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Centreville
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Canada
Website centreisland.ca
Owner Beasley Amusements
Opened 1967
Operating season May through October
Slogan It's always sunny at Centreville

The Centreville Amusement Park is a children's amusement park located on the Toronto Islands, offshore of the city of Toronto in the Canadian province of Ontario. The park was built in 1967 with a 1900 turn-of-the-century theme, and includes a miniature railway and the Far Enough Farm. An 1860s cast iron planter in the centre of the park was originally located in front of St. Lawrence Market and a 1907-vintage carousel are the only historic items of value in the theme park.

The park is operated by Etobicoke-based Beasley Amusements on land leased from the City of Toronto, and is open daily in summer. It is connected to downtown Toronto by one of the Toronto Island ferry services, which links a dock adjacent to the amusement park with another at the foot of Bay Street on the central Toronto waterfront.[1][2]

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History

Centreville was built as part of a master plan to convert the Toronto Islands land usage from cottage residences to recreational uses. The park opened in 1967, with several rides on the same site and has expanded over the years, adding one or two rides a year. The park replaced the old Sunnyside Amusement Park, which closed in 1955.

Amusements

The Park is home to a 1907-vintage carousel, 'antique cars', 'swan boats', a windmill-style ferris wheel, a 'haunted barrel works' and several kiddie rides. Two rides travel around the park, a miniature railway and a 'sky ride', a ski lift type of conveyence travelling from Centre Island to the next-most easterly island and back.

Far Enough Farm

Far Enough Farm is composed of pens of several domesticated animal species. Pigs, chickens, cows, ponies and other animals. Several ponies are used to provide pony rides for the children.

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Coordinates: 43°37′13.11″N 79°22′25.24″W / 43.6203083°N 79.3736778°W / 43.6203083; -79.3736778

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