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.

Toronto Island Ferry information: 416-392-8193

Important: Due to the continuing flood conditions on Toronto Island Park, permit cancellation has been extended to July 31. Over 300 permits for more than 70 groups or individuals have been affected by flooding.

  • City staff are working with permit holders to provide any available options for rescheduling or relocation of their events. Permits that cannot be rescheduled or relocated will be refunded through the usual processes. Permit holders should call 311 for assistance.
  • City-run recreation programs on Toronto Island Park are also cancelled through to July 31. This will impact approximately 350 summer camp registrants. City staff will work with parents/caregivers on a case-by-case basis to find accommodations in other programs or issue refunds if needed.
  • City of Toronto staff continue to monitor flood conditions on Toronto Island Park and implement mitigation efforts across the city's waterfront areas to reduce impacts. Toronto Island Park remains closed to the general public and ferry service to Ward's Island Dock continues to be restricted to residents and authorized personnel only. Regular ferry service to Centre Island and Hanlan's Point Docks is cancelled. The water levels are still high and over 40 per cent of Toronto Island Park is underwater. Roads throughout the islands remain waterlogged – residents are cautioned to not drive into waterlogged/flooded roads.
  • All 11 Toronto beaches have large sections that are underwater, including the three closed beaches on Toronto Island Park.
  • As of June 3, Toronto Police Services will begin lifeguarding some mainland beaches, where possible. Staff will continue to monitor the situation and will continually increase lifeguard levels as beach conditions require it.
  • Public Health will begin posting beach water quality test results on June 6.
  • Updated beach statuses will be available here.

ExpandCurrent Schedule

Regular ferry service to Centre Island and Hanlan's Point Docks is cancelled. Ferry service to Ward's Island Dock continues for required individuals only.

Ward's Island

Monday to Friday

Departs CityDeparts Ward's Island
6:35 am 6:45 am
7:00 am 7:15 am
8:00 am 8:15 am
8:30 am 8:45 am
9:15 am 9:30 am
10:00 am 10:15 am
11:15 am 11:30 am
12:00 am 12:15 pm
12:30 pm 12:45 pm
1:15 pm 1:30 pm
2:00 pm 2:15 pm
2:30 pm 2:45 pm
3:30 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
10:30 pm 10:45 pm
11:15 pm 11:30 pm

Saturday, Sunday & Holidays

Departs CityDeparts Ward's Island
6:35 am (Saturdays/Holidays only) 6:45 am (Saturdays/Holidays only)
7:15 am (Saturdays/Holidays only) 7:30 am (Saturdays/Holidays only)
7:45 am  8:00 am
8:45 am 9:00 am
9:45 am 10:00 am
10:45 am 11:00 am
11:45 am 12:01 pm
12:45 pm 1:00 pm
1:45 pm 2:00 pm
2:45 pm 3:00 pm
3:45 pm 4:00 pm
4:45 pm 5:00 pm
5:45 pm 6:00 pm
6:45 pm 7:00 pm
7:45 pm 8:00 pm
8:45 pm 9:00 pm
9:45 pm 10:00 pm
10:30 pm 10:45 pm
11:15 pm 11:30 pm

ExpandFares effective April 14, 2017 (Includes return)

Type of ticketCost
Adult $7.71
Student (ages 15 to 19)
/Senior (over 65 with proof of age)
$5.05
Junior (ages 2 to 14) $3.72
Infant (under 2) Free

* 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.

Monthly Passes

Type of passCost
Adult Monthly Pass $97.88
Student/Senior Monthly Pass $72.88
Junior Monthly Pass $48.94

ExpandVehicle 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.

Fares

Vehicle TypeCost
Small to mid-sized vehicles
(<5.5m)
$150.00
Medium to large sized vehicle or trailer
(<9.0m)
$300.00

Large sized vehicle or trailer
(>9.0m)

$450.00

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.