Toronto Islands - Hanlan's Point ParkAddress: 9 QUEENS QUAY W Map It
The Hanlan family was among the first year-round inhabitants on Toronto Islands, settling at Gibraltar Point in 1862. After the islands were transferred from the federal government to the City of Toronto in 1867, Plan D-141 divided the land into lots and allowed cottages, amusement areas and resort hotels to be built. The west side of the island, commonly known as West Point, rapidly became a resort destination for the citizens of Toronto. The first summer cottage community was founded here. In 1878, a hotel was built by John Hanlan at the north-west tip of the island and soon after the area became known as Hanlan's Point.
BLUE FLAG BEACH - Hanlan's Point Beach typically achieves annual blue flag certification. This international eco-label is awarded to beaches that meet high water quality, environmental and safety standards.
SCENIC VIEW - Hanlan's Point is a great place to watch a sunset.
WILDLIFE - The Toronto Islands are listed as a top spot to see in the City's Birds of Toronto Biodiversity Series booklet, and are known as a good spot for fishing.
- Ward: 28
- District: Waterfront
- Near: Queens Quay W & Harbour Sq
- TTC Information
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