Trinity Square, Toronto

Trinity Square, Toronto (must see)

The Trinity Square located in downtown Toronto and is accessed via James Street or by walkways from Bay Street and Dundas Street. It is surrounded by the Eaton Center, Bell Trinity Square and Marriott Downtown Eaton Center Hotel. 

The owner of the site of the Square, John Simcoe Macaulay sold the site in 1845 and made way for the construction of the Church of the Holy Trinity, which stands even today as the Anglican Church of the Holy Trinity. The area around the Church was called Eaton's Annex and was home to a 10-floor house furnishing building constructed in 1919. The building was brought down by the fire of 1970 and the original design for construction of the Eaton Center threatened the existence of the Church too. Successful protests then changed the original design of the Eaton Center to the way it stands on the site today.

The Square is decorated with granite, concrete blocks and trees planted along the walkways. The Toronto Public Labyrinth is adjacent to the Church and is constructed on similar lines as the labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral in France. An artificial stream flows alongside the walkway to Bay Street where two lanterns rest of large blue columns and act as an entrance to the Square.

Why You Should Visit:
Oasis in the heart of the city; a great place to relax downtown.

Tip:
The Old City Hall is located just south of the Square and also deserves a visit.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Trinity Square on Map

Sight Name: Trinity Square
Sight Location: Toronto, Canada
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: City Orientation Walk II   Religious Heart of Toronto Walking Tour  

Walking Tours in Toronto, Canada

Create Your Own Walk in Toronto

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Toronto's Historic Walking Tour

Toronto's Historic Walking Tour

Once an Anglo backwater, Toronto represents today the cultural and economic heart of English-speaking Canada. It is not only a beautiful city, but also has a rich history dating back to 1793. This tour invites you to explore, at your own leisure, the heritage of Toronto. Don't miss visiting its most exciting and representative sights, as listed below.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Art Lover's Tour In Toronto

Art Lover's Tour In Toronto

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.5 Km or 0.3 Miles
Toronto Islands Self-guided Tour

Toronto Islands Self-guided Tour

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 Km or 4 Miles
Best of Toronto's Museum and Galleries Tour

Best of Toronto's Museum and Galleries Tour

Because of being one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse cities in the world, it is more than obvious that Toronto is not just another expensive global city, but also has a strongly developed sense of culture. Just give this city a chance to convince you of this. Take this walking tour and check out the best of Toronto's museum and galleries, as listed below.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 Km or 3.5 Miles
Souvenir Shopping Part 2

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.0 Km or 4.3 Miles
Cabbagetown Walking Tour

Cabbagetown Walking Tour

This neighborhood, located east of Toronto's downtown, was established in 1840. Once a small community of Irish immigrants and one of the poorest neighborhoods in Toronto, Cabbagetown was declared a historic district in 2004 and claims to be "the largest continuous area of preserved Victorian housing in North America". Check out the highlights of this region, as listed below.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles

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