Toronto-Dominion Centre

When temperatures start dropping and rain is not ideal for a walk with your toddler you start looking for places indoors where you can spend some time and learn some more about this wonderful city.

The Toronto-Dominion Centre, or T-D Centre, is a cluster of buildings  downtown consisting of six towers and a pavilion covered in bronze-tinted glass and black painted steel, and serving as the global headquarters of the Toronto-Dominion Bank, as well as providing office and retail space for many other businesses.

The towers were completed at different times between 1967 and 1991, with one additional building originally built outside the campus and purchased in 1998. Part of the complex was designated as an Ontario heritage site in 2005.

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Incorporated into the lower levels of the project is a large underground shopping mall. A 690-seat Famous Players movie theatre was originally included within this underground mall, but, though the space still exists, it was closed in 1978 due to redundancy after newer theatres opened throughout the city.

In the ground floor you can walk in broad day light thanks to the magnificent construction having the feeling that you are outdoors when you walk by an old building that was integrated in the complex.

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In this level you can also find the Canadian Business Hall of Fame that honours “Canada’s most distinguished business leaders”and was established by Junior Achievement of Canada in 1979.

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Beside it you can find an interactive board with plenty information about  Junior Achievement and also from the National Business Archives.

This time we also had the opportunity to enjoy the many wonders of the Richtree Restaurant. The concept is not unheard of but the end result is just wonderful.

You can choose from a variety of food that goes from sushi to pizzas, passing trough seafood , meat, oysters, sandwiches, everything fresh . The juices are as tasty as nutritious and the desserts are irresistible.

Adding to that you have also a diversity of scenarios inside the restaurant that mimics such things as an outside piazza, a table under a tree,an english tea room.

We were taken to a place  that was supposed to look like an Auberge (we totally forgot the name that was written on the door to this room but it was Auberge something).

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Very charming, don’t you think?

If it’s raining and you’re in Toronto wondering what to do, or if you simply want to have a delicious meal(in a toddler friendly environment) this is one of the places to go.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kari
    Oct 05, 2009 @ 00:20:02

    Nice, another great group of pictures & portrait of a different area in the city! The restaurant in the last picture looks like a cute and cozy place to have a meal.

    Reply

  2. Sher
    Oct 06, 2009 @ 16:29:19

    Amazing place! I would love to visit that.

    Reply

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