The Harbourfront was from the early 1900s until the 1960s a clutter of wharf's, factories, and railway land, and separated Toronto from its waterfront. The Queens Quay Terminal was opened in 1927 as one of the largest warehouses in North America to handle Toronto's shipping traffic. In 1972, the federally-sponsored Harbourfront Corporation began to reclaim Toronto's waterfront. Since the 1980s, the Harbourfront has built the highest concentration of luxury condominium apartment buildings in Toronto. , and Queens Quay has been converted to a mixed-use commercial and entertainment venue. Harbourfront also several marinas providing seasonal moorings for boaters
Motorists also have easy access in and out of the City via the Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard. Queens Quay West has both express and regular bus service, with connections to Union Station. From Union Station you can ride Toronto Transit or Go Transit lines to just about anywhere in Metropolitan Toronto.
The area is served by 1 elementary school, and 2 high schools. George Brown College, The Ontario College of Art & Design, University of Toronto and Ryerson University are nearby in downtown Toronto.
Harbourfront's main shopping is along Queens Quay West, targeting both residents and tourists. Queens Quay Terminal, at the foot of York Street is open seven days a week, and features two floors of shops, galleries, and restaurants (including a Loblaws store). Residents are also walking distance of the St. Lawrence Market, Toronto's oldest and largest food market.
Harbourfront is right at the terminus for the Toronto Island ferries, and is close the Harbourfront Centre, which hosts several thousand events per year, and is only a short distance from the Air Canada Centre, Rogers Center (Skydome), C.N. Tower, the Canadian National Exhibition, the Marine Museum, and Old Fort York.
The waterfront condos, almost all have a balcony and a view. Prices are in the low-medium to luxury range.
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