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Lake Ontario

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Address: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 18006682746
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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Lake Ontario Waterfront Toronto

In the past, I would never consider waterfront as a destination for Tourists. At least the area by the waterfront is clean, everyone rides bicycles, the parking is not super... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Crown Point, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In the past, I would never consider waterfront as a destination for Tourists. At least the area by the waterfront is clean, everyone rides bicycles, the parking is not super complicated, the street food is decent and sitting and staring out at Lake Ontario is one of the better ways I have spent some of my time in Toronto. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lake Ontario is beautiful and to be on the shore and able to admire the natural beauty is just so peaceful and relaxing. There are lots of places where you can eat and drink and just relax and enjoy the vista.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited many areas at the lake side. Most are beautifully kept and nice to visit/picnic/walk. Still can't get my head around a lake that I can't see the other side of. Got to be seen but you can never see it all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This 45 minute boat cruise was part of the hop on hop off bus ticket. It was a great way to get out on the lake and see the city from the water.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun to walk by the shore, plenty popular with the locals, beautiful scenery year round I would imagine, in the fall it was great.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

nice area enjoyed clean and very serene lots of choices good food around we had good time will be back

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If there was a bridge between the Falls and Toronto, apparently it would take you only 22km to travel between these two locations. Because you have to go round the lake to the falls, this takes you some 2 hours. It is massive, with great restaurants and small places to sit near it, great town with amazing architecture and vineyards... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On my many visits to Toronto I always made time for some activity down by the lake no matter what the season. I ate there in the Pael Restaurant and the Irish Pub on the corner. I hired a sail boat with friends and poodles about on the lake. We had a team cruise on the lake (my goodness is... More 

Thank John W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's our go to spot ... anywhere along the shoreline in Toronto at The Beach or Humber Bay...plenty of walking and biking paths. The Beach has a popular dog park, a community garden and volleyball courts. Additionally, the Beach neighbourhood is great for finding a good meal; plenty of choices here including the Sunset Grill which is a brunch favourite.... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The immensity of this lake is hard to be credible, it is more like an ocean! Beautiful views and options for water sports.

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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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