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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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Such a beautiful and colorful place to visit. It is surrounded by a few parks that anyone will appreciate having a little stroll.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I think this is a relaxing place to visit. It has shopping, restaurants, and different venues to explore. It is close to the lake so you can walk inside as well as outside. After you finish walking outside and work up your appetite, you can go inside for a good meal, the, walk and explore inside. I would recommend Harbourfront... More 

Thank leanorab2015
Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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60 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such a beautiful and colorful place to visit. It is surrounded by a few parks that anyone will appreciate having a little stroll.

Thank TCY2
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53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for skating in the winter and in the summer there are so many little festivals and shows happening. Never a dull moment. Lots of free stuff which can be hard to find in the city so that's a bonus. Great views of the lake and the Islands.

Thank Julie B
Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the attractions of Toronto. It has a mix of city view and lake view as well. There are many events that take place throughout the year at this area. Summer time is really nice, we have different festivals and shows. Fall time is amazing during the nuit blanche event. Might get a little windy as it's... More 

Thank jasminetdot
Mississauga, Canada
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy place to go for a family skate. Skate rental is available at an affordable price and it is not overly crowded. Nice view of the lake and downtown from the rink. It gets busy in the weekend afternoons so plan accordingly and take an extra layer as the lake breeze can get chilly. Big snack bar on site to... More 

Thank MyOpinion65
Sceaux, France
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119 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arriving from don valley parkway gives a very gorgeous view on the city and harbour center. One of things to do when you wish discovering Toronto !

1 Thank henri pierre g
Toronto, Ontario
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a perfect evening it was a splendid venue. Skate rental was efficient and convenient. There was a snack bar/restaurant, but on a Saturday evening they were closed by 9:00 p.m. My only criticism was of certain (alpha) males who insisted on skating way too fast, weaving among people, including children and older folks, causing accidents on the ice. "Security"... More 

Thank TheotheCat
Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

One of the few places in Toronto that you can enjoy free of charge. Grab your favourite cup of coffee and go for a stroll. Toronto's waterfront is one of the city's treasures. I am glad they are making it more pedestrian friendly and accessible. If you are driving into the city parking can be a challenge at times especially... More 

Thank 5a25
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Shopping, food, drinks, music and performance are usually free. Something to do for all age group. Great to be at an open space particular in the summer. Great people watch!

Thank Emily K
Singapore, Singapore
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112 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

You can walk along the boardwalk and enjoy the view, as well as take snapshots of CN tower that sits across. There are restaurants in the area as well.

1 Thank Mei O

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