As of Saturday, those traveling to the Toronto Island Park will have another option when it comes to purchasing tickets for the ferry.
The city announced on Friday that it has teamed with with smartphone app Ritual to allow users to pre-purchase their tickets and present them for inspection on their phone once they get to Jack Layton Ferry Terminal.
Before now, those wanting to travel to the Island had to either wait in line to pay at the terminal, or purchase tickets via the city’s website, however these tickets had to be printed out for inspection.
In addition to the app, the city is also taking a number of other steps to make it easier for people to get to the Toronto Island Park.
These include the dedication of one kiosk to pre-purchased tickets, improved signage and way-finding at the ferry terminal for those with pre-purchased tickets and putting more staff on the ground to direct patrons.
In a release issued on Friday, Mayor John Tory said he is happy to work with native app Ritual to improve the ferry experience, saying “Toronto Island Park is one of our most beloved destinations for residents and visitors of all ages,” he added that “as demand continues to grow, we want people to have fast, convenient options to purchase ferry tickets.”
Online tickets as well as those purchased through Ritual can be used any time on any day the ferry service is running, and purchases of 10 tickets or more are discounted by 10 per cent.
Rates, schedules (including peak busy times) and tickets are available at toronto.ca/ferry.