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Lake Ontario

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Address: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

One of the mighty Great Lakes that offers outstanding tourism and...

One of the mighty Great Lakes that offers outstanding tourism and recreation opportunities for every season.

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One of Canada's great lakes.

The lake is so big it feels like an ocean. All of the lakes bordering the US and Canada are fascinating. If you like bodies of water, pay a visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 December 2015
La Crescenta, California
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La Crescenta, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

The lake is so big it feels like an ocean. All of the lakes bordering the US and Canada are fascinating. If you like bodies of water, pay a visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

enjoy the beach front - lake ontario is cold but take a sunny day in summer and go out and enjoy - call in sick

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

I have had friends visit me from Boston, look out over lake Ontario, and think it's an ocean. It is one of the great lakes, and has come a long way in the last 10 years. It was very polluted, but now it is safe to swim. If you can rent a boat, it is an awesome day trip to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

I don't so I visit often. Jog or bike. East end beaches are usually more crowded. West end, Sunnyside beach is my favorite . Our waterfront is great for canoe, kayak, paddle board, kite surfing etc. Humber bay is my favorite spot Nearby patio restaurants are nice for people watching.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

Water is amazing calm, I visited the lake when I was only young but i can still remember it to this day.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

I was pleasantly surprised to find the beach on the lake and so many people were out relaxing and having a good time.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Lake Ontario has a big extension but I love to visit it on Mimico area. Peaceful environment and amazing view. Totally recommend it.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Its a breathtaking view of the Lake Ontario in the fall, with colourful trees everywhere and birds in the water.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

I love the beauty of the lake from different different places ! Biking or running on artin Goodman Trail is fun and refreshing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

We went on a organised tour and stopped briefly at the lake as it is quite a way out of town really nice very good photo opportunities

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Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is celebrated by a number of monuments and museums, giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier destination for modern art, people here stroll through the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe Landing, and picnic among the zany designs of the Toronto Music Garden. The waterfront itself is often suffused with bikers and joggers, and the harbor is always packed with classic ships with masts raised. The vintage boats and ferries to the Toronto Islands make for a charming contrast against Downtown West's backdrop of skyscrapers, condos, and food trucks serving up hot, fresh fare to locals on the go. The area has a peaceful energy, and is popular with tourists and Torontonians alike.
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