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BCE Place

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Address: 161-181 Bay St, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2S1, Canada
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Cool ceiing ,especially during the holidays

The place is very nice , look up during the holidays it is a nice effect. A little something a food court in the basement , close to the subway entrance , all in all a good place.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 September 2016
Jay H
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I love Brookfield Place and have been here many times in the past to take pictures of the beautiful architecture, however on the 14th I went with a friend to take some pictures once again and a security approached me and stated cameras were prohibited in Brookfield Place. I was very disappointed because I have never had a problem with... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The place is very nice , look up during the holidays it is a nice effect. A little something a food court in the basement , close to the subway entrance , all in all a good place.

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Thank Jay H
Bogotá, Distrito Especial, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Even though even many locals said they didn't know this place, i really enjoyed it. It is beautiful regarding architecture and has a whole world to discover underground, many shops. Loved it!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Stores , food hall, easy access to transport.and other builldings-underground and so a very good thing in winter!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

So much to see inside this building and area, but the building itself is gorgeous! Make sure you look up and really appreciate the design, it is truly beautiful.

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Oakville, ON, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015

I live in the Greater Toronto Area and used to work a few blocks away from BCE place. Personally, I think that a walk through the gallery is an absolute must when you visit Toronto, especially if you are interested in architecture. If you go and don't find it of any particular interest, you can take a rest , enjoy... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014

Most people walk through this beautiful space on their way to their commuter train or office. But stop for a minute or two and look around the street level gallery of this building. This award winning space, the Allen Lambert Galleria, is just plain beautiful. Walk in from the Yonge Street entrance and let the arched columns draw your eye... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Majestic, spatially brilliant, a crystal cathedral of commerce. This white towering space, with tree-like columns, diffuses light like a block-long urban forest. Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava won an international competition for this combination of architecture/ public art. Adding richness, facades of historic 1880/ 1890 buildings are part of the atruium---one housing the Hockey Hall of Fame. In December,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

Architecturally it is impressive as a public concourse. Not really all that mush to do other than photos and the food court downstairs. Busy at lunch time and a good cross section to the PATH. Hockey Hall of Fame might take you there also to get a glimpse of the Stanley Cup... An interesting style restaurant upstairs called, Marche by... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2013

The Calatrava arcade is a masterpiece but it is a bit lost in the workaday environment of two indifferent office towers. The most prominent impression you get in the place is rush and stress.

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