Yonge–Dundas Square, or Dundas Square, is a public square at the southeast corner of the intersection of Yonge Street and Dundas Street East in the city's downtown core of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Designed by Brown and Storey Architects, the square was conceived in 1997 as part of revitalizing the intersection. Since its completion in 2002, the square has hosted many public events, performances and art displays, establishing itself as a prominent landmark in Toronto and one of the city's prime tourist attractions. Central to the Downtown Yonge entertainment and shopping district, the square is owned by the city and is the first public square in Canada to be maintained through a public-private partnership. The intersection is one of the busiest in Canada, with over 100,000 people crossing the city's first pedestrian scramble daily.Before you head to Toronto, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Toronto travel planner, to make sure you see all that Toronto has to offer, including Yonge-Dundas Square.
Surrounding the square are other major landmarks, including the Toronto Eaton Centre, Ed Mirvish Theatre, and the Citytv building. The square is accessible by the Toronto subway at Dundas station and is connected to the PATH. The square is continuously illuminated by large billboard screens and corporate logos, which has led to comparison of the square with Times Square in New York City and Piccadilly Circus in London.
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Yonge-Dundas Square reviews
With bright screens lit in the evening, this is for sure times square of Toronto. Due to covid, there were no shows. otherwise, too, its worth visiting. more »
Comparatively put, this is Toronto's version of NYC's Time Square. It hosts a variety of events year round, makes for a great photo opportunity, and is within walking distance to many other... more »
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