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Toronto Harbourfront Photo Gallery

The crumbling Gardiner Expressway continues to form a barrier between the city and waterfront, but the new residential towers are able to rise around it. The government has talked for decades about dismantling the highway, but it seems that ideal will never come to fruition.

Toronto's harsh climate makes strolling along the lakefront a deadly activity in the long winter. The harbour can even freeze over, like it did in January 2018.

For a meal with a view, the Westin Harbour Castle has a restaurant on its top floor that will do the trick.

Contrast to the view when the snow and ice thawed.

The waterfront east of Yonge Street is far less developed, and awaits a new urban community even as the city continues to sprawl outwards.

One of the best skyline viewing spots is just off the coast on the Toronto Islands. Ferries run during the warmer months to Centre Island, with limited service during the winter to Ward's Island and Hanlan's Point only.

Just a short walk from the Centre Island pier are benches and untendered grass where you can have a lovely picnic with a view. Fast food outlets only open during the summer season so bring your own food.

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