Summer ferry service to the Toronto Islands kicks off in time for May long weekend


    A yr after flooding shut down the Toronto Islands to guests, the summer season ferry service is again up and working for the May long weekend.

    Summer ferry service, which formally started on Wednesday, will improve service to get guests to and from Ward’s Island, Centre Island, and Hanlan’s Level extra shortly. 

    You will discover the schedule right here.

    Document-high lake ranges final yr broken buildings and submerged parks and pathways, shutting the Islands down to guests from early May to late July.

    They reopened for the finish of the summer season with native companies hanging by a thread and Mayor John Tory imploring Torontonians to pay them a go to.

    At one level, 40 per cent of the Islands have been underwater. (Submitted by Anna Prodanou)

    Town now says that thanks to exhausting work, the Islands aren’t solely in fine condition and prepared for guests — they’re extra ready for future flooding than ever earlier than. 

    “Metropolis workers have been working continuous for the final 12 months restoring the islands from the flooding harm. If lake ranges have been to ever rise to the identical degree as they have been final yr, the metropolis is not going to have to undertake comparable closures,” mentioned Mayor John Tory in a launch.

    Included in that yr of labor have been a collection of measures designed to mitigate future floods, together with having sandbags at the prepared, putting in sump pumps, and placing in anti-erosion infrastructure at a number of high-risk spots.

    The Metropolis of Toronto says that on busy days, the Islands see up to 20,000 guests, reminding folks to purchase their ferry tickets on-line if attainable.



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