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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.Within the district was the historic Wholesale District along Bay Street from Melinda Street to The Esplanade was destroyed by the Great Fire of Toronto of 1904.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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  • Toronto is the largest city in Canada and represents the heart of the financial district. It is resulting in the existence of a financial center with its tall buildings: prowling here is a must, even if there are no comparisons with Asian business districts, where the buildings, just to fix the concepts, are high double and sometimes triple. Not that the height is decisive, matter the use of materials and forms, which still in Toronto, surging at the top of its category. Busy district at the entrance and exit from work, quiet at night. is essential for a positive financial capital spending Canadian area.
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  • The Canadian economy is here. The area is full of skyscrapers, banks and Starbucks, Horton's and so on. A few exceptions still with the historical building of the Fairmont hotel across from Central Station, the St. Lawrence, the St. James Cathedral market and the Hall of Fame of the Hockey. Otherwise not really of interest to drag on in the neighborhood, which remains noisy and full of world.
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  • Toronto's Financial District is a taste of corporate Canada with its imposing skyscrapers for companies such as Canada Life. The best place to see it is from the CN Tower. Although it is a business di...  more »

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