Skating at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto by bruni

Skating at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto

The day Grace and I went to the Eaton's Center in Toronto to take pictures of the Hudson's Bay Christmas window displays we also went to Nathan Phillips Square as a winter fair was in progress.

Nathan Phillips Square is an urban plaza in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It forms the forecourt to Toronto City Hall, or New City Hall, at the intersection of Queen Street West and Bay Street, and is named for Nathan Phillips, mayor of Toronto from 1955 to 1962.[3] The square was designed by the City Hall's architect Viljo Revell and landscape architect Richard Strong.[4] It opened in 1965. The square is the site of concerts, art displays, a weekly farmers' market, the winter festival of lights, and other public events, including demonstrations. During the winter months, the reflecting pool is converted into an ice rink for ice skating. The square attracts an estimated 1.5 million visitors yearly.[5] With an area of 4.85 hectares (12.0 acres), it is Canada's largest city square.

My picture collage features the Zamboni, the person who gives the go ahead and the ice ring filling up again with skaters.

What is a Zamboni?
An ice resurfacer is a vehicle or hand-pushed device used to clean and smooth the surface of a sheet of ice, usually in an ice rink. The first ice resurfacer was developed by American inventor and engineer Frank Zamboni in 1949 in the city of Paramount, California.
wonderful collage
Snow must be awesome, so wish the snow in our country actually reach a town
Thanks for explaining how a ice ring and skating works
January 6th, 2020  
Terrific collage.
January 6th, 2020  
nice collage of winter
January 6th, 2020  
All the people in Holland are jealouse. We want our ``Elf steden tocht`` to be possible. Fav.
January 6th, 2020  
Great location to capture this photo from, and it has a very strong sense of place!
January 7th, 2020  
Wow great shot of Nathan Phillips square!
What a busy place..............our skating arena never gets that busy! Lol
January 7th, 2020  
A beautiful collage and great info. It sure looks like a busy place.
January 7th, 2020  
How fun!
January 7th, 2020  
Looks like a lot of fun- the lady skating with her shopping bag makes me laugh!
January 11th, 2020  
Leave a Comment
Sign up for a free account or Sign in to post a comment.