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Royal Bank Plaza

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Address: Northwest corner of Bay St. and Front St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-974-5570
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These golden glass towers are truly masterpieces of modern architecture.

These golden glass towers are truly masterpieces of modern architecture.

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Shiny building

The Royal Bank Plaza is a shiny 'yellow building adding glitz & glamour to the Toronto skyline. It is said that the distinct colour is because there is 24 carat gold mixed into... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 June 2015
Ibadanboy
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Bremen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

The royal bank is impressive, not for the architecture, but for the glamour of its gold windows. It is quite nice to observe the reflex on the windows, and since it is in the city center is totally worth for a quick stop.

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Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Striking Visual! One of the first eye catching sights along Front Street & Bay Street is the flashy 24 Karat Gold Windowsill the Royal Bank Plaza! This is worth a glance if you are in the neighborhood. Unlike any other skyscraper you will see! Please see 5) photos I attached of this magnificent building.

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Thank gadgetguy11
Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Once again if you are in the area it is worth a stop, but except for the exterior architecture there is nothing to aee

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Thank Michael M
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

The Royal Bank Plaza is a shiny 'yellow building adding glitz & glamour to the Toronto skyline. It is said that the distinct colour is because there is 24 carat gold mixed into the glass for the windows. Hmmn. Well.....Anyway, it has a lovely colour and looks marvellous. Worth a visit to looksee.

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Thank Ibadanboy
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2014

Lots of food and shop outlets including the LCBO (alcohol shop) Right underneath the Royal York Hotel. Very clean.

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Thank Susan D
Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

The architecture and decoration both of the underground shopping mall and of the two skyscraper glass buildings are amazing ! Very impressive that they used 24 carates gold on all windows of the twin skyscrapers and as the sun is direct on, it creates golden reflections the one building in the glasses of the other.In ny opinion is a must... More 

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Toronto Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2012

Located in the financial district, this skyscraper glass buildings stand tall and sophisticated as the head office for Royal Bank of Canada. Very busy intersection, there are other bank head offices fairly close to RB plaza.

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Somewhere In Wa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2012

Lots of good stores underground, places for lunch, drugstores etc.

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Toronto ON
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2012

Chain stores - that's all. Nothing exciting about it - same stores you would find all the malls in Toronto and suburbs - no special restaurants or bars. If it is cold outside then walk from Union Station north to The Bay or visa versa

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

The whole underground of downtown Toronto is a huge group of malls. You don't need to go anywhere else if you want to shop, rain/snow or shine, cold or hot, it's weather-proof:)

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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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