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Centre Island

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Address: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-203-0405
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Get away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Toronto: ride a bike or...

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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A fun day

You take the island ferry so that' fun. Go for the day and have a picnic. Check the weather forecast first.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Markham, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Centre island seem to me to be the only reasonable size island, where one can have a somewhat longer walk. We took off Centre island and boarded a ferry at Hanlan's point. There are tons of benches where one can have a picnic, but have to cautious because of the geese droppings.

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You take the island ferry so that' fun. Go for the day and have a picnic. Check the weather forecast first.

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Valencia, Venezuela
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just a short ferry trip from downtown Toronto terminal located on Bay St. Very beautiful island with picnic areas, gardens, walking and bicycle pathways, bike and boat rentals, boat rides, amusement parks, public facilities include public restrooms, restaurants and multiple food, drink and ice cream vendors.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The island is a great getaway for a summer day with the kids. The ferry ride over gives you a great view as you travel away from the skyline and upon arrival the lush gardens and trees on the other side are soothing. Did the Centerville amusement park with the kids also and would certainly recommend it to anyone with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

in the 70's ,,what a beautiful place to go and picnic ,,relax ,,enjoy the sun ,,was always something happening ,,, changed a lot ,,but ,,beautiful escape from the city ,,,

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This Island is now designed for the cities urban dwellers although some people still reside there. It has somewhat of the feel of a Disney park without the rides and major attractions. The gardens and small beaches are beautiful and it is a great escape from the city but it is plain that the residents have been neglected in the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The summer is the best time to visit Centre Island. It offers a lot of attractions, especially for families with young children. It is best to take your own food to have a picnic or BBQ. There is a splash pad, a wading pool, a play ground and lots of space for children to run. If you are willing to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A MUST GO! a short ferry trip away takes you to a beautiful nature and beach oasis. And the animal farm is adorable LOVED IT!. Go and explore/ get a tan and go back AGAIN. I know i did multiple times. I love it there!~

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing summer getaway without getting away from the city! Great fun for kids with lots of things to do and events all summer long

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jump on the ferry and enjoy the 10 minute ride - great views of the Toronto City skyline. Nice gardens and interesting houses (at the western end of the island), be prepared to walk (or hire a bike). A nice retreat close to the city. Not a lot of food options when we were there so we went back to... More 

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