Harbourfront was integral to the founding of Toronto. The lake’s edge, originally butting today’s Front Street, was slowly filled with landfill to provide shipping and industrial opportunities (the Canada Malting silos at the western edge are one of the last vestiges of this past). Today—along the length of colourful Queen’s Quay, directly south of the downtown core—this cultural and residential district brings a mix of art galleries and performance-arts venues, lakeside dining spots and outdoor public events, and endless parks and trails. Overlooking it all, with the added view of the Toronto Islands and vast Lake Ontario beyond, is a fleet of high-rise condos. Locals love living close to top-notch amenities and within walking distance of work, and always having something to do.