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Centre Island

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What people say

"📍Location: The Jack Layton Ferry Terminal is located at 9 Queen's Quay West, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2H3. You can take your trip from there to the island. ⛴️ How to get there You would need to take a ferry or any of the water taxis (the only way to achieve the island, is through water obviously). The round trip is about $12CAD (you can do it as me, go to the island on the water taxi and come back on the ferry). 🏝️ What to do The island is such a beautiful place to explore, be surrounded by nature, and appreciate the city. You can either bring your own food and have a picnic or go to explore other spots of food and beverages. In addition, you can take one of the bikes tours and ride around the island, or to the beach and enjoy the sun and sand (on Summer). I highly recommend visiting the island as a way to take a break from the big city without losing sight of it. "
"The island offers a great escape from the bustling city, located a short ferry ride away. The park is made up of several islands, all accessible from one another. Centre Island: The most popular one, it has the Island amusement park, restaurants, and lots of open greenspace, including a pier and beaches on the south side. Hanlans Point: On the west side of the Islands, it is a great spot to nature-watch or swim out from Hanlans Point Beach. Wards Island: People actually live here! You can walk through the neighborhood and wave to locals on your way to one of the few bars or restaurants. Wards Island Beach is also a fantastic spot to swim. To save time at the ferry terminal, you can buy tickets online (See added Link). Tip: When leaving, leave from either Hanlans or Wards Island, this will mean a less crowded ferry. "
"Take a ferry to one of the islands in Lake Ontario close to mainland. I imagine you'd get sweeping views of the skyline."

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