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“Toronto's Time Square” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Yonge-Dundas Square

Yonge-Dundas Square
40 Dundas Street West, Suite 227 | P.O. Box 95, Atrium on Bay, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416 979 9960
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Ranked #65 of 309 attractions in Toronto
Type: Theaters, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Toronto's Time Square”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

The most happening place in Toronto. This is T-Dot's own version of Times Square and in many ways is better. It is definitely not as crowded or dirty as Times Square, but at the same time packs the energy of the latter.

There is always something going on here. Performances, contests, protests, etc.
You can find a silver elvis presley and batman and many more entertaining artists here.

Getting here is easy as there is a subway station right on the corner and many buses ply this route. Eaton Centre mall is on one corner and the other has a cinema, FutureShop and many restaurants and Hardrock Cafe. And if you are feeling hot, there's always the fountains to cool you off.

Visited May 2012
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“Mini Times Square!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

Was just like a miniature Times Square! Lots of street performers and hustle and bustle in and around the streets! Looks good at night when lit up!

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“Always something goin on”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

There is always something to see at Dundas Square, whether a band or a protest or artist. People entertain on the street and the water fountains are the backdrop for local artist and various venues throughout the summer months.

Visited September 2012
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“Garish lights and concrete”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

The ultimate in the downtown urban, no need for nature experience. Kind of like Times Square except a giant mall nearby. If I were a visitor to Toronto (which I am not) it would be the last place on my list to visit. I guess the water fountains when in operation are a nice feature.

Visited December 2012
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“Timing is the key”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

They often host small community concerts, and events. Very well secured with closed caption video surveillance gives you a sense of safety. They have a nice water fountain that is sometimes used when there are no shows on the main stage. As well as benches and many contests and prizes being raffled off in the summer months. During the winter, it is a delight to enjoy the cascade of lights and displays they often change to keep you coming back. There is always vendors there, and some type of entertainment to be enjoyed, like Mime's, Street Bands, Dancers, Artists etc. You can come across many local artists performing, right up to special appearances by highly acclaimed celebrities. It is not Japan's Tokyo or NYC"s Time square- but it is Toronto's very unique square. They are located right across from the Eaton's centre and are surrounded by many shops along Yonge St., Restaurants and the Theatre district. Located right on the subway it is easy to get to. This is one place that has it's own energy that every one should experience for themselves when in Toronto.

Visited January 2013
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