Yonge-Dundas Square
Yonge-Dundas Square
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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The area
Neighborhood: Downtown
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.
How to get there
  • Dundas • 1 min walk
  • Queen • 6 min walk
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  • Anonymous855
    1,727 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Relaxing adirondak chairs and fountains
    We went here to kill some time before a walking tour started and it proved to be a relaxing place to wait. The homeless are there early in the morning and then move elsewhere for the tourists to come in. All of the activity is fun to watch. Is it Times Square? Not quite but it was nice.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 26, 2023
  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia49,170 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Yonge-Dundas Square in Downtown Toronto
    Yonge-Dundas Square in Downtown Toronto is a large, busy area of the city. We arrived at a good time. It was busy, with shops open, lots of traffic and a great show called Africa Fashion Week! A spectacular show! This square is beautiful, lovely to walk around and great for photos.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 7, 2023
  • Mike from Rival Town
    Niagara Falls, Canada859 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great shops and food!
    Lots of great shops and restaurants! I always have a great talking walking around this area with my fiance and/or with friends. A lot of cool events happen here too as well as claimed great street performers
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 25, 2023
  • Stewarts Vacation
    1,543 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A popular hub
    This neon lit, public space, akin to New York Times Square, was teeming with people! It's at the intersection of Yonge and Dundas Streets. Avoid the area if you do not like crowds! However, we enjoyed strolling through the area and experiencing the vibe. The space has been designed for hosting public events like community festivals, product launches, concerts and international celebrations.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 29, 2023
  • Stefan Overton
    Colchester, United Kingdom229 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Times Square of Toronto
    As many have mentioned, this is a smaller version of New York’s Times Square. Definitely worth a visit if this is your first time here and to take pictures and videos. A few homeless people around and also people people on loud speakers preaching which ruins the atmosphere a bit but there’s lots of stores here , cinema and Eaton Centre Shopping Mall.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 9, 2024
  • Alex C
    Canberra, Australia42 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stop by if you're in the area
    As many have said, a little version of times square. A lot of shops and restaurants around, but I wish I'd spent more time at other attractions, e.g. Royal Ontario Museum. Go if you have time but perhaps not a must see.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written May 4, 2024
  • Xamot Tomax
    Fort Wayne, Indiana6,963 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Comes to life at night
    This is a large, outdoor square where many locals/tourists gather. Here you can find many street performers and artists. It’s also located near many attractions (dining, shopping etc). You could even take a seat and people watch the whole time.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 18, 2024
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Travel_Expert
San Antonio, TX52 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Okay place. Square only has a few fountains. CF Toronto Eaton Centre on other side is just a mall.

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Written June 18, 2024
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Xamot Tomax
Fort Wayne, IN6,963 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This is a large, outdoor square where many locals/tourists gather. Here you can find many street performers and artists. It’s also located near many attractions (dining, shopping etc). You could even take a seat and people watch the whole time.
Written June 18, 2024
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vegetarian-girl
Austin, TX517 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This area is crowded & festive. But aside from the major stores in Eaton, my husband & I enjoyed some interesting places outside of the mall. We peeked in the Mirvish & chatted with the nice staff & devilishly went into the Stag store & chatted with the lovely staff there too since we had recently visited the sex machines museum in Prague’s historic Old Town.
Written May 18, 2024
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IAN D
Wigan, UK25,810 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
It is often called the Time Square of Toronto. I can see with the large billboards and lights but it doesn't have the same effect. Not one of my favourite places in the city
Written May 5, 2024
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Alex C
Canberra, Australia42 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
As many have said, a little version of times square. A lot of shops and restaurants around, but I wish I'd spent more time at other attractions, e.g. Royal Ontario Museum. Go if you have time but perhaps not a must see.
Written May 5, 2024
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Kaan Kuskonmaz
Istanbul, Türkiye286 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
Dundas Square is a meeting point for most people in Canada. It looks like a miniature Times Square. I was a regular at the square when I was there :)
Written April 22, 2024
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debk9180
Maleny, Australia21 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Its a shopping centre - end of story.....there is a walkway from it over to Saks Fifth Avenue.

I'm not a shopper - this was a "it's cold and snowing what can I do undercover" and I was looking for something to read - hence the visit.

There is an outstanding bookstore in this centre where I happily lost an hour perusing the books - they also have a coffee shop that's particularly popular -- nice place to take a load off, read a book, have a coffee and look at the view.

Plenty of name brand stores to keep a dedicated consumer happy.
Written March 20, 2024
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Stefan Overton
Colchester, UK229 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
As many have mentioned, this is a smaller version of New York’s Times Square.
Definitely worth a visit if this is your first time here and to take pictures and videos.

A few homeless people around and also people people on loud speakers preaching which ruins the atmosphere a bit but there’s lots of stores here , cinema and Eaton Centre Shopping Mall.
Written February 9, 2024
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Cggrimm07
Blackburn, UK267 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
It’s a smaller version of Times Square, which is pretty cool but just not the same. We visited at Xmas time so it had a few interesting things going on. It’s worth a visit and a few photos.
Written January 7, 2024
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Stewarts Vacation
1,543 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
This neon lit, public space, akin to New York Times Square, was teeming with people! It's at the intersection of Yonge and Dundas Streets. Avoid the area if you do not like crowds! However, we enjoyed strolling through the area and experiencing the vibe. The space has been designed for hosting public events like community festivals, product launches, concerts and international celebrations.
Written December 29, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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