Nathan Phillips Square

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  • Address: 100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2, Canada
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +1-4162032600
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Statue, Square, Family And Kids

Nathan Phillips Square - Review

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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  • Nathan Phillips Square Address: 100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2, Canada
  • Nathan Phillips Square Contact Number: +1-4162032600
  • Nathan Phillips Square Timing: 24-hrs
  • Nathan Phillips Square Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Nathan Phillips Square(preferred time): 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Nathan Phillips Square: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Nathan Phillips Square

  • 20.65% of people who visit Toronto include Nathan Phillips Square in their plan

  • 62.43% of people start their Nathan Phillips Square visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Nathan Phillips Square

Monday, Friday and Saturday

92.95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Nathan Phillips Square

People normally club together University Of Toronto and Toronto Island Park while planning their visit to Nathan Phillips Square.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto Reviews

  • It's nice for tourists to take photos by the Toronto sign. Also, at night when the sign flashes different colors. In winter it turns into a cute skating rink. However, in the summer there's not much to do, but stare at the dated concrete structures, watch the homeless fish for coins in the reflecting pool, and get asked repeatedly to take photos of people. For a local it's a pretty boring place. For a tourist, it's a one time see, get your photo and move on.

  • From Morning to Night Nathan Philip square emits vivid colours .This is the Canada's largest city square at the intersection of Queen Street West and Bay street and the most happening urban plaza in the city . Nathan Philip square opened in1965and attracts more than a million visitors every year, as the it's also a place for various cultural events, weekly markets and site for concerts . The pool here during the winter is converted to ice skating ring as mentioned by our guide and this makes me to make here during the winter too. I loved the peace of midnight at this square , the lighting up of Toronto sign is beautiful and so does the cold breeze during the night. In love with the place . And there's a huge underground market below this square which stretches miles miles .

  • This is a great location to visit in Toronto. Just in front of the City Hall, spatios square that hosts events throughout the year. In the winter there's an ice rink usually packed with people skating at the beat of great music. The atmosphere is high here. During summer time there's often concerts, gatherings, art shows and much more. It's definitely a place to go for some good entertainment!!

  • Really awesome place in a great city. So much cool and picture-worthy stuff here between the Toronto sign and the "UFO saucer" City Hall chambers. Cheap parking right across the street. It was busy, but everyone was polite and took their turns with the best photo ops. Great representation of city pride. If you're not from Toronto and visit here- you'll wish your city would do something this neat.

  • Canada's largest city square. Named after Nathan Phillips (Mayor of Toronto '55 - '62). An urban plaza. The square is the site of concerts, art displays, a weekly farmers' market, the winter festival of lights, & other public events. In winter, pool is converted into an ice rink for ice skating. Beautiful place.

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