#6: Nathan Phillips Square free skate

After living in the UK for years and refusing to pay £12 (or $24 Canadian) for 45 minutes of ice skating, I`m excited that most of the skating is FREE in […]


After living in the UK for years and refusing to pay £12 (or $24 Canadian) for 45 minutes of ice skating, I`m excited that most of the skating is FREE in Toronto! Located in front of City Hall on Queen St. West, Nathan Phillips Square has skating from November to March from first light until 10pm. Bring your skates or rent them and skate in one of the coolest locations in the city. The arches over the reflecting ice rink were officially named “Freedom Arches” as a piece of the Berlin Wall lays flat at the base of the center freedom arch, with a plaque inscribed:

“Freedom Arches”

The Citizens of Toronto dedicate these arches to the millions who struggled including Canadians, to gain and defend freedom and to the tens of millions who suffered and died for the lack of it. May all that we do be worthy of them.
Only in freedom can the Human Spirit soar.
Against the Human drive for freedom nothing can long succeed.

Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West, M5H 2N2

nathan phillips square

Freedom arches with a piece of the Berlin Wall

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