Ward's Island, the eastern part of Toronto Islands, is where the year-round residents live. When you drop off Ward's Island ferry, treat yourself with a nosy peek by strolling by the postcard cottages along the narrow carless streets, a short walk east from the ferry dock. Then, you can take the trail, past the snack bar, to reach the boardwalk and the intimate Ward's Beach. It is the least frequented beach on the Islands. Just a few minutes west of this beach’s entrance, off the boardwalk, you'll find the Rectory Café where you could grab cold drinks and coffee (or a decent lunch with a glass of wine!). If you followed the boardwalk west for approximately 15 minutes, and you'd reach Gibraltar Beach. I like to catch my ride back to Toronto on the Ward's Island ferry. It is not as busy as Centre Island's. The view of Toronto's city skyline is amazing, especially when the sun is setting, and kids can play on the shore while they wait.