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Building a Landmark: The Toronto Sign (Video by City of Toronto)

The Toronto sign is undeniably iconic. For years it has been front and centre as an integral part the spectacular City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square complex,

Located just west of Old City Hall and Eaton Centre, and east of historic Osgoode Hall, the TORONTO sign beckons to tourists and locals alike. Many oblige, paying a visit, snapping selfies, and skating on the large outdoor ice surface. Winter is perhaps even more spectacular than summer, as despite the cold, hundreds cruise around the rink to the sounds of pop music ringing through the air, as they enjoy a skate on the water fountain turned rink in front of the sign.

The City of Toronto posted this video about the sign in December 20. While this video lacks a history of backstory about the sign we can help fill you in. Read our post about the 2020 update of the sign to catch up on the process of upgrading the sign and our thoughts on how the public art wraps fit in with the larger city mandate.

Image and video credit: City of Toronto

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