About the Tour
Join longtime Toronto Island residents, Linda Rosenbaum and Susan Roy, for a 90-minute walking tour through their vibrant 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 from Toronto as well as from around the world.
Please note: Toronto Island Walking Tours was formerly called Walk Ward's Island: An Insider's Tour to the Toronto island Community.
What you'll see
Linda and Susan will take you to see homes, gardens, green spaces and historical buildings on Ward's and Algonquin Islands. You’ll learn about the community’s 150 year-old 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.
90-minute tours are offered June through September.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
to arrange a tour with us.
Due to Covid, the ferry schedule can change, so we'll tell you what ferry to take when we arrange the tour with you. Take the ferry to Ward's Island and we'll meet you as you get off the boat.
The cost is $25 per person.
Group tours for over 5 people are customized to meet your group's needs.
Special tours may be arranged with the opportunity to meet and chat with 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 husband 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 lindarosenbaum.com.
Susan Roy is also a longtime Island resident. She and her husband raised three boys on the Island. Susan is a lifelong educator and author of the guide for parents Talking with Teachers.
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!