Please note that Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts is not generally open to the public, except for during special events with public audiences. However, you’re welcome to contact us to schedule a tour.
A 10-minute voyage on a vintage ferry is an integral part of the Gibraltar Point experience. The Toronto Island Ferry can be boarded at the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, at the southern end of Bay Street and Queen’s Quay. Take the ferry headed for Hanlan’s Point for the dock closest to Artscape Gibraltar Point.
Toronto Islands Ferry Schedules and Fares (online ticket purchase available): www.toronto.ca/ferry
You can also download the Toronto Island Ferry Finder App: www.torontoislandferryfinder.com
Alternatively you can book a Toronto Harbour Water Taxi: www.torontoharbourwatertaxi.com
Upon arrival, take the only road from Hanlan’s Point, staying to the left. When you see a large building on your right with a big horn on top, you’ve arrived.
Hints & Tips
If you’re coming to stay at Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts, please contact us in advance for detailed instructions on reaching the ferry terminal from the airport, etc., and to schedule a pick-up by our shuttle service from your ferry landing. Otherwise, you’ll have to walk or bicycle to our location.
The Toronto Islands are car-free! You can’t take your car on any ferries to the Toronto Islands.
Note that from October to April, the Toronto Ferry service operates mainly to Ward’s Island according to its Winter Schedule.
There are no grocery stores on the island, so make sure you bring whatever food you need from the mainland.
For more information about the Toronto Islands, consult the City of Toronto’s website.
We also recommend reading More than an Island by Sally Gibson, about the history of Toronto’s islands. Copies are available for perusing on-site at Gibraltar Point.