Toronto Islands

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View from the CN Tower

Pier at Centre Island
City View
Historic picture of beach

Toronto Islands is a park and is known as a quick getaway from the city for Toronto residents. In the 1890s the island was known as a tent city, known for its racy parties. Cottages and permanent housing were established in the early 1900s. Today parts of the islands have cottage like home with pedestrian only streets.

The island is currently home to 3 yacht clubs.

1.2M people visit the islands annually. It is 242 hectares in area.

In order to get to the island five ferries shuttle visitors between the island and mainland.

A short ferry ride will get you to Toronto’s Centre Island and the Centreville Amusement Park. This attraction features an antique ferris wheel, a carousel, and pony rides. The park also offers bicycle paths and wading pools and is geared more for younger children.




Take the Queens Quay ferry at 9 Queen's Quay West (At Bay St). Admission is $7

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