Only emergency and commercial service vehicles (e.g., utility, delivery, construction, etc.) that are properly identified are issued a vehicle permit and allowed passage to the Toronto Islands. You may only purchase vehicle permit tickets at the Ferry Terminal – Traffic Office Booth 1.
All Ferry Schedules has seasonal departure times for foot and vehicle traffic. Vehicles must not remain in the park overnight or access the ferry Saturdays and Sundays without written permission from the Toronto Islands Parks Supervisor.
|Type of Ticket||Cost|
|Small to mid-sized vehicles (<5.5m)||$169.58|
|Medium to large sized vehicle or trailer (<9.0m)||$339.18|
|Large sized vehicle or trailer (>9.0m)||$508.75|
Any towed unit will be charged at the applicable current rates according to weight. The fare for the vehicle driver is included in the above permit fee. Passengers will be charged at the current rate.
The Director of Parks, Forestry and Recreation reserves the right to:
Permission is also subject to the following conditions:
The City of Toronto’s ferry service carries 1.2 million passengers annually over 365 days a year and public safety is our top priority.
The City’s ferry service operates under a security certificate issued by Transport Canada, and in 2010, Transport Canada developed and implemented Domestic Ferries Security Regulations. Based on these regulations, the City has enhanced security measures at the City’s ferry terminals and on its vessels.
The City has taken many concrete steps to improve passenger safety including:
Four ferry vessels operate on a regular basis, with a combined capacity of about 2,000 passengers:
A fifth vessel, and older paddle steamer named ‘The Trillium’ is sometimes deployed and carries 891 passengers.