Exploring Toronto Island – an adventurous day trip

If you are within two hours of Toronto, the island is a fantastic day trip.

If you are ever visiting Toronto, be sure not to miss it, it makes for a fun time, with kids and especially without!

Saturday was a perfectly warm day to enjoy a last hurrah at the island before cooler temperatures will be creeping in.

Stopping at a charming parkette to watch 24 swans swimming was both magical and worth the little detour. It is a well-kept secret place and I will share it with anyone interested in seeing it, although, I can’t promise the swans will be there, I can promise a gorgeous view of the Toronto skyline.

parkette swan

Can’t wear fall clothes with temperatures in the mid 20s. My little white cotton sundress that I bought at the CNE was cool and comfortable.


I love wall art anywhere I find it, this one was at a gas station on Lakeshore Boulevard.


We took our bikes which makes exploring the island so much easier and more fun. This is my brand new folding bike. I’ve had my orange one for many years and my new one is a 5 speed. First time riding it, not counting a test drive on my street.


A charming old lighthouse.


I don’t swim in Lake Ontario but wading up to my knees and dancing in the sand is fun.

Lake Ontario

My new bikini is a wild orange and black tiger print.


Matches my animal print sheer scarf and I dance like no one’s watching, even if they are.

The view of the CN Tower is spectacular.

CN Tower

Sunday was another warm day, a glorious weekend, so we decided to take advantage of it and drove to Lake Erie (another fabulous day trip) that I’ll tell you about next time. The great lakes are so big that they look like an ocean. My visitors from Germany are always amazed at the size.

Lake Ontario

What did you do this weekend?

Remember to enjoy life!

♥ carmen


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17 Responses to Exploring Toronto Island – an adventurous day trip

  1. 365dniwobiektywielg says:


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  2. utesmile says:

    It must have been a lovely day for you wearing even the lovely bikini, you look fab Carmen!

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  3. Wow! Look at you so sexy in that bikini!

    I’ve never been to the island. Every year we way we’re going to visit and never do. Next year hopefully…after seeing these photos it does look wonderful.


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  4. Bob says:

    I love the Tigress photo…and Ralph….Yes,I did look, mesmerized.
    I have had some enjoyable opportunities to sail around Toronto Island and out from the Cherry spit towards Toronto Island…a different perspective of the Toronto Skyline.
    I think we are all drawn to lighthouses wherever they are….they have witnessed so much history!
    Never mind the CN Tower….the views of you dancing like no one is watching are the highlight of this blog.
    Canadian weather is unpredictable…..one Thanksgiving weekend , Janet and David were swimming at Sauble Beach on Oct. 7.
    I am amazed , surprised, that you can’t swim. I don’t swim much but recommend that you learn.

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  5. Jess says:

    Woo-wooo! ( me trying to whistle) Loving the bikini and you look fabulous Carmen in the white dress, so feminine and lovely. Some really pretty pictures. I like to visit lighthouses, and I try and get mural shots too if I see them, just another medium of art. My weekend was the ER, but thats another story.Glad you enjoyed the weekend!
    jess xo

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you my lovely friend! My next post will also have a photo with a lighthouse.

      So sorry to hear you were in the ER. You are amazing and such an inspiration my dear Jess!

      Hope you are feeling better.

      ❤ carmen


  6. I am surprised temperatures were still warm enough there, for you to be by the water. I assumed it would be far colder. The view of the skyline is truly something else. This is nature at its finest.

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    • carmen says:

      The weekend was warmer than a summer day! Today it rained and things have cooled off. September in the rain! I’m posting Sunday’s adventure now.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      ❤ carmen


  7. Ralph says:

    I just love your Little Mermaid (Copenhagen) impression in the first photograph Carmen enhanced by your bikini ones. I didn’t look. Honest ! xox ❤

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  8. What a lovely day trip! I enjoy Toronto Island as well. It’s hard to believe it’s autumn–who would have thought bikini weather would happen so close to October? Great bikini, BTW. You wear it well. If you’ve got it, flaunt it 😉

    I’d like to get a folding bike. It would be a lot of fun when we go on day trips. I’ll look into that.

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much Jean! While riding around the island flashes of memories came back and I remember you rollerskating with your red roller-skates. The maze is gone now. I must confess, I’m glad I could bypass the kiddie rides and attractions. 😉

      Folding bikes are very practical and fun. ❤


  9. Lovely photos Carmen… I hope to visit Toronto one day…The world is so beautiful and so much to see. To answer your question, we celebrated the Jewish new year this weekend which means a lot of family and a lot of food… Sara

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you dear Sara! I hope to make it to Israel someday, so many of my friends have been there. I teach Israeli dance and would love to dance on the Mediterranean beach of Tel Aviv!

      L’shanah Tovah
      Happy Rosh Hashanah!

      ❤ carmen


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