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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:
+1 416-973-4000
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Nice theatre in a restaurant desert

We enjoyed a show at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre which is similar to the Stockey Centre in Parry Sound but less well maintained and with not quite so good acoustics. We made... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Sudbury,ON
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love going to the Harbourfront, a trip to Toronto would not be the same without this visit. Go for a walk, admire the planes taking off, the skyline, explore and enjoy the walk along the water.

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Sudbury,ON
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a show at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre which is similar to the Stockey Centre in Parry Sound but less well maintained and with not quite so good acoustics. We made the mistake of heading to Harbourfront assuming we'd find a great choice of restaurants and pubs. With so many places closed for construction - no such luck! We... More 

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Thank CanBrit1
Ottawa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went down to the Harbour front to get out and walk about after 3 days of meetings, meetings, meetings. The view is very calming and even in Feb. there was still thins to do. .

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Thank Cheryl A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We go to Harbourfront all the time. It's a great place to walk around and explore. There's always something to see and do. My kids love to look at the tall ships and watch the planes take off from the island. A great place to send the day, or just a couple hours.

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

A few shops and restaurants a long a nice waterfront walk. Clean and safe for tourists, families and pet friendly

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is easily accessible by public transportation by taking the street car from Union station. Great skating rink in the winter but dress warm! Awesome place in the summer time to walk along the boardwalk and also enjoy the shops and eateries in the area.

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Thank Alex M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The harbor area was beautiful. Lots of good exercise and fresh air. Places to sit along the beach. Boats you can ride for a tour of the area.

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Thank Carolyn M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Love the Toronto Waterfront. Walk along Queens Quay and explore the shops, restaurants with outdoor patios, Querns Quay terminal and Harbourfront centre artisans. Hop a ferry or cruise around the Toronto Islands.

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

harbourfront is so nice in the summer as there are all kinds of cultural festivals all throughout the summer.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

From movie night wednesdays in the bandstand to the kids events every weekend you will always have something to do visiting the waterfront. Keep in mind that being by the water is always a little cooler, so on the hot days it's great, but if it is a cool day in the summer bring a sweatshirt or light jacket especially... More 

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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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