Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto, Canada
The central hub of downtown, Yonge-Dundas Square is located directly across from the Toronto Eaton Centre and aims to attract both tourists and residents alike to celebrate Toronto. The square hosts community celebrations, theatrical events, promotions, and concerts.
First opened in 2002, Yonge-Dundas Square was created to bring more life and energy to the city. The unique urban space boasts granite surfaces, a raised stage, a half-price theatre ticket booth and 22 computer-programmed fountains that emerge from the surface of the square. The square accommodates events, displays and concerts of various sizes, including very large events that close part of Yonge Street. During the summer months, the Square hosts free weekday concerts, evening movie.
When not used for special events, the square becomes an urban plaza, an open space for the public to enjoy. Weather-permitting, the fountains will be operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Buskers entertain on the square while visitors enjoy the café style seating.