Toronto Harbourfront Visited
by Gary McWilliams (aka Festival Nomad)
I remember years ago visiting one of my father’s insurance customer at Toronto’s Terminal Warehouse. The Terminal Warehouse was located on Toronto’s waterfront just below the Union Station. The Warehouse was the home of many important businesses.
The Terminal Warehouse has now been converted to an upscale mall and condos. This was the start of Toronto’s waterfront reformation.
Now instead of grimy old industrial buildings, there are new visitor friendly, hotels, retail shops, marinas, beaches and housing. All to let the residents of Toronto and visitors to the city enjoy Toronto’s now fabulous Harbourfront!
Once the changes were started, there was no stopping the transformation.
Because of the enormity of the project, change seemed to take forever!
But complete change did come and now everyone can enjoy Toronto’s Harbourfront.
Judi and I have been able to enjoy many Harbourfront amenities and events.
One of the keys to Toronto’s harbourfront success is the Harbourfront Centre.
It is the starting point for many of Harbourfront’s activities and events.
One of the fun, that I was able to visit at Toronto Harbourfront Centre events, was the Toronto International Circus Festival.
I went to the Festival with my grandson, Tyler.
Because of poor weather, the event was moved from outdoors to inside the Queens Quay building.
Because of the high ceilings, the areal portion of the event was spectacular!
Inside the Harbourfront Centre itself, there is area where artisan work, producing their fabulous “creations“.
There is a walkway above the work area where visitors to the Centre can watch the Artisans make their works of art.
Another Harbourfront event that I visited, this time with my friend Paul Putman, was the International Festival of Authors.
At the event we were able to listen to many international authors talk about the books.
We were able to meet many of the authors, including the well known mystery/crime writer, Jeffrey Deavers.
One of the best Harbourfront attended summer events is the Redpath Waterfront Festival.
Judi and I have been able to visit this event twice. We had a terrific time on both visits.
The last Harbourfront Centre adventure I want to tell you about, was our first Harbourfront visit. Actually it was Judi’s first visit. It was to the Fortune Cooking Food Festival. Judi had a great time and it was the start of our “love affair” with the Centre.
As you can see, the Toronto Harbourfront is a wonderful “people place” to visit. A great place to “spend time” and “enjoy” all it has to offer! And the best thing about the Toronto Harbourfront is that you can enjoy it year round.