Brookfield Place, Toronto

Brookfield Place, Toronto (must see)

Toronto’s architectural landscape is a perfect blend of the old and the new. Showcasing some stunning cutting-edge modern designs and monuments of the past, it is indeed a breathtaking sight to see both the extremes make up the perfect skyline of the city. Brookfield Place is one such site. A visit to this place is a must if you do not want to miss out on any fascinating structure of Toronto.

The Brookfield Place comprises of two contemporary towers, the Bay Wellington Tower and the TD Canada Trust Tower, which took form in 1990 and 1991 respectively. The 49 storied, Bay Wellington was designed by architects Bregman and Hamann while the 53 stories of Canada Trust Tower were designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. However, the real treat is the Allen Lambert Galleria, a six-storied high pedestrian atrium designed by the famous Santiago Calatrava.

Although the architectural element is what drives people towards this stunning building, visiting Brookfield Place has an added advantage – it has some of the best shopping stores in town. Ranging from high-end boutiques to casual and popular brands, you are bound to enjoy the Brookfield Place one way or the other. The complex also boasts some of the best restaurants in town and if you are in a mood for some fine dining experience, Brookfield Place is the place to be.

Why You Should Visit:
The more you look at the structure, the more you are mesmerized with the design.
Great photo opportunity, especially when it is sunny out. The light passes through the top of the arches and it is somewhat reminiscent of European cathedrals.
The office complex does not have many stores but it does have a large food court located on the lower concourse and several excellent restaurants for all budgets.

Tip:
Keep an eye out for the annual holiday lighting ceremony!

Operating Hours:
Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm; Sun: 12-6pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Brookfield Place on Map

Sight Name: Brookfield Place
Sight Location: Toronto, Canada
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: City Orientation Walk II   Shopping Tour in Toronto  

Walking Tours in Toronto, Canada

Create Your Own Walk in Toronto

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Toronto Islands Self-guided Tour

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
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Cabbagetown Walking Tour

Cabbagetown Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Religious Heart of Toronto Walking Tour

Religious Heart of Toronto Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Toronto's Waterfront Self-guided Tour

Toronto's Waterfront Self-guided Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 Km or 3.2 Miles
City Orientation Walk I

City Orientation Walk I

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 Km or 3.4 Miles
Toronto's Historic Walking Tour

Toronto's Historic Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles

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