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August 4, 2017
Plan ahead for your visit to Toronto Island Park this Simcoe Day long weekend
Residents and visitors are invited to experience all Toronto Island Park has to offer this holiday weekend. In less than a week since the park's reopening on July 31, over 25,000 people have already made their way to the islands. Even more Toronto residents and visitors are expected to ferry over to the islands this holiday weekend to enjoy one of the City's most popular summer destinations.

Visitors are encouraged to plan ahead to get the most out of their visit. Information about Toronto Island Park amenities is available at

Ferry tickets can be purchased online to save time at the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal (located at the foot of Bay St.) at Follow @TorontoPFR on Twitter for updates on wait times and ferry schedules throughout the weekend. The busiest times are usually from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. so be prepared for some lineups or consider visiting before or after the peak period.

If you have questions, customer service agents are available to assist visitors as they arrive at the ferry docks. Once you are on the islands, be sure to visit the new information centre on Centre Island for more program and service information.

Tickets for Centreville Theme Park may also be purchased online at Toronto Island Park also features restaurants, cafés, picnic spots, the Franklin Children's Garden, the William Meany Maze, wading pools, splash pads, fishing and bicycle rentals as well as canoe, kayak and pedal boat rentals from The Boat House.

All three beaches on Toronto Island Park are open and lifeguards are on duty from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. There have been impacts due to the high lake levels which may result in a reduction of space and capacity on the beaches. Please be respectful and stay out of the environmentally-sensitive areas.

Some areas of the islands are still recovering from the flooding. Olympic Island, Snake Island and the Gibraltar Lighthouse area remain closed. Amenities such as the Gibraltar Point washrooms and the Toronto Island Tram are currently unavailable. Visitors to the park are kindly reminded to stay out of any marked-off areas and pay attention to signage.

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. In 2017, Toronto will honour Canada's 150th birthday with "TO Canada with Love," a year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us on Twitter at and on Instagram at

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Wynna Brown
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