Toronto Island is accessible by ferry from the Toronto Island Ferry Terminal on Queens Quay Street. There is a beautiful park with canals on the island. The island is around 1.5 kilometers away from the city center in Lake Ontario. From Toronto Island you will have great views of the Toronto skyline. On the other side of the island you can only see water, the US coast is about 45 kilometers away and cannot be seen.
Toronto is located on Lake Ontario, the smallest of the 5 Great Lakes with an area of 19,000 km². Since you cannot see the opposite bank from Toronto, you have the feeling of being at the sea. The name is derived from the language of the Iroquois, where Ontario means "Great Lake". North of Toronto there are very nice beaches with dunes and sandy beaches. One of the best known is Bluffer's Park Beach in Scarborough.
The Niagara River is the connection between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. The water of Lake Erie flows into Lake Ontario. The water of Lake Ontario feeds the St. Lawrence River. The Niagara Falls are the outflow of the Great Lakes. This creates large water masses, which ensure the unique natural spectacle of the waterfalls. At the mouth of the river in Lake Ontario, the Old Fort Niagara is on the US side.
The biggest attraction of Ontario are the Niagara Falls. Waters of Lake Erie flows in two gigantic waterfalls tin direction of Lake Ontario. The American Falls are located in the USA, while the Horseshoe Falls are on the border. The best view of the Niagara Falls are from the Canadian side.