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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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A nice waterfront walk

A few shops and restaurants a long a nice waterfront walk. Clean and safe for tourists, families and pet friendly

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Paul P
London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We go to Harbourfront all the time. It's a great place to walk around and explore. There's always something to see and do. My kids love to look at the tall ships and watch the planes take off from the island. A great place to send the day, or just a couple hours.

Thank Kimberleigh A
London, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A few shops and restaurants a long a nice waterfront walk. Clean and safe for tourists, families and pet friendly

Thank Paul P
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is easily accessible by public transportation by taking the street car from Union station. Great skating rink in the winter but dress warm! Awesome place in the summer time to walk along the boardwalk and also enjoy the shops and eateries in the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The harbor area was beautiful. Lots of good exercise and fresh air. Places to sit along the beach. Boats you can ride for a tour of the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the Toronto Waterfront. Walk along Queens Quay and explore the shops, restaurants with outdoor patios, Querns Quay terminal and Harbourfront centre artisans. Hop a ferry or cruise around the Toronto Islands.

Thank Karen L
Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

harbourfront is so nice in the summer as there are all kinds of cultural festivals all throughout the summer.

Thank LaineyR4u
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From movie night wednesdays in the bandstand to the kids events every weekend you will always have something to do visiting the waterfront. Keep in mind that being by the water is always a little cooler, so on the hot days it's great, but if it is a cool day in the summer bring a sweatshirt or light jacket especially... More 

Thank Philip W
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was there in Dec 2016. Winter had just kicked in, lots of people enjoying ice skating. Lovely lake view. Enough sitting space, free admission and well designed. I enjoyed it there, spent about 2 hours with friends.

Thank Dhaval P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

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 12 January 2017

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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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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