Toronto Islands Self-guided Tour, Toronto

This chain of small islands located in Lake Ontario represents a great recreation destination surrounded by a peaceful and joyful atmosphere. The chain consists of three major islands (Center Island, Algonquin or Sunfish Island and Olympic Island) and several small ones. The Toronto Islands offer a great panoramic view of Toronto. Check out the attractions listed below that these islands offer to tourists.
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Toronto Islands Self-guided Tour Map

Guide Name: Toronto Islands Self-guided Tour
Guide Location: Canada » Toronto (See other walking tours in Toronto)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 km
Author: ann
Ned Hanlan's Monument

1) Ned Hanlan's Monument

Edward Hanlan, born to an Irish hotelier, owner of Hanlan’s Point in 1855 grew up in Toronto and rowed to school. He used his rowing skills to bring freshly caught fish to the market before other fishermen. Since the age of 16, he participated in professional rowing competitions and in 1875 became the rowing champion of Ontario. Hanlan’s professional life as a sculler had just begun.

With his signature blue shirt and red headband, Hanlan went on the win the Canadian Championship in 1877,...   view more
Hanlan's Point Beach

2) Hanlan's Point Beach

If you are eager to sunbathe or to spend some hours relaxing on a beach then Hanlan's Point Beach is definitely the place to go to. Hanlan's Point Beach is a public beach situated on Hanlan's Point in the Toronto Islands near Toronto, Ontario on the shore of Lake Ontario. One kilometre long part of the beach was officially recognized by the city in 2002 as being clothing optional, so Hanlan's Point Beach is also famous for its nudists. Hanlan's Point Beach was a...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Gibraltar Point Lighthouse

3) Gibraltar Point Lighthouse

The Lighthouse at Gibraltar Point is one of the oldest standing structures in Toronto. Built in 1808, the lighthouse was used as water’s edge, however due to constant sedimentation of sand; the structure today stands relatively inland. Measuring as high as 82 feet above the ground, the massive presence of the Lighthouse can be felt from quite a distance. Overpowering with a deep seated secret, that is what makes the Lighthouse at Gibraltar Point the most enthralling monument in Toronto.

The...   view more
Centreville Amusement Park

4) Centreville Amusement Park (must see)

If you need a break from touring museums, strolling by shopping complexes and admiring monuments, the Centerville Amusement Park is the perfect getaway. Not just an average amusement park, the Centerville Amusement Park offers some of the oldest rides in the book. A proud owner of a vintage carousel that dates back to 1907, antique cars and swan boats, the Park manages to transport you to the yesteryears.

Just a hop, skip and jump away from the Union Station, Centerville Park is the most...   view more
Far Enough Farm

5) Far Enough Farm

Enjoyed by over 100,000 visitors every year, the Far Enough Farm in Toronto is City-Parks-Department-run farm. This rural Ontario hobby farm established in 1959 is located on Centre Island beside Centreville and is a 30 minute walk from the Wards ferry docks. Open year around, this farm has a petting “zoo” with a variety of barnyard animals like retired police horses, pheasants, pigs, chickens, rabbits, emus, peacocks, sheep, goats , etc.

This proves to serve as a great learning resource...   view more
Center Island Hedge Maze

6) Center Island Hedge Maze

If you want to get lost for a while and then look for the way out, then you might enjoy a walk to Center Island Hedge Maze. The Maze was given as a gift to the city by its Dutch-Canadian community back in 1967. It is open to the public and free of charge all...   view more
St. Andrew-by-the-Lake Church

7) St. Andrew-by-the-Lake Church

One of the prettiest churches in Toronto is the St. Andrews Church. It stands picturesquely by the lake with many parishioners coming from far and wide to attend service at the St. Andrew’s. Apart from that, the Church manages to attract many tourists because of its deep rooted traditional Anglican worship. The Church especially comes to life with the grand Christmas celebrations every year which are very popular amongst locals as well as visitors.

St. Andrew by the Lake was built in 1884....   view more
Lush Green Garden

8) Lush Green Garden

Stretching along the board of Toronto Islands, Lush Green Garden represents a hidden meditation spot where you can enjoy the beauty and tranquility of Lake...   view more

Walking Tours in Toronto, Canada

Create Your Own Walk in Toronto

Create Your Own Walk in Toronto

Creating your own self-guided walk in Toronto is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Downtown Nightlife Part 1

Downtown Nightlife Part 1

An international hub and major metropolis, Toronto is also an important cultural center in Canada and North America. Seeing a large influx of tourists throughout the year, Toronto features a vibrant nightlife scene chock full of clubs, bars, restaurants, and lounges in the thriving Entertainment District located in the heart of the city and in outlying areas as well. Take this Toronto Nightlife Tour to experience all this fantastic city has to offer when the sun goes down.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Souvenir Shopping Part 1

Souvenir Shopping Part 1

It would be a pity to leave Toronto without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Toronto, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km
Religious Heart of Toronto Walking Tour

Religious Heart of Toronto Walking Tour

Because it is an ethnically diverse city, Toronto has different types of churches beginning with imposing Revival style Cathedrals to small postmodernist churches.This tour however aims to introduce you to some of the most famous religious structures in the city. While in Toronto be sure to check the ones listed below.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
City Orientation Walk I

City Orientation Walk I

Toronto, the capital of Ontario, is a major Canadian metropolis on the shore of Lake Ontario renowned for its dynamic pace and a high-rising skyline comprising ultra-modern skyscrapers and historic architecture. The city boasts rich cultural scene and a multitude of green spaces, offering a wealth of entertainment and recreational facilities. To learn more about and enjoy the delights of Toronto, follow this orientation walk!

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km
Cabbagetown Walking Tour

Cabbagetown Walking Tour

This neighborhood, located east of Toronto's downtown, was established in 1840. Once a small community of Irish immigrants and one of the poorest neighborhoods in Toronto, Cabbagetown was declared a historic district in 2004 and claims to be "the largest continuous area of preserved Victorian housing in North America". Check out the highlights of this region, as listed below.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Toronto's Historic Walking Tour

Toronto's Historic Walking Tour

Once an Anglo backwater, Toronto represents today the cultural and economic heart of English-speaking Canada. It is not only a beautiful city, but also has a rich history dating back to 1793. This tour invites you to explore, at your own leisure, the heritage of Toronto. Don't miss visiting its most exciting and representative sights, as listed below.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km

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