The Island of Toronto is located just south of downtown Toronto. The island is enclosed by Lake Ontario: the inner harbour at the north of the islands, the eastern and western channels and the lake on the south. The island is actually a group of islands connected by pathways and bridges.
The island is approximately 5 kms long from Ward's Island to Hanlan's Point.
On this website you can find information about topics of general interest such as maps, ferry schedule, activities for kids, beaches, bicycle rental, various facilities and events.
Map & directions
View a detailed map of the islands of Toronto and directions to get to the island by car, bike, train or on foot. Maps
Details about the Centreville Amusement park including directions, hours of operation, tickets and info about the rides. Amusement park
Want to go for swim? How about a nice tan? Or do you want to play beach volleyball? Find information about the island beaches here. Beaches
Picnic & BBQ
Find our where and when to have a picnic on the islands and how to prepare for your picnic and BBQ. Picnic and BBQ
Ferry terminal locations, directions, ticket prices and ferry schedule to get to and back from the islands. Ferry info
Planning a trip to Centre Island? Read about the most popular island to find out how to get there and what to do when you arrive.Center Island
Hanlan's Point is located west of Centre Island - closest to the airport - home to a beach, tennis courts and lots of open space for fun and games.Hanlan's Point
The island on the east side with a lovely café, playground, soccer field, beaches and more. Read all about it here. Ward's Island
The island is a diverse area where kids and adults of all ages can find something to do or see. There are beaches, sports facilities, a bike rental place, canoe and kayak rental, marinas, large areas of green fields, a theatre, police and fire stations and much more. You can walk, run or take your bike on the island, walk your dog (on a leash), visit the lighthouse or the duck pond or have a coffee or a beer at one of the restaurants. There are many lockers at several busy locations, a pier, a boardwalk, an artist retreat and even a school.
The park, however, is a seasonal place that comes alive in May and stays buzzing until later September. During the winter months it's eerily quiet and most facilities are closed.
The group of Toronto Islands is also home to the city centre airport, which is accessible by a short ferry ride and as of July 2015, an underwater pedestrian tunnel. Note that it's not the same ferry that leaves from Queens Quey - it's a special, airport-only ferry.
The view to the city is georgeous and the island itself is just as beautiful - it's a photographer's paradise indeed. And the best part? There are no cars allowed! (service cars exempt). If you've never been to the islands be sure to add it to your to-do list!
The island has plenty of garbage and recycling bins to help keep the grounds free of garbage - kudos to city staff for keeping it clean!