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Things to do in Harbourfront Centre

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Performing Arts Venue
“This is tourist central, BUT it's pretty cool. I like hanging out by the water. There's a free gallery and band shell down there. The place to see the Tall Ships when they're in town. NOTE: The Rastafarian selling corn chowder is where it's at... or so the say... I think his quality has diminished as his popularity has increased, but I'd still check it out, he may have changed his ways :)”
  • 191 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Down by the water and surrounded by interesting walks as well as being a hot art gallery.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“This Sobeys is right down by the water! It has a very large selection of food, including freshly prepared meals. It also has a good selection of Beer and Wine.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Nature
“A great spot to take a night cruise or ferry to the Toronto Islands (to bike, blade or swim) or shop, dine or enjoy the street vendors and live entertainment along the boardwalk!”
  • 41 locals recommend
Office
“In the summer, the waterfront hosts several festivals with great food and activities. Great views. Still great year round!”
  • 31 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Since 1971, Starbucks coffee company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting the highest coffee bean.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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“For fancy dim sum, head to Pearl Harbourfront. Not in Chinatown, but beautifully refined dim sum with a lake view!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Since 2000, Kajama has provided Toronto with a spectacular day and evening sunset sailing experience.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Harbourfront Centre is a key cultural organization on the waterfront of Toronto. Harbourfront Centre works with over 450 community organizations, and hosts more than 4,000 events a year in many disciplines such as theatre, dance, literature, music, film, visual arts and craft.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Alternate for Amsterdam Brew as it has more seating and is a little less busy on the weekends. Tasty food for dinner and great atmosphere. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
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“Boxcar Social is a café and bar patio that looks out onto Lake Ontario coffee on the boardwalk in the summer, chasing a skate on the outdoor rink with a glass of wine”
  • 7 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 3 locals recommend
Café
  • 5 locals recommend
Establishment
  • 4 locals recommend
Bike Rental / Bike Share
“Toronto's weather is bike friendly 8 months of the year. Bikeshare rentals are conveniently located on the same corner as this location.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Chinese Restaurant
“For fancy dim sum, head to Pearl Harbourfront. Not in Chinatown, but beautifully refined dim sum with a lake view!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
“Alternate for Amsterdam Brew as it has more seating and is a little less busy on the weekends. Tasty food for dinner and great atmosphere. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“Boxcar Social is a café and bar patio that looks out onto Lake Ontario coffee on the boardwalk in the summer, chasing a skate on the outdoor rink with a glass of wine”
  • 7 locals recommend
Pizza Place
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Looking for Toronto waterfront patios to enjoy a beverage? This is the spot! It’s also conveniently next to a children’s water playground where they can use paddle boats in a safe 6” or water or so. Smell the lake breeze, enjoy the sight of the island and chill with a tall one!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Enjoy pizza, paninis, pasta and more all while enjoying the beautiful lake views from their patio.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant

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