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Island Shabbat - Torah Study, BYO Picnic Lunch, Guided Walking Tour

Saturday, July 22, 2023 4 Av 5783

10:30 AM - 1:30 PMToronto Ferry to Ward's Island - 10:30 AM ferry - details on the registration page

On July 22, join City Shul Members for a unique Shabbat Experience. 

This unique day trip includes:

1. Ferry - 10:30 AM Ferry from the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal to Ward's Island 

2. Arrival - Linda Rosenbaum is City Shul member. She lives on the island, and will greet you once you arrive.

3. Torah Study - Rabbi Garry Loeb will lead a Torah Study. This will be followed by Kaddish

4. Lunch - BYO (Bring Your Own) Picnic Lunch 

5.  Walking Tour - Linda and her neighbor Susan Roy will take you to see homes, gardens, green spaces and historic buildings on Ward's and Algonquin Islands. 

You  will learn about the community’s 150 year-history and what it’s really like to live in the middle of a park with no stores or personal vehicles. Get a real "insider's" tour of this end of the Island community and  unusual way-of-life. 

Linda is the co-Founder of Toronto Island Walking Tours and is generously sponsoring this free walk for City Shul members. For more information, click HERE.

The Fine Print:

1. How to get there:

The Jack Layton Ferry Terminal is located at the foot of Bay Street on Queens Quay. Make sure to take the ferry to Ward’s Island (not Centre or Hanlan’s).  It leaves every hour and takes roughly 15 minutes.  You can catch the 9:30 and walk around or get a coffee at the cafe before the event or catch the 10:30.  

The Jack Layton Ferry Terminal can be reached by TTC (subway, streetcar, and bus), by GO Train, by car, by taxi, by Uber, by bicycle, or on foot. Google maps - HERE 


2. How to buy ferry tickets:

You can buy advance tickets online. If you have an advance ticket, the  ticket booth on the left is for people with prepaid tickets. 

Plan to arrive at the ferry docks early in case it’s a nice day and the docks are crowded.

Link to buy tickets HERE

Link to see the ferry schedule HERE

3. Suggested items to bring along

A picnic lunch

Sunscreen, hat, comfortable walking shoes

Cold water for the walk

Optional - a blanket to sit on

4. Bikes are welcome!

Click HERE for additional information on bike trails on Ward's Island

5. The walking tour is no charge

Members only. All ages welcome :)

6. Rain?

In case of rain, the event will be cancelled, and you will be notified Friday July 21 by 6 PM.




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