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Financial District

Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
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Ranked #131 of 320 Attractions in Toronto
Type: Neighborhoods
Description: The hub of Toronto banking, this area is filled with beautiful, architecturally-significant buildings.
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Southampton
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

In previous year walking along front street through to the CN tower passed all the high rises and Union station and the magnificent Royal York there was a wonderful mix of modern and character building, Not now ,what an eye sore, what a mess, and to think there is another 2-3 years of that.....time to feel sorry for the the... More

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268 reviews 268 reviews
74 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

I decided to enter the Bank of Montreal Centre and go down the escalator, next thing I know I am on the PATH, a sign made out os 4 blue cubes, leading you through the underground pathway in the financial district! Treasures at every turn! If you get turned around lovely people, those in 'suits' will kindly give you directions!... More

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Toronto, Canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
27 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

No visit to Toronto is complete without visiting the Financial District. The center of this district is King and Bay. However, all these buildings are connected by a massive underground network known as "the path", which is ideal for getting around in bad weather. Visitors will likely require a map, http://www.toronto.ca/path/. You should visit this area during business hours, but... More

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Ontario Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

The reason I gave this area of tall bank buildings four stars are (1) there are some great restaurants in the area such as Reds and there is virtually an underground city under the financial district with shops and fast food restaurants, the underground `city`extends well beyond the financial district.

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Toronto, Canada
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25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

This is just a downtown, much, much smaller than that of New York, and not even much in comparison to Chicago. But there are a number of large and sometimes interesting skyscrapers. The Toronto-Dominion Centre was designed by Mies van der Rohe, though the bank could not resist adding to and diminishing the original. But Mies's vision was not entirely... More

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Toronto
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11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Here you can see all the jazz and extravagance of a North American Metropolitan corporate/financial district. High end, tall and shiny skyscrapers that create Toronto's famous "post Card" image (besides the CN Tower and the Rogers Centre of course) are all here. You can see the impacts of big corporation's showy & lavish spending: From tall glass buildings to corporate... More

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Petrolia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I love to people watch. This is a great area to watch as people scurry off to work or where ever they are going. You'll see very classy dressed Toronto people and the less fortunate in this area. Many little cafes and good upper end restaurants. Fun little shops in the underground subway tunnels.

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Toronto, Ontario
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44 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

During the summer often see studios recording scenes for movies. Once I drove and felt unusualy strange, and after realised, that all street signs are renamed, and street is full of yellow cabs, like in New York... Great place for tourists to wander and spend time.

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Toronto
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16 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

I have been working in the Bay / King / University area for 8 years, prior to this, I went to the University of Toronto and I live downtown. So I am quite familiar with downtown Toronto. Great restaurants in this area and good shopping in the PATH.

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Barrie, Canada
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

The Financial District’s imposing modernistic architecture is certainly eye catching. I like to think of it as a Toronto’s “urban mountain range”. Its worth walking through here at least once to see the buildings up close. You may also discover quite a bit of interesting public artwork here and there. Beyond that... not much. No night life or much of... More

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