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Yonge-Dundas Square

Yonge-Dundas Square

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Downtown Toronto, Toronto
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    Anu J.
    "Park at the Ryerson parking lot off Victoria Street"(3 Tips)
    Telford E.
    "Great place to sit and people watch and something"(10 Tips)
    Addison B.
    "Great spot for people watching!"(2 Tips)
    Gee D. K.
    "Lots of interesting events and free wifi!"(5 Tips)
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  • Amanda B.
    Amanda BlainSeptember 22, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    This is it! The most photographed spot in Toronto! Canada's Time Square with Lots of events happening. Easy access to Path, Eaton center and tons of awesome food. Say cheese!
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Firas R.
    Firas RashidJuly 23, 2013
    Great and fun place, good service and friendly staff. Many choices of food and drinks. Recommended for lunch and or dinner. The patio is amazing over looking did as square
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Andra Z.heart icon on user image
    Andra ZapartanSeptember 11, 2016
    There is almost always sth going on - like open air concerts. 👍🏼 What I don't like about them is the sound which is usually waaay off. However, you'll find street vendors with goodies like these 😍
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • - R.
    - ROctober 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome concerts here (and other events) every once in a while, and they're usually free! I've seen The Tragically Hip, Against Me!, NHL Faceoff and a lot more here.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Kevin F.heart icon on user image
    Kevin FordeAugust 22, 2016
    Yonge Dundas Square has something different going on almost every day it seems. Great place for pictures and it can be a meeting point for persons to go off shopping and sightseeing around Toronto
    Upvoted 5 days ago
  • Cameron P.
    Cameron PichetteAugust 24, 2015
    Great place to chill while hanging downtown. Always something happening. I've seen Beyonce, John Mayer, and lots if local talent on stage there at No Charge.
    Upvoted 6 days ago
  • LifeTO
    LifeTOJuly 31, 2013
    City Cinema - movie screen was very HD, a little loud, really enjoyed watching a movie there. Loved that they had filled half the square with seats. get there early for a good seat.
    Upvoted 6 days ago
  • Elyseheart icon on user image
    ElyseAugust 21, 2014
    Great spot for people watching and the best place in the city to get street passes for Nintendo 3DS. Lots of special events here year round.
    Upvoted 5 days ago
  • Chyrellheart icon on user image
    ChyrellNovember 9, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Concerts, shows, cultural events, promos, buskers, place to rest , watch people, meet up, photo op, nice water fountain
  • Malek A.
    Malek AlmutairiJanuary 18, 2020
    Literally the centre of the most busiest intersection downtown. It's quite the view and has a times square kind of feel with just less billboards and ads.
  • Dannie B.
    Dannie BrownJune 18, 2014
    Great place to spend the evening. Reminiscent of Times Square in New York. Lots to see and do.
  • Anu J.heart icon on user image
    Anu JApril 27, 2015
    So much fun and always something going on! Park at the Ryerson parking lot off Victoria Street; much cheaper!
  • Ahmed A.heart icon on user image
    Ahmed Abou FoulAugust 25, 2015
    Lovely and crowded during the weekends! Many shops and cafes around. Take the sub and just walk.
  • Tomas L.heart icon on user image
    Tomas LegorretaSeptember 28, 2015
    New Yorks version of times Square obviously smaller. Clean and full of people. There is always happenings going on
  • Anita D.heart icon on user image
    Anita DiazJune 12, 2019
    It's nice to sit and people watch, there was liveusic setting up to play but couldn't stay to see them, it's right in front of Eaton Centre where you can shop til you drop
  • Brian J.
    Brian JengJune 30, 2017
    Smaller version of Times Square. Nice picture opportunities though.
  • Jonny B.heart icon on user image
    Jonny BlazeSeptember 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place for special events. Toronto needs to make more use of it, like today: the Royal Canadian Mint's unveiling of the 75th Anniversary Superman coin set! ^_^
  • Darina G.
    Darina Gr.May 3, 2013
    Some people say this is an alternative for the Times Square of New York. Heart of the city, commercials and hard rock cafe;)
  • Henry's
    Henry'sDecember 13, 2012
    There's almost always something happening here! We hope you have your camera ready. If not, we're just down the street (at Queen/Church) to set you up with what you need!
  • Aziz J.
    Aziz JohAugust 27, 2014
    If you want to sit in public place with a friend or alone enjoying some active in the day or quite in late night. Then this is your ideal place.
  • 999 Virgin T.
    999 Virgin TorontoOctober 12, 2012
    If you're chillin here for a bit, don't park under the square… Park by Ryerson on Victoria street (the street beside the burger place). It's $6 max! #ImCheapAndIKnowIt
  • Michael G.
    Michael GoldmanSeptember 18, 2013
    Stand near the fountains (but not in them if it's cold) for the best wi-fi signal. The connection can be spotty elsewhere in the square.
  • Kim Kaye R.heart icon on user image
    Kim Kaye RocamoraJuly 1, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    this place hold events and you can also have an insta-worthy picture here so don't forget your camera ready!
  • Christine W.
    Christine WilsonJanuary 6, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Similar to NYC's Time Square. Small and quaint, events happen here. during the summer theres water fountain flowing.
  • Anuj S.
    Anuj ShahJanuary 12, 2014
    The heart of the Toronto city with logo and lots of billboards displaying on leds and lcd's.Interesting place are hardrock cafe,Eathon centre and dundas main square
  • HI-Toronto Hostel
    HI-Toronto HostelAugust 17, 2011
    Not sure what to do on a nice summer's evening? Take a walk past YDS and there's bound to be a free concert taking place. Sometimes they're big name acts too!
  • Telford E.heart icon on user image
    Telford ElliottJanuary 11, 2016
    Great place to sit and people watch and something going on most times.
  • James R.
    James RousselDecember 3, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Like Times Square, but in a Torontonian way. Don't miss Hard Rock Cafe and its patios in the summer.
  • photojunkie
    photojunkieApril 19, 2012
    A cultural centre that hosts a variety of free public events. On a hot summer day, go ahead and run through the fountain.
  • Jeevan S.heart icon on user image
    Jeevan SandhuJune 22, 2014
    I love this place! I had so much fun last night! I love Toronto! This place is the heart of Toronto!
  • Melanie C.
    Melanie ChingFebruary 28, 2012
    Always a busy place! If there isn't a community event happening, there are plenty of buskers to keep you entertained. The fountains are amazing in the summer!
  • Salad King
    Salad KingDecember 22, 2011
    Check out the trio of light sculptured polar bears at the north-west corner of the square - great for taking fun photos!
  • Martin M.
    Martin MarkJanuary 16, 2010
    Street painters are awesome, Friday drummers in good whether, hotdogs! Free samples during the summer. Look out for guys giving out black history manuals, they want money and are persistent.
  • Top Tag I.
    Top Tag IncMay 23, 2014
    Find a spot to people watch on one of the benches or round tables in the square!
  • Quentin L.
    Quentin LafonAugust 4, 2014
    Like a small Times Square ! You must visit this place when you are in Toronto !
  • Jerry K.
    Jerry KieferDecember 17, 2011
    Like a small TimeSquare. Pretty nice to walk around here and great stores as well, e.g. Adidas, H&M etc
  • Moe D.
    Moe DexlerJanuary 12, 2017
    Like a smaller, more laid-back Times Square.
  • Housemuzik
    HousemuzikJune 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place to hang out when it's not crowded. All they need is wifi
  • Simonheart icon on user image
    SimonJune 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Like Times Square, but on a much smaller and intimate scale.
  • sri krishna U.heart icon on user image
    sri krishna UjjwalAugust 8, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    The best place to hangout. Most happening place in Toronto.
  • Nicky W.heart icon on user image
    Nicky WormhoudtJuly 30, 2015
    Close to times square, great shopping mall!
  • Cineplex
    CineplexJuly 26, 2012
    The Incredible Hulk (2008) had different shots filmed in Toronto. One scene filmed on Yonge Street, was the Hulk vs. Abomination fight.
  • Marvinheart icon on user image
    MarvinMarch 20, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the busiest places downtown. You are never alone here, no matter what time of day.
  • Mauricio T.
    Mauricio TrindadeSeptember 24, 2012
    Beatiful place, someone could say that's a version of the times square in Canada. Enjoy
  • Meghan M.heart icon on user image
    Meghan McGeeMay 31, 2017
    Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, it's a great place for people watching.
  • Amanda B.
    Amanda BauldAugust 16, 2013
    Very Friday night Indie Fridays 8-10pm in the Sq and beer tent 4-10pm for the summer
  • Joe C.
    Joe CarreiroJuly 31, 2014
    Park at the Ryerson parking lot always cheap and close to everything.
  • Nelson C.heart icon on user image
    Nelson ChanJune 2, 2015
    The best meeting place in the city. People watching.
  • Christine W.
    Christine WilsonApril 28, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to see the lights and ads. Little events happen.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MAugust 18, 2012
    Come at 3am with a chain cutter and get some awesome stainless steel chairs.
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