The harbor front area of Toronto has undergone major redevelopment in recent years and is now a bustling hub of the downtown area. Here, we uncover our top 10 things to and see whilst in the area.
The CN Tower
Arguably Toronto’s most famous landmark, the CN Tower is located just a few hundred meters from the harbor front and has been recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. A visit to the tower is a must for all tourists in the city, either to take some terrifying photos lying on the Glass Floor 342m up, or testing your nerve even further with the attraction’s infamous Edgewalk. After all that excitement, the 360 Restaurant serves multi-award winning food with an incredible view of the city skyline.
Established as a not-for-profit organization in 1991, Harbourfront Centre is the heart of all cultural happenings across the city. Throughout the year, the center works with over 450 community organizations to plan over 4000 events, ranging from literary festivals to theater and dance performances. On the same site is also the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, which holds a variety of exciting modern art exhibitions, often focusing on new up-and-coming Canadian artists.
Bluffer’s Park & the Scarborough Bluffs
Situated in Scarborough, Eastern Toronto, Bluffer’s Park is one of the city’s most beautiful sandy beaches. During July and August, there is a supervised area perfect for swimming, with impressive water quality and a relatively shallow depth to cater for swimmers of most abilities. One of the beach’s other most impressive attractions is the Scarborough Bluffs, a 15km white cliff escarpment, rising up to 90km above Lake Ontario’s blue waters.
Boat tour on Lake Ontario
To enjoy a more unusual view of Toronto’s lakeshore, try a boat tour of Lake Ontario. The popular boat cruise operator, Toronto Harbour Tours runs frequent tours of the city’s waterfront and other nearby landmarks like the Toronto Islands. If you’re after something a little different, however, Tallship Cruises Toronto gives you the chance to sail on a 165ft Schooner ship, with a privately chartered crew at your service.