yourself in Toronto (or aren't sure but suspect you may be), take a trip to Nathan Phillips Square. Ask anyone where the square is, don't ask for City Hall because there seems to be more than one of those and frankly you could end up elsewhere, but just ask for Nathan Phillips Square and you'll get... More 

Thank JonahArnold
London, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This large open concrete square has one attraction only right now - the large TORONTO sign - next to the currently turned off fountains/wading pool. In winter it has ice skating.

Thank FirsTimer1
Cypress, Texas
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377 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Ok, this is where the "Toronto" sign is at. Parked in the closest parking lot given to me by iphone map. We exited the garage and voila, we arrived to the sign. Nice place to take pictures and tell all back home you were in Toronto.

Thank aghyba
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Nothing much to say about Nathan Phillips Square. It is a place to visit to tell your friends that you have been there. Just a few walks from Eaton Cetre.

Thank Ryan T
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ideological heart of Toronto, if not its actual center (which is probably more so Yonge Dundas Square.) A lot goes on here in terms of concerts and markets, but in effect there is not always a lot to do (unless it is skating season.) It is more likely a place that will be passed through and only stopped at... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here briefly to get photos in front of the giant, colorful TORONTO sign. The ice rink was closed, and the "pond" was filled with orange cones, so the pictures we took ended up being good memories instead of impressive photographs! Lots of tourists around.

Thank Tina T
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nathan Phillips Square is where the famous Toronto sign is located! Beautiful to see day and night, and the old town hall and ice rink (winter) make for great photos.

Thank KeriG_29
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204 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent place for taking pictures with the city hall in the back drop. In the winter it is the place to go for outdoor skaing and there is always something going on. And of course you are one of the lucky ones to be here for new years eve, then this is the place to be.

Thank Hunter k

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At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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