Neighbourhood: Harbourfront

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Location: Queen’s Quay, between Bathurst and Jarvis Street. Transit: Union Station, 509 or 510 streetcar.

Toronto’s Harbourfront neighbourhood is a diverse community with picturesque views of Lake Ontario and the Toronto Islands. Once a busy shipping terminal, the area is undergoing a massive, multi-year transformation.

Take a walk along the Water’s Edge Promenade to take in the beautiful scenery of Toronto’s harbour. Visit the mini parks dotting the trail, from the Sherbourne Common, with its water sculptures and Sugar Beach, to the flower-lined pathways of the Toronto Music Garden, designed by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, where free concerts take place all summer. Or check out the Waterfront WaveDecks, a series of wavy pathways mimicking the ever-changing surface of Lake Ontario.

The 10-acre Harbourfront Centre houses studios, theatres, galleries and markets including The Power Plant, one of Toronto’s foremost galleries for contemporary art. Multicultural programming takes place every weekend throughout the summer.