toronto island open

This is what's open right now on the Toronto Island

The Toronto Island remains open even though it seems everything else in the city has been cancelled for the summer.

Whenever you feel too cooped indoors and want to enjoy some socially distanced activities by the water, you can hop on a ferry at the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal. 

However, you will need to buy your tickets ahead of time since you can only get them online and the ferry service is operating at 50 per cent capacity. 

Passengers are expected to follow standard precautions, including wearing a mask or other face coverings and passing the Ontario Ministry of Health self-assessment for COVID-19 or they will not be allowed to board. 

There's some changes to the ferry operations, too. The washrooms are closed on the ferry, though they're open at the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and on Toronto Island Park. 

Some water taxis will also be running under similar protocols, such as Tiki Taxi and the Toronto Harbour Water Taxi.

To save you from disappointment before embarking to the islands, note that many activities and attractions will be closed from the Centreville Amusement Park, Far Enough Farm and Toronto Island Camps

If the weather is still looking as sunny as it has been this week, you can head to the handful of beaches and splash pads, trek through the William Meany Maze or revisit your childhood through the Franklin Gardens.

Even fishing on the Toronto Islands has been a growing trend recently.

Amenities like bike rentals just opened but paddleboarding with the Toronto Island SUP doesn't start until June 1.

For dining, it may be best to bring your own lunch or finally pull the trigger on that picnic you've been meaning to have.

There are still takeout options, including the Island Cafe and the Island Greek Grill, but the Toronto Island BBQ & Beer Co will be closed at least until June 27.

Lead photo by


Latest Videos

Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

New York Times editor shouts out Toronto's massive turkey-shaped building

Toronto construction goes from bad to worse after sinkhole found below streetcar tracks

Toronto company fined $50K after worker injured while laying pipe

People living in Toronto are feeling more socially isolated than ever before

Toronto's huge new linear park will feature a market square and much more

IKEA won't be selling real Christmas trees in Toronto this year

Driver 'lucky to be alive' after wheel flies off transport truck on Hwy 401

Brampton driver pulled over in luxury car basically held together with tape