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Wards Island, Toronto

4.6
#4 of 7 in Nature in Toronto
Island Nature / Park
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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  • From the center island, he returned to Toronto from here. In about 30-40 minutes walking from the Center, just a good walk away. Public toilets along the way. Admire the view of the sunset through the trees, watching the houses in some places, Toronto, and you can take a walk without getting tired.
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  • We went over to Wards Island to enjoy the cruise and have lunch. We had a very relaxing afternoon walking around the island, checking out the homes, etc. It's very quaint and peaceful.  more »
  • I purchased the Perfect Day Brunch Cruise for my husband and what a waste of money!! Nobody ever responded with a booked day, no emails back, nowhere to call, etc. Do NOT book through Perfect Day Expe...  more »
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  • It's nice place to spend the day, especially walking along the Island, well worth it when you make to one side of the island or another. Not sure why people say the waters dirty, any public water needs to be filtered before drinking. Does get busy since it's so close to the downtown core.
  • Great beach - mostly because it's much less busy than Hanlan's. Can even get away with playing with your dog in the water at the further end of the beach. Water is nice and beach itself has nice sand and not too rocky or seaweedy.
  • My favourite place in the City. Love coming here on a weekday in summer.
  • Quiet. Nice Beach. Great place to spend an afternoon by the lake.
  • My go-to-beach in the island. Small but nice, much less crowded than Hanlan's Point.

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