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Yonge-Dundas Square

Surrounded by towering billboards, shops and restaurants and featuring free concerts, events and a discount theatre ticket booth, Yonge-Dundas Square is often referred to as the Canadian Times Square. Located in the downtown core of Toronto across from the Eaton Centre, this spacious public area offers visitors a convenient meeting space in the heart of the city. From rock concerts to film screenings to artisan markets there is a wide variety of entertainment for both residents and tourists to enjoy.

Fun Things to Do at Yonge-Dundas Square

Yonge-Dundas Square has a busy schedule of special events including free concerts and movies. The free concert series “Serenades in the Square” takes place Wednesdays at lunchtime and Friday nights during the spring and fall seasons. Lots of different performers are featured from county crooners to pop bands to indie rockers.

In the summertime, head to the square at sunset on a Tuesday night to enjoy one of the flicks in the free film series. The schedule of upcoming movies can be found online at the Yonge-Dundas official website.

If the square isn’t abuzz with a concert or movie, there are often special promotional events taking place, free samples being handed out and fun contests to participate in. And from May to October, the square houses an artisan market on Friday, Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays. Vendors at this colourful market offer a wide selection of jewellery, crafts and other handmade items.

A Spot to Enjoy the City


When there isn’t an event going on at Yonge-Dundas Square, the spacious public area with fountains is the perfect spot to sit back, relax and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city. There are tables and chairs available and you can even bring your laptop along and log on to the internet as Yonge-Dundas Square offers free wireless internet access.

If you are travelling in a group and then splitting up to explore different parts of the city, Yonge-Dundas Square is the perfect spot to meet back up as it is centrally located and right on the subway line. It is also within walking distance of many local attractions such as the Toronto Eaton Centre, major theatre venues such as the Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre and hundreds of shops and restaurants.

For visitors to the city who need some suggestions on fun things to do in Toronto, head to the Sightseeing & Tourist Information booth at Yonge-Dundas Square to get more information on all the dining, shopping and must-see attractions in the city. This is where you can also get directions on how to board the “Jump-On, Jump-Off” bus tours, which are a great way to see Toronto’s historical landmarks and major points of interest.

Discount Theatre Tickets in Toronto

Toronto has a vibrant theatre scene and if you want to catch a performance but don’t want to pay the full ticket price, then head to T.O. TIX., Toronto’s discount ticket booth. The booth is located in Yonge-Dundas Square and is open year-round Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 6:30p.m. If the theatre isn’t your thing, T.O. TIX also sells tickets to sporting events, concerts and comedy shows, so be sure to check out the selection on the board when you are passing by.

Visiting Yonge-Dundas Square

Yonge-Dundas Square is located at the southeast corner of Yonge and Dundas Streets in the heart of downtown Toronto. When using public transit, take the Yonge subway line and exit at the Dundas subway stop. To get to the square by car, take the Highway 401 East or West to Yonge Street then head south on Yonge to Dundas, or take the Gardiner Expressway East or West to Yonge and travel north on Yonge to Dundas. Parking is available under the square or at nearby garages at the Eaton Centre or Ryerson University.

Yonge-Dundas Square can also be reached by taking PATH, a 28 kilometre underground walkway that features dozens of shops, boutiques and restaurants. This is a great option when walking through downtown Toronto in the rain or snow. A map can be found online at toronto.ca

Phone: (416) - 979-9960
Fax: (416) - 979-8836
Email: info@ydsquare.ca

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