Our Mission Statement
The Waterfront Business Improvement Area (BIA) is the voice of the business community. It is committed to improving and promoting the Waterfront area through investment and advocacy to maintain its position as one of Toronto's premier shopping, business, entertainment and tourist destinations.
YOUR CONVENIENT MOVIE
AND TECH SUPPORT CENTRE
Digital Convenience offers Waterfront residents and businesses the best in movie rentals and personalized computer and laptop repair services.
With hundreds of movie and TV titles to choose from, Lawrence Tam, Digital Convenience's owner, says, "We have the largest selection of hit movies, old and new, in the neighbourhood."
"Digital Convenience combines my two passions. To make a living by repairing computers and renting movies is a dream come true," says Lawrence, a Microsoft Certified System Engineer and Sun Certified Java Programmer.
A significant portion of Digital Convenience's technical support business revolves around restoring computers to working condition. "I've seen a big surge in the number of customers bringing in their computers because they've been infected by viruses and Trojans."
With movie rentals, computer repair and a newly-launched newsletter (DigitalBuzz), Lawrence's store is truly a one-stop convenience for movie lovers and computer owners.
#9-228 Queens Quay West
416 345 8899
CHERRY TREE LANE LAUNCHED
AT CENTRE ISLAND
Friends of Toronto Islands (FOTI), in cooperation with Toronto Island Park representatives, held an inauguration ceremony on June 11 for Cherry Tree Lane at Centre Island. Steve Fry, President of FOTI, welcomed the acting Consul-General of Japan, Mr. Nobuaki Yamamoto, for the ceremonial tree planting. Working with FOTI, the Consulate-General of Japan donated 30 Japanese flowering cherry trees as a symbol of goodwill and friendship between Canada and Japan.
The trees line Cherry Tree Lane, a pathway near the fountain at the south end of the bridge on the way to Centre Island beach. Cherry Tree Lane promises to be a spectacular site during cherry blossom season. The trees could begin to blossom as early as May 2012.
FOTI is a local not-for-profit organization established in 2009. The group provides support to the City of Toronto in maintaining and improving the Toronto Island Park experience. In addition to organizing social and recreational activities throughout the year to encourage the use of the Toronto Islands, FOTI is looking at other projects to enhance the Toronto Island experience.
Waterfront Experience Card holders receive 10% OFF annual membership. Please email us for details and to register.
Friends of Toronto Islands (FOTI)
A SPORTS FAN'S UTOPIA
Located just steps away from the Air Canada Centre, the Harbour Sports Grille is both a casual upscale restaurant and one of Toronto's finest sports bars where warm welcomes and smiles are served first.
The Harbour Sports Grille offers full service in both our dining room and lounge with 13 beers on draught and an amazing selection of wines and spirits. Our eclectic menu includes Asian-inspired chicken balls, homemade Italian pizzas and pastas, and popular pub fare such as wings and prime rib burgers.
With 40 high-definition televisions, we can easily set a screen to your favourite team for your viewing pleasure, so the Harbour Sports Grille is a great place to relax and enjoy your favourite sport. Or why not enjoy our pool tables, video games and free WiFi.
Whether you decide to hang out in our dining room, lounge, bar or the outdoor patio, which showcases a beautiful scenic waterfall, the Harbour Sports Grille always has something for every sports fan!
Harbour Sports Grille
10 Yonge Street @ Queens Quay West
416 367 4999
Lord Chiropractic has changed its name: we are now Harbourfront Chiropractic. We provide the same excellent service and the same dedicated staff, but now our name reflects our beautiful location along Toronto's spectacular waterfront.
As always, our team comprising a chiropractor and massage therapists works with individuals whose activity levels are limited by pain, and are looking for a solution to the cause of their pain and ways to prevent it.
Dr. Suzanne Bober treats the full body focusing on both spinal and extremity function to completely address the problem that is causing your pain.The treatments you will receive from Dr. Bober and her staff will allow your musculoskeletal and nervous systems to function more efficiently - resulting in pain relief and better overall health. At Harbourfront Chiropractic we understand that an injury-specific exercise and expert patient advice are crucial for preventing re-injury.
Call our office today if you are suffering with pain that is affecting your activity level.
5 Rees Street @ Queens Quay West
416 260 0082
A WELCOMING PLACE FOR ALL
This year, Harbourfront Community Centre (HCC) celebrates its 20th Anniversary. With two decades of quality programming and unfailing community service support, we truly have a lot to celebrate. And so do the thousands of devoted and energetic volunteers who have been essential to HCC's success.
HCC grew from humble beginnings when we ran just a handful of programs out of 3 portables. Now operating out of a multi-purpose, multi-agency building, last year we were able to offer over 1,866 program sessions and welcomed more than 346,000 visitors! We look forward to even greater success in the next 20 years by continuing to be a hub of community activity for young families, children of all ages, youths, adults and seniors.
Please help us make our 20th anniversary party - Have A Ball! - a huge success. We need event volunteers, corporate sponsors, and silent auction/raffle donations. This is going to be the community party of the year, so join us on Saturday, October 22 for an evening of fun, food and friendship. For more information contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Waterfront Experience Card holders receive 10% OFF any purchase in the café.
Harbourfront Community Centre
627 Queens Quay West
416 392 1509
YOUR MOUTH... YOUR LIFE!
Heart disease, stroke, diabetes and Alzheimer's: there's no escaping the fact that the health of your mouth affects your entire body.
Your mouth plays host to thousands of bacteria, many of which cause cavities and periodontal (gum) disease. These bacteria travel from the mouth into the rest of your body through inflamed tissue walls. The bacteria then settle in susceptible areas of the body including your heart and blood vessels, which leads to what can be major systemic problems. For instance, people with diabetes are three times more susceptible to gum disease, and new research shows that gum disease actually increases one's susceptibility to diabetes.
Pregnant women who have gum disease may be seven times more likely to have a baby that is premature or of low birth weight. Other research has associated poor oral health with higher incidence of breast cancer in women and respiratory infections in the elderly.
Your team at Infinity Dental is dedicated to providing the best treatment options possible for your oral health so that your mouth does not adversely affect your life.
FREE Electric Toothbrush! Call for details.
31 Lower Simcoe Street
416 INFINITY, 416 463 4648
A HIP DESTINATION
The best bar/lounge/restaurant/patio you may never have heard of is quickly becoming the most popular destination on Toronto's bustling Waterfront.
Recommended by no less than the New York Times and sweetspot.ca, and hailed as "your only lakeside option when looking for fine wining and dining" by Eye Weekly, Lusso Restaurant in Queen's Quay Terminal is a hip bar with a perfect menu and an inviting lakeside patio.
Executive Chef Ryan Kowalyk's concise menu ranging from Salad Niçoise to Fish and Chips, to Beef Tenderloin and Burgers from The Friendly Butcher, is designed to offer a quality dining experience to be enjoyed under the expansive umbrellas sheltering more than 150 lakeside patio seats or on the upper level where the seating is reminiscent of the deck on a luxury ocean liner.
Complement the great food with a martini, cocktail or a glass of wine and you'll swear you're vacationing in South Beach, Miami and not on the shores of Lake Ontario.
Lusso Restaurant Bar, Queen's Quay Terminal
207 Queens Quay West
416 848 0005
MAKING WAVES ON THE WATERFRONT
Have you ever walked by a marina and wondered who lives on all those boats or what it would be like to live there too, even for just a few nights? Well now you can! As Toronto's most unique bed and breakfast (B&B), Making Waves Boatel offers a vacation holiday, romantic weekend getaway or a refreshing change for business travelers.
It was eight years ago that owners Diane and Ted Greene took early retirement from their fast-paced careers and created Toronto's only boat B&B.
Today Diane and Ted share their lifestyle and passion for boating with their guests aboard their 65-foot motor yacht moored at HtO Park West on Queens Quay. Guests are gently rocked to sleep and wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee and a gourmet breakfast while surrounded by a postcard view of the city and Toronto's Waterfront.
Now you too can experience life on the water.
Waterfront Experience Card holders receive 20% OFF any reservation for 3 or more nights.
Making Waves Boatel
375 Queens Quay West
647 403 2764
TREAT YOURSELF TO A MARIPOSA CRUISE
We have a new addition to our already exciting family of Mariposa Cruises vessels. The Klancy II is no stranger to the Toronto Waterfront but she will now sail proudly as part of the Mariposa fleet, bringing our family of vessels to seven.
A perfectly-sized option for groups of 40 to 90 guests, The Klancy II can easily accommodate a wedding, business function or any other social event. However you want to treat yourself, rest assured that the Mariposa Cruises' staff will surround you and your guests with exceptional service while our amazing chefs spoil you with the best cuisine on Lake Ontario.
Since we are on the subject of new and exciting, have you heard about our Ice Cream Social? Just in time for summer, enjoy a leisurely cruise of the Toronto harbour and islands, complemented by a brief historic narration, and build your own ice cream sundae!
We look forward to welcoming you back this summer.
Waterfront Experience Card holders receive 20% OFF all regular priced admission, excluding New Year's Eve.
Mariposa Cruises, Queen's Quay Terminal
207 Queens Quay West, Suite 425
North America toll-free:
1 866 MAR POSA (627 7672)
RIDE THE RAILS TO A SPECTACULAR GETAWAY
How long has it been since you treated yourself and your family to Ontario's spectacular Niagara region?
Well, the good news from GO Transit is that the summer GO Train to Niagara is once again making it easier for Torontonians and tourists to visit beautiful Niagara. This summer, GO trains to Niagara - with designated cars that are equipped to allow passengers to bring their bikes - will stop at the Union Station, Exhibition, Port Credit, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines and Niagara Falls stations.
While the thundering Falls provide the perfect backdrop, Niagara-bound passengers can take advantage of biking and hiking trails along the Niagara River, plan winery tours or try their luck at the casino.
The summer GO Train to Niagara runs on weekends, Friday through Sunday, until September 5, and again for Thanksgiving weekend (October 7 to 10).
20 Bay Street, Suite 600
Schedules and fair information are available at gotransit.com/niagara or by calling 416 869 3600.
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DOG DAYS OF SUMMER
Why not take your dog or cat out on a date? Where? To PawsWay, of course!
PawsWay is a unique education and event centre devoted to responsible pet care as well as celebrating the work of cats and dogs.
Regular events include:
- Our free basic Agility where you can challenge your dog physically and mentally.
- Wednesday evening's Walking Club for a stroll along the beautiful Waterfront.
- Our monthly Ask the Vet and ongoing classes... everything from obedience to Doga!
And we have terrific weekend events like:
- Around The World in 80 Paws (July 16-17)
- Fast N' Furry Dog Sports (August Civic Holiday weekend)
- Search and Rescue Event (Labour Day weekend)
So this summer, come to PawsWay. You and your pet will have a great time. After all, Toronto summers may be hazy but not lazy, so check out our calendar of events. Hope to see you at PawsWay soon!
Waterfront Experience Card holders receive 10% OFF regular priced retail merchandise.
245 Queens Quay West
416 360 PAWS (7297)
EXPANDING TO SERVE YOU BETTER!
Exciting things are happening at the Radisson Admiral Hotel on Toronto's waterfront at Pier 4!
Due to popular demand, plans are currently underway for a new Conference and Event Centre, located within the hotel, that will feature 1,500 square feet of state-of-the-art furnishings, amenities and audio/visual equipment. Coupled with a newly re-designed foyer, the centre is expected to be popular with both corporate and social guests! Completion is expected fall/winter 2011.
In addition, the common area washroom facilities on our 3rd, 4th and 5th floors have recently been renovated and now feature a contemporary feel with modern amenities, while meeting the requirements of our green key programme.
The ever-popular pool patio continues to create buzz with more lounge chairs than ever before and plans to install poolside cabanas that will be available for private rental.
And last but not least, the Radisson Admiral Hotel is pleased to announce that it has joined an elite number of Toronto/GTA hotels possessing 4 green keys! Through an aggressive recycle and reuse policy, we are proud to be able to support environmental awareness programmes that will benefit us all for generations to come and we challenge our BIA colleagues on the Waterfront to reduce their carbon footprints as well!
Waterfront Experience Card holders receive 20% OFF all food purchases, LOWEST available daily room rate.
Radisson Admiral Hotel
249 Queens Quay West
416 203 3333
Reservations: 1 800 395 7046
(Toll-free in the US and Canada)
STRENGTH YOU CAN TRUST
My job is to apply my financial knowledge and expertise to your situation. The result is a personal financial strategy custom-tailored for you.
Since joining RBC, I've been able to offer my clients the immense resources of all its member companies. This has allowed me to leverage my knowledge and expertise to provide the highest quality of financial advice and planning. Simply stated, I'm confident I can find the financial solutions you need to help you meet your goals.
As an RBC client, you will have the security of dealing with one of the world's leading diversified financial services companies. We are proud of our long heritage of financial strength, integrity and unwavering dedication to our clients.
Over the years, RBC has maintained its financial strength in every type of market condition by applying sound risk management policies, a diversified approach to business and a long-term view to decision-making.
Valdemar Alves, CFP, FMA, Financial Planner
RBC, Queen's Quay Terminal
207 Queens Quay West
647 287 6816
YOUR SUMMER COOLING STATION
"Deliciously decadent", "sweet and smooth", "ruby red and gorgeous" are all words that don't do justice to the Second Cup's amazing Chillers.
Made in a blender with milk, flavoured syrups or powders and ice, the Second Cup has nine coffee, chocolate, tea or fruit chillers. We also have three new Limited Time Chillers for summer: White & Dark Chocolate, Raspberry Tea, and White Chocolate.
You can even customize any of our signature chillers to your specific taste by adding a flavour shot, yogurt shot, or energy shot. Or create your own Chiller by mixing flavours, like strawberry and mango.
The best news is that until August 30 we are having a Happy Hour Chiller promotion: any Tuesday, all small and medium chillers are at a special reduced price of $2.95 each!
Drop in to the Second Cup at the foot of York, choose a Chiller, then relax on our outdoor patio while your taste buds revel in liquid luxury.
Second Cup, Pier 6 (foot of York)
145 Queens Quay West
416 203 7880
SAIL-IN CINEMA: WATCHING ON THE WATER
Known for its vibrant arts and culture scene as well as its love for movies, Toronto is all about unique experiences. This summer, the Toronto Port Authority (TPA) will be hosting Canada's first ever waterfront movie experience, Sail-In Cinema at Sugar Beach.
Slated to run from August 18-20, Sail-In Cinema will be a novel experience at the water's edge. It will feature water-themed movies projected onto a double-sided 28 foot screen in Toronto's harbour so that people can watch both from the mainland and the water!
The FREE event will see boaters and landlubbers alike experience the newest development on Toronto's Waterfront. The TPA will be working closely with several supporters, including Lead Partner Redpath Sugar, to put on this event.
It's going to be a FUN summer, and you're invited to join the TPA in celebrating 100 years as part of Toronto's Waterfront.
100 YEARS ON YOUR WATERFRONT
More than just the city skyline has changed since Toronto was founded in the 18th century. Not only has it become Canada's financial heart, but it now boasts Canada's most diverse population. Change is a constant for the big TO, but there are some things that have stayed around as well. The Toronto Port Authority (TPA, formerly Toronto Harbour Commissioners) has been a proud business on Toronto's Waterfront since 1911.
Today, the TPA runs the popular Billy Bishop Airport, the Outer Harbour Marina, and is responsible for the Port of Toronto and Harbour of Toronto. It's also been keeping the waters of Toronto's harbour clean and clear of debris for a hundred years. To mark its centenary, the TPA is participating in several events. It is this year's Lead Summer Partner of Harbourfront Centre's Hot Spot Summer and also recently participated in Doors Open Toronto for the first time in several years.
The TPA is looking forward to another 100 years of serving Toronto and Canada.
Toronto Port Authority
60 Harbour Street
Visiting Vineyards Estate Wines is like walking into a Niagara-On-The-Lake winery, only better, because it sits in the middle of our beautiful Waterfront.
Of course Vineyards Estate Wines only carries the best wines and that means that our shelves are stocked exclusively with wine from Ontario's famous Niagara-On-The-Lake region. Wines from Peller Estates, Hillebrand Estate Wines and Thirty Bench Winery are world-renown.
Vineyards Estate Wines has become a waterfront destination because of our wide selection of Icewines. This elegant dessert wine is unique to the Niagara region, as it is selected from naturally frozen grapes picked on the coldest nights of our Canadian winters. Frozen grapes produce only a few pin drops of sweet perfection, but the wine that Niagara frozen grapes produce is known internationally for its complex and luxurious aroma and taste.
Stop into Vineyards Estate Wines any day after 11am for a complimentary sample of Canada's finest wines.
Waterfront Experience Card holders receive 15% OFF any non-alcoholic item.
Vineyards Estate Wines
228 Queens Quay West
416 598 8880
VIVAH: YOUR SOUVENIR DESTINATION
Here on a vacation? Or business trip? Why not go home with gifts for your family or friends that are uniquely Canadian. Vivah Jewellery is Canada's leading name and destination for sterling silver and semi-precious jewellery.
Once in our store you will be awed by our selection, which includes jewellery made from Labradorite, a stone mined in Labrador on the Canadian East coast, and our distinctive and always fashionable Vivah-branded watch collection.
No matter your tastes, no matter your budget, with our thousands of amazing items to choose from, you are sure to find that perfect piece of jewellery.
Drop by Vivah in Queen's Quay Terminal, and let our friendly and expert staff show you our incredible collection of distinctive and affordable fine jewellery.
Join us for the Vivah 30th Anniversary Sale store-wide til July 31 ~ 50% OFF! (Excluding all items that end in $0.99)
Vivah Jewellery, Queen's Quay Terminal
207 Queens Quay West
416 682 1085
FREE WATERFRONT BUS SHUTTLE
Running throughout the summer until Thanksgiving weekend, the FREE Waterfront Bus Shuttle allows visitors and residents to easily explore all that the Toronto Waterfront has to offer by providing a direct shuttle to waterfront shopping, dining and attractions.
Developed by The Waterfront BIA in partnership with Ontario Place, the FREE Waterfront Bus Shuttle has the capacity to move up to 300 people per day. Starting at Union Station (south entrance at Maple Leaf Square), it stops along Queens Quay West at the Radisson Admiral Hotel, Queen's Quay Terminal, and The Westin Harbour Castle enroute to Ontario Place.
The FREE Waterfront Bus Shuttle operates between the hours of 10:00 am and 7:00 pm, seven days a week, until October 10, 2011, making stops at each location approximately every half hour. Click here for more information.
MY WATERFRONT PHOTO CONTEST & EXHIBIT
Enter a photo of your favourite Toronto Waterfront experience for a chance to WIN a complimentary hotel stay on Toronto's spectacular waterfront and the opportunity to be featured in the My Waterfront Photo Exhibit at Queen's Quay Terminal!
Once your best shot is posted to the Waterfront BIA website, visitors will vote on their favourite photo. Each week, the photo with the most number of votes WINS a complimentary room night at either the Radisson Admiral Hotel or The Westin Harbour Castle Hotel.
At the end of the contest period, a panel of celebrity judges will review all submissions and select 30 finalists, offering the opportunity to be showcased in the My Waterfront Photo Exhibit at Queen's Quay Terminal from October 1-10, 2011.
The My Waterfront Photo Contest runs each week until September 1. Click to enter and for complete Contest Rules.
The Waterfront BIA, Queen's Quay Terminal
207 Queens Quay West
416 596 9821
LUCK AND CHARM OF THE IRISH
The Watermark Irish Pub and Restaurant brings the luck and charm of the Irish to the Waterfont! Located in Queen's Quay Terminal, Watermark features a panoramic view of Toronto's Waterfront. Whether you're seated at the outside bar or on the expansive patio, it's a prime spot for people watching and soaking up the summer sun. Inside, the restaurant is equally inviting, with a warm, classic Irish pub feel.
Now in its fourth year, Watermark offers something delicious for all tastes, from hearty pub dishes such as the award-winning Cottage Pie, Guinness Braised Steak and Mushroom Pie through to lighter fare such as the Lobster Club Sandwich and the organic BC Salmon Salad. There is also a children's menu for families and a tempting dessert menu for the sweet tooth in the group.
If quenching your thirst is the plan, there is an extensive wine and scotch list and a broad beer selection with 19 draughts, including imported classics and locally-brewed favourites.
Now that the summer is finally here, drop by the Watermark Irish Pub and Restaurant and join us on the patio for a great meal and, of course, an ice cold pint!
Waterfront Experience Card holders receive a FREE wooden bottle opener with every meal.
Watermark Irish Pub and Restaurant
Queen's Quay Terminal, 207 Queens Quay West
416 214 2772