Aerial view of the Toronto skyline from above the Islands in summer.

Waterfront & Toronto Islands

Incredible views, white-sand beaches and arts and culture, make this area a family-friendly hive of activity.

Taking a ferry from the Waterfront to Toronto Islands is an essential summer weekend activity for many locals. The Waterfront also features one of Canada’s best contemporary art galleries, lively green spaces and summer festivals.

Don't miss:

  • Spending a day frolicking on the Toronto Islands’ beaches
  • Strolling the Waterfront, from Toronto Music Garden to Sugar Beach
  • Visiting the amusement park or animal petting zoo on Toronto Islands
  • Walking or biking the length of the Toronto Islands
  • Seeing some contemporary Canadian art at The Power Plant, located in the Waterfront neighbourhood

BOUNDARIES: Humber River to the west, Don River to the east, the Gardiner Expressway to the north and Toronto Islands to the south.

PUBLIC TRANSIT (TTC): Union subway station. Walk or take the 509 or 510 streetcars one stop to the ferry docks.

Waterfront Neighbourhoods

Waterfront Neighbourhoods

A family looks at the view of the Toronto skyline from Centre Island in summer

Toronto Islands

Toronto Islands make for a memorable day trip, particularly recommended for families and anyone who...

People strolling, boats docked at Toronto Waterfront


This stretch of the Lake Ontario shoreline is full of fun and activities for all seasons, and all...