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
The 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
Being 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!
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
School’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
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
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
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
The Toronto Waterfront covers quite a bit of space on a Google map. Technically it’s a 46 km area running between Etobicoke Creek in the west and the Rouge River in the east. For our purposes, we’re confining the Waterfront to the area near Pier 27, and most accessible by transit and biking – we’re talking Spadina in the west and Yonge Street in the east. As you can imagine, there are endless things to do along the Waterfront – do, see, eat and enjoy. The area is bustling with Torontonians and visitors alike, as well as the spot of a major revitalization. Here’s our guide to how to have your own perfect day on the Toronto Waterfront. Continue reading
Toronto’s movie scene has gotten huge. Every fall we play host to the Toronto International Film Festival, where the biggest names in the business come out to support their new films. The festival has grown each year, and is now world renowned. But fall isn’t the only season that’s good for films in the city. Outdoor movie nights have been popping up all over Toronto, and more and more seem to appear each summer. One such night is hosted by the unique Sail-In Cinema, right on the waterfront. Continue reading