[Photo Tour] Toronto Island by Bike

Toronto Island

Toronto Island

I’m a beach girl all the way. When I found out Toronto had islands, I knew that would be one of my destinations while in Toronto. And, what better way to check out an island than by bike?

Right off of the coastline on Lake Ontario, Toronto Islands were created in 1858 after a hurricane separated Toronto’s eastern peninsula from the city’s mainland. Today, Toronto Island is a top recreation destination for locals and tourist alike. There’s a small amusement park for the kiddies, tram rides, bike and canoe rentals. And, of course, there is the beach.

Toronto Island is only accessible by a 15-minute ferry ride. I arrived at the most western point, Hanlan’s Point, named after after world-champion sculler, Ned Hanlan. And, then proceeded around the island, towards it’s most eastern islands, Algonquin and Ward Island; home to the 250 houses, and approximately 650 residents on Toronto Island. Following is most of what I saw during this 5km bike tour around Toronto Island:

CN Tower from Ferry

The CN Tower from the ferry.

Edward Hanlan Statue

The Edward Hanlan Statue greets you as you arrive via the Hanlan Ferry

Trellis on Toronto Island

This trellis leads to Hanlan Point Beach, also knows as the nude beach.

Clothing Optional Beach on Toronto Island

Clothing Optional Beach on Toronto Island

Lighthouse on Toronto Island

Lighthouse on Toronto Island. Supposedly, it’s haunted.

St Andrews on Toronto Island

St Andrews Church on Toronto Island

Boat Dock Algonquin Island

Boat Dock Algonquin Island

 

View of Manitou Beach from the Pier

View of Manitou Beach from the Pier

Algonquin Island Residential Walkway

One of many lovely tree lined walkway on Algonquin Island

Algonquin Island Cottage

Algonquin Island Cottage. The view from this porch is of Toronto’s skyline.

Bridge on Toronto Island

Bridge on Toronto Island

Peekaboo Toronto Skyline from Toronto Island

Peekaboo Toronto Skyline from Toronto Island

 

"Subscribe to the blog!!"
"Don't miss any updates!!" Sign up for: ✈ Travel Inspiration ✈ Destination Information ✈ Travel Tips ✈
About Terri Lundberg

Terri Lundberg is an American expat currently residing with her husband in Saudi Arabia, but she calls Seattle and San Diego home. She’s a travel writer, an avid photographer and is a resource and cross cultural trainer to expats relocating to Saudi Arabia. She's been to 100 destinations, 26 countries, and counting.

Comments

  1. Roland Lundberg says:

    Toronto just made the list of cities I want to visit