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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
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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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Every now and then I go out for a walk with my hubby or friends. At this time of the year you can park your car for free

Walking along Lake Ontario by Humber Bay is awesome! It is quite and very relaxing! Beautiful scenery! You can see downtown Toronto, CN tower is an amazing view specially when it... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2015
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Reviewed November 11, 2015

Walking along Lake Ontario by Humber Bay is awesome! It is quite and very relaxing! Beautiful scenery! You can see downtown Toronto, CN tower is an amazing view specially when it is a sunny day. I highly recommend for those people who are looking for a nice, relaxing and quite walk by the lake.

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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Reviewed November 9, 2015

How much more fortunate can Torontonians and visitors to Toronto be than to have this magnificent city resting on the shores of this Greatest of the Great Lakes. Perfect topography, a sailor's paradise, the water sports enthusiast's fresh water dream, waterside restaurants for romantic interludes and then there is Toronto Island thrown into the equation for a bit of fun.... More 

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Long Island, New York
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Reviewed November 9, 2015

I have been on all sides of this lake - - and it is all beautiful. Definitely worth a visit. It is my goal to visit all 5 great lakes.

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Reviewed November 9, 2015

Nice lake. There are some beaches around and the rocky beaches/coastline is really impresive so if you are around, cheak it out and take a GO line.

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Kelowna, Canada
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Reviewed November 8, 2015

Biggest lake I have ever seen, used to go to Lakeshore more often when I was in Mississauga. Spectacular views and amazing sight. Harbour front is also one my favourite place to see Lake Ontario.

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Naarden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed November 7, 2015

The lake sides are not thrilling near Toronto. Though it's worth a walk at Toronto harbour front and Scarborough Bluff park. Here you'll also find a small and lovely beach.

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Nanton, Canada
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Reviewed November 6, 2015

We did not stop here but traveled along the shoreline. Liked thinking how close we were to one of the Great Lakes.

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Reviewed November 2, 2015

In the nice weather my wife and I love going for a walk at Ashbridge's Bay which is east of Leslie Street. The views of the Lake Ontario are magnificent when you walk along the out harbor to the bay. This is not a great spot for swimming because of the rocks but it is a great spot for a... More 

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Deal, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 30, 2015

Wow its massive! It looks like a sea it's so large! Apparently deep enough that the CN Tower could stand in it and very cold this time of year. It is very beautiful - great views from CN tower, the boat trip and the harbour front centre.

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Reviewed October 26, 2015

We drove down the west back of Lake Ontario when travelling from Montreal to Toronto. We stopped off a couple of times to take in the view and at one point we got a ferry across it. At Bath the water was Crystal clear.

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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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