Toronto Neighborhoods • Harbourfront
Harbourfront is a waterfront tourist, residential and cultural real estate development on the northern shore of Lake Ontario within the downtown core of the city of Toronto, Canada. Harbourfront extends west from Yonge Street to Bathurst Street along Queen's Quay. East of Yonge to Parliament St. along Queen's Quay, this mostly industrialized stretch is slated for the future East Bayfront development. There was extensive condominium development at Harbourfont beginning in the 1980s and continuing strongly to the present. Some critics argue that other cities such as Chicago or Boston have done a much better job of developing their waterfronts than Toronto. That the many condominiums in the area provide beautiful views overlooking Lake Ontario, the islands and the many pleasure boats winding their way through Toronto's Inner Harbour is small consolation to the majority who do not live in them. This area is considered to be prime residential real estate and has been developed almost to capacity, largely by the building of highrise condominiums. Plans to redevelop Harbourfront as part of the redevelopment of the greater Toronto waterfront, many of which included the demolition and burying of the Gardiner Expressway, have been mired in the proposal and planning phases for many years. Toronto's failed bid for the 2008 Summer Olympics included a proposal for a redeveloped Harbourfront, which would have added an Olympic Village on the existing Port Lands, and a trail along the waterfront. The trail would have run from Scarborough to Etobicoke and beyond. Once the 2008 Games were awarded to Beijing, critics have since suggested the city will simply continue to ignore further development of Harbourfront.
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Neighborhoods Nearby Harbourfront - Pictures by Parent
Cityplace Neighborhood by Parent. CityPlace is the name given to a large section of former railway land in Downtown Toronto, Canada. The term is more recently being used for a large multi-tower condo development near the Toronto harbourfront and central business.. Distance from Harbourfront: 0.8km NWW, 16 pictures.
Entertainment District Neighborhood by Parent. The Entertainment District is an area in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada with about 300 night clubs. Located immediately west of University Avenue, the majority of the night clubs can be found on Richmond Street West. The.. Distance from Harbourfront: 0.9km NNW, 35 pictures.
Financial District Neighborhood by Parent. The Financial District is a business district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, within the downtown core. It is the main financial district in Toronto, and is the financial heart of Canada. It is bounded roughly by Queen Street West.. Distance from Harbourfront: 1.1km N, 16 pictures.
St. Lawrence Neighborhood by Parent. The St. Lawrence neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario, Canada although still part of downtown Toronto, was the actual downtown centre and city hall location during the late 18th and entire 19th century. The first parliament.. Distance from Harbourfront: 1.5km NE, 9 pictures.
Chinatown Neighborhood by Parent. This is one of the largest Chinatowns in North America. It is centred around the intersection of Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue, and extends outward from this point along both streets. It has grown significantly over the.. Distance from Harbourfront: 1.9km NNW, 12 pictures.
Dundas Square Neighborhood by Parent. Yonge-Dundas Square (commonly called Dundas Square) is a public square in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located on the southeast corner of Yonge Street and Dundas Street. It was opened to the public in November 2002,.. Distance from Harbourfront: 1.9km N, 19 pictures.
Kensington Market Neighborhood by Parent. Kensington Market is a distinctive multicultural neighbourhood in downtown Toronto, Ontario. The Market is one of the city's oldest and most famous neighbourhoods, and in November 2006, it became a National Historic Site... Distance from Harbourfront: 2.1km NW, 15 pictures.
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