Situated at the South East corner of Bay & Adelaide, TrumpTower residents have access to the best of the Financial District, bordered by Queen Street West to the north, Front Street to the south, Yonge Street to the east and University Avenue to the west. Transportation to the area is centered on Union Station, which is located at the south end of the Financial District. Union Station functions as a central depot for the GO transit system and provides access to the TTC via the Yonge-University-Spadina Subway line.
The Financial District is one of the most densely-built areas in Toronto. It is the site of numerous banking companies, corporate headquarters, high-powered legal and accounting firms, insurance companies and stockbrokers. The ‘Big Five’ bank towers are connected underground by the PATH system. The PATH is lined with retail shops, restaurants and services. Many of the businesses found in the PATH are only open during the working week hours, though the doors to the PATH system stay open during the evenings and on the weekends. For a delicious dinner in the Financial district, check out Bardi’s Steakhouse, Aria Ristorante, or Bannock. These high quality restaurants will be sure to arouse your tastebuds.
The Financial District was originally planned as New Town, which would have been an extension of the Town of York. The origins of the Financial District date back to the late 19th century, when a number of Toronto’s early banks relocated their head offices to the area. Due to the regional nature of these early banks, most came and went. It was not until the mid-20th century that the ‘Big Five’ banks began relocating their head offices to the Financial District.