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Address: Front St. to Davenport Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Downtown street known as the heart of the financial district.

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Bay street is the financial district with all the bank like CIBC Commerce Court at King and Bay, BMO, TD. Also all the brokerage houses. There is also an underground... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
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Durham, Canada
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Durham, Canada
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Bay street is the financial district with all the bank like CIBC Commerce Court at King and Bay, BMO, TD. Also all the brokerage houses. There is also an underground concourse with shopping that runs under this area starting with Union Station at Front Street. Many of the very tall buildings are interesting each one has tried to stand out... More 

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Toronto
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427 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Bay street is one of Torontos prwmier landscapes looking North to Old City Hall. Great postcard view. But tall buildings can be inspiring if you leave Bay Street and explore courtyards where you just may see Elephants or a herd of Cows. But exlore beneath the Bay Street Towers and explore the PATH. Torontos really hidden urban gem.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I've never really thought of Bay Street as an attraction, but I suppose the stretch south of Queen is noteworthy for the bank towers. Between Queen and Bloor it's a bit more dead (mostly condos and apartments), although the intersection at Bloor is vibrant.

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Lahore, Pakistan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

This is the financial capital of Canada so if you are in the mood to see the stiff collared shirts with ties and business suites this is the place to be.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

My coworker and I were drawn in by the free samples offered outside the store. He tried the mango green tea and had to immediately buy a large lol - good marketing! I however thought it was too sweet so stayed away. The two guys behind the counter were really nice.

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Odessa, Ukraine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Nice big city street to get the vibe of the city going The financial district street is an impressive street to walk by, and nice elephant statue (sort of like the wall stree bull)-feel the vibe of the biz

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Very busy financial district in the hear of Toronto. Numerous bank towers, City Hall, hotels, restaurants, courts & bordering on China Town extending down to lake Ontario. Beautiful new buildings combined with older heritage sites. Access to shopping centers is excellent.

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Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Walked along Bay today right from Union Station all the way up to Bloor. A lot to see along the way. Lots of people walking. Great food options.

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Elma, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

I don't think it's better than Yonge Street, but it's another street that you should probably drive or walk in Toronto. Lots of things to see, from the waterfront right to the tallest of buildings.

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

By standing here you can watch the towers touching the sky and get some beautiful pictures to click around.

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Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is celebrated by a number of monuments and museums, giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier destination for modern art, people here stroll through the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe Landing, and picnic among the zany designs of the Toronto Music Garden. The waterfront itself is often suffused with bikers and joggers, and the harbor is always packed with classic ships with masts raised. The vintage boats and ferries to the Toronto Islands make for a charming contrast against Downtown West's backdrop of skyscrapers, condos, and food trucks serving up hot, fresh fare to locals on the go. The area has a peaceful energy, and is popular with tourists and Torontonians alike.
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