If you live in the north end of Toronto, you probably know how the city’s waterfront can get pretty busy.
This year, the city plans to spend nearly $500 million on the waterfront, including a $1.8 billion revitalization of the CN Tower.
In a city that often finds itself overwhelmed by development, the North is a prime spot to do a lot of things.
So, in the spirit of the season, let’s get our downtown on track.
Here are 10 ways to keep the waterfront alive:1.
Take a walk around downtown.
The North River is one of the most pedestrian-friendly areas in Toronto.
And it’s home to many popular spots that people walk by every day.
For example, in downtown Toronto, walk-up restaurants like Barramundi are just steps away from the CN tower.
So it makes sense to walk downtown to get some fresh air and refreshment.2.
Get a downtown tour.
It’s not just about seeing the CN and other landmarks.
A downtown tour will also help you get a sense of the surrounding neighbourhood and the history of the area.3.
Take your kids to the CN.
In the city, kids are taught to walk by the CN in a “walk to work” style, where they are told they can do whatever they want in a safe environment.
This gives kids a chance to see and touch the surrounding areas, and it also helps kids get the best possible view of the downtown skyline.4.
Explore Toronto’s past.
One of the great things about the North, as seen from the waterfront is how it’s always been a part of the city and culture.
With the CN on the skyline, the parkland that used to be the site of a park is now home to the Ontario Science Centre.5.
Explore the downtown.
There are plenty of things to do downtown and it’s easy to get lost.
Here are a few suggestions:•Walk up and down the sidewalk to get to the waterfront.
You’ll notice that there are many old buildings along the waterfront and you’ll soon discover that the area is a very diverse place with a lot to offer.•Take in the sights from the water.
The water is one thing that the waterfront can provide and is well worth visiting if you’re looking for a relaxing spot to unwind.•Walk along the sidewalks and look at the surrounding buildings.
You can even explore the buildings themselves.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also explore some of the historic areas.6.
The picturesque waterfront is the perfect place to take pictures of the waterfronts past.
The photos are a great way to commemorate the history and beauty of the North.7.
Play a game of shuffleboard.
A game of ping pong in the water is a great diversion to get out of the crowd and relax.8.
Eat at the riverfront.
It is easy to miss downtown, but it’s a great place to get a taste of Toronto’s colourful, bustling neighbourhood.
If there is a place you can’t get to, you could always get a meal in the city.9.
Visit the North’s arts district.
This neighbourhood is home to a large collection of museums and other galleries.
It offers a unique mix of artists and creatives and offers a great experience for people looking to meet new people.10.
Go for a walk.
It can be a relaxing day out and a great day out for a family or group of friends to explore the downtown with their children.
You won’t be bored with the sightseeing and you won’t need to take the bus.