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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.


6 Third Street, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

6 Third St.

6 Third St. rests under a snow load after a February snowfall.

Waiting Shed, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Waiting Shed

Ice-coated branches frame the waiting shed on Ward’s after the ice storm of December 2013.

22 Bayview Ave, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

22 Bayview Ave.

Major tree damage in front of 22 Bayview Ave., after the ice storm of December 2013.


10 Lakeshore Ave, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

10 Lakeshore Ave.

10 Lakeshore Ave. is surrounded by ice after the ice storm of December 2013.

32 Bayview Ave, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

32 Bayview Ave.

The corner of Bayview and Third St. appears to lie in ruins after the ice storm of December 2013.

31 Seneca Ave, Algonquin Island, Toronto Islands

The New Style

Twilight settles over the 2012 Toronto skyline as seen from the front lawn of 31 Seneca Ave.


Willow Square mosaic unveiling, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Willow Square 2012

Volunteers and organizers come out to celebrate the unveiling of the magnificent Willow Square mosaic, marking the transition from what was  often a garbage transfer station on Wednesdays to an exceptional public space. Thanks guys, the WIA has never looked so lovely.

Venus and Jupiter conjunction with star and aircraft trails, Gibraltar Lighthouse, Toronto Islands

A Modern Classic

Venus and Jupiter swing together in conjunction past the Gibraltar Point lighthouse.  Together with star and aircraft trails, they form a unique ceiling of light over the oldest existing lighthouse on the Great Lakes.

Venus and Jupiter conjunction, Gibralter Point lighthouse, Toronto Islands

Light Sky

Venus and Jupiter hang together in conjunction off of the Gibraltar Point lighthouse, a light show that’s already fading as the planets drift apart.


Channel and Fifth after a heavy snowfall, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Snow Day

Tractor treads mark the sidewalk at Channel and Fifth St. after so much snow fell in 2008 that farm equipment had to be brought in to help. Click image to view larger.

Heavy ice on boardwalk, Centre Island, Toronto Islands

Shroud

Trees coated in ice frame the Centre Island pier after a particularly heavy winter storm.

Pier at sunrise, Centre Island, Toronto Islands

Pier Sunrise

The Centre Island pier stands in stark silhouette against the colours of a predawn October sky.


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

10 Third St.

10 Third Street lies under a blanket of heavy snow during the winter of 2008.

30 Bayview Ave., Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

30 Bayview Ave.

30 Bayview Ave. sits awash in August sunset light, with Jay’s wonderful flowers lining the walkway.

Old control tower, Toronto Island Airport, Toronto Islands

Ye Olde Control Tower

Another panorama pulled from the archives, as the original Island Airport building faces an uncertain future.  This is a full panorama of the old control tower back in the winter of 2004, shot while waiting for the bus to Ward’s to arrive.  Click image to view larger.


38 Lakeshore Ave., Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

38 Lakeshore Ave.

Snow blankets the gate in front of 38 Lakeshore during the winter of 2008.

22 Lakeshore Ave., Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

22 Lakeshore Ave.

22 Lakeshore Ave. sits derelict and empty in the winter of 2009, before renovations completely replaced the structure. Click image to view larger.

Gibraltar Point Lighthouse, Gibraltar Point, Toronto Islands

Red White and Blue

Amidst a fresh and still undisturbed snowfall, the Gibraltar Point lighthouse stands tall against a cloudless -18°C sky.


Moonlit WIA Clubhouse, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Waiting for Gala Days

An almost-full moon turns night into day around the snowbound WIA clubhouse, silent for the winter and awaiting future Gala Days.

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

15 Third St.

15 Third St. lies covered in snow after a heavy winter storm.

7 Channel Ave., Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

7 Channel Ave.

The walk to 7 Channel Ave. lies buried after a heavy snowfall.


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