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Toronto Island

Want a cheap and easy way to get away from noisy and busy Toronto? Easy. Make your way to the waterfront and hop onto the ferry for a short fifteen-minute ride, direction Toronto Island. Yes, the boat will be packed but trust me, once you arrive, after the crowd disembark, you will feel you are on another planet. Even Centre Island, the most popular island, is quiet, green and big enough for large groups of tourists—and car-free!

The only group of islands in the western part of Lake Ontario, the Toronto Islands are located just offshore from the city centre. Today, it’s a popular recreational centre and a quick getaway from the “mainland”.

Just the ferry rid can wow even the most blasé tourist: the view on Toronto’s skyline is amazing. That alone is worth the $7.50 ride!

Mark was too young for most of the Centreville Amusement Park (and, ahem, I was too cheap to buy tickets to the attractions) but he did enjoy the carousel and the playground. The weather was stormy but it didn’t rain (the travel Gods were with us!) and we were able to enjoy a long walk around the island, the marina, the pier and the beach.

You can see the complete Toronto set on Flickr.

In The Boat
In The Boat
In The Boat
In The Boat
Toronto Harbour
Toronto Harbour
Plane in a Stormy Sky
Plane in a Stormy Sky
Toronto Skyline
Toronto Skyline
Toronto Skyline
Toronto Skyline
Arrived!
Arrived!
Centre Island
Centre Island
In The Carousel
In The Carousel
Geese
Geese
Still Green
Still Green
Sunflower
Sunflower
The Park
The Park
Learning to Walk
Learning to Walk
At the Playground
At the Playground
The Beach
The Beach
The Pier
The Pier
The Beach
The Beach
The Beach
The Beach
Centre Island
Centre Island
Distances
Distances
Bikes to Explore
Bikes to Explore
Tourists
Tourists
The Pier
The Pier
Toronto Island
Toronto Island
In The Ferry
In The Ferry
The Ferry
The Ferry
Toronto Skyline
Toronto Skyline
Toronto Skyline
Toronto Skyline
Toronto Skyline
Toronto Skyline
Toronto Skyline
Toronto Skyline
In The Ferry
In The Ferry
Back in Toronto!
Back in Toronto!

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