Toronto Dragon Boat Festival is an annual event held on the quiet, relaxing, beautiful Toronto Islands which are just a short ferry ride away from the city’s downtown core.
The Toronto mainland dock is near the base of Bay Street, south of Queens Quay. You can get there by subway to Union Station and get on a southbound streetcar, either the 509 or 510.
There is a central dock on the Toronto mainland from which three ferry routes serve the islands. One goes to Hanlan’s Point, one goes to Centre Island and the third goes to Ward’s Island. You can walk between the three docks on the islands. So you can’t really take the wrong ferry.