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'''Harbourfront''' is in [[Toronto]].  High-priced condos dot the waterfront, where highlights include speciality shops at Queens Quay Terminal, art, theatre and cultural facilities at Harbourfront Centre and a terrific lakeside walking trail. Cruises of the harbour and ferry services run from here.
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'''Harbourfront''' is in [[Toronto]], encompassing the waterfront from Bathurst Street in the west to Yonge Street in the east.  High-priced condos dot the waterfront, where highlights include speciality shops at Queens Quay Terminal, art, theatre and cultural facilities at Harbourfront Centre and a terrific lakeside walking trail. Cruises of the harbour and ferry services run from here.
  
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==Get in==
  
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===By public transit===
  
==Get in==
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At Union Subway Station, transfer to the LRT Harbourfront Line (the 509 streetcar line). This streetcar heads west from Union Station and you can get off anywhere between the Queens Quay Ferry Docks stop and Bathurst Street to access Harbourfront.
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
The Waterfront
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'''The Waterfront'''. A massive redevelopment of the city's 46-kilometre waterfront is underway in the city, and the results are sure to be stunning. Toronto's waterfront is already quite spectacular, with galleries, walking trails and art, film and theatre complexes. An extensive plan to re-green this are will ensure that Toronto's waterfront is utilized to its full potential by residents and visitors alike.
A massive redevelopment of the city's 46-kilometre waterfront is underway in the city, and the results are sure to be stunning. Toronto's waterfront is already quite spectacular, with galleries, walking trails and art, film and theatre complexes. An extensive plan to re-green this are will ensure that Toronto's waterfront is utilized to its full potential by residents and visitors alike.
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'''Toronto Music Garden''', 475 Queens Quay West (at Harbourfront Centre), [http://www.toronto.ca/parks/music_index.htm]. Designed by cellist Yo Yo Ma and landscape designer Julie Moir Messervy, the garden is an interpretation of Bach's ''First Suite for Unaccompanied Cello''. Wheelchair accessible. Free admission.  
  
 
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In the winter, go '''ice skating''', 235 Queens Quay West, South of York Quay Centre, [http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/noflash/skating.php], at Canada's largest artificially-cooled outdoor skating rink. Skate rentals available. Music and Friday DJ nights.
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'''Spend a day on the lake''' or take a '''boat tour''' of the harbour. Charter and tour boat operators offering harbour tours, dinner cruises and sailing on the lake leave from the marina at Harbourfront Centre.
  
 
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'''Queen's Quay Terminal''', 207 Queens Quay West. Shops, restaurants (many with a view of the lake) and cafes.
  
 
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* '''Westin Harbour Castle''', 1 Harbour Square, [http://www.Westin.com/HarbourCastle]. Indoor pool, gym and spa facilities, on-site restaurants.
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* '''Radisson Admiral Hotel''', 249 Queen's Quay West (at Harbourfront Centre), [http://www.radisson.com/torontoca_admiral]. Outdoor pool, fitness centre, business centre, complimentary in-room wireless Internet. Restaurant and bar on-site.
  
 
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==Get out==
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* Take the ferry from Queens Quay (Ferry Docks street car station) to the [Toronto Islands].
  
 
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Revision as of 16:40, 3 February 2008

Harbourfront is in Toronto, encompassing the waterfront from Bathurst Street in the west to Yonge Street in the east. High-priced condos dot the waterfront, where highlights include speciality shops at Queens Quay Terminal, art, theatre and cultural facilities at Harbourfront Centre and a terrific lakeside walking trail. Cruises of the harbour and ferry services run from here.

Contents

Get in

By public transit

At Union Subway Station, transfer to the LRT Harbourfront Line (the 509 streetcar line). This streetcar heads west from Union Station and you can get off anywhere between the Queens Quay Ferry Docks stop and Bathurst Street to access Harbourfront.

See

The Waterfront. A massive redevelopment of the city's 46-kilometre waterfront is underway in the city, and the results are sure to be stunning. Toronto's waterfront is already quite spectacular, with galleries, walking trails and art, film and theatre complexes. An extensive plan to re-green this are will ensure that Toronto's waterfront is utilized to its full potential by residents and visitors alike.

Toronto Music Garden, 475 Queens Quay West (at Harbourfront Centre), [1]. Designed by cellist Yo Yo Ma and landscape designer Julie Moir Messervy, the garden is an interpretation of Bach's First Suite for Unaccompanied Cello. Wheelchair accessible. Free admission.

Do

In the winter, go ice skating, 235 Queens Quay West, South of York Quay Centre, [2], at Canada's largest artificially-cooled outdoor skating rink. Skate rentals available. Music and Friday DJ nights.

Spend a day on the lake or take a boat tour of the harbour. Charter and tour boat operators offering harbour tours, dinner cruises and sailing on the lake leave from the marina at Harbourfront Centre.

Buy

Queen's Quay Terminal, 207 Queens Quay West. Shops, restaurants (many with a view of the lake) and cafes.

Eat

Drink

Sleep

  • Westin Harbour Castle, 1 Harbour Square, [3]. Indoor pool, gym and spa facilities, on-site restaurants.
  • Radisson Admiral Hotel, 249 Queen's Quay West (at Harbourfront Centre), [4]. Outdoor pool, fitness centre, business centre, complimentary in-room wireless Internet. Restaurant and bar on-site.

Contact

Get out

  • Take the ferry from Queens Quay (Ferry Docks street car station) to the [Toronto Islands].



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