Ferry to Toronto IslandFerry entering Toronto Island

Important: Regular ferry service and online ferry ticketing is suspended. Due to flood conditions at Toronto Island Park, ferry service and access to the park is restricted to residents and authorized personnel only until further notice

Ferries leave from the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, located at the foot of Bay Street at Queens Quay. Schedule is for May 19 to September 4, 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
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

Two ways to get tickets:

  1. Buy Tickets Online
    We accept Visa, Mastercard, AMEX
    • Print your ticket(s) before getting to the Ferry Docks or show the ticket(s) on your mobile device
    • Monthly passes cannot be purchased online.
    • Online tickets can be used until December 31 of the year purchased. Tickets purchased in December can be used within one month of the time purchased.
  2. Buy Tickets In-Person at the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal

Note: Buying tickets in advance tickets doesn't guarantee priority boarding on any Ferry. No re-entry is permitted with advanced tickets.

Prices - Individual Tickets

Includes return trip.

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.

Price - Monthly Passes

Type of passCost
Adult Monthly Pass $97.88
Student/Senior Monthly Pass $72.88
Junior Monthly Pass $48.94
Only a short ferry ride away from downtown, the scenic Toronto Islands are a perennial favourite of tourists and residents alike. The Islands have four blue flag beaches, unique natural areas and many other tourist features.

Map of Toronto Island

   Beaches & Swimming 

  • Lifeguards are on duty daily during the summer 
  • Blue Flag Beaches. Bacteria counts are checked daily
  • Hanlan's Point is the only clothing optional beach in Toronto

 


Other Highlights

Saugreen Ride, Centerville
Roller coaster ride, Centreville Theme Park

   Island Activities

  • 20 km of paved Park trails
  • Bicycling and roller blading
  • Boating, canoeing and paddling
  • Two 18 hole disc golf courses

   Island Dining

  • Iroquois Restaurant (Centre Island)
  • Paradise Restaurant (Centre Island)
  • Ward’s Island Café (Ward's Island)

 


History & Nature

Gibraltar Point LighthouseHistoric Gibraltar Point Lighthouse

    Exploring Toronto Islands' Historic & Natural Attractions

  • Green spaces formed from an archipelago of 14 islands
  • 40 hectares of this remain in a natural state
  • Toronto Islands support rare plants, a thriving fishery, and many species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates

The Toronto Island offers many rental options for your visit.


Boat Rentals

The lagoons of the Toronto Islands provide a diverse and robust habitat for aquatic life. In these waters, over 35 species of fish have been found, not to mention a variety of turtles, amphibians and plant life. One of the best ways to explore the shorelines and canals is by canoes, pedal boats and kayaks available for rental from The Boat House. (Tax included)

 2017 Hours of Operation (Hours may change due to weather conditions)

 DateHours

June 3 to September 5

Monday to Friday: 11am - 6pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 7pm

September 6 to September 30

Monday to Friday: Closed
Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 6pm

Standard Rates (tax included)

Type of BoatMaximum Boat Capacity1 Hour 3 Hours 

Canoe

3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children

$29

$74

Pedal Boat

2 adults and 1 children

$29

$74

Solo Kayak

1 adult

$18

$42

Tandem Kayak

2 adults

$37

$97

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Wagon Rentals

Wagon rentals are on a first come first served basis.

TypeSizePickup LocationDepositFeeContact
Cargo/Freight Wagons 5' x 2 1/2' x 3'

City-side at the Mainland ferry docks ticket office before boarding

$30 $10/day Mainland Ferry Docks 416-392-8193
Children's Wagons Can hold 1 large child or 2 small children

Centre Island at Centreville Theme Park

Contact directly Contact directly

Centreville Summer Fun Line
416-203-0405

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Tram Tours

Operated by Toronto Parks and Recreation, this 35-minute guided tour of Centre Island and Hanlan's Point takes visitors to various historical and interesting attractions. The tour departs and arrives at the Centre Island Fountain and visits Hanlan’s Point, via the Long Pond and Blockhouse Bay, and other points of interest including the Avenue of the Island, the Boat House, boardwalk and the William Meany Maze.

2017 Hours of Operation (Hours may change due to weather conditions)

 DatesHours

May 6 to May 28

Monday to Friday: Closed
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

May 29 to September 4

Monday to Friday: 12pm - 6pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

September 5 to October 9

Monday to Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 12pm - 6pm


Standard Rates (tax included)

Type of Ticket (age range)Price per Tour

Senior (65+)

$7.00

Adult (19+)

$9.75

Student (13 - 18)

$7.00

Child (2 - 12)

$5.50

Children under 2

free


Private Tours/Group Rentals: 

The Toronto Islands Trams are available for public tours or private bookings.

SizePickup LocationFeeContact
60 person maximum per group

Can be modified to accommodate groups

$288 per booking

torontoisland@toronto.ca
416-392-8192

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Picnic Spaces

Centre Island, Olympic Island and Hanlan's Point have 40 picnic sites, some with barbeque and fire pits.  Wood is often provided free of charge with a fire pit reservation.

When is a Permit required?

  • Groups larger than 25 persons
  • Groups of any size wishing to use the fire pits

To book a Permit

Please call (416) 392-8188

Rules and Information about Toronto Island picnic spaces

  • Individuals/organizations may not bring alcohol onto Toronto Islands. Alcoholic beverages may be purchased in advance from Centre Island Catering. Please phone (416) 203-0405 for details.
  • No outside caterers are permitted in the park. Please contact the exclusive caterer on the Toronto Islands for catering, Centre Island Catering at (416) 203-0405
  • Propane or gas barbeques are not permitted on the Ferry Boats for safety reasons. You must only bring charcoal barbeques only.
  • Shelters cannot be reserved or held, they are shared.
  • No amplified music or microphones.
  • Sale of food/items is not permitted.
  • Tables and barbeques cannot be guaranteed. No balloons, decorations or signage permitted.
  • No inflatable games, dunk tanks, generators or staked tents or tarps.
  • Please note bonfires require liability insurance in the amount of two million dollars naming the City of Toronto as additional insured.
  • Please note that it is recommended that you arrive to your picnic area(s) booked for Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays by 10:00 a.m.

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