at a glancein&aroundthe neighbourhood


The Toronto Islands comprise of 15 small islands which sit in Lake Ontario and are situated south of Toronto’s mainland. These islands act as a buffer for Toronto’s Harbour from storms and are just a 13 minute ferry ride from Toronto’s downtown district.

Neighbourhood Vibes


Hanlan’s Point: Lakeshore Ave, Toronto

This place offers respite from the hustle and bustle from Toronto’s city life. Hanlan Point provides a beach, bike trails, firepits, outdoor tennis and volleyball courts, 12 picnic sites and more for the city dweller looking for a break in nature.

Centreville Amusement Park: 9 Queens Quay W, Toronto

Centreville Amusement Park is a children’s theme park situated on Centre island, for ages three to seven. And just adjacent to the park is a small petting zoo known as The Far Enough Farm where admission is free.

Ward’s Island: East of the Toronto Islands

As opposed to the rest of the islands, Ward’s Island is mainly residential. However, the boardwalk on the South side boasts a great view to Lake Ontario. You don’t want to miss this scenic spot!

Around the Corner

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Harbourfront Centre

St. Lawrence Market


Island Public/Natural Science School

Gibraltar Point Day Nursery

Waterfront Montessori Children’s Centre


Ferry: The Jack Layton Ferry Terminal is located between Bay Street and Yonge Street on Queens Quay and is the most frequented mode of transport to reach the Toronto Islands.

Restaurant & Retail

The Island Greek Grill

Located on 1-5 Avenue of the Island on Centre Island, this Greek hangout is a great place to find affordable and good quality Greek food.

Toronto Island BBQ & Beer

Located on 30 Centre Island Pk on Centre Island, this delightful burger join boasts great views of the downtown Toronto skyline and great food too.

Island Cafe

Island Cafe is located on 20 Withrow Street on Ward Island is a charming joint with amazing service and good sandwiches and other food.