Structures

Wild peacock portrait, Flood of 2017, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Peacock Blues

The escaped peacock, unofficial mascot of the Flood of 2017, has taken to roosting on Freya’s roof.

Flooded Bayview Ave, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Bayview Ave.

Flooded Bayview Ave, looking west towards Fourth St.

32 Bayview Ave, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

32 Bayview Ave.

Layers of sandbags try to protect 32 Bayview Ave. amidst major pumping operations.


34 Bayview Ave, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

34 Bayview Ave

Water rises on Third St. before emergency sandbag efforts helped redirect the massive pump on Bayview Ave.

Flooded QCYC Clubhouse, Algonquin Island, Toronto Islands

Infinity Pool

Sandbags create a perfect infinity pool in front of the QCYC clubhouse.

Flooded 31 Seneca Ave, Algonquin Island, Toronto Islands

31 Seneca

31 Seneca Ave reflects perfectly in the floodwaters of 2017.


Flooded patio set, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Table For Two II

Sometimes humour is the best way to deal with a dire situation.  Thanks, Ken.

Floodwaters and sandbags in front of 3 Seneca Ave, Algonquin Island, Toronto Islands

3 Seneca

Sandbags line the road in front of 3 Seneca Ave. as the harbour waters continue to rise.

Sandbags on Seneca Ave, Algonquin Island, Toronto Islands

Seneca Sandbags

Sandbags line Seneca Ave as the harbour creeps towards the houses.  Today waves were almost washing over the break wall, raising the spectre of damage should high winds from the west start up.


Flooded pathway to the AIA, Algonquin Island, Toronto Islands

AIA Pathway

The pathway leading to the AIA is submerged by the encroaching harbour waters.

7 Nottawa Ave, Algonquin Island, Toronto Islands

Little Red Door

Floodwaters advance on 7 Nottawa Wyandot Ave.

Erosion under the change room, Center Island, Toronto Islands

Changeroom Erosion

The waves are eroding the foundations of the change room at the base of the pier on Center Island, putting the entire structure in peril.


Flooded Gibraltar lighthouse, Gibraltar Point, Toronto Islands

Gibraltar Reflections

The lagoon has reached the lighthouse, and is just a few inches below the doorway.

Sandbags around 29 Third St., Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

29 Third St.

Sandbags line the perimeter of 29 Third St.

Sandbag dike on Bayview Ave., Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Bayview Dike

Sandbags line the shoreline at Bayview and Sixth streets.


Drowned patio set, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Table For Two

A table waits for two in front of 2 Lenore Ave.

Pumps run at 22 Lakeshore, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

22 Lakeshore

Hoses drain water from 22 Lakeshore.

Lake Ontario encroaches on 21 Third St., Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

21 Third St.

Flood waters encroach on the back of 21 Third St, just off of the Cove.


High water encroaches on the WIA, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

WIA Encroachment

High water begins to encroach on the WIA during the Spring of 2017.

Waiting shed reflected in Lake Wards at dusk, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Waiting Shed

The Waiting Shed reflects in Lake Ward’s at dusk.

First cafe customers of 2017, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Café Customers

Canada geese line up in front of the Island Café for a quick shot of espresso.


Water advances up the walkway to 7 Second St., Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

7 Second

Water advances up the walkway to 7 Second St.

Tourists in the rain, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Rainy Sunday

A surprise rainstorm on an otherwise sunny Sunday offers up a good reminder that there is almost no shelter at all on this end of the Island, a bit of a problem for tourists during the winter ferry schedule.

29 Third St., Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

29 Third St.

A chromed bell cover reflects 29 Third St.


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