Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto - Address, Phone Number
Address: 100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2, Canada
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About Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
Canada’s largest city square attractions over a million and half visitors every year thanks to various reasons. The location near Toronto City Hall and Osgoode Hall certainly helps, as does being one of the stops on Queen Street West. But it is the near continuous event calendar of art exhibits, festivals, concerts, demonstrations and other events that keep the square in the public mind. Highlights of the square include:
- A reflecting pool that is frozen in the winter and transformed into an ice skating rink.
- The three freedom arches spanning the reflective pool, with a piece of the Berlin wall at the base of the central arch.
- Oscar Nemon's statue of Sir Winston Churchill .
- Three-Way Piece No. 2 (The Archer) sculpture by Henry Moore.
- The Peace Garden memorial to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
- The Elevated walkway that goes around the perimeter square.
Nathan Phillips Square Information
- Smoking is not permitted in the square.
How To reach Nathan Phillips Square by Public Transport
- Subway 1
- Streetcar 301, 501
- Buses 502 stop Queen Station
- Buses 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 502 stop Queen St West at University Ave (Osgoode Station).
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Amazing downtown location with an outdoor skating rink. We arrived after the cavalcade of lights had ended but the staff was very quick to get the place cleaned up and in top notch shape. Very big and bright. A good spot to come and relax. They offer skate rentals but close around 10/11pm. Cash only and they take government issued I.D card as a deposit. Christmas tree and the dome has a picturesque feel and a good place to come relax. Free public bathrooms and a few restaurants selling food out of windows.
Skating at Nathan Phillips Square was a great time. It's probably one of the most popular so it was a bit packed the evening we went. The rink is free for anyone and they Also offer skate rentals at what I felt was a decent price. You do need a valid ID to rent the skates. I don't know if I would recommend the rink for novice/beginner skaters as there are no walls or rails to hang onto or run into. There were lots of other activities going on in the square like a mini-midway, crafts vendors and they also had a fleet of food trucks parked right next to the rink to pick and choose from. The underground parking was the most troublesome part of the evening as it took about an hour to get out of the parking lot. I'm sure this had a lot to do with it being a busy Saturday night in downtown Toronto.
The fountain in front of city hall turns into a skating rink. This skating rink is really big and there are lights above the rink which makes it extra romantic. Some couples were engaged while skating down the rink too! Really pretty here, highly recommend.
It's a must to visit place. Good to hangout, or for a break while in downtown, with nice gardens nearby and affordable underground parking compared with street parking lots. The surrounding buildings architecture is overwhelming. There are fast-food trucks around if you need a bite. Water fountains make the summer enjoyable. In the winter you can skate here, but it's usually crowded.
Great place to go skating during the winter season. Outdoor rink, available skate rental for $10 and free skating all day long with a spot to buy a quick bite or hot drink if you need to warm up. Try to go during the day on the weekend as skating can get pretty crammed during the night hours Friday's and Saturday's