FREE FRIDAY: Toronto Islands by Ferry
We will leave from ACCESS together and take the TTC to the Toronto Island Ferry. From there, we will board the ferry for a short ride to the Island. We
We will leave from ACCESS together and take the TTC to the Toronto Island Ferry. From there, we will board the ferry for a short ride to the Island. We will spend an hour or two exploring the Island and enjoying the (hopefully!) good weather!
About the Toronto Islands
The Toronto Islands – also called the Island, or Toronto Island Park – is located in Lake Ontario, a 13-minute ferry ride from downtown Toronto. Boats to the Island leave from the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal at the foot of Bay St. and Queen’s Quay. The Island is actually a group of 15 islands inter-connected by pathways and bridges. You can walk from one end of the Island to the other.
The island is approximately 5kms long from Ward’s Island to Hanlan’s Point.
Kids and adults of all ages can find something to do or see on the Island. There are beautiful swimming beaches (including a Clothing Optional Beach on Hanlan’s Point!), sports facilities, bike, canoe and kayak rentals, a boating marina, large grassy fields for picnics, a theatre, nature paths, EMS and fire station, an amusement park and a charming 150 year-old community of 600 people living year-round in cottage-like homes.
You can walk, run or take your bike on the island, walk your dog (on a leash), visit the 200 year old lighthouse or the trout pond or have a coffee or beer at one of the restaurants. There are lockers at several busy locations, a pier, boardwalk, formal gardens, playgrounds, artists retreat and even a public grade school.
(Friday) 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Toronto Island - Jack Layton Ferry Terminal
9 Queens Quay W, Toronto