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are a popular destination during the summer for the locals and for the tourists. Toronto Islands are a nice retreat from the summer heat and humidity and you will have a splendid view of Toronto
You can also go at the beach and enjoy a swim in Lake Ontario.
The islands were formed gradually from sand-bars carried from the Ontario currents. The ferry can take you to the three main islands – Centre Island, Ward's Island and Hanlan's Point
. When you reach The Centre Island you can get to Ward's Island and Hanlan's Point on foot or by renting a bicycle or boat.
Toronto Islands have large lawns where you can play soccer, baseball or just rest. You can make barbeque and enjoy time with friends. The beach is nice and the water is quite warm during the summer. There are also snack bars, bicycle and boat rentals, Toronto Island Marina
and Centreville Amusement Area
which is very popular with the kids. There you can ride a train, and old fashioned carousel or visit the Far Enough Farm
is on the east side of Centre Island and was named after the first settlers – the Ward family who built a hotel in 1882. The hotel was demolished in 1966 and today there are houses and large marina. The island is ideal for cycling and has separate beach.
is on the west side of Centre Island and was a resort destination for the people of Toronto in the late 19-th century. John Hanlan built the first a hotel there in 1878 and soon after 2 more hotels and an amusement park was added. However in 1937 the amusement park was demolished and Toronto Island Airport was built.
How to get to Toronto Islands
: By Ferry from the Toronto Ferry Docks located at Bay Street on Queens Quay west of Harbour Castle Westin Hotel.
Take a subway to Union station
and street car 509 or 510 to Queen's Quay Stop. Union station is quite close to the Ferry Docks so you can get there by foot.
Toronto Skyline, view form Centre Island
Toronto Island Airport
Toronto Island Ferry
Toronto Island Marina
Hanlan's point lighthouse
Centreville Amusement Area
Manitou beach, Centre Island
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