Pack a lunch, a thermos and some warm mitts. Suit up the kids, and head down to UNION station. Transfer to the 509 or 510 streetcar, get tickets for the car ferry – and you’re off to Ward’s Island.
TORONTO Islands, a vast network of parks, canals, a boardwalk, superb views of the city skyline and Lake Ontario, and a collection of 250 winterized cottages . . . only 15 minutes from the foot of Yonge Street. Exit the boat at Ward’s, or stay aboard for the return journey. Winter and summer schedules differ.
PHOTOS ABOVE & BELOW – Ward’s Island cottages, from http://mzodell.blogspot.com