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Harbourfront Centre

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Downtown West
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Address: 235 Queens Quay West | at Lower Simcoe St., Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8, Canada
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+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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Harbourfront Centre

Centrally located in downtown Toronto. Close to the lake . Free admission, Art gallery , often they have free outdoor concerts in the summer . Several chairs available to sit and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Centrally located in downtown Toronto. Close to the lake . Free admission, Art gallery , often they have free outdoor concerts in the summer . Several chairs available to sit and relax outside. Many crafts available for purchase inside. Stop by Guest services they can provide lots of information

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For the average Torontonian like myself, the Toronto harbourfront is a place I've frequented for years, particularly during the long and hot summer months. I find that it's somewhere that you can spend a great deal of leisure time on, and the myriad range of activities (ranging from inexpensive to pricey) would provide tourists with a lot of flexibility on... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Between transit problems (TTC invariably off or having mishaps) and parking being unaffordable, unless you can cycle or walk there, you may think twice about visiting. The fact grass is interesting, especially when walking the dog. There's a nice flow to different areas when it's festival time. It can be congested without feeling that way, until you come to exit.... More 

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Who can argue with a lake? many shops and our beautiful lake at the southern most tip of Toronto. Many shops and restaurants. Available by street car. Best when the weather is good.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect spot to enjoy the water....summer and winter. In Summer i would recommend to go for a cruise with KAYAMA (book the tickets via GROUPON, and you pay around 20$ for 2.5h cruise) ....very scenic view of the city skyline! Winter: ice scating rink with music, even disco nights. Definitely a MUST: a quick check-in at the POWERPLANT museum....FOR FREE!!!

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like this place - t's recommended to vist there once you visit Canada (Ontario) - Have fun there !!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Stress free and Peaceful , Beautiful views, so many attractions , music & food. evening walks , kids friendly , you can ride on a boat too

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Unique shops, many restaurants and an environment that just call to you to have fun. The lake with its many boats, a boardwalk for enjoying a stroll. Yes this is certainly a place to be spring, summer or fall.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

had friends from USA visit. We stayed downtown Toronto and went for a walk down here. Was a very nice, quiet break from the action of the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

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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Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is celebrated by a number of monuments and museums, giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier destination for modern art, people here stroll through the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe Landing, and picnic among the zany designs of the Toronto Music Garden. The waterfront itself is often suffused with bikers and joggers, and the harbor is always packed with classic ships with masts raised. The vintage boats and ferries to the Toronto Islands make for a charming contrast against Downtown West's backdrop of skyscrapers, condos, and food trucks serving up hot, fresh fare to locals on the go. The area has a peaceful energy, and is popular with tourists and Torontonians alike.
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