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Lake Ontario

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Address: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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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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Or hometown waterfront. To enjoy.

Lake Ontario presents s all with many avenues of pleasure....Boating, boat rides on the ferry's, fishing, swimming, strolling about enjoying the lake breeze's, skating and wind... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lake Ontario presents s all with many avenues of pleasure....Boating, boat rides on the ferry's, fishing, swimming, strolling about enjoying the lake breeze's, skating and wind sailing in both summer and winter. It is the true gem Ontarian's enjoy on a daily basis.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of stuff to see and enjoy all along the shore-line. Harbour-front area has lots of culture (art galleries/theatres) and recreational opportunities (ice rinks) as well as restaurants and pubs. Go a bit further to the East or West and there are beaches and less populous locations with spectacular wildlife- ducks, geese and cardinals. The air is clean, the sky... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have a walk in the Humber Bay park, or along the shore line of Colonel Samuel park you will find not only nature environment but lots of wild birds, swans and butterflies. The sound of the lake water hitting the sand beach or the rocks is very relaxing. When you walk there at sunset you are rewarded with... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place for a walk in good weather is by lake Ontario either on the west end of the city starting at Park Lawn or the east end at the Beach .

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

if the weather permits it .. its a nice walk...near the water and the nature...you can see squarels in the trees...dogs... everything

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

I visited in winter, so the weather wasn't great, but still it was nice to walk on the beach and see the gulls.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Lake Ontario is nice at every corner. Toronto has a beautiful boardwalk area, Queens Quai. In Kingston you can walk for miles and enjoy the bluest views. In Missisagua you can watch boaters and geese alike. Lake Ontario is just the best. And I am talking ALL YEAR ROUND

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Clearfield, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

A must see, make sure you have plenty of time , we only had a day to spend in Toronto, but a very nice city with plenty to do along the lake shore and on the lake itself.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

It never ends! Beautiful view, breathtaking... loved to spend time just walking and enjoying the view

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

On a free weekend in NY, what better way to spend a day that to be up early, fly north over the border and spend the day with old friends over a wonderful lunch in a new city and then back to NY. Crazy, but life is full of crazy moments. Once Air Canada deposited me at the Pearson Toronto... More 

Thank Robert W

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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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