Yonge-Dundas Square is so awesome now compared to when my husband and I went to Ryerson over a decade ago. It certainly had character then, but it really wasn’t an area of the city you wanted to take your toddler to run around. Now you can… it’s like a mini Times Square, plus it has lots of splashy water fountains for little water lovers.
It really feels like the heart of the city, with tons of special events like free concerts, free movie nights and the T.O. Tix booth where you can pick up discounted theatre and comedy show tickets.
Right now there are temporary patios set up right on Yonge Street between Queen and Gerrard for the Celebrate Yonge event, making the downtown core even more of a fun party vibe. There are some neat things to check out in the different event area, including life-sized board games and a bike art gallery.