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Centre Island

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #8 of 297 attractions in Toronto
Type: Islands
Activities: Sailing, Picnicking
Description: Get away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Toronto: ride a bike or take a turn on your blades on any of the many trails located on the island.
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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

You go there in summers and you will never forgot your visit in your life time. specially being outside from Canada I loved this place so do my family. we visited repeatedly in summer and there is things for every age group. Must see.

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North York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Have a view of the city from the island and take a break. Walk or bike around the island. Sun bath, visit the animals, or just pack a lunch and enjoy the nature.

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Scarborough, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have been here the last two summers and enjoyed it each time with my son. It's like discovering something new each time we have been over to the island. I went here a few times many years ago, but now I will be going every year as it brings out the kid in you :). You can either have... More

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Toronto North
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

And thank goodness. I remember visiting here as a child and my excitement level was just the same. And it wasn't a let-down. What a great place to spend a lovely sunny day. The gardens are beautiful, the beaches are free and the parks are filled with people enjoying boat rides, carnival rides, lunch on the porch. I will do... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

One hint for avoiding crowded ferries is don't take the ferry to Centre island, but take either of the ferries to the other islands instead. It's a short scenic walk or bike ride from either of the outer docks to the centre island area.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Fun riding across Toronto Harbour with the city in the background. Lots to see & do while there. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Best seen on a bicycle. Family friendly. Be sure to visit the trhe residences and trails on the east end of the islands, right across to the Billy Bishop airport (props only - for now) on the opposite end. Avoid the crowds by spending only a few extra dollars (literally) and take a private water taxi there and back -... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The only think I disliked was the price of the food - otherwise everything was wonderful, lots of greenery - lots of stuff for the children to do. So wonderful to have a picnic lunch sit under the trees go soak your feet in the water - go go go

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

You can easily go to the island by bicycle. You have to take a ferry from the harbour. From the ferry, you have the most spectacular view of the city. On the island, you can rent bikes or canoe. There are some attractions for the kids on Center island. The island has 3 parts: center island, Ward and hanlans. The... More

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Good place to visit in the summer when the rides are open. There is also a little zoo plus a water park area for the kids. The highlight of course is the inexpensive ferry ride to get to the island. Food is quite expensive suggest packing some drinks and snacks if going with children.

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