In the heat of the summer there is only thing to do: pack a lunch, grab some beers, hop on a bike, ride the ferry, and get yourself over to the islands. It doesn't really matter which ferry you chose (well, don't head to the airport) because the only thing ahead is exploration.
I recommend the following: - drinking beers with German tourists at the beach side bar - borrowing someone's canoe and heading out for a whirl - sprawling out on the sand with a book - listening to Afro beats in an aging hippie's house while mowing down on watermelon - snapping picturesque shots of the city skyline - biking along the wooden boardwalk facing the Leslie Spit - tucking into a vegetarian meal at the delightful Island Café while listening to live music
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Ferry to Toronto Island
One of the best day trips for a lovely afternoon in Toronto is to take the ferry over to Toronto Island for a day—while the weather is at its most pleasant during the summer, the ferry is in operation your round.
This place is amazing, with its numerous parks, bike paths, and amusement park. However, word to the wise, please bring all the necessary food with you as the options on the island can be pricey! (The ferry is quite reasonably priced, but make sure you have plenty of water and food for your adventures outdoors).
Have some fun there, relaxing in nature with great views of the CBD of Toronto.