Nathan Phillips Square

100 Queen Street West

Toronto, Ontario, Canada



Nathan Phillips Square Toronto’s City Hall was Built on St. John’s Ward Jewish, and other immigrants First Chinese Toronto. On April 27th 1956 Shea’s Hippodrome Theatre opened, 2700 seeded, showcase film, vaudeville, performances from stars Bob Hope, George Burns, Abbott & Costello Buck Privates was the highest grossing picture at the theater, the doors closed on December 27, 1956. After 5 yrs Toronto city councils decided on design.




Construction started in 1961, Opened on September 13 1965, designed by Viljo Revell a Finnish architect, named after Nathan Phillips the 53rd Mayor of Toronto from 1955 to 1962 was the first Jewish mayor developing into a culture mecca with a vision of a New City Hall.



Events

Nathan Phillips Square usually has some great events taking place like a Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, maybe catch a Hollywood film shoot, Zombie Walk, or ring in the new year with Toronto's Rock’n New Year's Eve party.


Luau or Die Zombie Walk


Performances by The Roots & Explosions in The Sky during the Commonwealth Games




Nathan Phillips Square has also been in used as a film set in Resident Evil: Apocalypse where it gets blows up The Believers, & The Kidnapping of the President,




Things To Do


Stop in and read a book at Public Library

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/cityhall/



In winter you can go skating rentals for adults is around $15 for children $10 to rent a hammer for five dollars and even shoppers skates for 10 bucks

https://nathanphillipssquareskaterentals.com/




Social Media Sites

https://www.facebook.com/npstoronto

https://www.instagram.com/nathanphillipssquare/?hl=en

Sources

Taylor, Doug. "Memories of Toronto's " Historic Toronto: Information on Toronto's History. tayloronhistory.com/2012/03/06/old-movie-houses-of-toronto-fond-memories-of-sheas-hippodrome/


Salmon, James V. (James Victor) (photographer) https://digitalarchive.tpl.ca/objects/337572


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toronto


Toronto Sketches The Way We Were by Mike Filey from the article from January 1 1989