Once there, you can walk or bike around the islands which are interconnected with pathways and boardwalks.
It was in Spring when I took this picture so the waves were stronger.
It was quite a privilege to have been brought there by someone who has lived on the island. We got to know what it is like to live there all year long. I was surprised to see how many houses and quaint cottages there are and how difficult it is to get a place here. You have to pay to maintain your name on the wait list and it could take forever to get one. A friend just took out her name on the list knowing that she would never be able to get a place in her lifetime.
Below is a picture of one of the cottages on the island. It looks very idyllic especially in the Spring.
For those who have kids, the Amusement Park in the Centre Island would be your best destination. It offers all kinds of rides including swan boats going around a small lagoon, a petting zoo, a maze and a beach.
One of the places you can hang out in is Ward's Island. The most visited place may just be the Rectory Cafe as many people from downtown Toronto come to enjoy dining al fresco on very delicious and tasty food without paying exorbitant prices. We had lunch here when we visited and thoroughly enjoyed the food.
Below is the Willow Square, a community initiative based on the work of Maggie Howarth, a renowned pebble mosaic artist. The island residents did this to express their life, their history and their natural world. It is the heart of the community.
Below is a recycling depot in the island. The island is tiny so every step to maintain it is taken assiduously by the residents. It would be a great help if you don't leave more garbage there.
For more on the interesting history of the islands, visit this site.