February 28, 2024: Ferry service to Ward’s Island is diverted to Hanlan’s Point due to high winds. Residents, service and emergency personnel can access the Ward’s Island via bus from Hanlan’s Point. The first bus pick up from Ward’s Island will be at 3:30 p.m. for the 3:45 p.m. Hanlan’s Point ferry departure.

Ferry tickets are available for purchase online. All tickets are valid for round trips.
During the winter, Toronto Island Park is in the off-season. All park facilities are closed except for public washrooms. There are limited food options and heated shelter is unavailable.

Ferries to Toronto Island Park operate year-round out of Jack Layton Ferry Terminal. Ferries carry passengers to and from Centre Island, Hanlan’s Point and Ward’s Island. There are limited amenities during the off-season.

Departure times are subject to change due to weather or mechanical issues. Ferries may operate on a non-stop service during busier times.

Schedules vary by season. For schedules for each season, visit All Ferry Schedules.

The ferry is running on its winter/off-season schedule and travels to Ward’s Island only.

Ward’s Island

Monday to Sunday and Holidays

This winter/off-season schedule started on October 10, 2023.
Departs City Departs Ward’s Island
6:30 a.m. 6:45 a.m.
7:00 a.m. 7:15 a.m.
7:30 a.m. 7:45 a.m.
8:15 a.m. 8:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m. 9:15 a.m.
9:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m.
10:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
11:30 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
12:00 p.m. 12:15 p.m.
12:30 p.m. 12:45 p.m.
1:30 p.m. 1:45 p.m.
2:00 p.m. 2:15 p.m.
2:30 p.m. 2:45 p.m.
3:30 p.m. 3:45 p.m.
4:00 p.m. 4:15 p.m.
4:30 p.m. 4:45 p.m.
5:30 p.m. 5:45 p.m.
6:00 p.m. 6:15 p.m.
6:30 p.m. 6:45 p.m.
7:30 p.m. 7:45 p.m.
8:30 p.m. 8:45 p.m.
9:30 p.m. 9:45 p.m.
10:30 p.m. 10:45 p.m.
11:00 p.m. 11:15 p.m.
11:30 p.m. 11:45 p.m.

 

Purchase tickets:

  • Online
  • In-person at Booths 3 to 9

Payment options:

  • Cash, at the ferry terminal only
  • Visa Credit Card
  • MasterCard Credit Card
  • American Express Credit Card

Pre-purchased ticket holders can enter through Booth 1 and 2.

Boarding on the ferries is first come, first serve.

Single-Ride Ticket

Tickets are valid from the date of purchase to the end of the calendar year and include the return trip.

Type of ticket Cost
Adult (20 to 64) $9.11
Older Adult (65 and over) $5.86
Youth (15 to 19) $5.86
Junior (two to 14) $4.29
Infant (under two) Free

Monthly Pass

Type of pass Cost
Adult (20 to 64) $115.83
Older Adult (65 and over) $86.40
Youth  (15 to 19) $86.40
Junior (two to 14) $58.07

Discounts

A discount of 10 per cent is applied to the purchase of 10 or more single-ride tickets.

Refunds and Ticket Transfers

Tickets are non-refundable. Online tickets are transferable. Transfer a ticket to a family member or friend by forwarding the PDF ticket through email or by printing the ticket out.

Accessibility

The Jack Layton Ferry Terminal including the ferries, terminal washrooms and waiting shelters are accessible to passengers using wheelchairs or mobility assisted devices.

Bicycles, Strollers and Wagons

Bicycles, strollers and wagons are welcome on board the ferry. Keep them on the main deck away from doors, emergency exits, hatch ramps or staircases. For safety, walk your bicycles when boarding and disembarking.

Items Not Allowed on the Ferry

Passengers will not be allowed on the ferry if they are carrying the following items:

  • Dangerous goods such as butane, fireworks, gasoline, lighter fluid and propane
  • Electric scooters, motorcycles or e-bikes over 40 kilograms
  • Open alcohol
  • Weapons and firearms including ammunition

Lifejackets

Caregivers are encouraged to bring lifejackets for infants weighing less than 15kg. Get more information on choosing lifejackets and personal flotation devices (PFDs) on the Government of Canada’s website.

Lost and Found

For items lost on board the ferry, passengers can call 416-392-8193 or email traffic.office@toronto.ca.

For items lost on Toronto Island Park, contact torontoisland@toronto.ca.

Paddle Crafts

Paddle crafts such as kayaks, canoes and paddle boards are allowed on board the ferry. Keep them on the main deck away from doors, emergency exits, hatch ramps or staircases.

Pets

Pets are allowed and are required to be on a leash at all times inside the waiting area and on board the ferry. All pets need to be on a leash or in a carrier. Do not leave them unattended.

Smoking­­

The terminal and all ferries are smoke and vape free. Smoking is not allowed inside the waiting area or on board the ferries.

Washrooms

Washrooms are inside the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal waiting area and outside the exit gate, just west of the terminal booths.

The Sam McBride, William Inglis and Thomas Rennie ferries have washrooms on the main deck level.

Only commercial and emergency vehicles are allowed on the ferry with the exception of Toronto Island residents and marina members by approval from the traffic office.

Ticket Information

Vehicle tickets can only be purchased at Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, Booth 1.

Ticket fees include the price for the driver only. Each additional passenger will be charged for a single-ride ticket.

Vehicle tickets are non-refundable and are not transferable.

Type of ticket Cost
Small to mid-sized vehicles (less than 5.5 metres) $177.60
Mid-size to large vehicles or trailer (less than 9 metres) $355.22
Large-size vehicles or trailer (greater than 9 metres) $532.81

Loading and Unloading Process

Vehicles board the Ongiara ferry through the laneway on the west side of The Westin Harbour Castle.

For safety and vessel stability, loading might not occur in the order you arrive and you might not exit the vessel in the sequence in which you were loaded.

Toronto Park’s staff will provide you with directions during the boarding and unloading process. Place your vehicle in park with the emergency brake on and turn your vehicle off. Drivers must remain in their vehicle for the duration of the trip unless directed by Toronto Park’s staff.

During summer, vehicle passengers will be picked up or dropped off at Hanlan’s Point and during winter, vehicle passengers will be picked up or dropped off at Ward’s Island.

On the Ferry

While on board the ferry:

  • Follow the direction of the crew
  • Place your vehicle in park, with your emergency brake on
  • Turn your vehicle off
  • Stay with your vehicle for the duration of the trip

Driving on Toronto Island Park

While driving on Toronto Island Park, drivers must obey all laws and regulations under the High Traffic Act and Parks Bylaw 608 and 950.

  • Remain on asphalt roads. Vehicles are not allowed onto the boardwalk on the south side of the Island between Centre and Ward’s Island
  • Obey the posted speed limits
    • 30 km/h
    • 15 km/h in school zones
  • Vehicles are not allowed to park overnight
  • Vehicles must not exceed the weight limit on the following bridges
    • Manitou bridge: 18 tonnes gross (18,000 kilograms)
    • Algonquin bridge: 12 tonnes gross (12,000 kilograms)
    • Olympic bridge: 10 tonnes gross (10,000 kilograms)

The Jack Layton Ferry Terminal is located a 9 Queens Quay W., at the intersection of Queens Quay West and Bay Street. The terminal is set back 100 metres south of the intersection, behind the Westin Harbour Castle.

Public Transit

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) offers subway, bus, street car and wheel transit to take you to the terminal.

Parking

There is no parking at the ferry terminal. Off-site parking may be available at third-party parking lots around the area.

Bicycle

Bike Share Toronto operates stations around the terminal.

For more information on cycling infrastructure available around the terminal, visit the Toronto Cycling Map Network Map.

Safety

Follow the safety guidelines listed below.

  • Listen to the pre-departure announcement on board the ferry.
  • Walk, don’t run on board or at landings.
  • During departure and docking, stay off the stairs until the ferry has come to a complete stop.
  • In case of emergency, please listen to the announcements and instructions from the crew.
  • Familiarize yourself with the location of life jackets aboard each of the ferries.
  • Stay aboard and don’t sit on railings on the upper deck.
  • Report any unattended baggage or items to the crew.

Security

The City’s ferry service operates under a security certificate issued by Transport Canada. Based on these regulations, the City has enhanced security measures at the Jack Layton Ferry terminal and aboard vessels. All large baggage will undergo a visual search.

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