The Toronto waterfront spans 46 kilometres from Etobicoke Creek to the Rouge River on Lake Ontario. The waterfront is comprised of Lakeshore, Toronto Harbour and a variety of beaches. Each area offers various activities that the whole family can enjoy!
There are beaches, where you can enjoy swimming or a picnic. Bluffers Beach is located by the Scarborough Bluffs, and offers hiking and biking trails. Cherry Beach is one of the most popular beaches where visitors will find green spaces mixed with rocky shores and is an optimal location for water sports! Kew-Balmy Beach is always busy with swimmers, dog walkers and buskers all summer long. Sugar Beach, located by the Harbourfront, provides umbrellas for sunbathers. Woodbine Beach stretches for three kilometres and contains an Olympic size swimming pool and volleyball courts.
The view overlooking Lake Ontario is best appreciated on a lakeside patio enjoying food and drink. A few examples of the most poplar patios are Against the Grain Urban Tavern, Bluffers Restaurant, Cabana Pool Bar, Murphy’s Law, The Rectory Café, Paralia and Eden Trattoria.
Boat cruises are a popular choice, where you can enjoy gourmet food, great music and a delightful ambience created by the natural beauty of the City from the decks of a boat. Some cruise options are Mariposa Cruises, Toronto Cruises, Harbour Tours, River Gambler, Empress of Canada and Jubilee Queen.
Along lakeshore, there are extensive paths for walking, biking, or running. The waterfront boardwalk offers picturesque scenery of both the lake and the city. People can opt for the promenade, which is lined with trees, to offer protection from the elements. There are five pedestrian foot bridges connecting the gaps in the boardwalk.
The possibilities of entertainment on Toronto’s Waterfront is endless. You can dine on a cruise or do water sports on the lake! The boardwalk offers a gorgeous view of the city and waterfront, connecting urban with beautiful beach scenery!