Parks, Forestry & Recreation
The Toronto Islands provide a great, refreshing escape from downtown with a beautiful view of Lake Ontario on one side, and the city skyline on the other. The Islands area is a great place to bask on blue flag beaches, and offers other tourist features such as the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse, Franklin Children's Garden, Centreville Amusement Park and Far Enough Farm.
Did you know that you can now buy Toronto Island ferry tickets ONLINE? Before you head out to the ferry docks, visit www.toronto.ca/ferry to purchase. You'll find instructions and frequently asked questions there too!
If you have an online ticket you can bypass the ticket sales line-up and proceed to wicket 9 or directly to the ferry compound area to have your ticket scanned. Bon Voyage!
Did you know there is a 10% discount applied to the purchase of 10 or more tickets bought online or at the ferry docks?
Morning is the best time of day to ride the ferry to the Islands with smaller crowds and shorter line-ups!
Centreville Amusement Park is nestled in over 600 acres of parkland just across the harbour from the city. With over 30 rides and attractions and more than 14 food outlets, there's something for everyone at Centreville.
The garden is a hands-on learning environment that combines interactive features with recreational programming for children to discover the wonders of the natural world and to embark on the great adventure of reading.
Built in 1808, this is the oldest stone building in Toronto and the oldest surviving lighthouse on the Great Lakes. From its site on Gibraltar Point, it has watched most of Toronto’s history unfold. A lightkeeper was resident until 1958, when the lighthouse was decommissioned.
Meet ponies, rabbits, sheep, chickens, and other barnyard creatures at this hobby and petting farm. The farm is open 365 days per year and admission is free. Far Enough Farm is owned by the City of Toronto and independently operated as part of Centreville Amusement Park.
The Toronto Islands were not always islands but actually a series of continuously moving sand-bars originating from Scarborough Bluffs and carried westward by Lake Ontario currents. Eroded stone of the Scarborough Bluffs was carried westward by Lake Ontario currents to create the islands.
- Junior and Senior Explorer Camp
- Voyageur Camp
- Franklin Children’s Garden Preschool Camp
- Camp Hours and Ferry Rides