Top 10 Facts About Toronto Islands, Canada

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1 Toronto Islands are an archipelago of 15 small islands in Lake Ontario about 1.6 km south of downtown Toronto, once known as "the place of trees standing out of the water" Toronto Islands are an archipelago of 15 small islands in Lake Ontario about 1.6 km south of downtown Toronto, once known as

I'm not sure but I think that "the place of trees standing out of the water" is the English translation of their name from some of the languages of the native/aboriginal people living in the Greater Toronto Area. - Metal_Treasure

This seems like a really cool place. I'd have to spend some time there if I ever go to Toronto. - Gg2000

Oh ya. You're Canadian. - Userguy44

2 The Islands used to be a peninsula - they were linked to the mainland until a particularly strong storm in 1858. Winds and currents curved the area into an 8 km hook broken on the inside into tiny lagoons and islets The Islands used to be a peninsula - they were linked to the mainland until a particularly strong storm in 1858. Winds and currents curved the area into an 8 km hook broken on the inside into tiny lagoons and islets
3 Toronto Islands is the city's largest parkland attracting one million visitors a year. The area of the islands is about 820 acres (330 ha) Toronto Islands is the city's largest parkland attracting one million visitors a year. The area of the islands is about 820 acres (330 ha)

It's a great place to spend the day - Metal_Treasure

4 Access to the Islands is by ferry, water taxi or private boat - it takes 15 minutes to get there from downtown Toronto Access to the Islands is by ferry, water taxi or private boat - it takes 15 minutes to get there from downtown Toronto

The ferry ticket isn't expensive - Metal_Treasure

5 The Islands are home to parkland, 4 yacht clubs, Centreville Amusement Park, beaches, a frisbee golf course, a small local airport, residential area (about 300 homes), several playgrounds and gardens The Islands are home to parkland, 4 yacht clubs, Centreville Amusement Park, beaches, a frisbee golf course, a small local airport, residential area (about 300 homes), several playgrounds and gardens

There are also two daycare centres, one public school and one church.
Plus ample park land suitable for picnicking. - Metal_Treasure

6 The island community is considered to be the largest urban car-free community in North America The island community is considered to be the largest urban car-free community in North America

Only some service vehicles are permitted - Metal_Treasure

7 There are several swimming beaches on the islands and one of them includes an officially recognized clothing-optional section There are several swimming beaches on the islands and one of them includes an officially recognized clothing-optional section
8 Recreational biking, boating and fishing are popular activities on the Islands. There is also a dragon boat regatta course and grandstand, where the Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival is held annually Recreational biking, boating and fishing are popular activities on the Islands. There is also a dragon boat regatta course and grandstand, where the Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival is held annually
9 Six bridges connect some of the islands that are for pedestrian traffic, bicycles and all-terrain vehicles only Six bridges connect some of the islands that are for pedestrian traffic, bicycles and all-terrain vehicles only
10 Almost all pictures of Toronto's skyline with the CN Tower on it were taken from the Toronto Islands, or from a ferry to the Islands Almost all pictures of Toronto's skyline with the CN Tower on it were taken from the Toronto Islands, or from a ferry to the Islands Toronto is the most populous city in Canada, the provincial capital of Ontario, and the centre of the Greater Toronto Area, the most populous metropolitan area in Canada.

The image you see - for sure. - Metal_Treasure

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11 Babe Ruth hit his first professional home run at Hanlan's Point Stadium on the Islands, in 1914 Babe Ruth hit his first professional home run at Hanlan's Point Stadium on the Islands, in 1914 George Herman Ruth Jr., better known as Babe Ruth, was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935.
12 One of the Amusement Park attractions is the miniature train ride One of the Amusement Park attractions is the miniature train ride

Children really like it but adults are allowed on the mini-train, too.
Other Amusement Park attractions include "a carousel, log flume, a Ferris wheel, a 'haunted barrel works', an enclosed "Scrambler", a miniature roller coaster, pleasure swan boats, bumper boats, antique-style motor cars and several kiddie rides, such as the tea cups, a swing boat, drop ride and miniature fire engines. There are several food concessions, some games and a gift shop. There is also a wading pool, pony rides and miniature golf." - wiki - Metal_Treasure

13 There's a farm called Far Enough Farm - a hobby farm opened in 1959 and is home to several domesticated animals including rabbits, goats, pigs, chickens, cows and ponies as well as emus and peafowl which often freely roam around the farm There's a farm called Far Enough Farm - a hobby farm opened in 1959 and is home to several domesticated animals including rabbits, goats, pigs, chickens, cows and ponies as well as emus and peafowl which often freely roam around the farm

Kids love it. Kids who grow up in urban areas need to see a real goat, chicken, pig,... - Metal_Treasure

14 The layout of the streets in the residential area remains as it has been since 1915 The layout of the streets in the residential area remains as it has been since 1915
15 Recreational bicyclists are accommodated on the ferries but bicycles, quadracycles, canoes, kayaks and paddle boats are available for rental on the islands Recreational bicyclists are accommodated on the ferries but bicycles, quadracycles, canoes, kayaks and paddle boats are available for rental on the islands
16 The gap between the mainland and the airport terminal is only 121 metres (397 ft) and in 2015 a pedestrian tunnel was open The gap between the mainland and the airport terminal is only 121 metres (397 ft) and in 2015 a pedestrian tunnel was open

Before 2015 there was a ferry (one of the shortest in the world) and Canadians used to joke that the authorities could technically park a longer vessel in the gap and people can walk on it.😂 - Metal_Treasure

17 Everywhere there are signs "Please, Walk On the Grass" Everywhere there are signs
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1. Toronto Islands are an archipelago of 15 small islands in Lake Ontario about 1.6 km south of downtown Toronto, once known as "the place of trees standing out of the water"
2. The Islands used to be a peninsula - they were linked to the mainland until a particularly strong storm in 1858. Winds and currents curved the area into an 8 km hook broken on the inside into tiny lagoons and islets
3. Toronto Islands is the city's largest parkland attracting one million visitors a year. The area of the islands is about 820 acres (330 ha)
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