To get to the islands you take a ferry which gets you across Lake Ontario. The distance is probably like that between New Jersey and Manhattan. The atmosphere on the islands is quite different. One of the 3 islands is an artist village with small, colourful houses and lots of pets roamind around freely, another one has a petting farm on its premises and one has a nudist beach. Seen here is the view from the Central Island (no, not the nudey beach...). Notice the cute couple at the far left, you can't tell but she's wearing a very nice colourful sari.
Toronto Islands, May 2007.