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Harbourfront Centre

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Address: 235 Queens Quay West | at Lower Simcoe St., Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-973-4000
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Harbourfront Centre, on Toronto's waterfront, is an innovative...

Harbourfront Centre, on Toronto's waterfront, is an innovative not-for-profit cultural organization that creates events and activities of excellence that enliven, educate and entertain a diverse public.

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Activities every week-end with enough cachet to visit anytime

There's typically always something interesting going on each week-end and those activities are free for the most part. Food is available on site and in close proximity. Family... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Port Hope, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love this area because of the rich diversity of cultural groups and exciting activities that are available throughout the year. Many artists call this area home with studios throughout the area. There is a working glass production studio I particularly like as you can actually sign up to create a piece. Additionally, you can actually walk through the working... More 

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Humble, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here around 11am on a weekend and we loved the stroll around along the shore line. Beautiful and a relaxing few hours spent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we love the annual swedish christmas fair. It is so much fun. The brigantine room offers goods for sale that are traditionally swedish. Everything from food, drink and decor and gifts. You can also purchase traditional swedish baked goods and lunch. The second floor offers a children's area where kids can bake gingerbread and more. The highlight is the St... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During the summer and especially on the weekends there is almost always something happening here. During the cultural festivals, watch your kids and hold their little hands! It can be busier than a beehive. It's like an outdoor bazaar during those days. A little bit of everything: fair, bazaar, concert.

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Port Hope, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's typically always something interesting going on each week-end and those activities are free for the most part. Food is available on site and in close proximity. Family accessible, making it a go-to place for young families of all ages

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are lot of activities around the waterfront from cursing around the lake to eating at one of the nice restaurants.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great destination whether for free public skating in winter, or walking through the word on the street festival; plenty to do and like at the harbourfront.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of our favorite places in Toronto. It is quite beautiful, a scenic view of the lake, and lots of activities to be done. Check the website for updates ok the schedule.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Beautifull place for a walk, some shops and restaurants around the area. It is a great place to view the Toronto islands, take some pictures and see the sunset.

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We stopped in to the Harbourfront and walked around some of the shops. They had a book fair going when we were there and we picked up some books for the grandchildren. Traffic near the area is crazy and parking can be hard to find.

Thank Barb47MN

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