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Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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Canada's largest city square, Nathan Phillips Square provides rich cultural and architectural history in a lively and bustling environment. Opened in 1965, the square has a reflecting pool, a peace garden, a permanent stage and numerous sculptures. Take a walk to the southern arch to see an installed fragment of the Berlin Wall and enjoy a relaxing stroll through the peace garden to the eternal flame-- originally lit from an ember of the Hiroshima Peace Flame. A restaurant looks out over the pool where you can grab a bite to eat or head to the elevated walkway toward the City Hall for great views of this buzzing square. Plan to see Nathan Phillips Square and other attractions that appeal to you using our Toronto trip itinerary builder.
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  • Whether it's skating in the winter, farmers markets in the summer or buskers and artists this wide open plaza is a great place to meet and start a tour to Toronto. Try out food from street vendors, st...  read more »
  • located in the heart of Toronto. the City hall is there. You can't fail to meet one of the postcards of the city.
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  • Emblematic Toronto sign, located near down town. Really recomend it to stay and take the sun in middle of town. It is near where all the places to visit. 
  • Nathan Phillips Square is the very heart of Toronto. Beloved of tourists and locals alike, the broad square recently underwent a smart reno that updated facilities, added gardens, seating and a permanent stage, but sensibly left the wide forecourt and famous reflecting pool/skating rink alone. I wish the Peace Garden had not been shunted off to the far edge and stripped of much of its charm- but other than this misstep, the Square is a must-see. Don't miss the Wednesday farmer's market in summer!
  • In front of Toronto city hall and home to Toronto's newest start attraction, the "Toronto" sign. Nathan Phillips square offers everything from market days and festivals in the summer to hot chocolate and skating in the winter. Nearby streets are always home to several food trucks and it's a hop, skip and a jump to popular destinations such as the Toronto Eaton Center, Yonge-Dundas Square, the chum-city building and Massey hall.
  • Like many this one of my favourte public spaces to visit- wheather it be to catch a concert in summer, experience an epic artr installation during Nuit Blanche, or to skate and watch fireworks on the New Years' Eve.
  • NPS works as a public space, despite being composed of 80% flat concrete. It gives enough space you can take in the city around it. The city hall is a modernist masterpiece and always fills me with retro-future joy. The new multicolour TORONTO sign is a fanciful and fun addition. Come in the winter for a quick skate and hot chocolate.
  • If you wanna know Toronto here is where you start. The heart and celebration ground for all major events. Surrounded by hotels, massive undeground city parking. Steps from Bay Street, the financial corridore of Canada. Steps from the glamourous Eaton Center Mall and Yonge Street, the special Champ Elese of the city.
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