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

Toronto Island

The Toronto Islands - also called the Island, or Toronto Island Park - is located in Lake Ontario, a 13-minute ferry ride from downtown Toronto. Boats to the Island leave from the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal at the foot of Bay St. and Queen's Quay. The Island is actually a group of 15 islands inter-connected by pathways and bridges. You can walk from one end of the Island to the other.

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 and directions, island ferry schedule, activities for kids, tours, beaches, bicycle rental and more.

Kids and adults of all ages can find something to do or see on the Island. There are beautiful swimming beaches (including a Clothing Optional Beach on Hanlan's Point!), sports facilities, bike, canoe and kayak rentals, a boating marina, large grassy fields for picnics, a theatre, nature paths, EMS and fire station, an amusement park and a charming 150 year-old community of 600 people living year-round in cottage-like homes.

You can walk, run or take your bike on the island, walk your dog (on a leash), visit the 200 year old lighthouse or the trout pond or have a coffee or beer at one of the restaurants. There are lockers at several busy locations, a pier, boardwalk, formal gardens, playgrounds, artists retreat and even a public grade school.

Map and ferry info

Map & directions

View a detailed map of Toronto Islands and directions to get to the island by car, bike, train or on foot.

Ferry info

Ferry info

Ferry terminal locations, directions, ticket prices and ferry schedule to get to and back from the islands. Ferry info


Centreville amusement park

Details about the Amusement park including directions, hours, tickets and info about the rides. Amusement park



Want to go for swim? Get a nice tan? Play beach volleyball? Find information about the island beaches here.

Picnic and BBQ

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

Center island

Centre Island

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.

Hanlan's point

Hanlan's Point

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

Wars island

Ward's Island

The island on the east side with a lovely cafe, playground, soccer field, beaches and more. Read all about it here. Ward's Island

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. Take a look at holidays in Canada to find out when the island gets really busy.

Though the Billy Bishop Airport sits at the western end of the Toronto Islands, it is serviced by a different ferry system (and new tunnel), at the foot of Bathurst St. It is not accessible to visitors to Toronto Islands.

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!