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Toronto Island Park


Toronto, ON

Toronto Island Park is made up of several islands, including Ward’s Island, Centre Island and Hanlan’s Point. ----- HIGHLIGHTS...
Toronto Island Park is made up of several islands, including Ward’s Island, Centre Island and Hanlan’s Point.

- Art and Heritage
Throughout the Island, there may be temporary public art installations. Visit the Public Art Map to find out if there is an ongoing art installation.

- Gibraltar Point Lighthouse: At over 200 years old, the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse is the oldest stone building in Toronto and Canada’s oldest standing lighthouse. It’s located on Gibraltar Point, just north of Gibraltar Point Beach.

- Bird Watching: Parts of Toronto Island are Environmentally Significant Areas, and a variety of migrating birds can be spotted in the spring and fall.

- Boating: There are several lagoons between each of the islands where paddlers can access various points throughout the park.

- Camping
Overnight camping is not allowed on Toronto Island Park. Exceptions apply for non-profit groups when obtaining a one-time permit for Snake Island.

- Fishing is allowed on Toronto Island Park. When fishing, be sure to follow all Ontario fishing regulations and rules (opens in new window).

- Sports Fields and Facilities

- Four of Toronto’s 11 beaches (opens in new window) are on Toronto Island Park.
a) Centre Island Beach (Manitou Beach)
b) Gibraltar Point Beach
c) Hanlan’s Point Beach
d) Ward’s Island Beach

- Splash Pads: Two splash pads are on Centre Island and operate in the summer months.

- Gardens: William Meany Maze, located on Centre Island. Toronto Island Park is also home to Avenue of the Islands Gardens.

- Franklin Children’s Garden: The garden is a hands-on learning environment that combines interactive features with recreational programming for children.

- Toronto Island Park is connected by many multi-use trails, paths and bridges that are shared by pedestrians, cyclists, roller-skaters, and service and emergency vehicles.

- Boardwalk: The boardwalk offers a 1.5-kilometre walk with views of Lake Ontario, Tommy Thompson Park and Ward’s Island Beach.

- Centre Island Pier: Centre Island pier provides views of the islands, Tommy Thompson Park and Toronto’s city skyline.

- Boat House
- Centreville Amusement Park
- Far Enough Farm
- Tram Tours operate on daily basis, they may close early due to events

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