Toronto Island Park, Toronto
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Address: Toronto, ON, Canada
Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
Timings: 24-hrs Details
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Island, Park, View Point, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot
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The charming island neighborhoods of this park are Toronto’s favourite summer hangout. There are three main islands - Ward’s, Center, and Hanlans - and eight smaller named ones, and even more unnamed ones. The views of Toronto’s skyline, the many picnic spots and lots of outdoor sports amenities (Volleyball, Softball, Swimming, Boating, Disc Golf, Trails) are all standard, but there is more. Here’s a quick breakdown of what the island has to offer:
- Centreville Amusement Park: 30 rides and 14 eateries.
- Franklin Children's Garden: An engaging storytelling themed nature discovery garden for kids.
- Ward's Island: The cutest collection of English style island homes you ever saw, and you can rent them too.
- Far Enough Farm: A year round petting zoo that is a major hit with the kids for its ponies and rabbits and sheep and other cute animals.
- Hanlan's Point Beach: Clothing optional beach
- Gibraltar Point lighthouse: An apparently haunted lighthouse from 1808.
- There are 10 other swimming beaches, including a handful of Blue Flag certification.
Some outfits provide fun and themed tours of the islands that you might want to check out on the park websites.
Toronto Island Park Opening and Closing Hours
- Recommended timings are given based on the presumption that you’re at the island for a specific activity. To see everything will take you around three days.
How To reach Toronto Island Park by Public Transport
- Take the ferry from Jack Layton Ferry Terminal on the Toronto waterfront to the docks at either Hanlan's Point, Centre Island Park or Ward's Island. Ferry hours change by seasons so remember to check the park or ferry provider website. You can buy return fare.
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Toronto Island Park is a good place to visit for a day trip. To get to the island, you must buy a ferry ticket from the city at the Port (approximately $8 for an adult) or you may purchase a ticket for a private water taxi (located just east of the city of Toronto Port). The ferry ride has a predetermined schedule and stops at a few key points at the island. There's lots of gardens, greenery for a nice walk. Walking to the southern point of the island will give you access to the beach and a beautiful view of the lake. Toronto Island is pretty big so be sure to bring some money to buy food/drink or feel free to bring your own. There are lots of places to enjoy your lunch. There is a playground, Centreville amusement park (seasonal), petting zoo as a main attraction.
$7 for the ferry round trip. Neat walking paths. Nice parks. Lots of bikes, which makes sense as there are a ton of paths. I would recommend either bringing a bike or renting one on the island vs walking. Can also rent paddle boards and swim at the beach.
Must visit. Do pack and plan a picnic. Has an amusement park for kids. Plenty of ground space to chill and relax. Play area for kids. And a nice beach access too
Great place to visit if you haven't yet. Fun for the whole day. Island has a cafe, small amusement park. Bike rental include quad bikes. Fun for the whole family! Bike rental is mostly cost efficient. Multiple beaches. 1 clothing optional beach. Also a great garden with fountains. Multiple walking trails. Great access to clean public restrooms. Cannot think of complaints at this time.
Such a beautiful place... No matter what season and what time you are here, It's a true paradise...The skyline, the walk in the trails.. just relaxing and soulful.. such a peace..
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