The Toronto Islands, also known as ‘the Island’, or ‘Toronto Island Park’, is situated in Lake Ontario. It is a 15-minute ferry ride from Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, downtown Toronto. The Island is actually a cluster of 15 islands in Lake Ontario. The Toronto Islands is roughly 5 km long from Ward’s Island in the east to Hanlan’s Point in the west. The Island is interconnected to each other via pathways and bridges. It’s the biggest urban car-free milieu in North America.

Specialty Of Toronto Islands!

 The Island is one of Toronto’s most popular recreational areas and tourist attractions. Here you can sun yourself on the beach at Toronto’s only nude beach on Hanlan’s Point.  The Island is famous for its cleanliness. There are plenty of garbage bins all over to help keep the grounds free of garbage.  

Things to do 

  • There are beautiful swimming beaches, sports facilities available here on the Islands. You can also observe a charismatic 150-year-old society of 600 people living in cottage homes.
  • Canoe and kayak are also available on rentals for sailing. Large grassy fields for picnics, a theatre, nature paths, and Centreville amusement park are also key attractions of the Islands.
  • The Centreville amusement park is a paradise for younger children, having a Haunted House, an antique horse carousel, along with a mini train that goes all the way around the park as well as through a tunnel also. The bumper cars, a swan ride, mini-golf, pony express are other attractions of the amusement park.
  • You can walk your dog or take your bike on the island. You can also stop over the 200-year-old lighthouse and enjoy a coffee or beer at one of the restaurants. There are locker facilities available at numerous busy locations, gardens, and playgrounds. 

The view of the city from the Toronto Islands is gorgeous and a photographer’s paradise indeed. Moreover, it’s a no cars zone! Immediately add it to your to-do list!