Toronto ’s Harbourfront has grown in leaps and bounds within the last decade. There are a great number of condominiums which are aligned on Queens Quay (the street which hugs Lake Ontario ). Queens Quay Terminal, the area’s shopping mall, has a quite a few stores, restaurants and a museum depicting art and sculpture from the First Nations. In the summer there is a different ethnic festival every week which offer great food, clothing, trinkets, souvenirs, music and dance to reflect that specific culture. The festivals are free and attract a lot of visitors.

The Power Plant offers wonderful displays of visual arts. In the summer months there are a great many boat tours. In the winter, the reflecting pond is converted into a skating rink, providing excellent recreation, and a picturesque view of Lake Ontario, looking south towards Centre Island, Hanlan’s Point, and the Toronto City Centre Airport .

The Fleck Dance Theatre and the Enwave Theatre are two wonderful venues for theatrical or contemporary dance performances. For some innovative, cutting-edge theatre from around the globe Word Stage at Harbourfront Centre from October to May will broaden your horizons. Enjoy and be entertained by thought-provoking works from France , Belgium , Canada , Australia , Ireland and England . These plays will add a new dimension to what is considered conventional theatre. They are done with humour and intelligence. The Harbourfront Centre box office is 416-973-4000. www.harbourfrontcentre.com