1 Dundas Street East
M5B 2R8 Toronto, Canada
tel: +1 416 979 9960
fax: +1 416 979 8836
The Yonge-Dundas Square is trying desperately hard to be Toronto's answer to Times Square, with varying degrees of success. It is ringed with huge billboards and jumbotrons running a variety of advertisements for products and local televisions stations. Really, it is the location that sells the site – right in the heart of downtown, just outside the Eaton Centre
, within spitting distance of Hard Rock Café, TOTix, the World's Biggest Bookstore
, movie cinemas, theatres and restaurants. It also plays host to a wide variety of events, from fundraisers, to spin classes, to farmers' markets. Through 2011, there are plans for the square to have a series of free concerts and free outdoor movie nights, so check the website for listings.