The Rectory Café is a nice restaurant on Ward’s Island with a wonderful lakeside patio. They have sandwiches that they offer for lunch. They also have some very good desserts, such as a Callebaut Semi-Sweet Brownie and Flourless Banana Chocolate Torte. The restaurant is located at:
102 Lakeshore Ave, Ward's Island
Toronto, ON M5J 1X9
After the brunch, we can go for a walk on the island.
The only way to get to Ward’s Island is by ferry. The ferry leaves from the Toronto Ferry Docks at 11 AM and 11:30 AM. After that, you better start swimming (just kidding). You get the ferry at the Toronto Ferry Docks, which is located at the foot of Bay Street and Queens Quay, just west of the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel. The address of the Toronto Ferry Docks is:
Toronto Ferry Docks
9 Queen’s Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2H3
Web site with the ferry schedule is at:
From the Toronto Parks, Forestry, and Recreation web site (directions to Toronto Ferry Docks):
Directions by TTC: From Union Station take the 509 Harbourfront or the 510 Spadina streetcar south to the Bay and Queen's Quay stop. Alternately, take the Bay Bus #6 southbound from the corner of Front and Bay to the Bay and Queen's Quay stop. The entrance to the ferry docks is on the south side of the street, just west of the Westin Harbour Castle hotel.
Walk / Drive: Main entrance at foot of Bay Street on Queen's Quay. Enter through the park via the walkway between the Westin Harbour Castle hotel and Harbour Castle condominiums. Parking is available 1 block north at Lakeshore and Bay, 1 block west on Queen's Quay between Bay and York, 1 block east opposite Toronto Star building.
Once you get to Ward’s Island, you get to The Rectory Café by taking Cibola Avenue to the right towards Centre Island. It is a 5 to 10 minute walk to the restaurant from when you get off the ferry. Although the address is on Lakeshore Ave., you will see a sign for The Rectory Cafe on Cibola Avenue.
For leaving Ward’s Island and going back to the city, the ferries leave Ward’s Island every 30 minutes at :15 and :45 past the hour.
Map of Toronto Island (from City of Toronto in PDF):
Put "The Rectory Cafe, Lakeshore Avenue, Toronto, ON" in Google Search field.
There is a $2 per person Meetup fee for this event.
Billing - NO INDIVIDUAL BILLS:
There will not be individual bills for this event and billing will be per table. Please bring cash for the food bill. Also, please do not leave the event until your table’s bill is settled. In order to cover tax and tip, you will need to add $3 to every $10 of the menu price.
If you RSVP “yes” and change your mind about attending, please update your RSVP.
Those who RSVP “yes” are expected to show up.
You are expected to be at the event on time. In situations where you are late and the restaurant is full, your seat will be given away and not held, so please be on-time.
Attendance will be taken at all events and “no shows” will be tracked.
A person may be removed from the group for repeatedly being a “no show”.
A person who changes their RSVP to “no” with less than 3 hours before the start of an event without a good reason will be considered a “no show”.
A person who just briefly shows up at the event but does not stay at the restaurant for the meal will still be considered a “no show”.