Spring

Equinox bonfire 2016, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Equinox Bonfire 2016

Another fabulous evening on the beach courtesy of Alice, and John Jackman who spent days collecting all of the trees.  The fire potatoes will be back next year.

Equinox Bonfire 2015, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Equinox Bonfire 2015

A few images from the Spring Equinox bonfire of 2015, another lovely night on the beach. 

Maeve fire dancing, Ward's Island, Toronto Island

Flaming Hoops

Maeve lights up the night with her flaming hula hoops at the 2013 Equinox Bonfire.


Equinox bonfire, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Equinox Firelight 2012

A huge crowd assembles on Ward’s beach for the annual Equinox bonfire.  Thanks for the potatoes, Alice!

Traffic circle unforest, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

The Unforest

Christmas trees haunt the traffic circle before the annual Equinox bonfire of 2012.

Bathroom destruction, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Building 60

Posted on behalf of Warren Hoselton via Francis Ford. From the original MyNeighbours message: “These photos of the Wards washrooms were taken on Thursday morning and sent to me by Warren on Thursday afternoon. As the Parks staff check this building every morning, this obviously occurred on Wednesday evening/night. If anyone has evidence that suggests […]


Equinox bonfire, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Spring Light

The spring equinox bonfire ushers in the season in fine style — thanks Alice! Shifty winds kept the flames low from most of the trees, only a few came close to equaling the height of some previous years.  Still, you can’t beat curling your toes in warm sand after a long cold winter.

Fire performer, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Ariel

Ariel braves the shifting flames of the 2011 equinox bonfire, hooping to the Arythmic’s beats.

Equinox Bonfire, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Reach

Shifty winds grab the equinox bonfire, making this a more difficult-than-usual evening for the fire performers.


Equinox bonfire, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Conflagration III

Spring equinox, and the humans come out to perform their annual rituals on Ward’s Beach. Oddly, the trees had a different burning pattern this year: their thermal columns were much shorter. Compare to this tree at last year’s equinox bonfire (thanks Alice!).

Bonfire, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Christmas Nuke

A 180° panorama of a well-aged Christmas tree going up in 30-foot flames during the annual Spring Equinox bonfire on Ward’s Beach.  It’s astounding how much potential energy is stored in a small tree after drying out for three months.

Equinox Bonfire, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Thermonuclear Equinox

A Christmas tree goes nuclear at the annual beach bonfire (thanks Alice!) celebrating the Spring Equinox.  There’s a lot of potential energy stored in a Christmas tree, especially after drying out for three months.  Don’t try this at home, kids.


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