Toronto is home to one of the longest urban lakefronts in the world. From the Rouge River in the east to Etobicoke Creek in the west, the 46-kilometre shoreline encompasses attractions ranging from city parks, beaches and marinas to concert venues, art galleries and a new BMX park. There’s so much to do along Lake Ontario that some curation is required — and that’s where this list steps in.
Waterfront Artisan Market
Schedule some time for several weekends throughout the summer to enjoy the food and crafts at the inaugural season of this marketplace. Over 50 different vendors rotate throughout each of the six weekends of the market, giving you reason to check it out each month from June to October.
You don’t need to go down south to find a great stretch of warm sand. The beaches range in size from the humble Sugar Beach to the sprawling (and busy) Woodbine Beach. Just make sure you check the water quality before jumping in.
You’re guaranteed a great view when you visit any of Toronto’s picturesque lakeside patios. Enjoy views of the water, tall ships, sunset and the Toronto city skyline.