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7 Tips When Visiting Centreville

Centreville Amusement Park is one of the staples of family fun in Toronto. For over 50 years, several generations of Torontonians have enjoyed their summers at Centreville. Whether it’s on our 111-year-old Antique Carousel, or zooming down the log flume, many memories have been made on the island. We have compiled 7 tips to help make your next Centreville trip as enjoyable as possible.

1. Getting Here

Getting to Centreville is part of the experience. In order to get to Centreville, you need to take a short ferry ride to Centre Island! With the best views of the Toronto skyline, and the occasional plane flying overhead, the scenic ride to Centreville kicks off the day the right way.

To take the ferry, you need to head down to the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, located on Queens Quay and Bay St. If you plan on driving, there are several parking garages on Queens Quay and the surrounding area, with rates typically starting at $20 for the day.

If you plan on taking public transit, both the TTC and GO Train are excellent options. You can park for free at a GO station, then take the train to Union Station. From there, it’s a short walk south towards the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal.  

 

2. Buy Your Ferry Tickets Online

To help speed up the process of boarding the ferry, we recommend purchasing your ferry tickets online here

When doing so, print out your tickets beforehand and head to wicket 9 (on the far left of the terminal), as this window is designated for people who have tickets already. And just like that, you skip the lines and head onto the Centre Island ferry.

 

3. Buy your Centreville Passes Online

Now that you’ve made it to the island and headed over to Centreville, it’s time for some rides! But first, you need your all-day ride wristbands. To cut down on wait times, you can purchase your passes online here.

The benefits? Not only do you get through the ticket line faster, you also receive a discounted rate! Also, it’s important to note that when purchasing your passes ahead of time, those passes can be used any day during the season. You don’t need to pick any specific day to visit, you can buy your passes and visit whenever it suits you.

 

4. Lunch At Centreville

With 14 food outlets to choose from, you won’t go hungry when you visit Centreville. Whether you are looking for a quick bite between rides, a casual sit-down meal, or something sweet, we have got you covered. A full list of food options can be found here.

 

5. Visit the Animals at Far Enough Farm

Did you know that there is a free petting farm right beside Centreville? Far Enough Farm provides the opportunity to get up close and personal with over 40 different species of farmyard animals and exotic birds. Originally established in 1959, Far Enough Farm is a longstanding Centre Island staple.

 

6. Cool Off at the Splash Pad

On those beautiful hot summer days, cool off at the brand-new Centre Island Splash Pad! Located at the heart of Centreville, this free splash pad can help cool off the kids and adults alike.

 

7. Leaving the island

After a long day filled with family fun, the ferry ride back to the city during sunset is stunning. What if you don’t want to wait for the ferry? You can take a water taxi! Personal water taxis are available for an additional cost. You can call ahead to the several companies that run service to Centre Island and reserve a time for pickup. Regardless of which option you choose, having your family enjoy the scenic ride back to the city is a great way to cap off the day.

 


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