Toronto Parks and Recreation
This is the oldest surviving lighthouse on the Great Lakes, and the oldest landmark in Toronto. The first keeper died mysteriously and legend says the lighthouse is haunted. In 1958 the lighthouse was transferred to Toronto's Parks Department and it was renovated during the Winter Works Incentive Program in 1961-1962.
Tower Height: 82
Characteristic and Range: Fixed green.
Description of Tower: Hexagonal stone tower.
This light is not operational
Date Established: 1808
Date Present Tower Built: 1808
Date Deactivated: 1958
Current Use: Part of public park, private aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
The Toronto Island Ferry offers public service to the Toronto Islands, including Hanlan's Point, except during the winter season when a limited schedule is in effect. For more information, call 392- 8193.
Keepers: J.P. Radanmuller (1809-1815); William Halloway (1816-1831); James Durnan (1832-1853); George Durnan (1853-1908); Captain P.J. McSherry (1905-1912); B. Matthews (1912-1917); G.F. Eaton (1917-1918); F.C. Allan (1918-1944); Mrs. Ladder (1944-1955); Mrs. Dodds (1955-1958).