Brookfield Place is an often-photographed subject downtown, and why not?! The beautiful arches just beg to be captured.

Allen Lambert Galleria

The Allen Lambert Galleria, designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, connects Bay Street with Sam Pollock Square. The 6-story high pedestrian thoroughfare is structured by 8 free-standing supports on each side of the Galleria. The supports branch out into parabolic shapes evoking a forest canopy or a tree-lined avenue due to the presence of building facades along the sides of the structure.

Sam Pollock Square

Who is Sam Pollock you may ask? I asked the same question and found out that he was a Canadian sports executive who was General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Montreal Canadiens for 14 years. In the 1990s, when the Hockey Hall of Fame relocated to downtown Toronto, the indoor public square at the end of the Allen Lambert Galleria was named Sam Pollock Square in his honour.