Getting to the Island
The Queen’s Quay ferry terminal is located at the foot of Bay Street (map), behind the Harbour Castle Westin Hotel. Be sure to take the Centre Island Ferry, or you’ll have a long walk to the tournament from the other ferry landing.
HOPE Volleyball is set up on “Olympic Island”, which is towards your left as you exit off the ferry and then over the small bridge (Island maps – PDF).
Centre Island Ferry
Departure times: 8:00 a.m. and every 30 minutes thereafter. Ferry tickets can be purchased in advance.
We recommend that your team depart from the ferry docks at least 1 hour before your scheduled game time. Please note – it is very busy in the morning at the docks, so you may need to catch a subsequent ferry due to limited capacity.
Ferry Prices – includes return trip
|Students & Seniors (ages 14 to 19 and over 65)||$4.50|
|Juniors (ages 2 to 14)||$3.50|
|Children (under 2 years old)||Free|
(2013 prices – subject to change by City of Toronto)
Our popular BEER GARDEN will once again be at the center of the day’s events. Cash only please.
Alcohol can only be consumed within the beer garden area.
Please note that city by-laws prohibit bringing your own alcohol to the Island and anyone caught doing so may be fined and will be expelled from the tournament. HOPE reserves the right to inspect bags and coolers for alcohol and any outside alcohol found will be confiscated.
Please do not jeopardize our liquor license!
The Island is a perfect place for a picnic and there will be lots of picnic tables available. For those of you who prefer, the Island food vendor (not affiliated with HOPE) will also be on site serving up BBQ hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, salads, and drinks. Cash only please.
Bring Your Kids
Bring your kids to the tournament and make it a fun family day at the park. Centreville, a children’s amusement park, is right next-door. There is plenty to keep the little ones entertained all day as well.
Washroom facilities are also conveniently located nearby.