Sunday, May 22, 2016

Fun things to do: Harbourfront

Toronto's waterfront comes alive in spring with so much activity along the shores of Lake Ontario. The May long weekend brings out Buskers and the start of the festival season with the free HarbourKIDS Circus (May 21-23). The tour boats have been running for awhile now and it's also a great time to catch a ferry ride (or water taxi) over to the Toronto Islands. I found some interesting custom chopper-type bicycles besides Music Garden, photo at top.
Boating in the Natrel Pond which becomes a rink in the winter

Here are my top ten reasons for going down to Harbourfront and the Central Waterfront.
1. Biking paths that allow you to explore the area.
2. Cool urban beaches - HTO Park and Sugar Beach.
3. Majestic Tall Ships and all the other manners of flotation.
4. Concerts and Festivals.
5. Harbourfront Centre, the West Jet Stage Ampitheatre and the art galleries.
6. One of the best areas in the city to see buskers or street performers.
7. Access to the Toronto Islands from the ferry docks.
8. Relaxing on one of the red Muskoka chairs and pretending that Toronto is your cottage.
9. Small parks - Harbour Square Park, Toronto Music Garden (with concerts in the summer), the Natrel Pond, Ontario Square and Sherbourne Commons Park.
10. Everything you need to enjoy the day is down in the area including grocery stores, Restaurants, LCBOs and the Beer Store.

See more after the jump.

Marinas and walking paths
Chairs in the parks for relaxation
Blossoms in the parks
HTO Park with the Kajama Tall Ship passing by
Toronto Fire Boats
Performing on the West Jet Stage

Redpath Sugar company gives the adjacent beach its name
Sugar Beach
Water Taxi

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