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Harbourfront Centre

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Address: 235 Queens Quay W | at Lower Simcoe St., Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8, Canada
Phone Number: 14169734000
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Canada Day weekend

We wandered over to Harbourfront on Sunday July 3rd and there was a ton of activities, vendors and street performers. It was a delightful afternoon. We watched many of the large... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Columbia, South Carolina
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

To see and feel the nostalgia on those big wooden ships was awesomen - much more just to imagine how they were during those times.

Thank edgarsan2s
Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cool place to hangout, enjoy the views and have a perspective of the lake. There are different activities, a museum, boat trips, the ferry to Center Island, an art space and live music on summer nights

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I decided to try to Toronto during my stay and thankfully, there was a boat show going on the harbor aside from a number of vendors, an upcoming concert. This is a busy spot but I had a blast, The harbor and surrounding boardwalk allows a large number of people to enjoy and walk around without feeling claustrophobic. It is... More 

Thank LV14
Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wandered over to Harbourfront on Sunday July 3rd and there was a ton of activities, vendors and street performers. It was a delightful afternoon. We watched many of the large sail ships and just took in the sights.

Thank Janeofalltrade
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Harbourfront was booming on a Sunday afternoon and we happened to be there for Harbour Days. So lots of booths, tables and food! Plus they had the Tall Ship in the water - tours and rides! It was a great day!

Thank kymmy3
Humboldt, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A city with a waterfront is never a bad thing. Toronto is no different. It is a reasonably short walk from one end to the other but still it is worth it. Lots of activities were around it, especially on the weekend. Great place for a walk any time of the day really.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I’ve been to Harbourfront about three times and it is always an enjoyable day What I like: 1. Beautiful place to walk and look at the small ships or catch a glimpse of the island airport 2. Always great arts programming – they seem to be able to attract such a wide variety of artists with a high caliber –... More 

Thank MTLtravelfun
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favorite places to walk around in Toronto is down by the waterfront. Great view of the harbor and always has something happening in the area. Nice spot to have a coffee/drink and relax.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun place to wander about / hang about in the big city. Vendors selling food n' things, places to walk and sit and people-watch, boat-watch, buskers performing, families hanging out, restaurant availability, etc. Super easy access by foot to tourist areas like Rogers Centre, Air Canada Centre, Ripley's Aquarium, CN Tower, etc. A happy, bustling place (at least during a... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had arrived early to see the Tall Ships the Canada Day weekend and then to Blue Jays game. It was extremely busy but well worth the wait. We visited all three ships are and very impressed. The staffs were friendly and most were helpful. There was plenty going on. Many food stops, live music and lots of people enjoying... More 

Thank France B

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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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