It’s a long way from The X Factor UK to Yonge-Dundas Square. That’s where former reality-TV contestant Niall Sexton found himself one evening last fall.
Yonge Dundas Square
From Yonge-Dundas Square to Ford Maple Leafs Square, the city is hopping in Leafs jerseys.
Yonge-Dundas has transformed into NHL face-off viewing party today.
Dozens of Venezuelans gathered at Toronto’s Yonge Dundas Square in order to ask the Canadian government for a diplomatic intervention in the ongoing crisis in the South America nation.
Kaitlin Heller thinks Toronto streets are very safe, but not necessarily the result of an increased police presence. “I used to live in Harlem, New York, and there were shootings on my doorstep,” Kaitlin Heller said while sitting on a bench at Yonge-Dundas Square. “Toronto feels much safer.”
Lemme Ibrahim looks toward a crowd of hundreds gathered at Yonge-Dundas Square Saturday afternoon in celebration of Hosni Mubarak’s resignation. She says she has trouble believing it was only two weeks ago when she sat at a coffee shop with a friend and discussed putting together a rally in support of freedom and democracy in Egypt.
Naira Badawi’s phone has been ringing non-stop. Among those calling? Her fiancé, Egyptian-American Amr Taha, was in Tahrir Square when the announcement of Hosni Mubarak’s resignation was made. Taha has been camping in the centre of Cairo on and off since the anti-Mubarak protests began.
Egyptian-Canadian Mouhab Saber has grievances with his native country. “We want a new president because the present one is stealing money from our country,” he said. “We’re trying to achieve freedom.”