Lagoon Reports

Melanistic and common garter snake, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Black & Tan

Common garter snakes, one melanistic, emerge from their hibernaculum in the early Spring. Click image to view larger.

Melting ice balanced on groyne, Centre Island, Toronto Islands

Balance of the Seasons

A mini glacier melts atop a groyne by the Centre Island pier. Click image to view larger.

Massive bonfire, Spring Equinox 2019, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Equinox 2019

Ringing in Spring in style down on the beach. Thanks again Alice!


Cold wind blowing at sunset, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

A Cold Wind

A bitter wind blows snow across the Ward’s traffic circle as the sun sets over the Rapids Queen. Click image to view larger.

Beaver chewing branch in hole in ice, Snug Harbour, Toronto Islands

Beaver Chew

A beaver chews apart a heavy branch from a hole kept open in the lagoon ice. Click image to view larger.

Female bald eagle in tree, Snug Harbour, Toronto Islands

Find The Eagle

When an eagle lands in a tree next to you, you darn well know it. Here a female bald eagle perches in a tree off of the RCYC. Click image to view larger.


Male bald eagle, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Bald Neighbour

A male bale eagle perches above Kathleen and Ali’s house at the corner of Channel and Third.

January bluebird, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Bluebird of Happiness

A bluebird lights up Channel Ave. on a cold January day. Thanks to David for the tip.

Full lunar eclipse at totality 2019, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Wet Meadow Eclipse

The moon approaches totality over the wet meadow during the full lunar eclipse of January 2019. The -35°C wind chill was an added bonus.


Wood duck in January, Snake Island, Toronto Islands

A Woody January

The unlikely colours of a wood duck on a warm January day.

Derrick barge T.H.C. 50 and the last bollard on the Eastern Gap, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Last Bollard

Derrick barge T.H.C. 50 has completed her work removing the crumbling portion of the eastern gap.  This panorama was shot on her last night moored just off of the cove.  Click image to view larger.

Seneca Ave with Toronto skyline during Flood of 2017, Algonquin Island, Toronto Islands

Seneca Pump Reinstated II

Seneca Ave after sunset during the Flood of 2017 and again in 2018. Click image to view larger.


Gibraltar Point lighthouse during and after the Flood of 2017, Hanlan's Point, Toronto Islands

Gibraltar Reflections II

The Gibraltar Point light during the Flood of 2017 and again in 2018. Click image to view larger.

Cibola Ave. flooded towards St. Andrew's church, Center Island, Toronto Islands

St. Andrew’s II

Cibola underwater, during and after the Flood of 2017, by the turnoff to St. Andrew’s By The Lake. Click image to view larger.

Bayview Ave before and after the Flood of 2017, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Bayview Ave II

Bayview Ave underwater during the Flood of 2017 and again in 2018.  Click image to view larger.


Parking lot before and after Flood of 2017, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Front Row Parking II

The parking lot by the Ward’s dock during and after the Flood of 2017. Click image to view larger.

Table set for two during and after the Flood of 2017, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Table for Two II

Ken’s Table for Two during and after the Flood of 2017.  Click image to view larger.

WIA Clubhouse during and after the Flood of 2017, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

WIA Encroachment II

The WIA clubhouse during and after the Flood of 2017. Click image to view larger.


Approach to beach before and after Flood of 2017, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Flooded Approach II

The approach to Ward’s beach, underwater during the Flood of 2017 and again in 2018.  Click image to view larger.

Ward's beach during and after the Flood of 2017, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

High Tide II

Ward’s beach during the Flood of 2017 and again in 2018.  Click image to view larger.

Eastern gap 2017 flood before and after, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Edge of Forever II

The southern end of the eastern gap, looking north towards the City, in 2017 and 2018.  Click image to view larger.


Eastern gap 2017 flood before and after, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Breakwall No More II

The south end of the eastern gap, in 2017 and 2018. Click image to view larger.

Fall colours on Fifth St., Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Fireworks on Fifth

Fall colours light up Fifth St on a gorgeous November day.

Nature's Sandbox by Thelia Sanders-Shelton, Rogue Wave 2018, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Nature’s Sandbox

Nature’s Sandbox, a Rogue Wave 2018 installation by Thelia Sanders-Shelton.


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