“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
The Toronto Islands sit in Toronto Harbor just south of the downtown core. You can only get to the islands by ferry, water taxi, or private boat, so they offer a peaceful car-free oasis in the heart of the city. You can explore the islands on foot or bike, or rent a canoe. Don't worry if you don't bring your own picnic: there are lots of places to buy lunch. Centre Island and Ward Island have sandy beaches, and Hanlan's Point is home to Toronto's only clothing-optional beach.