Toronto Islands, Toronto, ON
These islands are technically located in Lake Ontario, only less than 15 minutes of a ferry ride from Toronto. The Toronto Islands consists of 15 other smaller islands with other pathways and bridges where you can walk around or island hop. The islands are just like any community that is 150 years old and has its own culture. The three different islands are: Centre Island, Hanlan’s Point and Wards Island.
There is so much to do on the island for all ages during the seasonal months from May to late September. Things like tours, bike rentals, beaches, movie theaters, restaurants and gardens. Larger things like an amusement park, and space to have a BBQ or picnic. Keep in mind, most activities and things for kids are found on Centre Island.
With the locals, the population is about 600 who live here year round including grade school, fire station and emergency responders. It’s like its own little town!
No cars are allowed on the islands, except for service cars making the islands a clean environment. The city of Toronto has a ferry service in order to get to the islands. The ferry ride fee varies based on age, but it includes your ticket to get home. It is near the John Booth Memorial Arena.
For more info and ferry ride info, call 416-392-8193.