Financial District, Toronto Travel Guide
Financial District Summary
- Close to theatres, shops, sports venues and restaurants
- Within walking distance to major tourist attractions like the CN Tower
- Plenty of transportation options -- subway, light rail, bus, train
- Proximity to the lively Distillery District, with shops, restaurants, art galleries and Victorian-era architecture
- Bustling area during the day, quiet at night
- Some parts can feel a bit desolate at night
- Difficult to park, and terrible traffic conditions, especially during rush hour
What It's Like
Home to skyscrapers that house corporate headquarters, banks and law firms, the Financial District is best explored during the day, when the area is most active. The CN Tower, one of the world’s tallest buildings, is one of the main draws, as well as the Harbourfront area, Union Station, and the Eaton Center, arguably Canada’s most important shopping mall. At night, several sport venues are within walking distance, and nearby theaters open their doors. But it's quiet overall, and a good place to get a solid night’s sleep: The streets empty out as most tourists move to livelier areas, like the Art and Design District.
Where To Stay
The good thing about being in the compact Financial District is that you'll be reasonably close to the area's attractions no matter where you stay. If you want to be close to the CN Tower and the Rogers Center, choose a hotel in the southern part of the neighborhood. For easy access to great shopping, stay in the area north of King Street.