5 Reasons to Love Living on the Water All Year Round

city-waterfront-headerToronto is made up of different neighbourhoods, each great in their own right. Often it doesn’t take much guessing to figure out why! Take the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood for example. It’s great because of, well, the St. Lawrence Market! Trinity Bellwoods’ piece de resistance is obviously Trinity Bellwoods Park itself! What makes Toronto’s waterfront so special? The waterfront, of course! There are so many great aspects of living on the waterfront year round that make it an amazing place to be. Here are 5 reasons to love living on the water! Continue reading

Celebrating Day of the Dead at Harbourfront Centre


Long have we recognized the beautiful imagery – the bright colours, the intricate sugar skulls – that go along with Dia de los Muertos, and wondered more. Have no fear, because this year, Harbourfront Centre will be marking the occasion with a 2 day celebration. From November 5th – 6th join in this free event, a festival honouring, celebrating, and remembering those who have left the world of the living. The festival will celebrate in both traditional and contemporary ways, through live music, art installations, family activities and more. Here are some of the ways Harbourfront Centre will be celebrating this joyous occasion.  Continue reading

Understanding the Flood Protection Landform

flood-headerThe waterfront is made up of incredible landscapes, and most significantly, amazing public spaces. Stretching east to west, the development of diverse outdoor spaces for the public to visit has been a focus of Waterfront Toronto. One such example is the Corktown Common, a popular area with parks, trails, and a splash pad. While these outdoor features are what make the Corktown Common so great, the flood protection landform is the most essential feature of the area. Not sure what a flood protection landform is? Let us explain. Continue reading

Pier 27 Through Your Eyes

13732209_1135019439903839_1288319425_nBeing along the waterfront in Toronto is Instagram gold. With those beautiful waters, the Toronto Islands just a ferry ride away, and numerous public spaces along it, there are so many things to snap a great photo of. And then there’s us, also located right along the waterfront. With our unique architecture and angles, we’ve seen some great photos popping up of us and our area on Instagram.

We’ve gathered up some of our favourites of those photos to show them off. Scroll down to see some of the best shots of the Pier 27 area!

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The 37th International Festival of Authors


The Harbourfront Centre has gained a reputation for being a cultural hub in the city, and rightfully so. No matter the time of year, there’s sure to be something exciting happening on their calendar. From art exhibitions, to performances, to festivals there’s no shortage of cultural experiences for people to take part in. This fall is no exception. One particular highlight from the fall calendar is the 37th International Festival of Authors. Here’s everything you need to know.  Continue reading

4 Creative Courses You Can Take at Harbourfront Centre

courses-headerSchool’s been in session for a month, leaves are on the sidewalk, and the breeze has cooled substantially – we can officially say it’s fall. There’s something about these autumn months that make you wish you were back in school, even if you’ve been out for years. Not unlike the start of a new year, those feelings of wanting to try new things and better yourself are strong when this new season begins. The good news is, no matter your age, there’s always new things to learn, try, and experience in the city. In fact, the Harbourfront Centre offers a year-round program of Craft & Design courses if you’re looking to explore your creativity. Continue reading

Parks & Green Space Galore Around Pier 27


Summer may technically end this week, but that’s no reason to get upset. Autumn in the city is one of the most beautiful times of the year. The humidity and scorching summer temperatures go down and the weather could not be more mild and enjoyable. It’s a great time to get outdoors and explore the city. With the weather being so pleasant, a great place to start are the greens spaces and parks in your very own neighbourhood. There are lots to choose from!  Continue reading

The Word on the Street Festival


If you’re a bookworm, then you know, there’s no better feeling than curling up with a good book. Whether it’s a classic, a favourite that you keep picking up, or a new novel that’s set the literary world abuzz, reading brings about a specific type of bliss. While enjoying a good is often a solitary activity, when you instead open yourself up to the literary community the celebration of the written word reaches new heights. Toronto is lucky enough to have a one day spectacular event that does just this – The Word on the Street Festival.  Continue reading

Toronto Island Through the Years

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Just because September has arrived doesn’t mean you have to stop the summer activities. Torontonians tend to be blessed with beautiful fall weather, which serves those of us still trying to check things off our summer bucket list. One such activity that hopefully made it onto your summer agenda is a visit to Toronto Island. With its many trails, beaches, and summer events the island is an ideal spot to venture to. Not only is it a unique place in the city to escape to, but it has a vast history. We decided to do a little research and find out how the Island we know and love today came to be.  Continue reading

Veg Food Fest at Harbourfront Centre

HEADERFor many, eating vegetarian is a scary thought. You hear stories of kale for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (sometimes in liquid form) and may opt against it. But it can be incredibly delicious, and often is even better than non-vegetarian offerings – not to mention a great choice for your health and the environment! If you’re thinking of giving vegetarian a try this Fall, why not check out the 32nd Annual Veg Food Fest? Continue reading