Toronto Islands & Ferries

Ferry Schedules and Fares

Located just minutes from the downtown core, the Islands are the City's largest parkland. Toronto's ferries can carry more than 4,000 passengers an hour to and from the Islands. Check peak hours and wait times to plan your trip.

Toronto Island Ferry information: 416-392-8193

Please note Ferries are now operating on the Spring schedule

ExpandFares effective May 1, 2016 (Includes return)

Adult $7.50 Adult Monthly Pass $95.68
Student/Senior (ages 15 to 19; and over 65 with proof of age) $5.00 Senior/Student Monthly Pass $71.24
Junior (ages 2 to 14) $3.65 Junior Monthly Pass $47.84
Infant (under 2) Free  
Small Vehicle $106.34 Large Vehicle $132.86

Note:

  • Small vehicles weigh up to 18,000 kg
  • Large vehicles weigh 18,001 kg to 27,000 kg and include gasoline trucks.

* A discount of 10% is applied to the purchase of 10 or more prepaid passenger tickets when purchased online and/or at the ferry docks.

 

ExpandSpring/ Fall Schedule (September 8 - October 12, 2015 / April 22 - May 19, 2016)

Ward’s Island Schedule
Monday to Friday ServiceSaturdays, Sundays and Holidays
Departs City Departs Ward’s Island Departs City Departs Ward’s Island
6:35 am** 6:45 am** 6:35 am** (Saturdays/Holidays) 6:45 am** (Saturdays/Holidays)
7:00 am** 7:15 am** 7:15 am** (Saturdays/Holidays) 7:30 am** (Saturdays/Holidays)
Every 30 minutes** Every 30 minutes** 7:45 am** (Saturday, Sunday/ Holidays) 8:00 am** (Saturday, Sunday/ Holidays)
8:30 am 8:45 am 8:45 am 9:00 am**
9:00 am 9:30 am 9:45 am 10:00 am**
9:45 am 10:15 am 10:45 am 11:00 am**
11:00 am 11:30 am 11:45 am 12:01 pm**
11:45 am 12:15 pm 12:45 pm 1:00 pm**
1:00 pm 1:30 pm Every hour** Every hour**
1:45 pm 2:15 pm
3:15 pm 3:45 pm
4:00 pm 4:15 pm
4:45 pm 5:00 pm
5:30 pm 5:45 pm
6:15 pm 6:30 pm
7:15 pm 7:30 pm
8:30 pm 8:45 pm
9:30 pm 9:45 pm 9:45 pm** 10:00 pm**
10:30 pm 10:45 pm 10:30 pm 10:45 pm
11:15 pm** 11:30 pm** 11:15 pm 11:30 pm

**Direct route

Centre Island Schedule
Monday to Friday Service*Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays
Departs City Departs Centre Island Departs City Departs Centre Island
9:00 am 9:15 am 8:00 am** 8:15 am**
9:45 am 10:00 am 9:00 am** 9:15 am**
11:00 am 11:15 am 9:30 am** 9:45 am**
11:45 am 12:01 pm 10:00 am** 10:15 am**
12:30 pm** 12:45 pm** Every 30 minutes Every 30 minutes
1:00 pm 1:15 pm
1:45 pm 2:00 pm
2:30 pm** 2:45 pm**
3:15 pm 3:30 pm
4:00 pm 4:30 pm
4:45 pm 5:15 pm
5:30 pm 6:00 pm
6:15 pm 6:45 pm 7:30 pm** 7:45 pm**
7:15 pm 7:45 pm 8:30 pm** 8:45 pm**
8:30 pm 9:00 pm 9:30 pm** 9:45 pm**
9:30 pm 10:00 pm 10:30 pm 11:00 pm
10:30 pm 11:00 pm 11:15 pm 11:45 pm

*Centre Island schedule will increase to every 15 minutes depending upon weather and crowd requirements. **Direct route

Hanlan's Point Schedule
Monday to Friday ServiceSaturdays, Sundays and Holidays
Departs City Departs Hanlan's Point Departs City Departs Hanlan's Point
8:00 am** 8:15 am** 8:15 am** 8:30 am**
Every 30 minutes** Every 30 minutes** Every hour** Every hour**
11:30 am** 11:45 am**
12:30 pm** 12:45 pm**
Every 30 minutes** Every 30 minutes**
4:00 pm 4:15 pm 9:15 pm** 9:30 pm**

**Direct route. The last ferry for vehicles leaves Hanlan's Point dock at 3:45 pm.

ExpandSummer Schedule (May 20 - September 5, 2016)

Ward’s Island Schedule
Monday to Friday ServiceSaturdays, Sundays and Holidays
Departs City Departs Ward’s Island Departs City Departs Ward’s Island
6:35 am 6:45 am 6:35 am
(Saturdays/ Holidays)
6:45 am
(Saturdays/ Holidays)
7:00 am 7:15 am 7:00 am
(Saturdays/ Holidays)
7:15 am
(Saturdays/ Holidays)
7:30 am 7:45 am 7:30 am
(Saturdays/ Holidays)
7:45 am
(Saturdays/ Holidays)
8:00 am 8:30 am 8:00 am 8:30 am
8:45 am 9:00 am 8:45 am 9:15 am
9:45 am 10:00 am 9:30 am 10:00 am
10:45 am 11:00 am 10:15 am 10:45 am
11:45 am 12:00 pm 11:00 am 11:15 am
12:45 pm 1:00 pm Every 30 minutes Every 30 minutes
1:45 pm 2:00 pm
2:45 pm 3:00 pm
3:15 pm 3:30 pm
3:45 pm 4:00 pm
4:15 pm 4:30 pm
4:45 pm 5:00 pm
5:30 pm 5:45 pm
6:15 pm 6:30 pm
7:00 pm 7:15 pm 7:00 pm 7:15 pm
7:45 pm 8:00 pm 7:45 pm 8:00 pm
8:30 pm 8:45 pm 8:30 pm 8:45 pm
9:15 pm 9:30 pm 9:15 pm 9:30 pm
10:00 pm 10:15 pm 10:00 pm 10:15 pm
- - 10:45 pm 11:00 pm
11:15 pm 11:30 pm 11:30 pm 11:45 pm
Centre Island Schedule
Monday to Friday Service*Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays
Departs City Departs Centre Island Departs City Departs Centre Island
8:00 am 8:15 am 8:00 am 8:15 am
9:15 am 9:30 am Every 30 minutes Every 30 minutes
9:30 am 9:45 am
Every 30 minutes Every 30 minutes
10:00 pm 10:15 pm
10:45 pm 11:00 pm
11:15 pm 11:45 pm 11:30 pm 11:45 pm

*Centre Island schedule will increase to every 15 minutes depending upon weather and crowd requirements.

Hanlan's Point Schedule
Monday to Friday ServiceSaturdays, Sundays and Holidays
Departs City Departs Hanlan's Point Departs City Departs Hanlan's Point
9:00 am 9:15 am 8:00 am 8:15 am
Every 30 minutes Every 30 minutes 8:45 am 9:00 am
9:30 am 9:45 am
10:15 am 10:30 am
4:00 pm 4:15 pm Every 30 minutes Every 30 minutes
4:45 pm 5:15 pm
5:30 pm 6:00 pm
6:15 pm 6:45 pm 6:15 pm 6:30 pm
7:00 pm 7:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:30 pm
7:45 pm 8:15 pm 7:45 pm 8:15 pm
8:30 pm 9:00 pm 8:30 pm 9:00 pm
9:15 pm 9:45 pm 9:15 pm 9:45 pm
10:00 pm 10:30 pm 10:00 pm 10:30 pm
- - 10:45 pm 11:15 pm

ExpandWinter Schedule (October 13, 2015 - April 21, 2016)

There is no winter service to Centre Island.
** Departures to Hanlan's Point as required

Ward’s Island Schedule
Monday to SaturdaySundays and Holidays
Departs City Departs Ward’s Island Departs City Departs Ward’s Island
6:35 am 6:45 am - -
7:00 am 7:15 am - -
7:30 am 7:45 am 7:30 am 7:45 am
8:00 am 8:15 am 8:00 am 8:15 am
8:30 am 8:45 am 8:30 am 8:45 am
9:00 am 9:15 am 9:00 am 9:15 am
**
10:00 am 10:15 am 10:00 am 10:15 am
**
11:00 am 11:15 am 11:00 am 11:15 am
11:30 am 11:45 am 11:30 am 11:45 am
**
12:30 pm 12:45 pm 12:30 pm 12:45 pm
1:00 pm 1:15 pm 1:00 pm 1:15 pm
1:30 pm 1:45 pm 1:30 pm 1:45 pm
2:00 pm 2:15 pm 2:30 pm 2:45 pm
** 3:00 pm 3:15 pm
3:30 pm 3:45 pm 3:30 pm 3:45 pm
4:00 pm 4:15 pm 4:00 pm 4:15 pm
4:45 pm 5:00 pm 4:45 pm 5:00 pm
5:30 pm 5:45 pm 5:30 pm 5:45 pm
6:15 pm 6:30 pm 6:15 pm 6:30 pm
7:00 pm 7:15 pm 7:00 pm 7:15 pm
8:00 pm 8:15 pm 8:00 pm 8:15 pm
9:00 pm 9:15 pm 9:00 pm 9:15 pm
10:00 pm 10:15 pm 10:00 pm 10:15 pm
11:00 pm 11:15 pm 11:00 pm 11:15 pm
11:30 pm 11:45 pm - -

ExpandAbout Vehicle Transportation to the Island

Only emergency and commercial service vehicles (e.g., utility, delivery, construction, etc.) that are properly identified are issued a vehicle permit and allowed passage to the Toronto Islands. You may only purchase vehicle permit tickets at the Ferry Terminal - Traffic Office Booth 1.

A vehicle authorization permit must be requested 48 hours prior to transporting any vehicle to the islands. Rounds trips must be completed between 9 am and 3:45 pm Monday through Friday. Vehicles must not remain in the park overnight or access the ferry Saturdays and Sundays without written permission from the Toronto Islands Parks Supervisor.

See Fares section for Vehicle Permit Rates. Any towed unit will be charged at the applicable current rates according to weight. The fare for the vehicle driver is included in the above permit fee. Passengers will be charged at the current rate.

The Director of Parks, Forestry and Recreation reserves the right to:

  • cancel permission for reason of unfavourable weather or other hazardous conditions
  • refuse any vehicle which by weight or dimensions exceeds the rated capacity of the vessel

Permission is also subject to the following conditions:

  • Operations of the vehicle on Toronto Island shall be confined to asphalt roads.
  • Boardwalk on the breakwater between Centre Island and Ward's Island shall not be used by the vehicle.
  • Speed limit of 30 km/h (15 km/h in school zones) shall be observed at all times.
  • Weight limit on all bridges as follows shall not exceed:
    • Manitou bridge - 18 tonnes gross - any vehicle (18,000 kg)
    • Algonquin bridge - 20 tonnes gross - any vehicle (20,000 kg)
    • Olympic bridge - 10 tonnes gross 0 any vehicle (10,000 kg)
  • Vehicle is insured against public liability and property damage equal to amounts as prescribed in the Insurance Act of Ontario.

International Symbol of AccessibilityThe whole of the ferry service is wheel chair accessible. All newly designed ticket booths, washrooms and waiting shelters are accessible for both the public and if necessary the staff who work within them. All of the City of Toronto ferry service has been made fully accessible for wheelchairs.

Directions

The Jack Layton Ferry Terminal is located at the foot of Bay Street at Queens Quay, just west of the Westin Harbour Castle hotel.

Ferry Map

Directions by TTC: From Union Station take the 509 Harbourfront or the 510 Spadina streetcar south to the Bay and Queens Quay stop. Alternately, take the Bay Bus #6 southbound from the corner of Front and Bay to the Bay and Queens Quay stop. The entrance to the ferry terminal is on the south side of the street, just west of the Westin Harbour Castle hotel.

Walk / Drive: Main entrance at foot of Bay Street on Queens Quay. Enter through the park via the walkway between the Westin Harbour Castle hotel and Harbour Castle condominiums. Parking is available 1 block north at Lakeshore and Bay, 1 block west on Queens Quay between Bay and York, 1 block east opposite Toronto Star building.

Normal travel time by ferry to and from the Toronto Islands is about 15 minutes in each direction.