We have routinely visited Yong-Dundas Square since 2002 and have been witness to its revitalization.
Yonge-Dundas Square is no doubt Toronto's answer to New York's Time Square. Yonge-Dundas Square, also simply known as Dundas Square, is a commercial market square in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at the intersection of Yonge Street and Dundas Street. One of the busiest intersections in Toronto, the square was constructed during a revitalization project. Some major shopping centres and food courts are located around the square.
This is a historic 2,200-seat Canon Theatre which started as a movie theatre was called Pantages Theatre in the 1920s.
It was the new owners who changed the name of the theatre in 2001 to The Canon Theatre.
The theatre hosted production like Fame Becomes Me, Monty Python's Spamalot, the Broadway musical Wicked, and the ever popular The Phantom of the Opera.
You may purchase tickets online using the linkpage I provided below.
Former CHUM TELEVISION LIMITED, now CTV
Its a unique-looking building which houses a bunch of TV stations. You can see one of the studios from the street. CP24 NEWS / BRAVO! / SPACE / MUCHMUSIC NETWORKS / DRIVE-IN CLASSICS / STAR TV / FASHION TELEVISION / CKVR-TV / CTV NETWORK PRODUCTIONS
This is a montly Cabaret that I've seen twice and its fantastic, it has a variety of local guest performers, from music to standup and I saw some comedy sketches that should be featured on Saturday Night Live. The host, is incredible, he is this character that is very outspoken and a bit crass but he has such a great spin on politics that he is just amazing to watch, I actually spilled my beer I was laughing so hard. That's another thing, the theatre serves booze as you are watching the show. Great theatre, awesome show, check it out folks.
You can't miss the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) if you love classical. TSO was established in 1922 and has welcomed famous artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Evgeny Kissin, Jessye Norman, Karen Kain, and actor Christopher Plummer.
If you're under 29, you and a friend can enjoy the performances for only $12 per person! More info can be found here.
Most of the TSO concerts are held in the Roy Thomson Hall. Built in 1982, it's a place for not only classical, but also for jazz and pop performances. The Hall went under a $20 million acoustic renovation in 2002.
The funny shaped building on King Street West of University is Roy Thomson Hall. RTH is a concert hall - mainly home to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Also home to the gala screenings for the Toronto International Film Festival.
Visit www.roythomsonhall.com to find out what shows are coming to RTH.
It's got something for everyone: shopping, restaurants, bars including quite a few English-style pubs, and theaters. Toronto hosts many world-class shows, such as Mama Mia. It's easily reached from just about anywhere in the city, on foot or mass transit. When the weather's nice, you can eat outdoors.
If that title makes you think back to "One little chair for one of you, and a bigger chair for two to curl up in, and for someone who likes to rock, a rocking chair in the middle."... then you need to visit the CBC Museum in, not surprisingly, the CBC building. There is, of course, more than just the Friendly Giant to look at - lots of memories of CBC Radio and TV of days gone by.
Toronto's entertainment district has become a bit of an eye sore of late. Clubs or lounges to check out: Fez Batik (Richmond and Peter St) for a cool loungy vibe or Tonic (Across the street from the Fez) to dance all night. If you're into the rock, check out the legendary Bovine Sex Club (just east of Bathurst on Queen Street), The Velvet Underground (Just east of the Bovine on Queen Street) or The Phoenix (Saturday Night). Another really cool club is The Mod Club (a little off the beaten path, West of Bathurst on College Street).
I love the use of all the glass in the highrises. They work so well as mirrors and reflect the views of the city. It gives you a totally different perspective on the buildings surrounding you. The reflection you see, is totally different than what you see when you turn around. Yes, you expect to see the exact same, because it is a mirror. But the mirror is so much higher up, that the reflections is totally different than you expect it to be.
In the photo you can see the CBC building with the financial district mirroring in it's windows.
Close to the St.Andrew's Church you can find this piece of art. It's called Lineal Order and it's by George Boileau, 1990.
It contains of three pieces : A statue of a man, a statue of little boy and the silhouet of a man on the wall.
Snom'n, Fastwürms, June 29, 1997
This is also a statue in front of the Convention Centre. You can actually see the woodpacker column in the background. I love snowman so how can I not like this statue :-)
But there are many more statues located throughout the City of Toronto. There are over 150 pieces of outdoor public art and historical monuments. They are situated in city parks, subway stations, and on the grounds of municipal buildings. So keep your eyes open and you will spot some beautiful works of art during your visit to Toronto.
This picture is taken from the top floor of the Convention Centre. From up here you have a good view on the woodpeckers itself. I love them! So much fun to see these huge woodpeckers in the middle of a city like Toronto.
The sculpture is fun at night as well as there are coloured glass circles in the steel pole that light up at night. You can see a picture of that in my nightlife tips.
I love seeing sculptures in the city and taking photos of them, so you'll see quite many of them on this Toronto page. I think Toronto has quite a few beautiful pieces of art in its streets. One of the sculptures that I love is the one at the south Entrance of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. It is “Woodpecker Column” by Fastwürms 1997. It's a huge work of art with two woodpeckers on a giant pole made of steel pipe and glass and is 6 x 100 ft.
Close to the CN tower on Front Street you can find this beautiful sculpture. It's is made by artist Ruth Abernethy.
The sculpture is a life-size bronze portrait of pianist Glenn Gould. The unveiling was in September 1999, following a closing concert for the Glenn Gould Gathering. The portrait is based on an original photograph by Don Hunstein.