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.
Due to the flood conditions, Toronto Island Park remains closed to the general public. Regular ferry service to Centre Island and Hanlan's Point Docks is cancelled. Ferry service to Ward's Island Dock continues on spring schedule for required individuals only (residents and their guests, staff, emergency personnel). All permits for Toronto Island Park have been cancelled until July 31. Details.
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
- Island Drama
- Island Ecologists
- Island Sports
- Camp Hours and Ferry Rides