Wm. Lyon Mackenzie

Lucas Oil Pitts buzzes the William Lyon Mackenzie fireboat, CIAS 2018, Canadian International Air Show 2018

Lucas Buzz II

The Lucas Oil Pitts buzzes the William Lyon Mackenzie at the Canadian International Air Show 2018. Click image to view larger.

Traffic jam in front of ferry docks, Centre Island, Toronto Islands

Harbour Jam

The Wm. Lyon Mackenzie, leaving Centre Island dock, attempts to thread her way through a traffic jam of water taxis.  Eight taxis were attempting to get into the dock (six visible here) at the same time, a serious concern for paddlers attempting to cross the increasingly busy approach. Click image to view larger.

CBC web article, Feb 15 2015, Toronto ferry ice issues

In the Media

CBC tweets and articles note problems with the ferry service during a February cold snap in the winter of 2014/15. Link to original article, and to the original tweet.

William Lyon Mackenzie in ice, Inner Harbour, Toronto Islands

Ice Race

The William Lyon Mackenzie slams past Ongiara, after helping to clear the dock of ice.

Wm. Lyon Mackenzie, Toronto Inner Harbour, Toronto Islands

Lyons & Ducks

The Wm. Lyon Mackenzie plows through February ice, as ducks swim in a small lead of open water steaming in the -20°C air.

Wm. Lyon Mackenzie, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Rocky Exercises

City of Toronto preparations for the G20 meeting of 2010 brought us some strange scenes. Here, the William Lyon Mackenzie (the city’s fireboat) practices dingy drills in the still-frigid water just off of the Ward’s Beach breakwall.