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Nathan Phillips Square

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Address: 100 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N1, Canada
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+1 416-203-2600

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The sign of Toronto is amazing. It changes colors every few minutes. The weather was amazing which made the night that much better. Fun for little kids and adults. Nice picture... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When we went there it was nothing worth seeing. There was some preparation for Chinese cultural festival, but there was nothing to do or to see. We ended up on the nearby playground.

Thank ueza
San Antonio, Texas
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The sign of Toronto is amazing. It changes colors every few minutes. The weather was amazing which made the night that much better. Fun for little kids and adults. Nice picture for memories.

Thank katrinacl4
Los Angeles, California
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71 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There were a lot of people on a Wednesday night and some idiot in a green shirt was running around preaching non sense at the crowd, but we're not going to let him ruin this experience. Nathan Phillips Square is where the big TORONTO sign lights up. If you go before dark, they have snacks or drinks in the square.... More 

Thank Brian S
Ottawa, Canada
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144 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nathan Phillips Square is really a mixed bag as a travel destination. It hosts many great events, and in those cases can be well worth checking out. You can also go skating here in the winter, and that's a really fun activity. Other than that it's a little bit boring, and if there's nothing going on is maybe worth 10... More 

Thank CandyCritic
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice area to walk around, close to Yonge-Dudas area, and very cool to take pictures in the big Toronto sign. I would definitely recommend a visit!

Thank Erica S
Clermont-Ferrand, France
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311 reviews
140 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a great place to visit and take a minute to take Toronto in. Whether it be winter with the skating rink, or the summer with the views, it's a great place to pause and take some pictures. Love the Toronto sign!

Thank sjaf_xo
Level Contributor
24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just an interesting place to walk through in Toronto - don't get too excited if you aren't wowed like some people!

Thank Stephanie M
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170 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great area surrounded by beautiful buildings to take pictures. Stopped here quickly on a cold day but found it to be a nice spot to see!

Thank Mariah H
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place for photography, day or night. Love the Toronto sign. Fountain wasn't working, guess it's too early in the year yet.

Thank Karen C
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled across here whilst exploring the city, and watched the skaters for a little while. A nice square with a lovely atmosphere.

Thank Rockies14

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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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