Named after the late Nathan Phillips, Toronto's "Mayor to all the people," this architectural delight is located at the foot of City Hall. It is the focal point for many events throughout the year, including the First Night Toronto festival every New Year's Eve. During the summer it is home to many outdoor entertainers and live bands.
A landmark for the 21st Century, the Absolute World complex is an eye-catching addition to Mississauga's skyline. Following an international competition among several design firms, the winning Beijing-based MAD firm won the bid. Known for its unique twisting architecture, the towers spiral from base to top in a dizzying pattern, with the larger tower twisting at 209 degrees from the bottom of the building. Interestingly, the towers have been labeled 'Marilyn Monroe' by locals due to its voluptuous hourglass shape.
Toronto Heli Tours are helicopter services that provide one with stunning aerial tours of various landmarks and areas in and around Toronto. Their copters can seat three visitors at a time, and one can go for their general admission tours alone, in pairs or in threes. They also have bookings, where one can book a copter exclusively; ideal for a romantic date or special occasion. On the tour, one can see fly close to iconic Toronto skyscrapers, Lake Ontario, Humber Bay, as well as the parks nearby.
You will be compelled to stop in your tracks when you see the Toronto's Half House on the St Patrick Street. A 19th-century, Victorian structure with just one-half visible, the other half of Toronto's Half House was torn down in the 20th Century by a real estate company. Owning to disputes between the owner and the development company, this house was torn in the most awkward fashion while its neighbor's building was being demolished. Sliced exactly in half, the wall that you see was a division separating the bedrooms. Legal tiffs aside, this place is a must-visit if you wish to spot something eccentric and capture it on your camera's lens.
Soldiers Tower is a Gothic Revival bell tower and clock at the University of Toronto constructed in memory of the members of the university who lost their lives in the World Wars. The tower is 143 feet (43.6 meters) tall and has a carillon of 51 bells. The structure has 12 window panels of stained glass and 8 small ones dedicated to students who lost their lives. The museum within the tower showcases medals, photographs and several other memorabilia. The Memorial Room has a stone-carved memorial for each of the carillon of bells.
The Mississauga Celebration Square is situated next to the Mississauga City Hall. This venue is the perfect spot to enjoy some sunshine in the afternoons or catch a free film screening, concert or festival in the evenings. You can sign up for fitness classes, enjoy culinary events, farmer's markets and more. The square's permanent stage has hosted several local musicians and dancers of all genres, from hip hop to Bollywood. The Canada Day and New Year's festivities are celebrated with plenty of events and live shows. The square doubles up as an outdoor ski rink in the winter months. This is a must-visit while in the city; it is a true cultural hub.
An ancient rock in the city of Toronto, The Yorkville Rock is the sole remainder of the mountain range that once ran through the country. Found in Toronto's Yorkville Park, the rock is now considered a work of modern art, owing to the efforts taken to place each fragment in perfect position, to give the rock its original shape. While the rock itself might not be much to look at, the story behind it getting to this location is what makes it intriguing.
A famous attraction in the city, the Little Glenn is a bronze statue of a working-class boy pulling a stone obelisk on his four wheel cart. The obelisk has 'To serve and protect', the motto of the police force of Toronto engraved on it. The statue is situated in front of the Metro Toronto Police Headquarters.
Dedicated to the War veterans of Ontario, the Ontario Veterans Memorial stands 30 meters high (98 feet) tall and is made of granite. On the granite are inscriptions from Jane Urquhart, author and military historian, Jack Granatstein. There are scenes of the Canadian military roles in peace and during war.
In its belief in the Almighty and the Biblical authority, the Metrolpolitan United Church is very much like any other church. However, the interpretation of the divine teachings and God is where the church differs from others. A whole new approach to the concepts of Baptism, Sacraments and the Bible etc. sets it apart. While being involved in the betterment of the community, the church also aims at molding the future generation. Throughout the week the church holds recitals and prayer meetings. The Volunteer Lounge within the church is a venue let out for meetings.