Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization
Nathan Phillips Square is where Torontonians gather, share memories and welcome the world. It is a place where people come together in the spirit of openness, community and democracy.
The City of Toronto is proud to reinvigorate its greatest public space, Nathan Phillips Square, and reintroduce it as a more functional and environmentally sustainable meeting place for future generations.
In 2014, the people of Toronto will reopen a revitalized Nathan Phillips Square. Toronto’s centre for local government and celebration will once again ignite applause, and inspire as it did, over 45 years ago when it was first opened.
From 2010 to 2014, the City of Toronto will reinvigorate Nathan Phillips Square to restore its beauty and dignity, preserve and enhance its unique heritage qualities and reintroduce it as a more functional and environmentally sustainable public meeting place.
About Nathan Phillips Square
Nathan Phillips Square is a vibrant, active space in the heart of the city. Every year, over 1.5 million visitors attend a variety of community and special events hosted on the Square.
Background information on Nathan Phillips Square, when it opened, why some of its key features need special attention and why it needs upgrades.
The City Hall podium roof, where visiting dignitaries were once welcomed to this great city, was revived and re-introduced as the new Podium Green Roof - Toronto’s largest publicly accessible green roof.
Modernizing the Square will reflect Toronto’s commitment to excellent design and liveability by respecting and restoring the beauty of Viljo Revell’s original, award-winning vision.
Revitalizing Nathan Phillips Square is a priority for the City in its efforts to beautify and restore its public spaces and make Toronto a cleaner, greener, and more beautiful city.
Soon Torontonians will be able to celebrate, gather, be heard, and live green in the heart of a city that strives to be one of the greenest on the planet. The revitalized Square will featured an increase in the number of trees on the Square to create an urban forest in the middle of downtown Toronto.