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: The City continues to work closely with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and Environment Canada to monitor Lake Ontario water levels which, even without further rainfall, are expected to rise for several more weeks. Once Lake Ontario reaches its peak level, experts anticipate that it will take weeks for water levels to return to normal.

To date, 20,000 sandbags have been placed on shorelines in Toronto Island Park and throughout the city, and five large industrial pumps are being used to remove surface pooling.

In order to ensure the safety of the public and the security of our facilities, Toronto Island Park will remain closed to the general public, regular ferry service will remain suspended, and all permits have been cancelled until June 30. Staff will continue to monitor conditions closely. We will continue to keep you updated and apprised of any changes to operations.
 
During this time, ferry service to Ward's Island Dock will continue on the spring schedule for residents and their guests, staff, and emergency personnel only. Regular Ferry Service to Centre Island and Hanlan's Point Docks is cancelled.

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

ExpandSpring Schedule - April 14 to May 18, 2017

Jump to: Centre Island, Hanlan's Point, Ward's Island.

Ward's Island

Monday to Friday

Departs CityDeparts Ward's Island
6:35 am** 6:45 am**
7:00 am** 7:15 am**
Every 30 minutes** Every 30 minutes**
8:30 am 8:45 am
9:00 am 9:30 am
9:45 am 10:15 am
11:00 am 11:30 am
11:45 am 12:15 pm
1:00 pm 1:30 pm
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
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) 6:45 am** (Saturdays/Holidays)
7:15 am** (Saturdays/Holidays) 7:30 am** (Saturdays/Holidays)
7:45 am** (Saturday, Sunday/ Holidays) 8:00 am** (Saturday, Sunday/ Holidays)
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**
Every hour** Every hour**
9:45 pm** 10:00 pm**
10:30 pm 10:45 pm
11:15 pm 11:30 pm

**Direct route - there are no additional stops


Centre Island

Monday to Friday

Departs CityDeparts Centre Island
9:00 am 9:15 am
9:45 am 10:00 am
11:00 am 11:15 am
11:45 am 12:01 pm
12:30 pm** 12:45 pm**
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
7:15 pm 7:45 pm
8:30 pm 9:00 pm
9:30 pm 10:00 pm
10:30 pm 11:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday & Holidays

Departs CityDeparts Centre Island
8:00 am** 8:15 am**
9:00 am** 9:15 am**
9:30 am** 9:45 am**
10:00 am** 10:15 am**
Every 30 minutes Every 30 minutes
7:30 pm** 7:45 pm**
8:30 pm** 8:45 pm**
9:30 pm** 9:45 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 - there are no additional stops


Hanlan's Point

Monday to Friday

Departs CityDeparts Hanlan's Point
8:00 am** 8:15 am**
Every 30 minutes** Every 30 minutes**
11:30 am** 11:45 am**
12:30 pm** 12:45 pm**
Every 30 minutes** Every 30 minutes**
4:00 pm 4:15 pm

Saturday, Sunday & Holiday

Departs CityDeparts Hanlan's Point
8:15 am** 8:30 am**
Every hour** Every hour**
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 19 to September 4, 2017

Jump to: Ward's Island, Centre Island, Hanlan's Point.

Ward's Island

Monday to Friday

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

Saturday, Sunday & Holiday

Departs CityDeparts Ward’s Island
6:35 am
Saturdays & Holidays only
6:45 am
Saturdays & Holidays only
7:00 am
Saturdays & Holidays only
7:15 am
Saturdays & Holidays only
7:30 am
Saturdays & Holidays only
7:45 am
Saturdays & Holidays only
8:00 am 8:30 am
8:45 am 9:15 am
9:30 am 10:00 am
10:15 am 10:45 am
11:00 am 11:15 am
Every 30 minutes Every 30 minutes
7:00 pm 7:15 pm
7:45 pm 8:00 pm
8:30 pm 8:45 pm
9:15 pm 9:30 pm
10:00 pm 10:15 pm
10:45 pm 11:00 pm
11:30 pm 11:45 pm

Centre Island

Monday to Friday*

Departs CityDeparts Centre Island
8:00 am 8:15 am
9:15 am 9:30 am
9:30 am 9:45 am
10:00 am 10:15 am
Every 15 minutes Every 15 minutes
6:30 pm 6:45 pm
Every 30 minutes Every 30 minutes
10:00 pm 10:15 pm
10:45 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.

Saturday, Sunday & Holiday

Departs CityDeparts Centre Island
8:00 am 8:15 am
Every 30 minutes Every 30 minutes
9:15 am 9:30 am
Every 15 minutes Every 15 minutes
9:30 pm 9:45 pm
Every 30 minutes Every 30 minutes
11:30 pm 11:45 pm

Hanlan's Point

Monday to Friday

Departs CityDeparts Hanlan's Point
9:00 am 9:15 am
Every 30 minutes Every 30 minutes
4:00 pm 4:15 pm
4:45 pm 5:15 pm
5:30 pm 6:00 pm
6:15 pm 6:45 pm
7:00 pm 7:30 pm
7:45 pm 8:15 pm
8:30 pm 9:00 pm
9:15 pm 9:45 pm
10:00 pm 10:30 pm

Saturday, Sunday & Holiday

Departs CityDeparts Hanlan's Point
8:00 am 8:15 am
8:45 am 9:00 am
9:30 am 9:45 am
10:15 am 10:30 am
Every 30 minutes Every 30 minutes
6:15 pm 6:30 pm
7:00 pm 7:30 pm
7:45 pm 8:15 pm
8:30 pm 9:00 pm
9:15 pm 9:45 pm
10:00 pm 10:30 pm
10:45 pm 11:15 pm

ExpandFall Schedule - September 5 to October 22, 2017

Ward's Island

Monday to Friday

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

**Direct route

Saturday, Sunday & Holiday

Departs CityDeparts Ward's Island
6:35 am** (Saturdays/Holidays) 6:45 am** (Saturdays/Holidays)
7:15 am** (Saturdays/Holidays) 7:30 am** (Saturdays/Holidays)
7:45 am** (Saturday, Sunday/ Holidays) 8:00 am** (Saturday, Sunday/ Holidays)
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**
Every hour** Every hour**
9:45 pm** 10:00 pm**
10:30 pm 10:45 pm
11:15 pm 11:30 pm

**Direct route


Centre Island

Monday to Friday

Departs CityDeparts Centre Island
9:00 am 9:15 am
9:45 am 10:00 am
11:00 am 11:15 am
11:45 am 12:01 pm
12:30 pm** 12:45 pm**
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
7:15 pm 7:45 pm
8:30 pm 9:00 pm
9:30 pm 10:00 pm
10:30 pm 11:00 pm

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

Saturday, Sunday & Holiday

Departs CityDeparts Centre Island
8:00 am** 8:15 am**
9:00 am** 9:15 am**
9:30 am** 9:45 am**
10:00 am** 10:15 am**
Every 30 minutes Every 30 minutes
7:30 pm** 7:45 pm**
8:30 pm** 8:45 pm**
9:30 pm** 9:45 pm**
10:30 pm 11:00 pm
11:15 pm 11:45 pm

**Direct route


Hanlan's Point

Monday to Friday

Departs CityDeparts Hanlan's Point
8:00 am** 8:15 am**
Every 30 minutes** Every 30 minutes**
11:30 am** 11:45 am**
12:30 pm** 12:45 pm**
Every 30 minutes** Every 30 minutes**
4:00 pm 4:15 pm

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

Saturday, Sunday & Holiday

Departs CityDeparts Hanlan's Point
8:15 am** 8:30 am**
Every hour** Every hour**
9:15 pm** 9:30 pm**

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

ExpandWinter Schedule - October 11, 2016 to April 13, 2017

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 - -

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.