The Harbourfront is undoubtedly one of the most stunning and vibrant areas of interest in Toronto. So, it’s no wonder that so many people from all around the GTA come to visit this beautiful shore to enjoy the heat of the summer months. That said, the Harbourfront is a very vast place, and most don’t even realize how much there actually is to do and see. So, to help you plan your next day trip with family and friends, the route featured below shows a path that visits some of the best attractions of the area.
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This route runs from Ontario Place all the way to Yonge Street and back, and is about 3.5km in length. The path begins on the sidewalks of Lake Shore Boulevard West, but changes to Queens Quay West for the majority of the trip. This route can be both walked or cycled (or any other form of nonmotorized transportation) since the Harbourfront Bike Trail runs along the same path. It should be mentioned that Toronto’s Bike Share system is available throughout the path too. So, let’s get started.
After departing from the parking lot of Ontario Place and heading East towards the classy Hotel X Toronto, the large Inukshuk of Inukshuk part can be spotted. This is a fantastic spot for taking pictures, enjoying a nice view and admiring the towering giant.
Just in case you get tired quickly and want to take a little break to throw around that frisbee that you brought, Coronation Park is not too far from the last stop. This park is pretty popular, so you’ll definitely see an abundance of people just like you having some fun and enjoying the awesome summer weather. Also, the greenery is absolutely beautiful to take in.
Toronto Music Garden
A bit further along the eastward path is the next stop of this trip: the extremely unique Toronto Music Garden. This small but stunning location features some really interesting paths, plants and performances. The Toronto Music Garden is like a little oasis hidden within the busy city, so it’s fair to say that it’s definitely worth spending some time to check out.
HTO Parks & The Ships
Nearing the centre of the action along the Harbourfront is this trip’s next stop. HTO Park and HTO Park West are just absolutely breathtaking locations to sit back and relax at. The view is incredible, especially if you get the chance to see the amazing ships that sail and dock nearby. The hidden beach of HTO Park is also pretty neat, so it may be a good idea to pack your beach towel. A trip to the Toronto harbourfront wouldn’t be complete without a visit to this park.
There isn’t too much to say about this next stop since it pretty much speaks for itself. By now, you’re probably going to be hungry, and since you’ve already burned so many calories through the trip so far you may as well reward yourself with a sweet and delicious treat.
Harbour Square Park & the Sundial Folly
The final stop of this route is at Harbour Square Park. This space features some pretty amazing art installations like the Sundial Folly and a huge picnic table. This is a great place to snap a few pictures and prepare for the trip back.
There it is, a Toronto Harbourfront trip that features some sights to see and relaxing places to chill. That said, this route is merely a helpful guide that can hopefully start you and your company on an enjoyable path along the city’s shore. As stated before, the Harbourfront is a vast place. You never know what hidden gems you might find.