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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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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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So Pretty!

We had such a great time hanging out here. There was so much to see. A great place to people watch, do some yoga on a paddleboard, hop on a boat, and see some art.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
London, Canada

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have been there so many times. Keep an eye to the website for coolest free events. Love biking by that area.

Thank Prashant G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Swedish Festival was an amazing experience. Lots to do and lots of Swedish resources. Would do it again.

Thank Jarrett H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First time visiting and loved the open studio complex, plus interesting art store. Made in Canada! There was a lively, friendly Swedish fair ongoing and also plenty of good kids' activities. Coffee and big windows made for a relaxing stop out of the rain, watching sailboats and viewing art.

Thank H C
London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such a great time hanging out here. There was so much to see. A great place to people watch, do some yoga on a paddleboard, hop on a boat, and see some art.

Thank BequiaNess
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walk here all summer, starting from Bathurst and Queen's Quay, east to York Quay building and Queen's Quay building, and beyond. This is a great way to see all the boats! Check out the Boatel there in the summer, you can stay overnight! York Quay has artisans working at their crafts year-round (glass-blowing, pottery), and a store that sells... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to go to get good photographs of the city skyline and the lake some decent cafes so well worth a visit

Thank swift314
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Work has been going on for years... it would be a great area and will definitely become a great walk side...for now is just a too slow work in progress

Thank Laura P
Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Typical lakeshore waterfront but very quiet on a dry, autumn day. I'm sure there must be a lot more activity around there during the summer months.

Thank Rachel T
Deal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited in October so lots of the bars etc were closed, however it's still worth a visit It's a lovely location with great views over Lake Ontario and back to the it's skyline. Very clean with lots of places to sit and watch the world go by. The sight seeing bus stops here - it's how we got here.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of avant garde shows at the Power Plant and the Dance Theatre.- not my taste. Outdoor photo exhibits have been interesting like No Flat City about the ravines of Toronto. In the summer the food festivals are worth a visit.

Thank Carolyn J

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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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