Toronto Islands Park - Everything you should know

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Location: Lake Ontario, Toronto

Suggested duration: 4-5 hours

Times: 9:00 to 21:00

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How to get there?

Take the ferry from Jack Layton Ferry Terminal to get to Toronto Island Park.

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The Toronto Islands Park is a travelling haven for people looking to spend an adventurous day in great outdoors to enjoy the sunny day. Rent a bike or walk through the islands to enjoy the astonishing skyline of Toronto most importantly, the CN Tower.

Billy Bishop Airport is a great place for plane spotting for the aviation fans. The Centreville Amusement Park is an attraction for kids of all ages. Other than this, kids also love the petting zoo. Toronto Islands are filled with trails and paths across the parks to enjoy the sunset while you walk around with your friends or partner. 

With stunning views, shops, amusement parks and delicious food options, you won’t run out of things to explore while visiting the Toronto Islands Park. The most crowdy island – Centre Island – the largest in size too- you will come across numerous attractions and fun activities to enjoy with your companions. Discover the Russian Beach and marinas on the island. Russian beach is one of the favourite location to enjoy summertime campfires while you watch the boats moor around the Lake Ontario.

With beaches, amusement parks, shops and food to taste, you won’t run out of things to explore on the Toronto Islands Park while you are there. On Centre Island—the most crowdy and largest of the Toronto Islands—you’ll find plenty of attractions to keep you and your loved ones entertained. Take a stroll around the island’s marinas and discover Russian Beach, a local’s favourite place for a summertime campfire. You can find a quiet place to sit and watch boats moor at the Island Marina, or grab a seat at the Upper Deck and enjoy a drink with a view.

Places to eat on Toronto Islands

Toronto Islands are relatively smaller in size but you will not run out of food options to try while enjoying the stunning skyline view. 

Eateries on the Toronto Islands

  1. Island Cafe on Ward’s Island
    Outdoor seating, live music, trivia nights and lots of seafood options in this cozy cafe.
  2. The Rivera on Ward’s Island
    Offers vegan and vegetarian options. Famous for colourful salads.

  3. The Island Greek Grill on Centre Island
    Greek food with outdoor seating area while enjoying the skyline views.
  4. Toronto Island BBQ and Beer Company
    Classical beers, delicious burgers and BBQ with outdoor seating.

Are The Toronto Islands Worth Visiting

Absolutely YES! The Toronto Islands are worth visiting for the view alone – even if you just get off the ferry to see the view and then get the next one back to Toronto. 

So you can imagine what type of view you would be getting, maybe an experience of a lifetime.

Fun facts about Toronto Islands

  • Total number of islands = 15.
  • Toronto Islands are the only cluster of islands in the western part of Lake Ontario
  • No public vehicles are allowed on the islands.
  • Toronto Islands is the largest urban car-free community in the North America.
  • There is a disc golf course on Ward’s Island
  • The proper Indigenous name for Toronto Islands is Mnisiing
  • The Toronto Islands are sacred land for the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation
  • There are sandbars between the Toronto Islands


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