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Toronto Islands

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Address: 9 Queens Quay West, Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2V3, Canada
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Park consisting of four main islands and containing trails, beaches and...

Park consisting of four main islands and containing trails, beaches and children's amusement rides.

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So all I got to offer as advice. Bring a lunch. Set aside cash for kayaks, canoe, boats, bikes, trains. It's pricey but good for a blaze, beer, BBQ, music. All ages can fulfill... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So all I got to offer as advice. Bring a lunch. Set aside cash for kayaks, canoe, boats, bikes, trains. It's pricey but good for a blaze, beer, BBQ, music. All ages can fulfill some entertainment. Don't forget about the birds.

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Bear River, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even though visited in November when a lot closed, including the toilets! A great escape on a sunny winters day. One restaurant open for brunch which was very good.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A shot $7.50 ferry ride from Downtown to a secluded paradise. A nice stroll through foliage along the lake. I can imagine summers are a bit different. Nice for a nice stroll or bike ride. Definitely worth exploring for the amazing city views.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An almost instant escape from the city's hustle and bustle, with a great view back to the city. Especially in the summer, there are few better ways of spending a day (or part of one) in the country without leaving town. Excellent beaches, lovely walks, and easy biking.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place for young families to spend time in the Park. There's something for everyone from renting a bike 2 amusements scared for young kids a Petting Farm and a ferry boat ride. A great place to have a picnic. Where to rent a boat. There's something for everyone at the Toronto Island. There are a lot of things... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A trip with the boat takes you from the busy city to a nice and quiet living area. The view from here is really beautiful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have never gone, go. The ferry ride is fun, the island is beautiful and there is lots to do, or not do on the island. Great view of Toronto, fun amusement park open in the summer (which they are improving) and a great tram tour of the island.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of us had never been to the Islands, the other hadn't been there in decades, so we went recently on a layover in Toronto. Being November, the summertime crowds were gone and yet the weather was decent. The Islands seem to be a rather special place, so close to Toronto, and yet it seems frozen in another time entirely.... More 

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Ward's island, as the other two were closed for the season. It was a beautiful place. Very relaxing and interesting. The ferry ride was convenient as well $7.50 CAD per adult- round trip)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Toronto Island is so good! We took our bikes over and had the best afternoon in the sun! Must go in summer. Can't say I'll be going in winter.

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Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is celebrated by a number of monuments and museums, giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier destination for modern art, people here stroll through the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe Landing, and picnic among the zany designs of the Toronto Music Garden. The waterfront itself is often suffused with bikers and joggers, and the harbor is always packed with classic ships with masts raised. The vintage boats and ferries to the Toronto Islands make for a charming contrast against Downtown West's backdrop of skyscrapers, condos, and food trucks serving up hot, fresh fare to locals on the go. The area has a peaceful energy, and is popular with tourists and Torontonians alike.
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