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Centre Island

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #15 of 339 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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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 NEW

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
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 NEW

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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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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13 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
68 helpful votes 68 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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8 attraction reviews
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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16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This spot is really great to visit especially during the summer. You can rent bikes and there is tons of stuff to do if you go with your kids

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Lockerbie, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

we wnet to Toronto islands in October. Probably not the best time to go as is was off season but they are still lovely. We all enjoyed a fabulous walk around the islands, weather could have been better but that couldn't be helped. The views of the city from here are amazing!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is one of my favorite places to visit in the summer time. It costs a mere $7 to get to the island and back. I bring my bike for greater flexibility. Centre Island makes a great place for a swim and a picnic on the beach. Hanlan's Point (nude beach) has good quality water; it's very swimmable and clean.... More

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