Welcome to the Toronto Islands, otherwise known as Toronto Island Park, the best water-recreation filled getaway spot in the city!
The Toronto Island Park is actually made up of 15 islands total, each interconnected by various bridges and walking paths, the entire 5 kilometers walkable all the way from Hanlan's Point to Ward's Island.
The Islands are in Lake Ontario, just a 13-minute ferry ride from downtown Toronto, accessible by the Jake Layton Ferry terminal near Queen's Quay.
Once on the island(s), your group can take part in a plethora of fun beachside and island-exclusive activities such as swimming, biking, canoeing, kayaking, picnicking, hiking, or visiting any of the various attractions on the island. The most popular attractions include the Centreville Amusement Park, a park aimed for younger kids ages 3-7 mostly filled with rides such as carousels and bumper cars, the 200-year-old island resident lighthouse, the pier, Far Enough Farm's petting zoo, and the various gardens throughout. There is even a 150-year-old community here holding a school, eateries, and shops. There are a total of 8 eateries on the island, ranging from quick cafes to a full-fledged food court.