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Financial District, Toronto
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The Financial District is a business district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, within the downtown core. It was originally planned as New Town in 1796 as an extension of the Town of York (later the St. Lawrence Ward). It is the main financial district in Toronto, and is the financial heart of Canada. It is bounded roughly by Queen Street West to the north, Yonge Street to the east, Front Street to the south, and University Avenue to the west, though many office towers in the downtown core are being constructed outside this area, which will extend the general boundaries. Examples of this trend are the Telus Tower and RBC Centre.It is the most densely built-up area of Toronto, home to numerous banking companies, corporate headquarters, high-powered legal and accounting firms, insurance companies and stockbrokers. In turn, the presence of so many decision-makers has brought in advertising agencies and marketing companies. The banks have built large office towers, much of whose space is leased to these companies. The bank towers, and much else in Toronto's core, are connected by a system of underground walkways, known as PATH, which is lined with retail establishments making the area one of the most important shopping districts in Toronto. The vast majority of these stores are only open during weekdays during the business day when the financial district is populated. During the evenings and weekends, the walkways remain open but the area is almost deserted and most of the stores are closed.
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  • We visited this district on a walking tour. Starting from Union Railway Station we were guided through this area of mainly very tall buildings. Particularly striking were the Royal Bank of Canada Plaz...  more »
  • Get into the world of glass! All of the glass! All so beautiful and unusual! Beauty! Moscow-city, hope too such when something will be. Very nice and organized.
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  • Fantastic area with its magnificent buildings, with very comfortable to walk around in. Also, people compared to the rest of the greater metropolitan area, the hotel is the perfect choice for many.
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