Information about Toronto Island, ferry schedule, map, park, attractions & more.

Toronto island ferry information

To get to the islands you need to take a ferry. It is possible to take a private water taxi or a tender but the vast majority of people will use the ferry service operated by the City of Toronto.

Ferry tickets need to be purchased on the city side at the terminal. Tickets include the return trip - you don't need to show tickets on the way back.

The ferry terminal is located between Bay Street and Yonge Street on Queens Quay.

Ferry schedule

There is an easy way to remember the schedule: If you're going to the Islands between May and September - as most people do - and you aren't in a big rush and you're not an early bird or a night owl then just show up at the ferry terminal and there will be a ferry leaving soon. Just as you don't check the rush hour subway schedule there is no need to obsess about the peak season ferry schedule either.

If you want more details then take a look at the simplified schedule below:

Summer service May 19 - Sep 4, 2017
Centre Island: 8:00am - 11:15pm (frequent service between 9:15am and 10pm)
Ward's Island: 6:35am - 11:15pm
Hanlan's Point: 9:00am - 10:00pm

Spring and fall service until May 18 / after Sep 4
Centre Island: 9:00am - 10:30pm
Ward's Island: 6:35am - 11:15pm
Hanlan's Point: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Winter service is to Ward's Island only stating 6:35am until 11pm.

For even more detailed schedules visit this page.

Toronto island ferry

Pricing - including return ticket

$7.5 for adults, $5.0 for students and seniors, $3.65 under 14, free under 2. Small vehicle $100 (permit required). Monthly passes available. Tickets are available for purchase online - you can skip the line and proceed to have your ticket scanned past the ticket booths.

Call 416-392-8193 for more information.

Ferry terminal - city side

There is a bike share (formerly Bixi) rack by the terminal so if you want a ride around the island and the bicycle rental isn't open or you have a bike share pass and don't want to pay extra you can pick up a bike from the rack and return it on your way back. There are washrooms by the waiting area as well as payphones and a ticket vending machine (that doesn't always work). There is also an indoors waiting area. You can also find a map of the island by the waiting area next to the washrooms.

For your consideration

Not counting mid-summer heat waves, it can be surprisingly cold on the ferry so you may want to stay on the lower deck or bring a sweater.

A few rules to keep in mind: No bikes on the upper deck. Wait for people to unload first. Watch for kids. Don't hold your kids on your shoulders by the railing on the ferry's upper deck. Dogs on leash are OK. Extra wide triple strollers are also allowed but you won't be popular during peak hours. The ferry will wait for everyone to board so no need to elbow people out of your way. You won't get seasick on the ferry - the trip is only 10-15 minutes to Centre Island. There are washrooms on the lower level.