A Toronto resident from the year 1999 wouldn’t recognize the South Core of today. Many of the area’s characteristic condo towers have sprouted up in this century (and construction continues). The key attraction is the Scotiabank Arena, home of Toronto’s most beloved ice hockey team. The Core is also where you can board a ferry to the Toronto Islands—but before you cross the harbour, stroll along Queens Quay (pronounced “queen’s key”) to discover the area’s own merits.
- Cheering on the National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs at the Scotiabank Arena
- A leisurely dim sum experience at Pearl Harbourfront
- Sunbathing at Sugar Beach
- Watching the boats sail by at Harbour Square Park (bonus: find the curiously large picnic table)
- A meaty dinner at Harbour 60, where the pro hockey players get their steak fix
BOUNDARIES: Simcoe Street to the west, Lower Jarvis Street to the east, Front Street West to the north, and Lake Ontario to the south.
PUBLIC TRANSIT (TTC): Union subway station.