TLTV Ep 96 – Dundas Square
Yonge-Dundas Square (also known as Dundas Square) is a unique focal point of the downtown Toronto community, at the intersection of Yonge Street and Dundas Street, one of the busiest intersections in Canada with over 56 million people each year passing through this intersection. It is sometimes nicknamed “Toronto’s Times Square”.
Constructed as a downtown ‘revitalization’ project, the square was created from the demolition of a block of commercial buildings and opened as a public square to the public in November 2002. The Square is designated for use as a public open space and is used for music concerts, film screenings and other public events. You’ll discover a wide range of activities on the Square at any given time: community celebrations, theatrical events, concerts, receptions, promotions — events that appeal to residents and tourists alike.
The centrepiece of the square is the array of ten fountains that are spread out across the main walkway of the square so that visitors have the opportunity to walk through or around the fountains. Unlike many other city fountains, the Dundas Square fountains were meant for waterplay. The fountains usually run from around mid April to the end of October.