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7 Toronto Monuments to see around the Civic Center

7 Toronto monuments in the civic center

Are you planning a trip to Toronto? It’s a beautiful city to visit in any season, for its architecture and its many parks. While developing our Toronto Civic Center Tourist Scavenger Hunt, we identified many great Toronto monuments you should stop and admire.

We’ve limited our list to the downtown core and harbourfront areas, where our scavenger hunts are located.

7 Toronto Civic Center Monuments

  1. Nathan Phillips Square City HallThe Arches of Nathan Phillips Square
    • The Arches over the water feature in Nathan Phillips Square are named the Freedom Arches
  2. Canadian Flags Monument
    • On Bay Street, between Toronto’s current City Hall and the Old City Hall, stands a grove of flags.
    • 18 flags in total are displayed here: 1 for Canada, 1 for each of the 10 provinces, 1 for each of the 3 territories, and 1 for the City of Toronto.
  3. All are equal before the law
    • This monument comprises of a slender and tall pyramid atop which is a plank. On opposite sides of the plank are a lion and a house cat, facing each other.
    • It is on the western edge of Nathan Phillips Square, close to Osgood Hall.
  4. Nathan Philipps SquareToronto Sign
    • A large Toronto sign is located in Nathan Phillips Square. It’s the ideal location for tourist selfies.
  5. South African War Memorial
    • Located on University at Queen Street, this large memorial commemorates Canada’s involvement in the Second Boer War in South Africa with Great Britain (1899-1902).
    • It was erected in 1910 and created by Walter Seymour Allward (1876-1955).
  6. Pillars of Justin
    • On University Avenue, close to the courts of justice, is a monument honoring the men and women who work in Ontario’s justice system.
    • It was designed by Edwina Sandys and installed in 2007.
  7. Flight Stop
    • Flight Stop is large number of Canadian Geese captured mid-flight, hanging from the glass ceiling of the Eaton Center, close to Queen Street.
    • It was created by Michael Snow and installed in 1979.

We invite you to try Toronto Civic Center Tourist Scavenger Hunt. It is a 2 hour, self-guided walking tours that you do with your smartphone (how it works). You’ll come across most of these monuments and much more. Moreover, you’ll enjoy solving the various challenges at each step of the way while learning the history of Toronto. The cost of for a group of up to 6 persons is $35.

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