Downtown Toronto is the city centre and main central business district of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Located entirely within the district of Old Toronto, it is approximately 14 square kilometers in area, bounded by Bloor Street to the north, Lake Ontario to the south, the Don Valley to the east, and Bathurst Street to the west.
It is also the governmental centre of the City of Toronto and the Province of Ontario.
The retail core of the downtown is located along Yonge Street from Queen Street to College Street.
There is a large cluster of retail centres and shops in the area, including the Toronto Eaton Centre indoor mall.
There are an estimated 600 retail stores, 150 bars and restaurants, and 7 hotels.
In recent years the area has been experiencing a renaissance as the Business Improvement Area (BIA) has brought in new retail and improved the cleanliness.
The area has also seen the opening of the Dundas Square public square, a public space for holding performances and art displays.
The Financial District, centred on the intersection of Bay Street and King Street is the centre of Canada's financial industry.
It contains the Toronto Stock Exchange, which is the largest in Canada and seventh in the world by market capitalization.
The construction of skyscrapers in downtown Toronto had started to rapidly increase during the 1960s.