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Yonge-Dundas Square

Yonge-Dundas Square

Downtown Toronto, Toronto
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    Tomas L.
    "New Yorks version of times Square obviously smaller."(6 Tips)
    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)
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  • concerts
  • people watching
  • version of times square
  • great spot for people
  • victoria street
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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 Apr 5
  • 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 Apr 7
  • 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 Apr 5
  • - 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 Apr 6
  • 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 Apr 8
  • 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 Apr 7
  • 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 Apr 8
  • 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 Apr 9
  • 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
  • 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! ^_^
  • Dannie B.
    Dannie BrownJune 18, 2014
    Great place to spend the evening. Reminiscent of Times Square in New York. Lots to see and do.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Brian J.
    Brian JengJune 30, 2017
    Smaller version of Times Square. Nice picture opportunities though.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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;)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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
  • NXNE
    NXNEJune 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The heart of Toronto. This spot is hosting the biggest names during NXNE music fest on the 'main stage'. Iggy and the Stooges, De La Soul, Mudhoney, X, K-Os, Sloan, The Ravonettes...+ a BEER GARDEN!!
  • Quentin L.
    Quentin LafonAugust 4, 2014
    Like a small Times Square ! You must visit this place when you are in Toronto !
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Moe D.
    Moe DexlerJanuary 12, 2017
    Like a smaller, more laid-back Times Square.
  • Telford E.heart icon on user image
    Telford ElliottJanuary 11, 2016
    Great place to sit and people watch and something going on most times.
  • Salad K.
    Salad KingAugust 8, 2012
    Take a stroll down the wider, more pedestrian-friendly sidewalks of Yonge Street during Celebrate Yonge, August 17th to September 16th!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Frederik V.heart icon on user image
    Frederik VerleyeSeptember 5, 2015
    I saw a drug deal happening here between a black guy and an Asian chick. 10/10 would visit again
  • 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
  • Christine W.
    Christine WilsonApril 28, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to see the lights and ads. Little events happen.
  • Simonheart icon on user image
    SimonJune 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Like Times Square, but on a much smaller and intimate scale.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Joan D.heart icon on user image
    Joan DuongAugust 7, 2016
    Awesome place and great for shopping!
  • Amanda B.
    Amanda BauldAugust 16, 2013
    Very Friday night Indie Fridays 8-10pm in the Sq and beer tent 4-10pm for the summer
  • Nelson C.heart icon on user image
    Nelson ChanJune 2, 2015
    The best meeting place in the city. People watching.
  • Brandon W.heart icon on user image
    Brandon WulffDecember 23, 2019
    Everything is good so much to see and do it’s crazy
  • 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.
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