Yonge-Dundas Square is a public square at one of Canada's busiest intersections. With 100,000 pedestrians passing through daily, it is sometimes called Canada's "Times Square." Since its completion in 2002, the square has hosted numerous public events, performances and art displays, establishing itself as a prominent landmark in Toronto and one of the city's prime tourist attractions.
In the heat of the summer, solar heated fountains - meant for waterplay - dot the uniquely sloped stone grounds offering pedestrians and audience alike an opportunity to rest, refresh and play. Adding to its appeal, snack bar, seating and washrooms are on site and a wealth of shopping and restaurants border the square. Nearby are many important Toronto landmarks: the Eaton Centre, Ryerson University as well as The Ed Mirvish Theatre.
A large stage with its attendant lighting and visual technologies provides great sight lines for a packed square while its sophisticated sound system brings out the best in performances. The events range from rambunctious NXNE concerts, joyful cultural offerings from Toronto's diverse community to demonstrations on behalf of Toronto's concerned citizens - all this making it an integral expression of Toronto life.