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Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Nestled along the shores of a lake, Harbourfront Centre represents a major cultural organization on the capital city's waterfront. This vibrant place full of street culture is organized in and around two multi-use buildings, which house an art gallery, shops, installations, restaurants with patios, and a terrace with the view of the lake. It often hosts concerts, films, dance performances, readings, and kids' shows. A visit to Harbourfront Centre represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Toronto trip itinerary site to plot your vacation.
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  • We live in Toronto but we don't come too often because of our busy schedules. It's always excited to come here and spend the entire evening, specially for the summer time. It always has different...  more »
  • The place is full of concrete. The sea or harbor is tiny, a token like. Eateries and fun things to do are expensive.  more »
  • great for any summer trip just comfortable great restaurants and relaxation, you both in and away from the city.  more »
  • Cool place. There's always something going on here, whether it's a cultural event, or art displays/performances. Easy to get to by transit, and near the lake. It's easy to go for a walk by the lake after stopping by here. Volunteer-run. They've also got a free skating rink out back, and a cafe where you can grab food and drinks.
  • Living in a busy city such as Toronto that is forever expanding and being built up, Harbourfront offers a welcome sense of serenity. I've spent a lifetime growing up attending events held by the water and now am continuing the tradition. No matter the season, there is always what to do, whether enjoying shows, vendors, special exhibitions or just the lapping sound of the water, this is one of the most beautiful locations within the city.
  • This place is facinating, it is full of kiosks selling organic honey, baked goods, clothing and lots more. There are bars, restaurants boat rides and above all free live music. We enjoyed our visit after leaving the car in a parking across the street. Finding bathrooms was hard but we went to the restaurant and also had a good meal. My son was particularly impressed by the Toronto Skyline.
  • It's a great place to go to even when there is nothing much going on. My son and I took our dog Molly for a walk and it was fun just walking around and meeting other dogs! The view is great!
  • A great place during summers but even better during winter when it freezes. You can do an ice walk but be careful with the ice. They have nice ice skating park there and many eateries to try for food enthusiast. Great place to hang out with friends or even with a date or loved ones.

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