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Financial District

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Address: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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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Great city, on the rise.

A great place to walk around, see the huge buildings and see the new ones coming up. The architecture getting fancier as the city getting taller. The occasional high end... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Oshawa, Canada
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Oshawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great place to walk around, see the huge buildings and see the new ones coming up. The architecture getting fancier as the city getting taller. The occasional high end restaurants. Lots of underground parking. I think the streets are fairly clean here and yes there are the odd person begging for money, but I have seen worse places for... More 

Thank Rockiroads
Wetherby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We visited this district on a walking tour. Starting from Union Railway Station we were guided through this area of mainly very tall buildings. Particularly striking were the Royal Bank of Canada Plaza towers covered in 24 carat gold! Also the magnificent atrium in the Wellington Tower. These and other buildings contribute to a large district containing a wide range... More 

Thank Travelexperience12
Toronto, ON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 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 

Thank MochaP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 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 

Thank gadgetguy11
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 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 

Thank travellingsinclairs
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 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 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 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.

Thank Luvs2TravelAnywhere
Fort Lee, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 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 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 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.

Thank Skuppy42
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 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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