There are many reasons why Toronto’s vibrant waterfront community has had significant growth over the last number of years. The neighbourhood community is full of residents and visitors enjoying its beautiful outdoor spaces all year long, just minutes from the downtown core. In addition to the countless parks, bike and walking trails and endless ways to get out on the water, the neighbourhood offers a multitude of other activities. From waterfront restaurants and patios, shopping, public artwork, cultural programming and community events, it is no surprise the waterfront has welcomed so many new residents.
The Toronto Waterfront is a scenic and vibrant residential community. With its picturesque views and abundance of activities, it’s easy to see why this area has been so popular for new residents. There are plenty of restaurants, shops, cultural programming, events and outdoor trails and parks to keep you active and entertained. Toronto’s Waterfront is a prime location for those looking to escape the downtown core, and who are looking for a beautiful neighbourhood which highlights outdoor activity and cultural vibrancy.
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The waterfront neighbourhood is a unique blend of residential, commercial, recreational, and cultural uses, all within this same community.This area has a unique sense of community as it is steps away from the downtown, but feels like an escape to nature to residents and visitors. With accessible transit, including a dedicated street car line along Queens Quay, as well as dedicated bike lanes, this is an easy neighbourhood to get around to your favourite spots. Some major landmarks include Harbourfront Centre, Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, Redpath Sugar Plant, parks including Sugar Beach and the Music Garden, Artscape Daniels Launchpad and the Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre.
Little Norway Park (659 Queens Quay W.)
Toronto Music Garden (Queens Quay W and Lower Jarvis St.)
Southern Linear Park (350 Lake Shore Blvd. W.)
HTO Park (339 Queens Quay W.)
Roundhouse Park (255 Bremner Blvd.)
Ann Tindal Park – Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay W)
Harbour Square Park (25 Queens Quay W)
Sugar Beach (11 Dockside Dr.)
Paul Quarington Ice Rink & Splash Pad (Queens Quay E and Lower Sherbourne St.)
Aitken Place Park (90 Merchants’ Wharf)
Natrel Pond (Queens Quay w and Lower Simcoe St.)
Toronto’s waterfront is undergoing a renaissance. With many new condos and developments, there are plenty of opportunities to become part of this vibrant community. With stunning views of the lake, beautiful parks and trails, and endless activities and events, there is no surprise why this neighbourhood is experiencing significant growth.
On the waterfront, community organizations are fundamental to who we are. The waterfront community buildings are key neighbourhood institutions offering activities and programs of all sorts from recreation and boating, to arts and culture and camps.