Nathan Phillips Square

Nathan Phillips Square

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Posted 2019-07-03 by Audreyfollow


in downtown Toronto is named after the city's first Jewish mayor Nathan Phillips. As a popular mayor of Toronto, he served in office from 1955 to 1962 and was nicknamed 'mayor of all the people'. All preceding mayors had been Protestants until his election to office. This marked a significant time in the city's history as he transformed it into a modern multicultural metropolis.

The square was opened in 1965 and has since been the site of numerous concerts, displays, markets, festivals, events and demonstrations. It is one of Canada's largest city squares with over 1.5 million visitors each year. It features a reflecting pool which converts into a skating rink during winter. It also has a peace garden and an elevated walkway. Worth a visit if you're in downtown Toronto.

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