Toronto Island Park
Toronto Island Park
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This park in Toronto is a haven for travelers looking to spend a fun-filled day in the great outdoors. Rent a bike at Centre Island Pier—which has fantastic views of Lake Ontario—and explore the park's many trails and paths. You can also have a picnic at Olympic Island while admiring the stunning views of the Toronto skyline. The kids will love the Centreville Amusement Park and petting zoo, too. In the evening, head to Hanlan’s Point Beach to catch one of the best sunsets in Toronto. The park can be explored on a bike tour of Toronto, which often includes other sights along the city's waterfront. – Tripadvisor
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  • AntyJ
    Toronto, Canada38 contributions
    Peaceful spot in the busy city
    On a spring, summer or fall day, head over to the Toronto Islands. It's just a short ferry ride away, at the foot of Bay Street, easily accessible by public transit (head to Union station and take the streetcar from there for just one stop). Bring your rollerblades or bike if you like (or you can rent one of the City bikes nearby), Or if you're up for it, rent a kayak and paddle through the islands and see the old lighthouse, quiet ponds, beautiful scenery. Not that there's anything wrong with walking from one end to the other. There are 3 different ferry stops so you can walk as far as you're comfortable and catch a different ferry back to the mainland if you don't want to walk further. There's a beach on the south side, Centre Island for the kids, and fantastic views of the skyline on the ferry ride. It would still be a nice trip for a peaceful walk in the winter months as long as you're dressed for the weather.
    Visited October 2019
    Written February 1, 2020
  • Arun Jobai
    Sydney, Canada1 contribution
    A good memorable place
    I came to Canada in August 2019. I stayed in Toronto for just two days, then i moved to Sydney in Nova Scotia. On those days I visited few places in Toronto in that most memorable one is the Toronto Island park. I recommend all who visits Toronto must visit this place. This place is good hangout place for friends or family. The travel to the island is a interesting one we can enjoy the beauty of the Toronto City as well as the beauty of nature on that time but we must wait some time to get the boat that was little boring for me. We want to walk a lot through the island on that time we can feel the nature. There is lot of entertainment rides for children, boating in a pond for all and there is lot of beautiful spots to click photos, for friends , couples, or families they can make the images more beautiful and memorable one for them. The most excited view in the island is the deck over the sea, that is superb one. I feel little scared when walked over it. but the view in the end of the deck is an amazing one. The sea is in light blue colour a perfect resemblance to the sky. Binoculars are there if we have luck we are able to watch the dolphin group over there. I am unlucky in that. I returned from there in that last boat, the view of Toronto city with full of lights and the CN tower in different colours makes the view and trip a memorable one. I repeating that all who visit Toronto should visit this place, that much beautiful is this place. Thank you
    Visited August 2019
    Written March 28, 2020
  • Alvin C
    1,244 contributions
    Plan a day trip on this island
    Pack a picnic, bring your bicycle (or rent one on the island) and enjoy a free and easy day on this island. Make sure you watch the sunset before heading back to the mainland. And the ferry is cheap, only $8 per adult round trip and yes, you're allowed to bring your bicycle on board. I recommend going in September after school starts because it gets quite crowded in the summer.
    Visited August 2022
    Written August 22, 2022
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Naomi M
Mississauga, Canada28 contributions
Aug 2021
We took a trip downtown to ride the ferry across to Centre Island, to do something different and to see the views of the city. The process of buying tickets online made boarding the ferry seamless and efficient; we flashed our tickets and literally walked straight on the ferry. This alone was a great improvement to the crazy lineups and crowds of years before. Once we got to Centre Island, we found it's still a great place to picnic and take in the beach if you like that; but Centreville really looked old and outdated. Some of the attractions and buildings were closed, perhaps due to staffing shortages but it did make the experience seem a bit tired. Little kids would still enjoy it and there were still plenty of rides for them; but for those of us who remember Centreville in its glory days, it has perhaps outlived its best years. I'd still recommend this as a day trip for smaller children or for those who like a shady picnic area outside of the city.
Written August 21, 2021
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Backpacker59
Crawley, UK122 contributions
Jun 2022
There aren't that many things to do in Toronto, so going to Toronto Island is a nice trip. We spent roughly half a day there. You can get the free ferry over (we didn't know and paid for a speedboat one way) so it's a good budget friendly thing to do in the city.

There aren't many things to do on the island, it's mainly walking around or biking around and enjoying the scenery. You do get the best views of the city from this island though, as you can get pictures of the skyline from across the river.

You can hire bikes, but we did a lap of the island on foot and then had some food. The island could do with some more places to eat. It could really benefit from a little bakery/café. When we visited everything was closed except for one burger place where you get off the ferry.

It would be a great place to take a picnic, as there's heaps of grassy area and benches.

There is a kids amusement park on the island. It's only open on weekends and I think during the major holidays, so make sure you check in advance if it's open.
Written June 13, 2022
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Tobias S
Sheffield, UK47 contributions
Nov 2021
The ship to the islands from Toronto's shore was pretty infrequent (bear in mind that the only ferry service available is the one to Ward's Island). There's also not much to do in the islands, especially during the winter, as the theme park is closed by early October. There wasn't a lot of people in the island so you do get to enjoy a little bit of tranquility and magnificent view all to yourself. I ended up walking all the way from Ward's Island to Hanlan's Point and watch the sunset of Lake Ontario (plus the skyline of Toronto). Overall it is a great place to visit if you enjoy nature landscaping and a calm getaway from the city.
Written December 6, 2021
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Janet S
10 contributions
Jul 2021
No matter how crowded the ferry may be, once you are off and wandering along the paths of either Wards or Hanlans you are miles away from the feel of the city. Centre Island is lovely too, but busier when the kiddie park is open. There is always a breeze, even on the hottest summer day.
Written November 27, 2021
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Rosalind R
3 contributions
Aug 2019
By taking the Toronto Island ferry you can leave the city in 10 minutes. Bike the road from Ward's Island on the east end to Hanlan's Point on the west. Stroll the beaches along the Lake Ontario shore or picnic in sheltered wooded areas. Be sure to pick up your litter!
Written February 19, 2020
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davidspadina
Toronto, Canada30 contributions
Jul 2019
We spent some days to Toronto Islands in Summer and in the heart of winter. Both periods are spectacular : in Winter when Ontario lake is frozen and in Summer for the beautiful beaches and rest areas. No cars but bicycles for rent. The place is very quiet and peaceful. From there, the breathtaking view on the town remains a persistent memory.
Written February 12, 2020
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Getaway21469
Toronto, Canada9 contributions
Oct 2019
This is the nearest escape from the hustle, bustle and noise of the city, with an only 15 minute ferry ride. It affords several kilometres of beautiful walks through the various islands, lovely beaches to lounge or walk on, and a mostly peaceful setting. I love cycling there as there are no cars, except for the few service cars. It is also a great place for family escapes as Centre Island has rides, a small zoo, food vendors, restaurants, and more. If you don't want to take your own bike, there is a bike rental service on the main island. My favourite cafe is the "Island Café" on Ward's Island. They offer lovely free concerts some summer evenings. Don't miss this place whether you live here or vacation here!
Written March 6, 2020
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Delilah R
120 contributions
Aug 2022
We went on a summer Tuesday and could not get over the perfect, beautiful weather, amazing views of Toronto skyline, the gorgeous grounds. It was relaxing and unhurried, and not too crowded, comparatively speaking. We admired the geese, road a quadricycle, had a Beavertail pastry, walked around the amusement park/ petting zoo area and saw a Zebu. It was just beautiful and relaxing, and the ferry ride is short and smooth- no seasickness among us.
Written August 8, 2022
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Jaime
Toronto, Canada39 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Great place to take young kids to centre island

Have a nice stroll w the girl friend and / or wife

Enjoy the view from the island to the city

Great couple of little pubs in wards island.

Take a water taxi. Less people
Written October 21, 2020
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14SCL
55 contributions
Jul 2023
I really can't recommend a trip to Toronto Island Park enough. You can get a water taxi from several locations along the Harbourfront in Toronto which will then take you across to the islands. There are a few different drop off locations to choose from too but would recommend going to Centre Island. A taxi costs around $12 per person and the journey is around 10 minutes. There are ferry options too.

On the island there are several beaches, boat rentals an amusement park and also a tram ride that will take you round more of the island. Plenty of eating options too.
Written August 2, 2023
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