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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: 416-973-4000
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Description: 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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My wife and I went there on one of our days to burn sometime. I'd say quite nice, with all the very expensive boats and yachts docked and the view into the lake. The day we went... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Winnipeg, Canada

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Angus, Canada
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I walked around this whole area in the early morning one Saturday when the PanAm games were on. It was a lovely, cool morning and I walked past tourboats just opening for business, street food vendors setting up for the day, local residents walking their dogs, and many others out for a run. Lots of people out for a run!... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went there on one of our days to burn sometime. I'd say quite nice, with all the very expensive boats and yachts docked and the view into the lake. The day we went on was quite warm and nice which I'm sure added to our experience. We stopped for a bite to eat at an Irish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

One of my favourites place during summer, a long trail to walk with beautiful scenery for lake ontario and the islands. always busy during weekends.

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Guelph
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We wandered through this part of the waterfront, and honestly I didn't even know it existed. I do hope that after the PanAm games/festivities are over that it remains just as well kept and lively, but for the meantime it was great! It's a nice space with various different things to do, some shops, restaurants, a theatre, great waterfront vantage... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I pretty much just walked around the harbourfront instead of visiting the attractions, but there was a cooking demonstration going on and some temporary art installations when I visited. There are some beautifully landscaped areas with grass, trees, benches, pools etc around the harbourfront and I think it's a great place to read, relax or meet friends, if the weather... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

So many choices at the harbourfront; shops, food, exhibits and trips to the Toronto islands, sailing, dinner cruises. Go down in the morning to get the times and choices so you can plan your day and not miss anything that you want to do

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It is a very vibrant area especially weekends. There are many festivals are scheduled mostly during summer months. Also a lot of miscellaneous activities are organized. Myriad of fast food, restaurants and cafés are available all around the area. Lake and Island tours are departed from harbour, kayak, canoe, power boats can be rented. Well worth visiting.

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Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

There are many restaurants by the harbour on Lake Ontario. Its Nice to enjoy great the breeze and the food.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Taking the TTC 501 Streetcar down Spadina Avenue, to the Queen's Quay is a vibrant city ride (going north can get very busy though). Bustle, hustle and taxi horns....suddenly you find yourself squinting from sun glinting on water. Watch sailboats, island ferries, kayaks and restored historical boats catching the breeze on Toronto Harbour. Oh yes, and watch (?!) huge planes... More 

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I know that what exists down at Harbourfront is the result of The Pan Am and Para Pan Am Games, but thank goodness for that! It no longer is a drab sterile environment with little to do besides look at the boats and the lake.... now there are activities for the entire family. It is about time that there is... 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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