One of my close to home quiet moment spots is Sheldon Lookout. I could (and have) just sat here for hours gazing away my time. It offers an amazing vantage point of Toronto’s skyline, and often a nice vista of sunset clouds as well. You can really get a good sense of how truly expansive the city actually is from here.
You can see straight across the water for a great view of Exhibition Place, the CN Tower, downtown, and even see the high buildings way north of downtown. I’ve kind of figured out that most of the taller buildings cluster around Yonge street, which is a pretty big “bloodline” street in Toronto.
To get to the lookout, you’ll probably walk across the gleaming white pedestrian bridge at Palace Pier, which I hated for the longest time after it was built, and now realize I actually kind of like. Close by, Sunnyside beach is also super cute (and on a hot summer day, bustling), but not my choice for swimming. There are lots of walking/biking nature and waterfront trails around here if you’re looking to make a day of it.