|Centreville News Flash|
On August 16 and 17, Centre Island visitors will have a chance to join Beasley Bear for his Teddy Bear Picnic. Face painting, live performances, bouncy castles and other activities will be available - and guests will have a chance to meet Beasley Bear! Participants are encouraged to bring their own plush toy to join the fun. Picnic food will be available for purchase.
Civic Holiday Weekend
Centreville is a great place to visit this Civic Holiday weekend. The Park will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Those who prefer the beach can swing by the Coppertone SunBox at the Centre Island Beach concession area until Friday, August 2; visitors can play games, sample Coppertone sun products and win prizes. The SunBox will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Jennifer King, controller, has been working at the park for the past 11 summers.
Employee Profile: Jennifer King
Jennifer King has been working as Centreville’s controller for the past five years. She started as a cashier in the ticket sales department in 2003 and has worked in various positions since then. As controller, she is responsible for tracking daily concession sales and creating reports for future use. She also programs, maintains and fixes every cash register and point-of-sale system throughout the park. Jennifer loves working with Centreville because it gives her the chance to meet new people, whether she is recruiting potential employees at a job fair or meeting and assisting Centreville customers.
Currently in its 47th season, Centreville Amusement Park is a Toronto summer tradition for young families. Nestled in 600 scenic acres of parkland on Centre Island, Centreville is home to more than 30 rides and attractions including Far Enough Farm — one of only two working farms in downtown Toronto — and offers a full day of fun for the entire family.
2013 Season Schedule*
Centreville Amusement Park will be open from 10:30 AM on June 1 –September 2; September 7-8; September 14-15; September 21-22; September 28-29.
*Weather permitting and subject to change without notice. Rides and attractions are subject to intermittent closures due to weather conditions, maintenance or other operational issues.
Pricing & Tickets
Centreville is just a short passenger ferry ride from Toronto Harbour to Centre Island. A ferry ticket is required to travel to the island.
City of Toronto Ferry Prices:
Adult (19-64): $7.00
Senior (65+): $4.50
Student (14-18): $4.50
Junior (2-13): $3.50
· Under 2 years old: FREE
After the purchase of a ferry ticket, there is no admission fee to Centreville Amusement Park. Tickets and passes for rides and attractions are sold separately, and some passes may be purchased online in advance at discounted rates.
2013 Individual Season Pass: $65.00
Family All-Day Ride Pass for 4 (minimum 1 adult): $111.80 (Gate) or $106.13 (Online)
Family All-Day Ride Pass Add-On (per additional person): $27.95 (Gate) or $26.53 (Online) (Must be purchased in conjunction with a Family All Day Ride Pass)
Individual All Day Ride Pass:
Over 4' tall: $37.00 (Gate) or $34.00 (Online)
Children 4' and under: $25.95 (Gate) or $23.95 (Online)
Sheet of 10 Ride Tickets: $10.00 (Gate Only)
Sheet of 65 Ride Tickets: $60.00 (Gate Only)
GETTING TO CENTREVILLE
Centreville is a short passenger ferry ride from Toronto Harbour to Centre Island; ferry boats depart from the Toronto Ferry Docks every 15 minutes.
FERRY: The Toronto Ferry Docks is located at the foot of Bay Street on Queens Quay, just west of the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel.
TTC: From King Station take the 509 Harbourfront shuttle bus south to the Bay and Queen's Quay stop; or take the 6 Bay bus southbound from the corner of Front and Bay to the Bay and Queen's Quay stop. The 509 Harbourfront shuttle bus can be boarded at Front and Bay as well. The entrance to the ferry docks is on the south side of the street, just west of the Westin Harbour Castle hotel.
WALK/DRIVE: To reach the Toronto Ferry Docks, enter through the park via the walkway between the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel and Harbour Castle condominiums. Parking is available one block north at Lakeshore Boulevard and Bay Street; one block west on Queens Quay between Bay and York Streets; and one block east opposite the Toronto Star building.
For more information about Toronto ferries call 416-392-8193 or visit the City of Toronto online at www.toronto.ca/parks/island.
For more information about Centreville, visit www.centreisland.ca.
David Wylie 8/4/2013