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Address: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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The hub of Toronto banking, this area is filled with beautiful,...

The hub of Toronto banking, this area is filled with beautiful, architecturally-significant buildings.

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Contemporary Meets Traditional

The Financial District consists of buildings with striking architecture, both traditional & contemporary with 24 Karat Gold in the windows! Please see 5) photos I attached of this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2016
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Toronto, ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The financial district has so much hidden culture that the suits zooming by to meetings may miss. 1) architecture - great photos with the tall buildings. Stand in courtyard between the TD Bank branch and TD Tower (tallest of the black buildings) for a perfect shot of the CN Tower between the buildings. 2) sculptures - so many great works... More 

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Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

The Financial District consists of buildings with striking architecture, both traditional & contemporary with 24 Karat Gold in the windows! Please see 5) photos I attached of this area. Hint: When leaving Toronto, if you need to exchange remaining Canadian cash left over from tips & restaurants that would not accept a credit card, I found Canada Trust, located at... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

For visitors to Toronto you may be impressed by the tall buildings getting interspersed with condominiums. But give Toronto two world wide awards. First the mix of office and residential is unique among North American Cities. Secondly all the buildings are integrated with an underground maze called the PATH and all the promary buildings have an underground walkway of shops... More 

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

So many people above and below ground. It's great for people watching. Suits everywhere! There is also a lot of homeless people on the streets in this area, they never bother you but it's sad to see

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

I went through the Financial District to get to the CN Tower, and it is a small but typical financial center. The unique PATH underneath the district is ideal for walking in the winter. The utilization of the underground space reminded me of most of the cities in China because they have similar underground malls.

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

Very walkable, clean, lots of interesting architecture, older buildings incorporates beautifully into financial center, short walk to the waterfront and Chinatown. Spent pleasant day walking around. Really enjoyed breezy space at Brookfield Plaza, really beautiful.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We found ourselves walking through the financial district a few times on the way to other places. It is a nice area, and the buildings are huge! Although there didn't seem to be a lot to do in the area, I did like it and the buildings were impressive.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

You can find there a lot of new and tall buildings. Worth the walk, to see all that clean and shiny glas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Ok it might sound strange but I find that you get a better idea of the size of all the buildings when they are all lit up at night. You can easily get dizzy walking around looking up them. You will find all the big financial players here. Some resturants dotted around as well.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Downtown Toronto: an interesting mix of old and new buildings. Much smaller than New York, but more accessible also easy to walk around and appreciate the atmosphere for yourself.

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Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is celebrated by a number of monuments and museums, giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier destination for modern art, people here stroll through the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe Landing, and picnic among the zany designs of the Toronto Music Garden. The waterfront itself is often suffused with bikers and joggers, and the harbor is always packed with classic ships with masts raised. The vintage boats and ferries to the Toronto Islands make for a charming contrast against Downtown West's backdrop of skyscrapers, condos, and food trucks serving up hot, fresh fare to locals on the go. The area has a peaceful energy, and is popular with tourists and Torontonians alike.
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