HOME
The Info List - Downtown Toronto



--- Advertisement ---


(i) (i) (i) (i) (i)

DOWNTOWN TORONTO is the city centre and main central business district of Toronto
Toronto
, Ontario
Ontario
, Canada
Canada
. Located entirely within the district of Old Toronto
Old Toronto
, it is approximately 14 sq.km. and is bounded by Bloor Street
Bloor Street
to the north, Lake Ontario
Ontario
to the south, Jarvis Street to the east, and Bathurst Street to the west. It is also the governmental centre of the City of Toronto
Toronto
and the Province of Ontario .

The area is made up of the city's largest concentration of skyscrapers and businesses and form its skyline, which has the third most skyscrapers in North America exceeding 200 metres (656 ft) in height, behind New York City
New York City
and Chicago
Chicago
.

CONTENTS

* 1 Neighbourhoods

* 1.1 Landmarks * 1.2 Neighbourhoods

* 2 Architecture * 3 Education * 4 Retail * 5 Transportation * 6 See also * 7 References

NEIGHBOURHOODS

Aerial view of the Financial District from the CN Tower
CN Tower
at night

The Financial District , centred on the intersection of Bay Street and King Street is the centre of Canada\'s financial industry . It contains the Toronto
Toronto
Stock Exchange , which is the largest in Canada and seventh in the world by market capitalization . The construction of skyscrapers in Downtown Toronto
Toronto
had started to rapidly increase during the 1960s.

The retail core of the downtown is the Downtown Yonge
Downtown Yonge
area located along Yonge Street
Yonge Street
from Queen Street to College Street. There is a large cluster of retail centres and shops in the area, including the Toronto
Toronto
Eaton Centre indoor mall. There are an estimated 600 retail stores, 150 bars and restaurants, and 7 hotels. In recent years the area has been experiencing a renaissance as the Business Improvement Area (BIA) has brought in new retail and improved the cleanliness. The area has also seen the opening of the Dundas Square
Dundas Square
public square, a public space for holding performances and art displays. The area includes several live theatres, a movie complex at Dundas Square
Dundas Square
and the historic Massey Hall
Massey Hall
. Historical sites and landmarks include the Arts -webkit-column-count: 2; column-count: 2;">

* 299 Queen Street West
299 Queen Street West
* Air Canada
Canada
Centre * Art Gallery of Ontario
Ontario
* Bathurst Street Theatre
Bathurst Street Theatre
* BMO Field
BMO Field
* Brookfield Place * Canadian Broadcasting Centre * Canon Theatre
Canon Theatre
* CN Tower
CN Tower
* Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres * Exhibition Place
Exhibition Place
* First Canadian Place
First Canadian Place
* Fort York
Fort York
* Four Seasons Centre
Four Seasons Centre
* Harbourfront Centre
Harbourfront Centre
* Hockey Hall of Fame
Hockey Hall of Fame
* Kensington Market
Kensington Market
* Maple Leaf Gardens
Maple Leaf Gardens
* Nathan Phillips Square
Nathan Phillips Square
* Old City Hall * Ontario
Ontario
Place * Osgoode Hall * PATH Underground * Princess of Wales Theatre * Queen\'s Park * Queens Quay * Ricoh Coliseum
Ricoh Coliseum
* Rogers Centre
Rogers Centre
* Royal Alexandra Theatre
Royal Alexandra Theatre
* Royal Ontario
Ontario
Museum * Roy Thomson Hall
Roy Thomson Hall
* Ryerson University
Ryerson University
* St. Lawrence Market
St. Lawrence Market
* Toronto
Toronto
City Hall * Toronto
Toronto
Coach Terminal * Toronto
Toronto
Eaton Centre * Toronto
Toronto
Islands * University of Toronto
Toronto
(St. George campus) * Varsity Arena * Yonge- Dundas Square
Dundas Square

NEIGHBOURHOODS

Aerial view of downtown

* Alexandra Park * The Annex
The Annex
* Cabbagetown * Chinatown * Church and Wellesley
Church and Wellesley
(the gay village ) * CityPlace * Corktown * Discovery District
Discovery District
* Distillery District
Distillery District
* Downtown Yonge
Downtown Yonge
* Entertainment District * Fashion District * Financial District * Garden District * Grange Park * Harbourfront * Kensington Market
Kensington Market
* Moss Park
Moss Park
* Niagara * Queen Street West
Queen Street West
* Port Lands * Regent Park
Regent Park
* St. James Town * St. Lawrence * Yorkville

ARCHITECTURE

Main article: Architecture of Toronto
Toronto
View of downtown Toronto from the Gardiner Expressway
Gardiner Expressway
.

In the 1970s, Toronto
Toronto
experienced major economic growth and surpassed Montreal
Montreal
to become the largest city in Canada. Many international and domestic businesses relocated to Toronto
Toronto
and created massive new skyscrapers in downtown. All of the Big Five banks constructed skyscrapers beginning in the late 1960s up until the early 1990s.

Today downtown Toronto
Toronto
contains dozens of notable skyscrapers. The area's First Canadian Place
First Canadian Place
is the tallest building in Canada
Canada
at height of 298 metres (978 feet). The CN Tower
CN Tower
, once the tallest free-standing structure in the world, remains the tallest such structure in the Americas, standing at 553.33 metres (1,815 ft., 5 inches). Other notable buildings include Scotia Plaza
Scotia Plaza
, TD Centre , Commerce Court
Commerce Court
, the Royal Bank Plaza , The Bay 's flagship store, and the Fairmont Royal York Hotel .

Since 2007, Urban consolidation has been centered in Downtown Toronto and as a result has been undergoing Manhattanization
Manhattanization
with the construction of new office towers, hotels and condos.

EDUCATION

The University of Toronto
Toronto
, established in 1827, is the oldest university in the province of Ontario
Ontario
and one of the world's leading public research institutions. The St. George campus is located in downtown Toronto. The area is also home to a number of other post-secondary educational institutions including Ryerson University
Ryerson University
, George Brown College the Ontario
Ontario
College of Art "> A Toronto streetcar on Spadina Avenue
Spadina Avenue
.

The most famous and busiest road in Toronto
Toronto
is Yonge Street
Yonge Street
, which begins at the end of Lake Ontario
Ontario
and runs through downtown, continuing north all the way to the city of Barrie, Ontario
Ontario
. Other streets such as Dundas , Bloor , Queen , King , and University are also very popular.

The Toronto
Toronto
Transit Commission administers the Toronto
Toronto
area's public transportation system.

Nearby airports include Billy Bishop Toronto
Toronto
City Airport , which is adjacent to downtown, and the much larger Toronto
Toronto
Pearson International Airport located 27 km to the northwest.

SEE ALSO

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for TORONTO - DOWNTOWN EAST .

* List of central business districts

Other major business districts of Toronto
Toronto

* Midtown Toronto
Toronto
* North York City Centre * Scarborough City Centre
Scarborough City Centre
* Islington–City Centre West

REFERENCES

* ^ http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/

* v * t * e

Neighbourhoods in Toronto
Toronto

OLD TORONTO

* Alexandra Park * Allenby * The Annex
The Annex
* The Beaches
The Beaches
* Bedford Park * Bickford Park * Bloor West Village
Bloor West Village
* Bloor Street
Bloor Street
Culture Corridor * Bloordale Village * Bracondale Hill
Bracondale Hill
* Brockton Village
Brockton Village
* Cabbagetown * Carleton Village * Casa Loma * Chaplin Estates * Chinatown * Christie Pits
Christie Pits
* Church and Wellesley
Church and Wellesley
* CityPlace * Corktown * Corso Italia * Davenport * Davisville Village * Deer Park * Discovery District
Discovery District
* Distillery District
Distillery District
* Downtown Yonge
Downtown Yonge
* Dovercourt Park * Dufferin Grove * Earlscourt * East Bayfront District * East Danforth * East Toronto
Toronto
* Entertainment District * Fashion District * Financial District * Forest Hill * Garden District * Gerrard India Bazaar * Grange Park * Greektown * Harbord Village
Harbord Village
* Harbourfront * High Park North
High Park North
* The Junction
The Junction
* Junction Triangle * Kensington Market
Kensington Market
* Koreatown * Lawrence Park * Leslieville * Liberty Village
Liberty Village
* Little Italy * Little Portugal * Lytton Park
Lytton Park
* Midtown * Moore Park * Moss Park
Moss Park
* Niagara * North Toronto
Toronto
* Norway * Old Town * Palmerston * Parkdale * Playter Estates * Port Lands * Quayside * Queen Street West
Queen Street West
* Railway Lands * Regent Park
Regent Park
* Riverdale * Roncesvalles * Rosedale * Runnymede * St. James Town * St. Lawrence * Seaton Village * South Hill * South Core * Summerhill * Swansea * Toronto
Toronto
Islands * Trefann Court * Trinity–Bellwoods * Upper Beaches * Uptown Toronto
Toronto
* The Ward * West Don Lands
West Don Lands
(Canary District) * Wychwood Park * Yonge–Eglinton
Yonge–Eglinton
* Yorkville

NORTH YORK

* Amesbury * Armour Heights * Bathurst Manor
Bathurst Manor
* Bayview Village
Bayview Village
* Bayview Woods – Steeles * Bermondsey * Bridle Path * Clanton Park * Don Mills * Don Valley Village * Downsview
Downsview
* Flemingdon Park * Glen Park * Graydon Hall * Henry Farm * Hillcrest Village
Hillcrest Village
* Hoggs Hollow * Humber Summit * Humbermede * Jane and Finch * Lansing * Lawrence Heights
Lawrence Heights
* Lawrence Manor * Maple Leaf * Newtonbrook
Newtonbrook
* North York City Centre * Parkway Forest * Parkwoods * Pelmo Park – Humberlea * Pleasant View * Victoria Village
Victoria Village
* Westminster–Branson * Willowdale * York Mills * York University Heights

SCARBOROUGH

* Agincourt * Armadale * Bendale * Birch Cliff * Brown\'s Corners * Clairlea * Cliffcrest * Cliffside * Dorset Park * Eglinton East * Golden Mile * Guildwood
Guildwood
* Highland Creek * Ionview * L\'Amoreaux * Malvern * Maryvale * Milliken * Morningside * Morningside Heights * Oakridge * Port Union * Rouge * Scarborough City Centre
Scarborough City Centre
* Scarborough Junction * Scarborough Village * Steeles * Tam O\'Shanter – Sullivan * West Hill * West Rouge * Wexford * Woburn

ETOBICOKE

* Alderwood * Clairville * Eatonville * The Elms * Eringate – Centennial – West Deane * Humber Heights – Westmount * Humber Valley Village
Humber Valley Village
* Islington–City Centre West * Humberwood * Kingsview Village * The Kingsway * Long Branch * Markland Wood * Mimico
Mimico
* New Toronto
Toronto
* Princess Gardens
Princess Gardens
* Rexdale * Richview * The Queensway – Humber Bay * Smithfield * Thistletown

YORK

* Baby Point
Baby Point
* Fairbank * Humewood–Cedarvale * Lambton * Little Jamaica * Mount Dennis * Oakwood–Vaughan * Old Mill * Rockcliffe–Smythe * Silverthorn * Tichester * Weston

EAST YORK

* Bermondsey * Crescent Town * Governor\'s Bridge * Leaside
Leaside
* O\'Connor–Parkview * Old East York
East York
* Pape Village * Thorncliffe Park
Thorncliffe Park

Italics indicate neighbourhoods now defunct. For information on the evolution of each neighbourhood in general, see History of neighbourhoods in Toronto
Toronto
.

* v * t * e

Toronto
Toronto

FEATURES

* General outline * Demographics * Name * Flag * Coat of arms * Sister cities * Notable Torontonians

HISTORY

* Toronto
Toronto
Carrying-Place Trail * Fort Rouillé
Fort Rouillé
* Fort York
Fort York
* Toronto
Toronto
Purchase * York * Battle of York
Battle of York
* Battle of Montgomery\'s Tavern * Great Fire of 1849 * Great Fire of 1904 * 1918 Toronto
Toronto
anti-Greek riot * Centennial of the City * Metro Toronto
Toronto

* Hurricane Hazel
Hurricane Hazel

* effects

* Amalgamation of Toronto
Toronto
* 2010 G20 Toronto
Toronto
summit

* Oldest buildings

* Lost

* National Historic Sites * Timeline * Former municipalities

GEOGRAPHY

* Greater Toronto
Toronto
Area * Golden Horseshoe
Golden Horseshoe
* Great Lakes Megalopolis
Great Lakes Megalopolis

* Neighbourhoods

* History * Demographics * Official list

* Downtown * Parks * Waterfront * Harbour * Don River * Humber River * Rouge River * Toronto
Toronto
Islands * Leslie Street Spit * Scarborough Bluffs
Scarborough Bluffs
* Ravine system * Native trees * Fauna

ECONOMY

* Bay Street
Bay Street
* Financial District * Toronto
Toronto
Stock Exchange * Toronto
Toronto
Region Board of Trade * Skyscrapers

POLITICS

* Municipal government * Elections * City of Toronto
Toronto
Act * Mayor * List of Mayors * City Council

* City Hall

* Toronto
Toronto
Government and Public Services

* Crime * Graffiti

PUBLIC SERVICES

* Paramedic Services * Fire * Health and Toronto
Toronto
Public Health * Hospitals

* Parks, Forestry and Recreation

* Recreation Centres

* Police * Shelter and Housing * Solid Waste Management * Water * Works and Emergency Services

EDUCATION

PRIMARY /SECONDARY

* Toronto
Toronto
District School Board * Catholic District School Board * Conseil scolaire Viamonde * Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir

POST-SECONDARY

* Collège Boréal
Collège Boréal
* Centennial College * George Brown College * Humber College * OCAD University * Ryerson University
Ryerson University
* Seneca College
Seneca College
* Tyndale University College and Seminary * University of Guelph-Humber
University of Guelph-Humber
* University of Toronto
Toronto
* York University
York University

LIBRARIES

* Toronto
Toronto
Public Library
Library

* North York
North York
Central Library
Library
* Toronto
Toronto
Reference Library
Library

* Toronto
Toronto
Tool Library
Library

CULTURE

* Attractions

* Landmarks

* Tourism * Architecture * Cinemas * Media outlets * Cuisine

* Sports

* Sports teams * Amateur sports * Labour Day Classic
Labour Day Classic

* Shopping malls * Annual events * Films set in Toronto
Toronto
* Films shot in Toronto
Toronto
* Hollywood North
Hollywood North
* Let\'s All Hate Toronto
Toronto
* Places of worship * Churches in Toronto
Toronto
* Synagogues in Toronto
Toronto

TRANSPORTATION

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

* Toronto
Toronto
Transit Commission * GO Transit
GO Transit
* Metrolinx
Metrolinx
* Union Pearson Express

OTHER TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

* Toronto
Toronto
Transportation Services * Ports Toronto
Toronto
* Parking Authority * Airports * Island Ferry

* Roads

* North–South * East–West

* Bridges * Bike Share * Cycling

* CATEGORY * PORTAL * WIKIPROJECT

Coordinates : 43°39′9.01″N 79°23′0.81″W / 43.6525028°N 79.3835583°W / 43.6525028; -79.3835583 Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Downtown_Toronto additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy .® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. , a non-profit organization.

* Privacy policy * About * Disclaimers * Contact * Developers * Cookie statement * Mobile view

* *

Links: ------ /wiki/City_centre