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Flatiron Building

49 Wellington St E, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1C9, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
(416) 362-3444
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Ranked #80 of 320 Attractions in Toronto
Type: Neighborhoods
Traveler Description: First Toronto, then New York, 1892 ushered in the first of North America's flat-iron buildings.  Stop and "quaff an ale" in the skinny basement bar... more »
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

Admire the architecture and snap a photo of this iconic building on your way to the St. Lawrence Market. Each side of the street provides a different perspective. Take your time to look around, but be careful of traffic. You can also see the Flatiron from the city sightseeing bus.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

If you're after the perfect photo of Toronto then this may very well be it. With the CN Tower and tall office towers in the background, the Flatiron Building makes for an excellent photo of Toronto. It is a great glimpse into Toronto's past and in many ways is a better example of a flatiron building than some of its... More

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Birmingham UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Great building to have as a photo backdrop and good in early evening with sun setting. Put up before New York's so history too.

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Belfast, N. Ireland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

One of Toronto's iconic historic buildings. It's a British pub chain, but the décor is in keeping with the building and they serve a nice range of beers and food. A good homemade burger, fries and a pint cost less than twenty dollars. Staff friendly and helpful, and a nice seating outside for watching the world pass by.

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Toronto, Canada
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54 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Not too many cities can say they have a Flatiron building. This is indeed a unique architectural feat. Interesting corner to stand at and photograph, with the CN Tower and Office Towers in the background.

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Whitney, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

a really interesting and unique building in the heart of Toronto...I always loved looking at it. It's even weirder if you manage to get inside it.

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

I am originally from New York, so it has always bugged me that this is called "the Flatiron Building". The New York original was a major advance in construction and design, and a whole bigger than this place. Other than being similarly shaped, due to the convergence of two streets at an oblique angle, there is nothing in any way... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

This is a brilliant spot from which to take a scenic photo of the downtown core and the CN tower. Not to mention that a trop here gets you write by the St. Lawrence Market.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

You will find photo's of this building everywhere... easy to walk around in all seasons to take your own photo. I like night time shots when there are less cars and people around. Close to the market, the subway or streetcar and lots of other things to do and see in the neighbourhood.

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

Nice photo opportunity. Unique building. Nice park behind the building. Would be better if management arrange historical photos in halls comparing the old time with reality.

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