10 unmistakable iconic symbols of Toronto
Toronto has plenty of notable landmarks, but there are a few symbols in particular that we associate most closely with this city. From buildings to animals to logos, these sights definitely hit home for locals, but even tourists can admit these icons are pretty synonymous with T-dot.
Here are some unmistakable symbols of Toronto.
It needs no explanation: this looming pointy downtown structure is globally-known as Toronto's quintessential tower.
We'ree well into the new era of Toronto streetcars, with the sleek Flexity Outlook vehicles becoming the new norm. Still, the old-school CLRVs (and their mysterious sand piles) will always be classic.
October's Very Own is undoubtedly one of the city's largest homegrown brands, courtesy of Toronto champion, Drake. If it's not being displayed on a billboard, or the new store, you can also catch the owl logo on the OVO Athletic Centre when driving by the Gardiner.
This school on stilts is easily one of the coolest buildings in the city. It's the country's largest art university, so it makes sense the multi-coloured Sharp Centre For Design on McCaul is one of the artsiest-looking places in the city.
This multi-purpose stadium (SkyDome for life) is home to the hottest concerts and the Blue Jays. Coupled with the CN Tower, it doesn't get more iconic than that.
The neon palm tree returned to Spadina after years in flux, marking the official return of the city's most historic music hall, El Mo.
Nathan Phillips Square is home to our most famous duo of curved buildings. This landmark has been the backdrop of multiple action films, but you'll probably recognize it best as our city's logo.
Now over a century-old, this pretty green bridge and its arch, inscribed with the phrase "this river I step in is not the river I stand in," is considered an essential work of art.
Hate it or love it, the hulking glass addition to the original Royal Ontario Museum building placed this tourist attraction firmly on the map as a place to visit, if not to explore, than to ogle from the outside.
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