Yonge-Dundas is the very heart of downtown Torontoin more ways than one. After all, the major arterials of Yonge Street and Dundas St meet here, and the resulting intersection may be the city's busiest (at least for pedestrians). Virtually every visitor to Toronto passes through here at some point.

Yet more than just the physical heart, the Yonge-Dundas area also represents the commercial and political heart of the city. Shop at the Eaton Center and relax at Dundas Square; take in a show at the Mirvish Theatre, or visit two magnificent City Halls (one classic, one modern).

There may be crowds, but they're all here for a reason. The heart of Toronto holds an important place in the hearts of Torontonians and visitors alike.

Get in

Concise map of just major points

By subway

Subway line 1 runs under Yonge Street from Front St to North York, with stations at Queen St, Dundas St, College St, and Wellesley St. The Dundas station puts you in the middle of the district with connections to the Eaton Centre and Dundas Square.

Being U-shaped, Subway Line 1 also runs under University Avenue along the western edge of the district. The district is served by two stations: Osgoode (at Queen St) and St Patrick (at Dundas St).

Subway line 1 is also called the Yonge-University line.

Subway line 2 (also called the Bloor-Danforth line) stops just north of the district at the intersection of Yonge St and Bloor St.

By streetcar



Yonge & Dundas in all its commercialized glory


Large stores and shopping centres

Interior view of the Toronto Eaton Centre.

Here is a listing of some large stores and shopping centres listing them from south to north:

Downtown Yonge

Downtown Yonge is the shopping/restaurant area along Yonge Street from Richmond St in the south and to Bloor St in the north. (Officially, "Downtown Yonge" ends just 2 blocks north of College St at Grosvenor and Alexander Streets, but from a visitor's point of view, it continues seamlessly to Bloor St.) There are many small shops and restaurants mostly lining the sidewalks along Yonge St.



Yonge St streetscape



Go next

Here is a list of adjacent districts:

Routes through Yonge-Dundas

North York Yorkville and the Annex  N  S  Entertainment and Financial DistrictsReverses direction North York

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