The busy and bustling downtown core of Toronto.
The City Centre encapsulates Toronto’s dynamic big-city energy: late opening hours, bustling, and full of trendy restaurants, must-see sites and endless shopping options are found in downtown Toronto.
Top things to do in Downtown Toronto:
- The shopping scene at Yonge-Dundas Square in Downtown Yonge
- Entertainment District must-sees including the CN Tower, Rogers Centre and Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
- The Financial District for a power lunch
- The joyous vibe in the LGBTQ+ neighbourhood Church-Wellesley Village, especially during June’s Pride Toronto festival
- Catching an ice hockey game at the South Core’s Scotiabank Arena
BOUNDARIES: Spadina Avenue to the west, Jarvis Street to the east, Bloor Street to the north, and the Gardiner Expressway to the south.
PUBLIC TRANSIT (TTC): Line 1 Yonge-University subway (all stops between St. George and Bloor-Yonge).
Frequently asked questions about the City Centre
What is the downtown Toronto area called?
What is downtown Toronto known for?
How do I spend a day in downtown Toronto?
What is Toronto’s famous street?
Can you walk in downtown Toronto?
Yes! Toronto is one of Canada’s most walkable cities. If you are interested in getting your steps in as you explore, there are walking (and cycling) tours that will guide you throughout the city. The downtown core also contains the PATH, an underground walkway network spanning over 30 kilometres, so even on rainy days, you can walk around the city.
What is slang for Toronto?
Many people—Drake included—have referred to Toronto by its nickname: the 6ix. Some say the nickname comes from Toronto's original area code, 416. Others say that it comes from Toronto's six boroughs.