Toronto Islands

The Toronto Islands (formerly known as Island of Hiawatha and also known as Menecing, meaning “On the Island” in the First Nations Ojibwa language) are a chain of small islands in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Comprising the only group of islands in the western part of Lake Ontario, the Toronto Islands are located just offshore from the city centre, and provide shelter for Toronto Harbour. The islands are home to parkland, the island airport, a small residential community, several boat clubs, an amusement park and several sand beaches. The island community is considered to be the largest urban car-free community in North America, although some service vehicles are permitted. Access to the Islands is by ferry, including the City of Toronto ferries operating from Jack Layton Ferry Terminal at the foot of Bay Street, or by water taxis.

Other Sights

Toronto has many other sights to visit during your stay.

  • United Steelworkers Hall

    United Steelworkers Hall

    Located on Cecil Street, in the heart of one of Toronto's traditional working class neighbourhoods. An area rich in Jewish, Chinese and labour history.



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  • Neill-Wycik Co-operative

    Neill-Wycik Co-operative

    Neill-Wycik Co-operative is located in downtown Toronto, minutes’ walk from major attractions & sites.

  • A Different Booklist

    A Different Booklist

    An independent, multicultural bookstore specializing in books from the African & Caribbean Diaspora.