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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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Very busy place. Fun to see.

We stopped in to the Harbourfront and walked around some of the shops. They had a book fair going when we were there and we picked up some books for the grandchildren. Traffic... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Owatonna, Minnesota
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Owatonna, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped in to the Harbourfront and walked around some of the shops. They had a book fair going when we were there and we picked up some books for the grandchildren. Traffic near the area is crazy and parking can be hard to find.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Seeing the unspoiled islands off the City Center was a real treat. Then returning to port the views of the city were awesome ... This trip was in conjunction with the hop on hop off tour of the city I took.... Well worth it !!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice relaxing walks and some nice places to relax and take in the harbour views. some places to grab something to eat and drink.

Thank Mark B
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This lovely harbourfront has a nice ambience at night, there is a relaxed feeling but plenty going on.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I take my son to the Harbourfront Centre for Summer Camp. There are many activities for kids and adults, lots of shops and restaurants and outdoor patios. There is always something going on and you are guaranteed to find something fun to do or just relax by the waterfront.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Free concerts, and festivals almost every weekend .lots of activities for all ages. Boardwalk along Toronto waterfront .Booths selling harbour tour tickets. Outside patio dining everywhere.

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 6th consecutive year which we rented one of these small power boats using a Groupon discount booking. Although it has become an annual ritual I must admit that the 90 minute limit is not nearly enough time to adequately and properly explore the inner harbour area with all it's features. After all, with the limited engine power,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Harbourfront Centre is an innovative, non-profit cultural organization which provides internationally renowned programming in the arts, culture, education and recreation, all within a collection of distinctive venues in the heart of Toronto's downtown waterfront. Nearby, boat trips are available to tour the waterfront with magnificient views of CN Tower and other interesting landmarks of Toronto.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

after visiting Ripley' aquarium and Canada Tower we were tired, just walked through Radisson hotel to Harbour front.Weather was quite pleasant at 6pm, sat on bench ,watched ferries coming and going, behind was CN Tower. this was peaceful way to relax, ate something and drank water, which we were carrying. this was a pleasant experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

any time, any season ...this is the best place for hangout. during summer so much activities and for winter its best for the view.

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Downtown West
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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