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Toronto Islands

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Address: 9 Queens Quay West, Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2V3, Canada
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Park consisting of four main islands and containing trails, beaches and...

Park consisting of four main islands and containing trails, beaches and children's amusement rides.

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Good for a day trip from Toronto

Lines for the ferry were HUUUUGE, but the islands were beautiful. Loved the maze!!! Felt like kids again. Good picnic spot

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Dublin, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lines for the ferry were HUUUUGE, but the islands were beautiful. Loved the maze!!! Felt like kids again. Good picnic spot

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The island is great for family, friends or lovers. It offers great food stands and a diverse culture for the people watchers out there.

Thank Paul B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Serene, peaceful and absolutely breathtaking... Many activities for all ages, and most of all a unique and calming experience

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Get away from the city in the city, beach after beach, swimming, gardens, great shade from large trees, rectory cafe, beautiful city views at dusk, electric island and other music events, enough said, get there this summer!!

Thank artsofdarkness
Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a place. Beautiful. We spent a sunny sunday over there it was great. You dont get tired of walking. Ideal of picnics with a great view of Toronto skyline and great outdoor place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I took a hop on hop off bus which took me around the city unlimited rides for 2 days, one free boat tour either day will be included into the fare, with your guide on the boat

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

The 4 of us packed blankets, towels, balls and a basket full of great food and drinks. Left early parked close and walked to the Ferry, decided to take a water taxi which was so much fun, it was like our own boat!! Once we got to the Island we figured out where we wanted to set up which was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely beautiful, and it has a great little restaurant called The Rectory Cafe. Easily one of the best patios in the city

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

Even for locals! This is a fun outing to"get out of the city" so to speak! Catch the Ferry from Toronto heading to WARD Island & plan to have lunch or dinner at the Refectory Cafe. They have great outdoor garden space as well as indoor if it rains. The menu has very good choices. After the meal from their... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to ride your bike, take walk, rent a boat. Easily accessed by the ferry. Great with little kids or couples finding a little respite from the hustle and bustle. I even sent my kids to camp there at the YMCA Toronto Island Camp and they loved it. Cannot miss if you are passing through, its our Central park!

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Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is celebrated by a number of monuments and museums, giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier destination for modern art, people here stroll through the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe Landing, and picnic among the zany designs of the Toronto Music Garden. The waterfront itself is often suffused with bikers and joggers, and the harbor is always packed with classic ships with masts raised. The vintage boats and ferries to the Toronto Islands make for a charming contrast against Downtown West's backdrop of skyscrapers, condos, and food trucks serving up hot, fresh fare to locals on the go. The area has a peaceful energy, and is popular with tourists and Torontonians alike.
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