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A Great Weekend Escape: Toronto’s Harbourfront
March 31, 2010 at 2:47 pm 3


With the Spring temperatures rising this weekend is the perfect time to head to Toronto's Harbourfront and enjoy all it has to offer! Start off by taking a stroll along the waterfront path. You will pass by all the boats, parks, restaurant patios, and see these great deck bridges that were opened last year.

After you've built up an appetite from your walk go to one of the great restaurants for lunch. Il Fornello is a favourite, and they have a large patio right on the water with a great menu and decent wine list too. The Watermark pub is also a good choice for a pub lunch and draught beer. If you're more in the mood for sushi head to Ichiban Sushi or Oyshi Sushi, both have great menus at reasonable prices.

The Habroufront Second Cup patio is the best in the city!

The Habroufront Second Cup patio is the best in the city!

If dining out is not your thing perhaps a coffee is in order. The Second Cup at Harbourfront has the best patio in the whole city! It's right on the water, and you can see all the boats coming and going and just sit staring down at the water. This patio gets full sun from approx 10am-3pm, so keep that in mind. If you are more loyal to Starbucks there is one across the street. Although it doesn't have the patio of the Second Cup it does have great people watching. If there are no spots on the patio you can also sit next door at the waterfall and watch everyone from there! If you are a dog lover there is a great dog centre right by Ichiban Sushi and just off the crazy wave bridges. You can bring your pooch and play away for hours at a time! For art lovers and culture mavens the Harbourfront Centre has cool art shows on a regular basis, and also live theatre which is really popular.

On the ferry to the Toronto Islands

On the ferry to the Toronto Islands

Ready to see more? Consider taking the ferry over to the Islands - here's a post on what you can do there. However you chose to spend your Easter long weekend make sure you take some time out, relax and enjoy one of the great things your city has to offer. Get out there and start living!
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DJ Skate Saturday Nights at Toronto Harbourfront
December 21, 2009 at 12:54 pm 0


In Toronto the winter can be pretty harsh. It's all to easy to stay home, open the Shiraz, and eat rich cheese tucked in some cozy blankets. Even the thought of going outside is scary. When thinking of going outside for prolonged periods of time the average person does some quick math...factoring in the amount of time outside, how cold it is outside, and how much fun they're likely to have. Often times the math doesn't work out, and everyone stays inside. But who can live like a shut-in for half the year?! Luckily our friends at Toronto Harbourfront are hosting DJ Skate Saturday Nights at the Natrel Rink at Harbourfront to get us of our sofas. They have an outdoor skating rink open everyday, and on some nights they have dj's spinning. So grab a few girlfriends, bundle up, and head out to the rink for some good, clean fun. Here's the schedule for 2010 (always from 8-11pm): January 2, DJ -2 (ambient electronica) January 9, DJs Matt Cully and Lou Calabro (blues, swing, 50's rock, doo wop) January 16, DJs Andy Reid, Simon Jain and YUG (house) January 23, DJ Promise (mix of funky beats) January 30, DJ L'Oqenz and The 2 Swift Household (hip hop, old school jazz) February 6, The Real Soul on Ice (soul, funk, house, reggae) February 13, Cherry Bomb (house and electro)
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