Toronto Islands & Ferries

Ferry Schedules & Fares

The City of Toronto's ferry service carries 1.2 million passengers annually over 365 days a year. In particular, between the May and September long weekends, the ferries carry approximately 1 million passengers. The ferry service recently underwent a significant security upgrade to meet new security requirement from Transport Canada.

On beautiful, sunny days the Islands are a major attraction. It is best to arrive in the morning to shorten your trip across and avoid lineups. Toronto's ferries can carry more than 4,000 passengers an hour to and from the Islands.

International Symbol of Accessibility The 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.

Fares (Include return)
Adult $7.00 Adult Monthly Pass $90.00
Student/Senior (under 19 with a student card and over 65) $4.50 Senior/Student Monthly Pass $67.00
Junior (under 14) $3.50 Junior Monthly Pass $46.00
Infant (under 2) Free  
Small Vehicle $100.00 Large Vehicle $125.00

Toronto Island Ferry information: 416-392-8193

Directions

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

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 docks 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.

Four ferry vessels operate on a regular basis, with a combined capacity of about 2,000 passengers:

  • Sam McBride – 736 passengers
  • William Inglis – 309 passengers
  • Thomas Rennie – 736 passengers
  • Ongiara – 220 passengers, capable of carrying vehicles as well.

A fifth vessel, and older paddle steamer named 'The Trillium' is sometimes deployed and carries 891 passengers.

Summer Schedule: May 16 - Sep 1, 2014

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
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

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Spring / Fall Schedule: Apr 18 - May 15 / Sep 2 - Oct 13, 2014

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

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** 8:00 am**
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

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Toronto Islands Winter Schedule: Oct 15, 2013 - Apr 17, 2014

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 7:00 am - -
7:20 am 7:40 am 7:30 am 7:50 am
8:00 am 8:20 am 8:10 am 8:30 am
8:40 am 9:00 am 8:50 am 9:10 am
9:20 am 9:40 am 9:30 am 9:50 am
10:30 am 10:50 am 10:40 am 11:00 am
11:10 am 11:30 am 11:40 am 12:00 pm
12:30 pm 12:50 pm 12:40 pm 1:00 pm
1:10 pm 1:30 pm 1:30 pm 1:50 pm
1:50 pm 2:10 pm 2:10 pm 2:30 pm
- - 2:50 pm 3:10 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 - -

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