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Toronto Island ferry schedule reduced for rest of summer after collision with dock

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12 injured after Toronto Island ferry crashes at downtown dock
WATCH ABOVE: A ferry boat crashed into the docks at the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal on Saturday, injuring 12 people with five having to receive treatment in hospital. Police are investigating the cause, but said none of the injuries were deemed to be serious. – Aug 21, 2022

The number of ferries travelling between Toronto Island and the city will be reduced for the rest of the summer after a collision sent five passengers to hospital with minor injuries.

A spokesperson for the City of Toronto’s parks, forestry and recreation department said ferries between the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Toronto Island would “be running at a reduced passenger capacity while the Sam McBride ferry is out of service.”

Ferries will continue to run to all three Toronto Island destinations: Hanlan’s Point, Ward’s Island and Centre Island.

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“Lineups on both city and island side will move slower due to the reduced carrying capacity,” the spokesperson said.

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On Saturday afternoon, Toronto police reported a ferry had struck the dock at Jack Layton Ferry Terminal with reports of injuries.

Toronto Fire Services District Chief Stephan Powell said there were more than 900 passengers on board at the time, adding no one fell into the water.

“As a result of Saturday’s ferry docking incident, ferry service between the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Toronto Island will be operating on a modified schedule and passengers can expect much longer than usual wait times for the remainder of the summer,” the city said in a tweet.

— with files from The Canadian Press

Toronto ferry to the Island on Aug. 22, 2022. Marc Cormier / Global News

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