Toronto Harbour
Toronto Harbour
4.5
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Encompassing the city's downtown area, the harbor is known particularly for its shops, restaurants, ferry terminals and marinas.
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The area
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Neighborhood: Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
How to get there
  • Union • 10 min walk
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  • cooldad205
    Staten Island, New York29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great lake view.
    Fun water ride. Great views of Toronto coming and going. Three beaches to choose from, one being the clothing optional beach. Water was calm but cold. Take the ferry or the water taxi across but come back on the ferry as it is free. The ferry is $9 per person going but free coming back. The water taxi is $12 per person each way. Try icecreaminology on Queens Quay West.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 22, 2023
  • IAN D
    Wigan, United Kingdom25,831 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice walking area
    Toronto harbour makes for a really nice walk along the lake front. You have the skyline of the city behind you and the islands in the lake to the front. A good selection of bars and outlets along the harbour.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written May 5, 2024
  • tdsuperstar
    Toronto, Canada19,040 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great lively area of Toronto to check out!
    I’d forgotten how lovely a stroll down the Toronto Harbour was until I recently went to the Rogers Centre to catch a ballgame with the new Renovations. Food trucks, restaurant options galore, pubs and bars. Also, some culture was available with a Banksy exhibit. There’s something for everyone, which explained the lively feel to the area. I cannot wait to check out the area again and soon!
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 22, 2024
  • mandmnord
    Austin, Texas28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful harbor and informative
    This was an interesting and beautiful tour of the Toronto harbor. We learned the history of industry, plus the unique story of the islands. I highly recommend this one hour excursion. Captain Katie was funny and informative.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 31, 2024
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Pradeep Vaswani
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
A must do experience to watch the Toronto Skyline .Once on
the ferry you can experience the Toronto Skyline with the CN
Tower in all its glory.

Tickets are reasonably priced at Canadian 8.70 compared to
other attractions.

It is a short experience but we'll worth it. I remained on the ferry
but if you wish can get down and explore the area to take more
time on the islands.
Written September 22, 2022
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cooldad205
Staten Island, NY29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Fun water ride. Great views of Toronto coming and going. Three beaches to choose from, one being the clothing optional beach. Water was calm but cold. Take the ferry or the water taxi across but come back on the ferry as it is free. The ferry is $9 per person going but free coming back. The water taxi is $12 per person each way. Try icecreaminology on Queens Quay West.
Written July 22, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

tdsuperstar
Toronto, Canada19,040 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
I’d forgotten how lovely a stroll down the Toronto Harbour was until I recently went to the Rogers Centre to catch a ballgame with the new Renovations. Food trucks, restaurant options galore, pubs and bars. Also, some culture was available with a Banksy exhibit. There’s something for everyone, which explained the lively feel to the area. I cannot wait to check out the area again and soon!
Written May 22, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

WellTraveledEthiopia
England, UK316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
Walked along Harbor Front with gorgeous views of Lake Ontario and Centre Island. Headed for Amsterdam Brewhouse to have a late lunch. Staff extremely friendly and helpful and food was your very typical good Canadian/American fare. We tucked into their spinach and artichoke dip, screaming hot chicken wings, lemon chicken schnitzel, 12 hour smoked brisket, fish tacos and a huge salad. Great place to spend a few hours and the sun was shining so sitting outside on their patio by the water was just lovely.
Written May 29, 2022
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NottmFoody
Arnold, UK808 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Nice area to chill out a bit from the busier hustle and bustle of downtown Toronto. Take some time out, give your neck a break from looking up at the CN Tower and all the other high rise buildings. Just look out over the lake for a while……preferably with a cold drink of your choice!!
Written June 8, 2023
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IAN D
Wigan, UK25,831 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Toronto harbour makes for a really nice walk along the lake front. You have the skyline of the city behind you and the islands in the lake to the front. A good selection of bars and outlets along the harbour.
Written May 5, 2024
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J B
Whitby, Canada7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
The roads in and around Queens Quay (pronounced key) in this horrible city. Like a war zone. Really really bad. Watch out if you go there.
I wouldn't.
Traffic is so bad.
Helicopter needed to get around this awful place in Toronto
Written September 30, 2022
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mandmnord
Austin, TX28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
This was an interesting and beautiful tour of the Toronto harbor. We learned the history of industry, plus the unique story of the islands. I highly recommend this one hour excursion. Captain Katie was funny and informative.
Written May 31, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

David M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
A beautiful 5 km wild but safe park, perfect for a Lakeside walk or bike ride. Lovely lake views and best views of downtown Toronto. Great bird watching. Perfect any season but dress warmly of cold day.
Written November 12, 2021
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RI
Calgary, Canada354 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
A great place to walk around & hangout and enjoy the views of the water. We came here twice during our 1 wk stay in TO. Once for dining & shopping… 2nd time to do the harbor/TO islands cruise, which was fun.
Written June 14, 2022
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