The Waterfront community lies on the shores of Lake Ontario, and offers waterfront parks and trails, galleries, theatres, and literary events at the Waterfront Centre. Residents take the ferry to the Toronto Islands for its beaches and the Centreville amusement park with its 1907 carousel. Home to plenty of young professionals, Waterfront is a vibrant community right at the centre of the City of Toronto.

Waterfront Amenities

Shopping: There are excellent shopping opportunities along the neighbourhoods main retail district, Queens Quay West, which is anchored by the Queens Quay Terminal—a two-storey centre featuring several shops and galleries catering to both residents and tourists. St. Lawrence Market is also walking distance from Waterfront.

Restaurants: Joe Bird, a favourite for chicken lovers, Kinka Izakaya featuring authentic Japanese cuisine, and Indian Roti House serving fine Indian fare with vegetarian options are some of the local favourites.

Recreation: Waterfront amenities include sailing, yachting and motorboating. The Harbourfront Centre is the community’s activity hub, hosting around 4,000 events each year. There are theatrical events, art shows, music festivals, and more. Scotiabank Arena, Rogers Centre, C.N. Tower, and the Harbourfront Antique Market are all located within this neighbourhood. The Canadian National Exhibition is also close by, while the Toronto Islands are ten minutes away by ferry boat.

Getting to Toronto’s Waterfront by transit

This community is excellently serviced by the TTC, with buses 19, 21, 72, 97 reaching the neighbourhood, as well as the UP train and Yonge-University subway line 1, and the 509 and 510 streetcars. The Gardiner Expressway also runs through Waterfront.

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