Walk Ward's Island
An Insider's Tour of the Toronto Island Community
Join two longtime Island residents for a guided walk through the vibrant community on Toronto Island, one of the city's greatest tourist attractions.
More than one and a half million visitors come to the Toronto Islands every year, but few get the "real story" about the people who live here.
We're a community of over 650 people who live on the Island year-round, in 252 wood-frame, cottage-like homes on the eastern end of the 825-acre Toronto Island Park.
Our historic, 150 year-old community is car-free, store-free, and just a 10 minute ferry ride from the heart of downtown Toronto, the country's financial centre.
Let us take you through the community and give you an insider's view . We'll tell you about the joys and challenges of our unusual day-to-day lives, and give you the real story of what it's like to live in a park and run your life by a ferry boat schedule!
We offer small-group, scheduled tours three times a week. Private tours can be booked on request.
We are experienced tailoring tours to a group's needs. We cater to seniors/retirees, ESL students, history buffs, women's groups, walking groups and photographers. We like to keep group size to 20 or so to retain a personalized feel and allow for questions and discussion. Reduced rates apply for groups.
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Who leads the tours?
Linda Rosenbaum and Susan Roy are long-time Island residents. We guide your walk through the community, share personal stories about living on the Island, and answer your questions!
What you'll see
When are the tours?
Regular tours are offered June 2 through September 2018. We limit group size to ensure personalized tours.
Tours are $25 CAD per person.
We offer them:
Best to pre-book, or meet us at the white gazebo at the Ward's Island ferry docks at scheduled times.
We pre-book private and group tours on request, and can tailor them to a group's needs. Reduced rates apply for 15 or more.