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Toronto Islands Ferries

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Downtown West
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Address: 9 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H3, Canada
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+1 416-392-8193

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Enjoyed Ferriy

I enjoyed the ferry. This is generally for the passengers from downtown area to downtown airport & free of cost.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sara L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the ferry. This is generally for the passengers from downtown area to downtown airport & free of cost.

Thank Sara L
San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ferry was right on time and the transport was quick and efficient. Not much happening during the Winter, but it was a lovely walk around the beach and neighborhoods. I am sure it willl be nice nicer in the Spring and Summer.

Thank H H
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When coming to Toronto you must take a ride over to the island by ferry.Its enexpensive and a great view of the Toronto harbour and all the downtown skyscapers.

Thank richard m
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A short ten minute ferry ride takes you to the islands. The staff are efficient and the whole operation is well run.

Thank Russ1470
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Any trip to the Toronto Islands requires a Ferry ride. Staff are very efficient and the ride is short and safe. Taking bicycles across was no problem

1 Thank Bernd S
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

We go to the island at a dozens times a year and this is the way we get there. The nice thing is you can take your bike, stroller, wagon, pet, etc... with you on the boat something you will have trouble with on a water taxi. The boats are old but work well I would just hope there comes... More 

1 Thank Philip W
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Great way to get a view of the skyline of Toronto. Ticket lines can be really long in peak times. Take your own bike and explore the island.

Thank Rob M
Stroud, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

This passenger ferry links the mainland and the islands and is cheap and efficient. It is also the best way of taking in the Toronto skyline. It is 15 mins each way and good value.

Thank Marcus G
Guelph, Canada
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

We enjoyed the extra small trip into Toronto Islands and back. The island was full of trees and vegetations; typical Canadian setting!

Thank Numan62
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Great way to explore the harbour and see lake Ontario. If you want to see Centre island or visit the Toronto Island where some people live.

Thank Alex M

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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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