The best way to get around the island is by bicycle, but it is also walkable. Click here for Map to Artscape Gibraltar Point.
Getting to Jack Layton Ferry Terminal
Located at Bay Street and Queen’s Quay West (10 min walk from Union Station). Public transit to the ferry docks includes the #509 or #510 streetcars. For information on connecting routes, contact TTC at 416-393-4636 or visit TTC Trip Planner.
If you are driving, there is public parking available 1 block north at Lakeshore and Bay, 1 block west on Queens Quay between Bay and York, and 1 block east opposite Toronto Star building.
Ferry Service to Toronto Islands
The two ferries that get you closest to Artscape Gibraltar Point are Centre Island and Hanlans. However, only Wards is available during the fall/winter season.
Once you are on the ferry, it will take 30-40 minutes (15 min. ferry ride + walking) to get to Artscape Gibraltar Point. Cycling is faster, and bicycles can be taken on the ferry.
Expect large crowds on summer weekends and sunny summer days. To by-pass the long ticket lines, order tickets online in advance and come to the island early.
Click here for current ferry schedules. The fare for the ferry is about $8 return for adults. For more information on the ferries, call 416-392-8193.
On summer weekends, water taxis leave apx. every 10 minutes from the foot of Spadina or York at Queens Quay, and cost $10-$13 per person. You can also call a water taxi at 416-203-8294 (York Street) or 647-347-8454 (Spadina St.). Custom rides with few people or to specific spots such as to Gibraltar Point lighthouse (right at Artscape Gibraltar Point), are more expensive.
Artscape Gibraltar Point
AGP (Artscape Gibraltar Point) is located at 443 Lakeshore Avenue, Toronto Island. We are about 30-minute walk from Centre Island or Hanlans Point dock. The most convenient way to travel on and off the island is by bicycle. The signs along the pathways that will guide you here.
AGP offers a barrier free and an inclusive environment. The ferry dock, ferries and Toronto Island pathways are also barrier free. Hanlans dock is more accessible for wheel chairs, as there is a steep (but accessible) bridge on the Centre Island side to cross.