Toronto’s Waterfront Communities encompasses several neighbourhoods in downtown Toronto, including harbourfront, The Entertainment District and Fashion District. Many would also include as far east as the Distillery District and Corktown. There is a broad spectrum of lifestyle options throughout the Waterfront Communities. The recent boom of condo developments and sales in the Waterfront Community has been nothing short of incredible. What was once a sleepy part of downtown on weekends is not a vibrant place to live. Here is our essentials guide.
Le Select Bistro
Best eggs benedict in Toronto! Stepping into Le Select Bistro is like you have stepped into a Parisian cafe. We cannot overstate how much we love this restaurant. Whether it’s brunch, lunch or dinner, it’s worth the visit!
Harbourfront has musical and dance performances and live art experiences that make this a tremendous artistic hub!. The waterfront location makes this venue an excellent spot to visit any time of year. The skating rink in the winter is a worthwhile attraction on its own!
Explore The Toronto Islands
Catch a ferry, rent some bikes and set off on a city adventure like no other! The Toronto Islands are arguably the most fantastic escape that downtown Toronto living can provide. The quiet beaches, Centreville amusement park, cafes and RCYC are magical. Strolling down the streets of the residential neighbourhood on Algonquin Island is like walking into cottage country.
The recent success of the Raptors, Toronto FC, and the increasing improvement of the Maple Leafs and Blue Jays have made downtown even more lively than we have ever seen it. Toronto’s professional sports franchises are all located within Toronto’s Waterfront Communities. Be sure to support one of the teams. You would be hard-pressed to experience a more entertaining experience than a Raptor’s basketball game. This NBA franchise has a ravenous fanbase, especially after winning their first NBA Championship!
Explore the Entertainment District at night, grab dinner and a show along King Street West. There is an endless number of restaurants dotting the King West area. Grab a bite than choosing either a TIFF Bell Lightbox film or consider a theatre performance at one of Mirvish’s spectacular venues.
If the arts scene isn’t quite your pace, there are many bars and clubs to check out along Richmond Street!