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  • Address: Queens Quay at York St.
  • Hours: Open 24 Hours

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Toronto Harbor

The Toronto Harbour comprises of a few areas. Running east to west from Jarvis, just south of Queens Quay to lower- Spadina along and south of of Queens Quay is the downtown Harbourfront area. The focal point of the Harbour also known as The Harbourfront is where the Harbourfront Centre, Power Plant art gallery and Queens Quay Terminal are located. At Bay and Queens Quay, the walkway to the ferries ($7 per adult each way) to access the Toronto Islands.

The Harbourfront has transformed over the years due to the proliferation of condo developments and a new population that never existed. It is now become more of a destination due to its revitalization. You can picnic, rent a boat or take a tour over to the Toronto Islands or simply walk along the boardwalk. Key spots to picnic other than the islands are on the man-made beaches, mainly Sugar Beach (named after the Redpath Sugar Factory nearby) and the HtO Park, on Queens Quay near Rees Street, known for their pink and yellow umbrellas, respectively. You can get your picnic supplies at supermarkets Loblaws (at Jarvis St.) or at Sobeys (at York St.). Alternative dining options are plenty due to the number of sprawling patios with a lakefront view including The Watermark and the newly opened Amsterdam Brewery. Toronto’s food truck scene has also made wave for vendors to open in the newly opened Ontario and Canada Squares (appropriately opened on Canada Day, 2013).

There are plenty of photo opportunities and landmarks including the “Light Showers” waterfall installation at the Sherbourne Common urban park; the eco-friendly building housing the media company, Corus; the Simcoe wavedeck; the installations at Canada and Ontario Square; and the Toronto Music Garden, inspired by cellist Yo Yo Ma, where you can watch free concerts.

Practical Info

Due to the revitalization of Queens Quay to be completed by 2015, construction from York to Spadina has affected streetcar service from Union Station. It is best to walk from Union Station over to Bay or York and south to Queens Quay if you are going to the central part of Harbourfront. The Harbourfront is best explored by foot or on bike; there are a number of Bixi bike stations available in the area and throughout downtown.

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Toronto Dinner and Dance Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Enjoy a special dining experience on this Toronto dinner and dance cruise. As you travel along Toronto Harbour, grab a cocktail, soak in views of the city ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.68

Toronto Inner Harbour and Island Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 32 Reviews

See a different side to Toronto when on a one-hour sightseeing cruise along Toronto's Inner Harbour. Accompanied by informative commentary on the city's past ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: Flexible

From USD $22.07

Toronto Inner Harbour Evening Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

See the lights of Toronto on a one-hour evening sightseeing cruise on Toronto's Inner Harbour. While you cruise the Inner Harbour and its picturesque island ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $19.53

Toronto Dining Cruise with Buffet Lunch or Brunch

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Hop aboard this Toronto Harbour cruise for a special dining experience. Choose the lunch cruise or weekend brunch cruise and enjoy a lovely meal while admiring ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.11

Toronto Tall Ship Boat Cruise

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

This is your chance to experience Toronto's only tall ship boat cruise! Sail aboard the 'Tall Ship Kajama,' a traditional 165-foot, 3-masted schooner boat, and ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $23.88

Toronto Islands Evening Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Explore Toronto by twilight and stop for dessert at an island cafe on this fun and easy after-dinner cycle tour. Discover the beauty of Toronto's harbor at ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $70.77

Special Event Summer Sail in Toronto

Enjoy a special evening on the water during one of Toronto's special summer events, such as Victoria Day, Canada Day or the summer solstice. Charter a luxury ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: Flexible

From USD $140.88

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