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Centre Island

Address: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #11 of 250 Attractions in Toronto
Type: Islands, Outdoors
Activities: Sailing, Picnicking
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Owner 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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Toronto
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Taking the ferry to and walking around Centre Island is a quick, relatively inexpensive way to see the waterfront and to get some fresh air. The little midway, Centreville, can be fun with kids under 12. Check out the antique merry go round.

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Toronto, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

this is the place to go, especially since Ontario Place is long gone; Centre Island aka Centreville is a great attraction to take kids of all ages and even adults. There are places in which you can have a picnic and even a BBQ - and there is a beach! This is the place to be. Don't forget to visit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Lovely place to visit very relaxing and lovely views give yourself a few hours if it is a nice day x

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Atlanta, Georgia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I have so many fond memories of going to Centre Island - when I was a child and as an adult. Taking the ferry over makes it feel like an adventure; especially if you are with little ones. Once there, so many paths to take to start you on your journey. No cars to deal with (fantastic), so rent a... More

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Xiamen, China
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14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Center Island is a great place to be outside and perfect your skill at taking selfies. A short ferry ride from the foot of Bay Street takes you to it all. Exceptional views of Toronto's skyline, dining experiences or fast food your choice, great city and secluded nature spots. Relax on the beach and watch sailboats or clouds in the... More

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InTheKnow
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Yes, it's just a park, but it's right smack in the city centre and the fact that you must take the ferry to get there makes it a special experience, especially for kids. It's super busy on holidays through the Summer and you might have to wait to get onto the ferry. When you get there, you will find no... More

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Toronto, Canada
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15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

There is usually a long wait and a decent fee to get onto the ferry from the Harbourfront to the Island. The amazing view of the city while from the island will take your breath away. Once at the island, there are many paths you can take. Make sure you pick up some brochures and maps before you get on... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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21 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Loved just spending time here to get away from the city. Something for young to old even an amusement park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Beautiful place on the island where you can walk, run, or spend your free time doing nothing. A lot of place to play, to have a picnic. Beautiful view on Toronto landscape.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

During the summer, especially if you have kids. Lots of things for them to do. The rides are family friendly and enjoyable for everyone.

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