One of the most enjoyable activities for both locals and visitors is spending time on the Toronto Harbourfront. It’s a great place to stroll, have a picnic, shop, duck in and out of art galleries, or grab a ferry to the Toronto Islands.
Queen’s Quay is usually the first stop for visitors to the Toronto Harbourfront. Ferries to Toronto Islands and harbor boat rides depart from here. At York Quay are a series of galleries including the Photo Passage and the Craft Studio, which runs courses in ceramics, jewelry, glass-blowing, and textiles. Concerts are held at the Toronto Music Garden, the Power Plant is a contemporary art gallery, and the Premiere Dance Theatre host many dance performances.
Throughout the summer, especially during the weekends, the Toronto Harbourfront puts on a kaleidoscopic variety of performing arts events at the York Quay Centre; many are aimed at kids, some are free. Performances sometimes take place on the covered outdoor Concert Stage beside the lake.
Guides are fun, the trip contains a harbour cruise so well worth the price!!!
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We had a great time on the Toronto Hop-On Hop-Off Tour! The guides were interesting, friendly and helpful. Also the price was very reasonable and included a harbor cruise! Went around twice!
This was a well-run tour that gives a good overview of the city of Toronto. I recommend it highly for anyone interested in getting an introduction to the city as a first time visitor. The ability to get on and off the bus makes it possible to explore certain neighborhoods and places of interest. The guides were well versed in the history of the city and were funny. The trip also included a harbor cruise around the Toronto Islands, which was wonderful.
The Toronto Harbourfront is along the Toronto Harbour in downtown Toronto. It’s easily accessible by subway, streetcar, and bus. The Harbourfront is close to all downtown attractions, as well as the Distillery District. Summer is the busiest time, as more events are happening. Allow yourself an afternoon to explore the quays; stay until the evening for spectacular sunsets over Lake Ontario.