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Centre Island

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #13 of 318 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful part of downtown that is being run by idiot public servants of the City of Toronto.

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Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This is one of my favorite places in the world. I love taking the ferry and riding my bike from Centre island all the way to Ward island. There are amazing restaurants and greenery.

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New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The views from Centre Island are amazing, but when we visited it in August 2014 the whole island was incredibly crowded and we had to stay in line to get a boat back to Toronto.

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Ribeira Grande, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

One of the best place to go with the family. Attractions for little ones and grown ups! A lot of fun mixed with relaxing time!

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Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

You arrive there by the ferry. It departs each 15 minutes. Good place for a walk with kids or for bicycle ride. They also have an amusement part for kids.

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Baltimore
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78 reviews 78 reviews
16 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We rented bikes on the waterfront and took a water taxi (10 CDN$) to Centre Island. After the thunderstorm passed, we had a delightful 2 hour ride around the island, which includes beaches, restos, and an amusement park. Flat, but fun.

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It is a good place relax, getting in touch with nature, taking small boat rides, sometimes listening to live music shows.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Have a beer and watch the view of the Lake by the pier. Eat along the water by the ferry dock. A nice time on a sunny day.

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Toronto, Canada
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17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

You take a ferry or a water taxi from Harbourfront to the Islands across from downtown Toronto. Centre Island is all parkland with no vehicle traffic where you can walk, bike, picnic or eat at a cafe. Beautiful flower beds line the walkway to the beach area on the opposite side. You can walk 3km. to Ward's Island to the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I have a friend visiting Toronto and I brought her to Centre Island. We were planning on renting those 4 people bicycles but since it was a summer weekend the day we went, there is an hour queue for those multiple people bicycles. Note: Get there early if you want to get one of those! We ended up heading to... More

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