Toronto Entertainment District BIA

Toronto Entertainment District BIA

Toronto Entertainment District BIA
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The Toronto Entertainment District is home to many of the nation’s most important and recognizable cultural landmarks including the CN Tower, Rogers Centre, Air Canada Centre, CBC, CTV, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Roy Thomson Hall, the Princess of Wales Theatre, the Royal Alexandra Theatre, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, TIFF Bell Lightbox and more. It is where five major-league sports teams play in their home venue, throughout the year.
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Neighborhood: Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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Travelwithme
Cape Town Central, South Africa308 contributions
Jul 2019
Rented an apartment via Air B&B in the entertainment district. Plenty of restaurants, bars and shops.
Written August 8, 2019
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Jenna S
Berlin, Germany23 contributions
Dec 2012
If you are looking for good restaurants, bars, clubs or lounges, do your research, there are much better places in the city than those found in the "Entertainment District"
Written January 1, 2013
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Carolyn P
Toronto, Canada15 contributions
Apr 2012
If you have tickets to a play or a concert it's worth the trip. For dinner or lunch, I would venture a little north of King St for better restaurants. St. Patrick subway stop only 1 short block away. I love live theatre & concerts. There are often children's concerts at Roy Thompson Hall & you might be able to catch something like The Lion King. For seating at Roy thompson Hall, if you aren't obsessed with seeing the whole orchestra while you're listening to the music, the cheaper seats are just as good as the best seats. There are often short concerts at noon that are free.....check the internet or the newspaper. For the Royal Alexander Theatre.....get good seats on main floor, especially if you are taller than 5'6". I had to leave a good play because we were in the first balcony & I was getting cramps in my legs. Don't go to the top balccony to sve money....we call them the "nose-bleeders". This is a very old theatre with few washroom & public spaces......so go to the washroom before the play. Having said all this, I still love this theatre. One suggestion if you want to save money on tickets, get the very last row of the orchestra if some are available. These seats are elevated & are the best seats in the house.....a Torontonian secret.
Written December 21, 2012
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toronto520
Toronto, Canada65 contributions
Unless you really like being surrounded by douchbags stay away from the Entertainment District. It is filled with awful people and when the clubs close can be quite violent. Also stay away from King West.
Written April 23, 2013
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Thank you for your feedback. The Toronto Entertainment District has undergone many positive changes in recent years. Intensified residential development, sustained commercial growth, and an increased number of large public events have all contributed positively to the evolution. Our District is home to renowned attractions, major league sports, performing arts, prestige hotels, dynamic restaurants and much, much more. Visitors will continue to enjoy an unparalleled variety of outstanding cultural events as the Toronto Entertainment District evolves and progresses. The Business Improvement Area, the Toronto Police Service and nightclub owners work together very closely finding ways to provide a safe, secure experience for all visitors. It is very encouraging that Toronto’s Entertainment District now offers a much more safe environment than comparable locales in large North American cities. Feedback is very important to us so please do continue to provide it.
Written April 25, 2013
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GuyFromTheSix
Toronto, Canada1,057 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
This is a place where entertainment meets appetite. Lots of good restaurant to choose from before an going to a theatre.
Written March 13, 2019
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MsLadyBorsa
Brooklyn, NY360 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
There are lots of pubs, cafes and shops along the avenue..my youngest daughter got a kick out of seeing Canadas walk of fame
.it's in a business district but lot going on
.definately a.place to visit and catch a show
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Written August 1, 2015
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Dannno777
Toronto, Canada166 contributions
Sep 2014
There is definitely something for everyone here in the entertainment district. Whether you're looking for a jazz bar, small pub, or big dance club to party all night....you will always find something on just about every night of the week or weekend!
Written June 26, 2015
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PeterBruceG
Toronto, Canada2,823 contributions
Mar 2013 • Friends
In the Entertainment district you could spend a day a night a week exploring.
Clubs, cafes, shopping, theatres, restaurants, spas, hotels what ever you are looking for it will be there.
And the range of options gives everyone a choice. Parking is expensive so take the subway and walk or walk or the street car.
have fun, be safe, be polite.
Written October 20, 2013
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Martin G
Port Saint Lucie, FL148 contributions
Jun 2013 • Solo
Walked around this district for a few hours. Nice restaurants and clubs. Theaters showing live shows as well. Even Broadway shows. Mostly young locals enjoying their city.
Written June 24, 2013
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George C
Toronto, Canada88 contributions
This neighbourhood used to be where all the hip clubs were. At first they were all places you had to hear about from someone in the know. Then, a number of huge clubs attempting to maintain the illusion of exclusivity while hundreds of suburban kids tried to get in. On weekends the crowds on the street at closing time were insane. But nowadays not even the suburban kids flock here, and the really hip places are twice removed. But the area does have decent bars & restaurants because there are a number of theatres here, though it is not even remotely like Broadway or the West End.
Written March 9, 2013
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