Nathan Phillips Square

100 Queen St. W. (at Bay St.), Toronto ON M5H 2N1, Canada

Nathan Phillips is an urban plaza that forms the forecourt to Toronto City Hall. The square is the site of concerts, art displays, a weekly farmers' market, the winter festival of lights, and other public events, including demonstrations.

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  • ChrisFizik

    bring your skates during holiday times or winter months and go for a couple laps on the ice rink at NPS

    ChrisFizik · December 13, 2009
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  • Hessie J.

    Skating and Hot ChocolateSkate rental is cheap and it's always crowded Read more

    Hessie Jones · December 4, 2009
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  • Val C.

    Great place to sit and stare and be engulfed by the serene yet hustle and bustle of the city. Sit, think, reflect and grow.

    Val C · September 7, 2011
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  • Arceu Robert A.

    Enjoy it when the fountain is working.

    Arceu Robert Arnuco · April 20, 2010
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  • Omar H.

    Great time to go skating here is during Cavalcade of Lights. Read more

    Omar Ha-Redeye · January 8, 2010
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  • Angela D.

    Great Farmers' Market on Wednesdays 9-2. On until around Thanksgiving.

    Angela DB · August 31, 2011
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  • Taylor S.

    Pay your respects to Jack Layton before the rain washes the chalk away.

    Taylor Strawbridge · August 23, 2011
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  • Kella V.

    Clean bathrooms at Nuit Blanche!

    Kella Virgin · September 30, 2012
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  • MC

    Amazing venue all year round!

    MC · July 25, 2011
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  • Alana M.

    Come grab some food today at Tasty Thursdays!

    Alana M · July 14, 2011
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  • Nar C.

    Don't enter into the Reflecting Pool. The local homeless people bath in it! Very nasty.

    Nar Cotics · September 23, 2010
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  • Abbi T.

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    Abbi Taylor · January 5
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  • VATAN D.

    Insanlar hayat people and life

    VATAN DOGUKAN · November 13, 2014
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  • Concert P.

    Best New Year's Eve party ever!

    Concert Photog · October 16, 2014
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  • Pretty C.

    Summer time Nathan Phillips Square is the place to be!!! Take it from me!!!!

    Pretty Chillinfruitz · February 23, 2013
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  • Shelsey Q.

    Best place to spend new years in Toronto!

    Shelsey Quintino · January 1, 2013
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  • Elaine

    Farmers market on Wednesdays in summer and fall. The pecan tarts from Andrew's Scenic Acres are the best.

    Elaine · July 4, 2012
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  • Melanie C.

    Skating in the winter is fun, but it's so busy that the ice is pretty choppy. In the summer it's a great meeting place, one of my favourite memories is seeing all of the chalk tributes to Jack Layton.

    Melanie Ching · February 28, 2012
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  • Hasan M.

    Do checkout the christmas tree,ice skating ring and the upcoming cavalcade of lights festival on the 26th !

    Hasan Mujtaba · November 25, 2011
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  • Above All Event M.

    I am sitting on a bench admiring the building

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  • Alana M.

    Fresh Wednesdays starts Today

    Alana M · July 13, 2011
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  • Alina D.

    Good to visit in the summer for various activities and in the winter for the Cavalcade of Lights. Always enough space for everyone.

    Alina D · December 5, 2010
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  • May C.

    Go skating right after snowfall. It has to be spontaneous.

    May C. · January 27, 2010
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  • Je M.

    Great place to skate

    Je Moya · January 12
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  • Janet R.

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    Janet Rose · January 3
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  • Ben W.

    Zambonis keep the ice fresh for skating. Go while the ice is hot!

    Ben Wood · December 5, 2014
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  • Pao!!!

    Wonderfull place to go for any type of events!!! #zombiesWalk #2014

    Pao!!! · November 8, 2014
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  • Sabrina S.

    By the old and new city hall, this is where many outdoor events take place in Toronto - new year's eve celebrations, rallies, TV competitions, marathons end and start etc. Located by the Eaton Center

    Sabrina S. · October 26, 2014
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  • Andrei C.

    The zombie walk's pretty good!

    Andrei Cozma · October 25, 2014
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  • m e.

    Civil Elegies by Dennis Lee Read more

    m elwood · October 23, 2014
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  • Thomas

    Tasty Thursday ... Street Food Vans every thursday of August only! (12-2pm)

    Thomas · August 28, 2014
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  • Nikhil N.

    Fresh Wednesdays and Tasty Thursday ends this week. Get out there!

    Nikhil Nampalli · August 27, 2014
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  • Lou B.

    Great view of the square from elevated walkway around New City Hall. Also five minute walk from great shopping at the Eaton Centre.

    Lou Bruno · July 21, 2014
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  • Danying G.

    Bring your pillow, wear a funny costume to the pillow fight.

    Danying Gao · April 5, 2014
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  • Tim C.

    Skating in the Winter. Sometimes a farmers market, sometimes art shows, with festivals in the Summer.

    Tim Crook · March 31, 2014
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  • Woodpecker F.

    $10 skate hire, and leave ID as deposit

    Woodpecker From Mars · December 31, 2013
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  • Ron G.

    Rob Ford where are you?

    Ron Grossman · November 8, 2013
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  • Monforte Dairy

    There's a weekly farmers' market run by OFFMA 9am-2pm one Wednesdays May-Oct http://ontariofarmfresh.com/

    Monforte Dairy · October 16, 2013
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  • Vanessa L.

    Iriefest is really nice with good music and food

    Vanessa L · August 4, 2013
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  • Clarissa J.

    Great facilities and free coconut water today !!!!!

    Clarissa Jordao · June 26, 2013
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  • Danii M.

    love it, nice place!

    Danii Mata · June 4, 2013
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  • Miguel G.

    Walk a few blocks east to see Massey Hall and Dundas Square

    Miguel Gonzalez · April 27, 2013
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  • Pretty C.

    My fav hot spot in Trono

    Pretty Chillinfruitz · February 23, 2013
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  • Henry's

    Go to any corner of this square, and you'll find a great photo op. Try shooting from low on the ground to capture the epic curve of the Toronto City Hall's buildings.

    Henry's · December 13, 2012
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  • CityChase C.

    We love Saturdays too! Especially on Saturdays when City Chase invades the square!

    CityChase Canada · August 8, 2012
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  • Maria C.

    great for outdoor skating during the winter!

    Maria Casacalenda · April 28, 2012
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  • Charlene L.

    Skating during the winter. So choice!

    Charlene Lewis-Sutherland · April 10, 2012
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  • Willowtree Farm

    Don't forgot to visit us every Wednesday once the market open in June!!!!

    Willowtree Farm · February 27, 2012
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  • Nancy B.

    Lots going on here in the winter. If you love to skate, you can rent them and it is fun at any age! They serve hot chocolate and some fast foods, but a bit pricey. Bring a thermos!

    Nancy Bryans · January 4, 2012
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  • Eduardo G.

    Um cantinho charmoso de Toronto, vc pode ver a antiga e a nova Prefeitura alem de haver uma pista de patinacao no gelo bacana

    Eduardo Gimenes · February 28, 2011
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