Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto

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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. Put Nathan Phillips Square and other Toronto attractions into our Toronto trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Really nice chilled out place, perfect time would be to go after 7pm, sign looks awesome lit up at night and not as many people compared to the daytime  more »
  • We were doing our own adhoc walking tour of Toronto and we had this on our list as the Toronto sign was located here. Toronto City Hall is across the road so quite a few things ticked of the list of t...  more »
  • Located in the vicinity of the Eaton Center Mall (Queen) the Nathan Phillips Square has the sign (TORONTO) for the photos. In the photo attached part of the ice rink that is mounted in the winter.
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  • It's a cute public square with a good ambiance. I went there during the Christmas events. There were a lot of looks selling drinks, clothes, food, jewelry and many other things, but you can easily see all of them within 30 minutes if you don't have a lot of time. If you do have the time, I wouldn't recommend trying to skate if you want to skate for fun, because when I was there, there were so many people taking up the whole ice ring that most of them couldn't skate without bumping into someone. The line for skate rental was pretty long too. Would recommend for a cute first date!
  • Great for sharing and bringing family and friends.. Really give a positive Toronto vibe. Especially because it's in the heart of downtown and a Toronto sign that's been put up definitely does the trick. Parking is just underneath the rink. It does get crowded but adds to the fun. Often times the ice is not the smoothest so wouldn't recommend for regular skates. The are rentals and food stands. Also a Halal hot dog stand was there. Best of all right next door to the Eaton center to go grab a bite after. Parking also is ample and one of the better prices in the downtown area.
  • Heart of Toronto. Great place for families... the skating rink is dope. If you're an avid architecture lover, please do walk around and take in the sights. Stop by City Hall and check in on one of our famous lying politicians... jk!!! Steps from the Eaton Centre and a hope, skip and jump to the Superior Court of Canada, where you can take your child/children to teach them what happens if you misbehave.
  • Spent the day in Toronto with friend and it was as always great to be in this city. we spent it ice skating which was really fun. Music playing. Cheap skate rentals, bring i.d for renting skates or its a no go. Lots of people as usual. Lots of food nearby and it's a great way to spend the day.
  • Amazing downtown location with an outdoor skating rink. We arrived after the cavalcade of lights had ended but the staff was very quick to get the place cleaned up and in top notch shape. Very big and bright. A good spot to come and relax. They offer skate rentals but close around 10/11pm. Cash only and they take government issued I.D card as a deposit. Christmas tree and the dome has a picturesque feel and a good place to come relax. Free public bathrooms and a few restaurants selling food out of windows.
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