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For the best views of the city’s skyline—including the iconic CN Tower—hop aboard a historic 1930s-era ferry to the Toronto Islands. The chain of 10 small islands in Lake Ontario includes a residential neighborhood and 570-acre park system that’s crisscrossed by a network of bike paths, which together stand as the largest urban car-free community in North America. Grab brunch at Rectory Café, then pedal through cottonwood stands and past crowd-free beaches to your heart’s content. Switch steeds for a carousel horse at the Centreville Amusement Park, or for the real thing at Far Enough Farm petting zoo. When it’s time to return to the mainland, don’t forget to snap a skyline photo from the ferry dock.
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