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Lake Ontario

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Etobicoke
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Address: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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One of the mighty Great Lakes that offers outstanding tourism and...

One of the mighty Great Lakes that offers outstanding tourism and recreation opportunities for every season.

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It's a favourite place to walk, jog or bike. Of course it's busy in summer, but there are always people, and pets, and even surfers if you can imagine.The dog parks are wonderful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Greta R

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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a favourite place to walk, jog or bike. Of course it's busy in summer, but there are always people, and pets, and even surfers if you can imagine.The dog parks are wonderful and always busy but plenty of room for all. We love the boardwalk and running paths on the little peninsula near Ashbriges Bay In summer its volleyball,... More 

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Thank Greta R
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The water is known by locals for being gross to swim in and for being cold! Might be nice to enjoy the sand and pretty to walk along, great for sailing but again, I do not recommend swimming it in.

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Thank Sara7700
New Delhi, India
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39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love spending the sat evenings there for the sunset. The lake is vast provides a serene feeling and one can sit on the shore in tranquility for hours. Great for a stroll too, the breeze soothes you. Very fresh, and the swans and ducks in the lake give you a great company. Adobe for nature lovers and to spend time... More 

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Thank Geet S
Sudbury, Canada
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Since I live in Northern Ontario I can recommend far nicer lakes to visit. However I do recommend the harbour tour to appreciate Toronto from a different perspective.

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Thank Garth M
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88 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love time by the water Lake Ontario is very large Stunning sunrises and sunsets. However during storms can be very dangerous. So use caution. Some spots are more suitable than others for swimming in that others Some spots are never suitable for swimming Check first with the locals or online.

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Thank Michael B
Warsaw, Poland
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is just great to have a shore in the city, specially such a big city. To walk, for a bike ride or any outdor activities.

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Thank paulakortus
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lake Ontario is beautiful, anytime of year. Although, always bloody cold! Definitely gives you amazing reflections for cityscape shots. It is lovely to swim in in the Summer time, although you must accept the fact your body will freeze but will soon adjust to the temperature. Best tip growing up, get a rock, tie string, add a plastic bag and... More 

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Thank Emcintaggart
Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lake Ontario is the starting point of one of the longest street in the World....like Yonge Street. Nice to see all the boats.

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Thank TigerladyNelson
Bourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always come down to the Lake at least once when I visit Toronto. I love the cold and freshness of sitting by the lake. I also enjoy watching the planes land and depart at Billy Bishop Airport and the skaters on the rink.

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Thank Carole619
Kingston, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When one sees this lake, it is hard to believe it is the smallest of the Great Lakes. All of the cities and towns along the lake have beautiful walkways along the lakeside, and this is especially true in Toronto. WIth its skyline, Toronto also has a number of tall buildings on which to look over the lake and begin... More 

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Thank Don_K_Kingston

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Etobicoke
Etobicoke is a relaxed area along the Humber River. It's saturated with green spaces and conservatories, making it a premier destination for outdoor sports, hiking, and nature walks. Its abundance of parkland and lakes makes it a typical spot for fishing, picnicking, and camping out, especially in warmer months. The peaceful area is also enjoyed by families, who appreciate its boardwalks and sports facilities. Locals enjoy the variety of golfing and country club opportunities, which also provide lessons for golfers of any skill level.
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