Monuments and Landmarks in Toronto (Canada)

Downtown Toronto
  • Downtown Toronto

    Downtown Toronto is the city centre and main central business district of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Located entirely within the district of Old Toronto, it is approximately 14 sq.km. and is bounded by Bloor Street to the north, Lake Ontario to the south, the Don Valley to the east, and Bathurst Street to the west. It is also the governmental centre of the City of Toronto and the Province of Ontario. The area is made up of the city's largest concentration of ...
Old City Hall (Toronto)
  • Old City Hall (Toronto)

    The Old City Hall is a Romanesque civic building and court house in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was the home of the Toronto City Council from 1899 to 1966 and remains one of the city's most prominent structures. The building is located at the corner of Queen and Bay Streets, across Bay Street from Nathan Phillips Square and the present City Hall in the Downtown Toronto. The heritage landmark has a distinctive clock tower which heads the length of Bay ...
CP24
  • CP24

    CablePulse 24 (CP24) is a Canadian English language Category A specialty cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the Bell Media subsidiary of BCE, Inc. Based in Toronto, the channel focuses on local news from the Greater Toronto Area and Southern Ontario, and also covers national and international news. It is distributed through cable in Southern Ontario and direct broadcast satellite nationally.
Space (TV channel)
  • Space (TV channel)

    Space is a Canadian English Category A specialty channel owned and operated by Bell Media. It features speculative fiction and paranormal programming including scripted television series, films, documentaries and more. The network's original slogan was The Imagination Station, still sometimes used informally by fans.
Much (TV channel)
  • Much (TV channel)

    Much (formerly and commonly known as MuchMusic) is a Canadian English language Category A specialty channel currently owned by Bell Media. The channel first launched on August 31, 1984, under the ownership of CHUM Limited, as one of the country's first specialty channels. Upon its launch, and for much of its life, the network primarily aired music programming, including blocks of music videos and original series focusing on musicians and artists. In the years since, the channel has cancelled the majority ...
Toronto Eaton Centre
  • Toronto Eaton Centre

    The Toronto Eaton Centre (corporately styled as the CF Toronto Eaton Centre since September 2015) is a shopping mall and office complex in the downtown core of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is owned and managed by Cadillac Fairview (CF). It was named after the Eaton's department store chain that once anchored it before the chain became defunct in the late 1990s. The Toronto Eaton Centre attracts the most visitors of any of Toronto's tourist attractions. It is North America's busiest shopping ...
Yonge-Dundas Square
  • Yonge-Dundas Square

    Yonge-Dundas Square, or Dundas Square, is a public square at the southeast corner of the intersection of Yonge Street and Dundas Street East in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The square was conceived in 1997 as part of revitalizing the intersection, and was designed by Brown and Storey Architects. Since its completion in 2002, the square has hosted many public events, performances and art displays, establishing itself as a prominent landmark in Toronto and one of the city's prime tourist attractions. ...
Ed Mirvish Theatre
  • Ed Mirvish Theatre

    The Ed Mirvish Theatre is a historic film and play theatre in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was initially known as the Pantages Theatre, then became the Imperial Theatre and later the Canon Theatre, before it was renamed in honour of Ed Mirvish, a well-known businessman and theatre impresario. The theatre was first opened in 1920 and is located near Yonge-Dundas Square.
The Adelaide Hotel Toronto
  • The Adelaide Hotel Toronto

    The Adelaide Hotel Toronto, formerly known as Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto, is a mixed-use skyscraper in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was built by Markham-based Talon International Development Inc., which is owned by Canadian businessmen Val Levitan and Alex Shnaider. After it opened in 2012, the hotel was controversial for its affiliation with American then real estate developer Donald Trump, who is now President of the United States. In 2017, this affiliation led to calls from the public for the ...
Royal Alexandra Theatre
  • Royal Alexandra Theatre

    The Royal Alexandra Theatre is a theatre in Toronto, Ontario, located near King and Simcoe Streets. Built in 1907, the 1,497-seat Royal Alex is the oldest continuously operating legitimate theatre in North America.
Fairmont Royal York
  • Fairmont Royal York

    The Fairmont Royal York, formerly the Royal York, is a large historic hotel in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at 100 Front Street West. Opened on June 11, 1929, the Royal York was designed by Ross and Macdonald (with Sproatt and Rolph) and built by the Canadian Pacific Railway across the street from Toronto Union Station. With 28 floors, the Château-style building was the tallest building in Toronto at that time, and the tallest building in the British Empire until the ...
El Mocambo
  • El Mocambo

    El Mocambo is a live music and entertainment venue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Located on Spadina Avenue, just south of College Street, the bar has played an important role in the development of popular music in Toronto since the 1940s. It is best known for the 1977 surprise show by The Rolling Stones, which became nationally notorious for the presence of then Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau's wife, Margaret Trudeau (now Margaret Kemper), who was partying with the Stones.
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
  • Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

    Ripley's Aquarium of Canada is a public aquarium in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The aquarium is one of three aquariums owned and operated by Ripley Entertainment. It is located in downtown Toronto, just southeast of the CN Tower. The aquarium has 5.7 million litres (1.5 million gallons) of marine and freshwater habitats from across the world. The exhibits hold more than 20,000 exotic sea and freshwater specimens from more than 450 species.
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
  • Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment

    Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. (MLSE) is a professional sports and commercial real estate company based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. With assets that include franchises in four of the six major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada, it is the largest sports and entertainment company in Canada, and one of the largest in North America. The primary holdings of the company are its major sports franchises, the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League, Toronto Raptors ...
Air Canada Centre
  • Air Canada Centre

    The Air Canada Centre (ACC) is a multi-purpose indoor sporting arena located on Bay Street in the South Core district of Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is the home of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL), the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Toronto Rock of the National Lacrosse League (NLL). In addition, the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League play occasional games at the arena, and the Raptors 905 of ...
Rogers Centre
  • Rogers Centre

    Rogers Centre, originally named SkyDome, is a multi-purpose stadium in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, situated just southwest of the CN Tower near the northern shore of Lake Ontario. Opened in 1989 on the former Railway Lands, it is home to the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB). Previously, the stadium served as home to the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Buffalo Bills of the ...
Trinity College, Toronto
  • Trinity College, Toronto

    Trinity College is a college of the University of Toronto, founded in 1851 by Bishop John Strachan. Trinity was intended by Strachan as a college of strong Anglican alignment, after the University of Toronto severed its ties with the Church of England. In 1904, Trinity joined the university as a member of its collegiate federation. Trinity College presently consists of a secular undergraduate section and a postgraduate divinity school that is part of the Toronto School of Theology. Reflecting its English ...
Varsity Stadium
  • Varsity Stadium

    Varsity Stadium is a collegiate football stadium located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is home to the Toronto Varsity Blues, the athletic teams of the University of Toronto. Athletic events have been hosted on the site since 1898; the current stadium was built in 2007 to replace the original permanent stadium built in 1911. Varsity Stadium is also a former home of the Toronto Argonauts, and has previously hosted the Grey Cup, the Vanier Cup, the soccer semifinals of the ...
Toronto Coach Terminal
  • Toronto Coach Terminal

    The Toronto Coach Terminal is the central bus station for inter-city services in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located at 610 Bay Street, in the city's Downtown. The terminal is owned by Toronto Coach Terminal Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). The TTC managed the station directly until July 8, 2012, when it was leased out in its entirety to bus lines Coach Canada and Greyhound Canada for $1.2 million annually. Opened in 1931 as ...
Four Seasons Centre
  • Four Seasons Centre

    The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts is a 2,071-seat theatre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, located at the southeast corner of University Avenue and Queen Street West, across from Osgoode Hall. The land on which it is located was a gift from the Government of Ontario. It is the home of the Canadian Opera Company (COC) and the National Ballet of Canada. The building's modernist design by was created by Canadian company Diamond and Schmitt Architects, headed by Jack ...
Cathedral Church of St. James (Toronto)
  • Cathedral Church of St. James (Toronto)

    Cathedral Church of St. James in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada is the home of the oldest congregation in the city. The parish was established in 1797. The Cathedral, with construction beginning in 1850 and opening for services on June 19, 1853, was one of the largest buildings in the city at the time. It was designed by Frederick William Cumberland and is a prime example of Gothic Revival architecture. The church is designated under the Ontario Heritage Act and is the ...
48th Highlanders of Canada
  • 48th Highlanders of Canada

    The 48th Highlanders of Canada is a Canadian Forces Primary Reserve (i.e., part-time militia) infantry regiment based in Toronto, parading out of Moss Park Armoury. The regiment is part of 4th Canadian Division's 32 Canadian Brigade Group. Ever since its formation in 1891, the 48th Highlanders have had a longstanding tradition of participation in the life of its parent city, Toronto. The regiment has participated in community functions for over 100 years, in addition to fulfilling its operational duties around the ...
CN Tower / La Tour CN
  • CN Tower / La Tour CN

    301 Front St W /301 rue Front Ouest M5V 2T6 Toronto ON Canada
    Engineering marvel, Toronto Landmark, Canadian icon - Canada’s National Tower is an awe-inspiring symbol of Canadian achievement. This national treasure is considered one of the world’s top tourist destinations, and one of Canada’s most celebrated and visited dining and entertainment destinations. The CN Tower continues to attract over 1.8 million annual visitors who come from all over the world to experience all the Tower offers. -------- Merveille d’ingénierie, point de repère torontois, symbole canadien – la Tour nationale du Canada ...
CITY-DT
  • CITY-DT

    CITY-DT, virtual channel 57 (UHF digital channel 44), is the flagship station of the City television network located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The station is owned by Rogers Media as part of a triplestick (the only conventional television triplestick operated by the company) with Omni Television stations CFMT-DT (channel 47) and CJMT-DT (channel 40). The three stations share studio facilities located at 33 Dundas Street East on Yonge-Dundas Square in Downtown Toronto; CITY maintains transmitter facilities located atop the CN ...
Casa Loma
  • Casa Loma

    1 Austin Terrace (at Walmer Rd) Toronto ON M5R 1X8 Canada
    The former home of Canadian financier Sir Henry Pellatt, Canada's famous castle is complete with decorated suites, secret passages, an 800-foot tunnel, towers, stables, and beautiful 5-acre estate gardens (open May through October).
Breakfast Television (City Toronto)
  • Breakfast Television (City Toronto)

    Breakfast Television, also known as BT, is a morning news and entertainment program produced by CITY-DT in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The program airs from 5:30 a.m. until 9 a.m. ET each weekday, except holidays. Since October 3, 2011, it is also simulcast on cable-exclusive CityNews Channel, with a half-hour extension aired exclusively on the channel that runs from 9-9:30 a.m. Four other City owned-and-operated stations use the name and the format (see Breakfast Television), creating content relevant to their own local ...
Canadian Broadcasting Centre
  • Canadian Broadcasting Centre

    The Canadian Broadcasting Centre, located in Toronto, Ontario, is the broadcast headquarters and master control point for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's English-language television and radio services. It also contains studios for local and regional French language productions and is also home to the North American Broadcasters Association. Its French language counterpart is the Maison Radio-Canada, located in Montreal. The Canadian Broadcasting Centre is located at 250 Front Street West in Downtown Toronto, directly across from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. It ...
The Guvernment
  • The Guvernment

    The Guvernment was a nightclub complex in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was also the name of one of the two main performance venues within the complex. The other venue was Kool Haus (formerly The Warehouse). Other smaller rooms within the complex included: The Drink (renovated to become Cathouse then Surface), D'Luxe Lounge (renovated to become Haven), The Orange Room (renovated to become Chroma), SkyBar, Charlies (renovated to become Gallery), Tanja and Acid Lounge. The Guvernment opened in 1996 and closed ...
Scotia Plaza
  • Scotia Plaza

    Scotia Plaza is a commercial office complex in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is in the financial district of the downtown core bordered by Yonge Street on the east, King Street West on the south, Bay Street on the west, and Adelaide Street West on the north. At 275 m (902 ft), Scotia Plaza is Canada's third tallest building and the 22nd tallest building in North America. It is connected to the PATH network, and contains 190,000 m2 ...
Nathan Phillips Square
  • Nathan Phillips Square

    Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W. M5H 2N2 Toronto ON Canada
    Nathan Phillips Square is where Torontonians gather, share memories and welcome the world. It is a place where people come together in the spirit of openness, community and democracy.
St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica (Toronto)
  • St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica (Toronto)

    St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto, Canada, and one of the oldest churches in the city. It is located at 200 Church Street in Toronto's Garden District. St. Michael's was designed by William Thomas, designer of eight other churches in the city, and was primarily financed by Irish immigrants who resided in the area. The Cathedral has a capacity of 1600. On September 29, 2016, the feast day of Saint Michael the ...
TIFF Bell Lightbox
  • TIFF Bell Lightbox

    TIFF Bell Lightbox is a cultural centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, located in the first five floors of the Bell Lightbox and Festival Tower on the north west corner of King Street and John Street. It is the headquarters for the Toronto International Film Festival.
Railway Lands
  • Railway Lands

    Railway Lands is an area in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The former Railway Lands was a large railway switching yard near the Toronto waterfront, including the CNR Spadina Roundhouse and the CPR John Roundhouse, but has since been redeveloped and today is home to mostly mixed-used development, including the CN Tower and the Rogers Centre. The lands were owned and maintained by the Canadian National Railway and later transferred to the federal crown corporation Canada Lands Company. The area is ...
Gooderham Building
  • Gooderham Building

    The Gooderham Building, also known as the Flatiron Building, is a historic office building at 49 Wellington Street East in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located on the eastern edge of the city's Financial District (east of Yonge Street) in the St. Lawrence neighbourhood, wedged between Front Street and Wellington Street, where they join up to form a triangular intersection. Completed in 1892, the red-brick edifice was an early example of a prominent flatiron building. The Gooderham Building is the focal ...
Canadian Opera Company
  • Canadian Opera Company

    The Canadian Opera Company (COC) is an opera company in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is the largest opera company in Canada and one of the largest producers of opera in North America. The COC performs in its own opera house, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.
High Park
  • High Park

    Bloor Street West M6R 2Z3 Toronto ON Canada
    High Park is a municipal park in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It spans, and is a mixed recreational and natural park, with sporting facilities, cultural facilities, educational facilities, gardens, playgrounds and a zoo. One third of the park remains in a natural state, with a rare oak savannah ecology. High Park was opened to the public in 1876 and is based on a bequest of land from John George Howard to the City of Toronto. While Rouge Park is the city's ...
The Grange (Toronto)
  • The Grange (Toronto)

    The Grange is a historic Georgian manor in downtown Toronto, Ontario. It was the first home of the Art Museum of Toronto. Today, it is part of the Art Gallery of Ontario. The structure was built in 1817, making it the 12th oldest surviving building in Toronto and the oldest remaining brick house. It was built for D'Arcy Boulton (1785–1846), one of the town's leading citizens and part of the powerful Boulton family that played an important role in the ...
Front Street (Toronto)
  • Front Street (Toronto)

    Front Street is an east-west road in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. First laid out in 1796, the street is one of the original streets of the Town of York. The street was laid out along the shoreline of Lake Ontario as it existed during that time. It remains an important street, with many important uses located along it, including the St. Lawrence Market, the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Union Station and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The eastern ...
St. Lawrence Market South
  • St. Lawrence Market South

    The St. Lawrence Market South building is a major public market building in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located on the southwest corner of Front and Lower Jarvis Streets. Along with the St. Lawrence Market North and St. Lawrence Hall, it comprises the St. Lawrence Market complex. The current building was opened in 1902, incorporating the 1845 Toronto City Hall building into the structure. The building was restored during the 1970's.
World's Biggest Bookstore
  • World's Biggest Bookstore

    The World's Biggest Bookstore was a bookstore in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at 20 Edward St, just north of the Toronto Eaton Centre and the Atrium on Bay. Operating from 1980 until 2014, the three-storey store covered 64,000 square feet and was noted for its bright lights and over 20 kilometres of bookshelves.
Metro Hall
  • Metro Hall

    Metro Hall is a 27-storey Postmodern office tower at the corner of Wellington and John Streets in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It looks out onto Pecaut Square. Part of the three-tower Metro Centre complex, the building was completed in 1992 to house the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto (Metro) and its employees. The building is now used by the City of Toronto following municipal amalgamation in 1998.
Knox College, Toronto
  • Knox College, Toronto

    Knox College is a postgraduate theological college of the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was founded in 1844 as part of a schism movement in the Church of Scotland following the Disruption of 1843. Knox is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in Canada and confers doctoral degrees as a member school of the Toronto School of Theology.
Trinity Bellwoods Park
  • Trinity Bellwoods Park

    790 Queen Street West M6J 1G3 Toronto ON Canada
    Trinity Bellwoods Park is a public park located in the west end of Toronto, Canada, bordered by Queen Street West on the south and Dundas Street on the north. The western boundary of the park is Crawford Street, several hundred feet before Crawford intersects with Dundas St. West, the park juts toward Shaw Street, westside of the Crawford Street Bridge. Most of the park's area lies in the original Garrison Creek ravine and this creek, now a buried city storm ...
Toronto Magnetic and Meteorological Observatory
  • Toronto Magnetic and Meteorological Observatory

    The Toronto Magnetic and Meteorological Observatory is a historical observatory located on the grounds of the University of Toronto, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The original building was constructed in 1840 as part of a worldwide research project run by Edward Sabine to determine the cause of fluctuations in magnetic declination. Measurements from the Toronto site demonstrated that sunspots were responsible for this effect on Earth's magnetic field. When this project concluded in 1853, the observatory was greatly expanded by the ...
The 519
  • The 519

    The 519, formerly known as The 519 Church Street Community Centre, is an agency of the City of Toronto and a Canadian charitable, non-profit organization that operates a community centre in the Church and Wellesley neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario. The 519 serves only the broader lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities in the Toronto area. The 519 defines its local neighbourhood by a catchment area that spans from Bloor Street to the north to Gerrard Street to the south, ...
Captain John's Harbour Boat Restaurant
  • Captain John's Harbour Boat Restaurant

    Captain John's Harbour Boat Restaurant (incorporated as 1518756 Ontario Inc.) was a restaurant and banquet hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For most of its existence it was located in the MS Jadran, a former Adriatic passenger ship that was permanently docked at the foot of Yonge Street at 1 Queens Quay West on Toronto's waterfront. The ship was moored off on a small laneway at the foot of Yonge Street called Captain John's Pier. Once a prestige destination, the restaurant ...