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Wards Island, Toronto
(4.7/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
Venture off the beaten track to Wards Island, an untouristed neighbor of the other Toronto islands. You'll see charming residential cottages, secluded beaches, and an attractive waterfront. Bring a camera for the opportunity to capture some of Toronto's skyline from afar. The island cafe makes an ideal rest stop for weary feet, and serves a variety of meals, snacks, and refreshments. Make Wards Island part of your personalized Toronto itinerary using our Toronto travel itinerary maker.
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  • Over the years we go relax on this island! The beautiful sandy beach and Birchwood create an excellent opportunity to relax! I would especially like to mention restaurant which is located next to Pier-very tasty and relatively not expensive!
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  • Wards is an amazing place a jumble of super eclectic houses and dwellings on a number of streets, all on heavily treed streets. There are a couple of small restos and a beach on the Lake Ontario side ...  more »
  • On the winter schedule for the ferry with all the island business closed this is best for a quiet stroll down country-like roads and a return trip to the ferry dock along a lake side boardwalk 
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  • Beautiful beach, worth going during the week if you can...a lot quieter
  • Calm, relaxing and quiet. A great place to have a good time with friends (or with your partner), a great beach to walk, and a nice place to take photos.
  • Pretty busy on the later days and it's not very big. Nice sand and water though.
  • Relax and enjoy it. It's a playa and it's in Toronto. Forget all about downtowns and uptowns.
  • Nice little beach on the islands. I like to paddle to the Islands and take a break here.