Complete with scenic waterfront and skyline views, the Toronto Waterfront is a great location, bordering many prominent beaches and neighbourhoods within the city. With a continuous renewal effort going towards the Waterfront, the area is ever expanding with more things to see and do being added every year. A walk by the waterfront can include parks,patios,markets, music, and much more.
Waterfront Artisan Market
The Waterfront Artisan Market is a new addition to the Toronto Waterfront area and has become a hit within the community. This market occurs every weekend from May to October in HTO Park with over 75 vendors to choose from. The market sells everything from gifts to coffee to clothing, all with a fresh and local vibe. It also features one of the most recent driftwood Toronto signs-#TOWaterfront so be sure to snap a picture of that.
Toronto Music Garden
Designed by world renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and landscape designer Julia Moir Messervy but inspired by Bach, the Toronto Music Garden is as beautiful as the sounds that are produced in it. The 12 botanical gardens are a tribute to Bach’s Suite No.1 in G Major and every section of the garden relates to a part of it. The park offers a series of free concerts called Summer Music in the Garden on Thursdays from June to September, which hosts a variety of musical guests.
Humber Bay Butterly Habitat
Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, the Humber Bay Butterfly Habitat hosts a variety of butterfly friendly plants, flowers, and trees. The mission of the butterfly habitat is to provide a range of butterflies with a safe environment to live while educating visitors on butterflies and their habitats. The habitat features a wildflower meadow, a grass prairie, and an area that replicates a home garden and demonstrates how you can have a butterfly habitat in your backyard. This is the perfect place in Toronto to get some butterfly shots and enjoy the beauty of nature at the same time.
Once an amusement park, this park now offers a wide variety of activities. It is right on the Martin Goodman trail and allows for biking and hiking. On the east side of the park, there is an outdoor pool as well as a wading pool. This part of the park also functions as a playground with an ornamental fountain and plastic dinosaurs.