About the Tour
Join longtime Toronto Island residents, Linda Rosenbaum and Susan Roy for a 90-minute walking tour through their vibrant Toronto Island community, one of the city's greatest tourist attractions.
The community of 700 people is located at the eastern end of the beautiful 538-acre Toronto Island Park, only a 12-minute ferry ride from downtown Toronto.
Linda and Susan enjoy showing their community to people close to home as well as from around the world.
What you'll see
]]Linda and Susan will take you to see homes, gardens, green spaces and historic buildings on Ward's and Algonquin Islands. You’ll learn about the community’s 150 year-history and what it’s really like to live in the middle of a park with no stores or personal vehicles. You'll get a real "insider's" tour of this end of Toronto Island., and a very unusual way-of-life.
The tour is at a leisurely place on flat terrain. There's plenty of time for discussion, questions and answers and photo ops. Great views of the Toronto skyline and CN Tower.
90-minute group tours for four or more are offered from late May through September.
Tours are $30 per person. For groups larger than 15 one of your organizers comes for free. Special arrangements can be made for educational and non-profit groups.
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to arrange a tour.
When you contact us, we will arrange the date and time of your tour and provide all the information you need about boat schedules, ferry tickets, where to meet, etc.
You will be taking the ferry to Ward's Island from the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and we'll meet you as you get off the boat at Ward's.
Special tours may be arranged with the opportunity to meet and chat with Island artists, at a minimal additional cost.
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Your tour guides
Linda Rosenbaum is a longtime Island resident, writer, editor and media spokesperson on issues related to the Toronto Island community. She and her partner Robin raised two children on the Island.
Linda loves to garden, has a passion for old roses, and recently had her memoir published. Check out lindarosebaum.com.com.
Susan Roy is also a longtime Island resident. She and her partner raised three boys on the Island. Susan is a lifelong educator and continues to volunteer in classes in Toronto.
She is an avid hiker, is learning French and is acquiring the skills she needs to create hand-made books. Her garden is the talk of the town when the forget-me-nots are in bloom!