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
About
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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  • John Kitching
    Greater London, United Kingdom1,193 contributions
    Great escape from the city heat
    Easy ferry ride from Toronto. About 10 dollars one way and free the other. There are three linked islands with the main one having a large amusement park and an animal park. Plenty of places to eat and drink with great views of the Toronto skyline. We went on a hot day and it was cooler and more peasant than the city.
    Visited July 2022
    Written January 29, 2023
  • Culture47700711811
    Tokyo, Japan5 contributions
    A nice place
    Toronto Island Park is an absolute gem nestled in the heart of the bustling city. As soon as I stepped onto the ferry, I could feel the stresses of urban life melt away. The park offers a peaceful escape with its lush greenery, pristine beaches, and breathtaking views of Lake Ontario.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 21, 2023
  • Vanessa P
    Calgary, Canada1,394 contributions
    Must to see in Toronto. Needs more than 1 day
    You possibly need more than 1 day to visit all places on this island. There are 3 points of ferries you can arrive and depart. My favorite is the Ward's island. This part of the island is full of cottages and little yards. A sight to see. Most people prefer the central desinbarque where you can find park attractions to children, pier and beach but Ward's Island is quiet and cute.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 21, 2023
  • Terry
    Orlando, Florida86 contributions
    Beautiful park with nice views
    Easy access via ferry with a couple of different location choices. The islands are very walkable and relaxing. Boardwalks, paths, green spaces, bike rentals, etc. It's a very nice and calm alternative to the city. Great skyline views looking back at Toronto.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 8, 2023
  • Juanita Mention S
    Atlanta, Georgia51 contributions
    Centre Island Is Worth A Visit!
    We caught the ferry to the park. I usually avoid any boat, but decided to go with the rest of my family. It was a smooth ride and I exited with steady legs. The island is beautiful and we saw a wide array of visitors from around the world as we sat & ate our sandwiches from the Subway shop on the island ( freshest bread ever!). Consider packing a lunch, etc., the cost was rather expensive. We did bring water. Our granddaughter & her friend enjoyed the beach and other activities. The restrooms had plenty of stalls. Water taxis also come to the island, but our cost for 4 people on the ferry was $17.00 round trip US dollars via credit card.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 30, 2023
  • LoloD
    Mumbai, India108 contributions
    A Wonderful Escape from the City
    We walked on the Harbour Front for some time. Watched a tall boat leave -they put up their sails a short distance out. We took the Pirate taxi - a private taxi to the Island. 12$ a person one way. They left immediately with just the two of us. We returned on the free ferry. The Island is a lovely way to spend a day or even a morning. We love to walk, so we walked around the Islands - beautifully landscaped lawns and flowers, water bodies with facilities for canoeing or kayaking. Renting bikes is a great way to explore the Island. Picked up some icecream cones and just enjoyed the peace. There were many families with children. But because it's such a large area, it doesn't feel crowded. We had lunch at the Carousel cafe. A lovely spot with seating on the patio overlooking the river with swans gliding by. We definitely will visit again.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 1, 2023
  • 14SCL
    55 contributions
    Trip highlight
    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.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 1, 2023
  • PavlaPavla
    Chrudim, Czech Republic6,539 contributions
    There is a wonderful view of the Toronto skyline from here
    Central Island is the place for outdoor activities of all kinds. My partner and I came here by ferry. The walk along the coast was very comfortable, the view of the Toronto skyline from here was simply amazing. Everywhere there were trees, lawns, benches for resting and places for picnics. In one part of the island there was a harbor for private boats. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city, Central Island is the place to be.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 7, 2023
  • ayalasibanda
    Greater London, United Kingdom413 contributions
    Really lovely place
    We weren't sure what to expect, I knew I didn't want to visit centreville, and the kids saw bike rental on the map so we did that. We rented a bike and cycled to all islands, it was great. We had a lovely picnic lunch there too You can eat there, lots of options from Subway, to pizza to other similar outlets. There was also an in built BBQ you could use. Had such a lovely day here. My 8 Yr old said it was the best so far (we only landed yesterday pm but pleased he loved it lol)
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 18, 2023
  • Teresita310
    Illinois102 contributions
    Beautiful :-)
    My daughters and I weren't initially going to visit here when we arrived in Toronto. So glad we did. We arrived via the Centre Island Ferry. Explored that area then walked west and took the Hanna's Ferry back.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 22, 2023
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991 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
It is possible to walk the full length of the Islands, however, a bicycle is highly recommended for getting around more quickly. This enables one to explore the 3 main islands: Ward Island with its quaint and picturesque residences, Centre Island which is the entertainment hub and Hanlon Island, known for being natural. One can also bike across the connecting bridges to some of the smaller islands. There is something for everyone - stunning iconic views of the Toronto skyline, beaches, Centreville Amusement Park, boating, picnic areas, historic lighthouse, to name a few. Also cafes and restaurants, toilets and bike rental. We rented our bikes on the mainland and took them across on the ferry. This allowed us to explore further once we returned to the mainland, before handing our bikes back.
Written 7 November 2023
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Mark F
Kilwinning, UK89 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Spent the day on Centre Island while visiting Toronto on a city break. First off, we took a water taxi there and back, very reasonable price and quicker than the ferry - although the ferry is a cheaper option.

The Islands provide a great view of the Toronto skyline, and that is where many people take their obligatory picture of the CN Tower & Rogers Centre.

The weather was great the day we visited and the beach area was really nice and clean. There is a small amusement park, which is aimed at younger kids, who all seemed to be having a great time.

Was really nice to just around the island and there are a few options for food as well. If you are in Toronto it is well worth a visit.
Written 22 October 2023
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Try2TravelSustainably
Hamilton, Canada238 contributions
Sep 2023 • Business
We've been biking in the summer and came back for a dinner with work one night in September. Very nice visit and ferry ride. It is nice to get out of the city and still be there at the same time.
Written 14 October 2023
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Lilacwheaty
Nottingham, UK837 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Great to walk around on a bonus sunshine day in early October.
Ferry from Toronto harbour was only $9.20 return per person, and is an enjoyable 20 minute trip. taxi boats also available at around $25 return.
the East half of the island is very picturesque, with beaches, boardwalks, quirky boho housing, formal gardens a maze and enormous Monarch butterflies.
Island bike hire May- sept, savvy tourists took city bikes across in October
Written 6 October 2023
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Dean H
Kent, UK439 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
A nice way to spend a few hours walking and cycling in the attractive surrounding of the islands overlooking Toronto after a 20 minute boat trip. Cycling was good fun and for us benefitted from the flat terrain.
Written 21 September 2023
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gbear972
5 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
My parents very much enjoyed the park during their visit to Toronto. It was a nice oasis in the urban jungle of Toronto. Great views of the city too!
Written 19 September 2023
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William B
Toronto, Canada50 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
If you want to get that perfect photo of the Toronto skyline, then hop on a ferry to any of the 3 piers (Ward’s Island, Center Island or Hanlan’s Point) and make sure you’re ready to capture the essence of Toronto.
Written 29 August 2023
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minimize940314
Los Angeles, CA3,527 contributions
Dec 2022
Good view. This was one of the last attractions that I visited during my stay in Toronto, and it was one of the most memorable one. The scenery was very peaceful. There were some local animals that I could watch. The view of downtown from the island was great too.
Written 22 August 2023
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Teresita310
Illinois102 contributions
Aug 2023
My daughters and I weren't initially going to visit here when we arrived in Toronto. So glad we did. We arrived via the Centre Island Ferry. Explored that area then walked west and took the Hanna's Ferry back.
Written 22 August 2023
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ayalasibanda
Greater London, UK413 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
We weren't sure what to expect, I knew I didn't want to visit centreville, and the kids saw bike rental on the map so we did that.
We rented a bike and cycled to all islands, it was great.
We had a lovely picnic lunch there too
You can eat there, lots of options from Subway, to pizza to other similar outlets.
There was also an in built BBQ you could use.
Had such a lovely day here. My 8 Yr old said it was the best so far (we only landed yesterday pm but pleased he loved it lol)
Written 18 August 2023
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