Toronto Island Park

Toronto Island Park
Toronto Island Park
9 Queens Quay W
Toronto, ON, M5J 2H3
Ferry Info: 416-392-8193

The Toronto Island Park is a great view for tourists who want to see the Toronto skyline from across Lake Ontario. Getting to the park requires a ferry ride over to the Toronto Islands. More than 1,225,000 people visit this 230.388-hectare island park each year. The Toronto Islands consist of 3 main sections, Hanlan?s Point, Centre Island and Wards Island.

The Toronto islands park is a paradise for park lovers, as they will discover picnic tables, fire pits, an amusement park, flower gardens, wading pools, supervised beaches, a boardwalk, Centreville, a petting zoo, public marina, lighthouse, softball diamonds, volleyball courts, bicycle and freight wagon rentals, as well as boat rentals. The Toronto Islands is just mere minutes from the busy downtown Toronto and is a great escape for people who want to take a crazy break from the city life that is Toronto.

Centre Island is the main ferry stop and hub of most of the city?s tourist activity. This Island offers bike rentals for those who wish to cover plenty of ground in only a few hours, even tandem and quadricycles are available to tour the world of the Toronto Islands.  Sports enthusiasts can choose to bike, roller blade, walk, or catch the trackless train that takes them several kilometers to either the east or west sides of the island.

Ferries run frequently daily in the spring, summer and fall and have a limited schedule in the winter. The Mainland Ferry Terminal is located at the Bay Street and Queen?s Quay West Intersection, in front of the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel.

The ferry ride to the island is approximately 15 minutes long.

Hanlan?s Point Park Features

Pedestrian / bicycle trails

2.48 kilometres from Hanlan’s Point Ferry Dock to the Island Filtration Plant

Park facilities

3 fully accessible washrooms
1 washroom-changeroom
1 changeroom
8 drinking fountains
11 water taps
13 picnic areas with 4 fire pits
First Aid station

Food, recreation and fun

2 snack bars (seasonal operation)
Toronto Island Natural Science School
Bicycle rental
Historic Gibraltar Point Lighthouse
Serviced public boat moorings (48-hour limit)
2 wading pools
6 illuminated tennis courts
2 softball diamonds
3 volleyball courts
2 supervised beaches (July and August)
Island Yacht Club on Mugg’s Island (private)

Wards Island Park Features

Pedestrian / bicycle trails

1.11 kilometres from Island Filtration Plant to boardwalk
1.68 kilometres from boardwalk to Ward’s Island Ferry Dock
0.76 kilometres from Centre Island Ferry Dock to Lookout Pier

Park facilities

2 fully accessible washrooms
2 fully accessible washroom-changerooms
1 washroom and 1 washroom-changeroom
18 drinking fountains
10 water taps
21 picnic areas with 6 fire pits
2 First Aid stations

Ward’s Island

4 drinking fountains
2 water taps

Food, recreation and fun

4 snack bars (seasonal operation)
Iroquois Restaurant + Paradise Restaurant (licensed)
Bicycle and boat rental
Centreville Amusement Area
Far Enough Farm
Toronto Island Marina
Serviced public boat moorings (48-hour limit)
2 softball diamonds (Centre and Olympic)
3 wading pools
2 volleyball courts (Centre and Olympic)
Allan A. Lamport Regatta Course On Long Pond
The Island Church (Anglicanl)
Avenue of the Islands Gardens
Royal Canadian Yacht Club (private)
public phones on Centre and Ward’s Island
Disc Golf Course (PDGA approved course and one of North America’s premier courses)

Directions and Map to Toronto Island Park Ferry Dock

By Car

The Toronto Ferry Docks is located at the foot of Bay Street and Queens Quay, just West of the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel.

From the South or West:  Follow the QEW into Toronto, where it turns into the Gardiner Expressway. Take the York St exit towards Bay st / Yonge St. Make a slight left towards Bay St (follow signs for Yonge St / Queens Quay.  Turn right on Bay St and left on Queens Quay and the ferry docks should be on your right hand side.

From the East: Take Highway 401 into Toronto and exit onto the Don Valley Parkway Southbound. As you approach Downtown, this will turn into the Gardiner Expressway continue on the Gardiner. Exit at Jarvis St. and merge onto Lakeshore Blvd E. Turn Left at lower Sherbourne St. and then right on Queens Quay E. You are now on Queens Quay, look for the ferry docks on your left hand side.

From the North: Take Highway 400 into Toronto, exiting onto Highway 401 West. Continue until you reach Highway 427 southbound. Follow Highway 427 to downtown via the QEW/Gardiner Expressway. Take the York St exit towards Bay st / Yonge St. Make a slight left towards Bay St (follow signs for Yonge St / Queens Quay.  Turn right on Bay St and left on Queens Quay and the ferry docks should be on your right hand side.

By Public Transit

From union station take the 509 Harbourfront or the 510 Spadina streetcar south to the Bay and Queen’s Quay Stop.

Alternately, take the Bay Bus #6 southbound from the corner of Front and Bay to the Bay and Queen’s Quay stop.

The entrance to the ferry docks is on the south side of the street, just east of the Westin Harbour Castle hotel.

Map of Toronto Island Park Location

Video of the Toronto Island Park

Contact Toronto Island Park

Email: 311 at
Park Information: 416-392-8186
Ferry Information: 416-392-8193

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