Toronto Islands’ Closure – UPDATE

Due to excessive rainfall this year, Lake Ontario’s water levels are extraordinarily high.  As a result, the Toronto Islands are continuing to experience flooding (approx 40-50% of the Islands are under water).

For safety concerns, the City of Toronto has closed the Toronto Islands to the public. Ferry service over to Wards, Hanlan’s Point and Centre Island has been cancelled until July 31, 2017.  There is only service for Island residents, their guests, staff and emergency personnel. 

UPDATE: In saying that, you will be allowed to take the ferry to Wards Island if you have a reason to, i.e., taking one of the Guided Walk Tours (registration needed- begins July 8) OR eating at the Rectory Cafe (with a reservation).  Centre Island is STILL off limits to the public! Read CBC news article

This closure means that any event, festival or activity that was scheduled for the months of May, June and July have had their permits cancelled.

If the festival/event you’re attending, was to be held on the Toronto Islands, you should check with the organizer’s websites to see if another venue has been arranged.

Unfortunately, this also means that Centreville will be closed for most of the summer 🙁 

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