The Tori Quarter is the “New Old Town” of Helsinki between the Market Square and Senate Square, a historic area that is now being opened up to residents and visitors with new kinds of services, businesses and city events. The buildings in the quarter are an attraction in themselves – the magnificent Empire-style blocks represent the oldest buildings in the city.
The Tori Quarter is already home to around 50 local businesses, including restaurants, cafés, boutiques, creative agencies, a radio station and the new Helsinki City Museum. The idyllic courtyards have also finally opened up to the public, revealing lovely terraces. The Tori Quarter is also packed with events year round, including the Streat Helsinki street food festival in March lunchtime concerts in summertime, a block party in August, and the traditional Christmas sauna and the St Thomas Christmas Market in December.