Posts Tagged ‘Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L’

Deconstruction of the breakwall, eastern gap, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Bollard No More

PortsToronto (née the Toronto Port Authority) has begun removal of the northern portion of the eastern gap breakwall.  Here the upper surface has been reduced to rubble, which will get moved to the south side of Tommy Thompson park.  You can view it prior to demolition here and here.

Bow spray on ferry Ongiara, Inner Harbour, Toronto Islands

Maid of the Mist

Ongiara impersonates the Maid of the Mist as high winds drive spray over the bow.

High winds push waves over the Rapids Queen, Algonquin Island, Toronto Islands

Queen of the Rapids

The Rapids Queen lives up to her name as high winds hammer her hull with giant waves.  At this point the docks lining the lagoon side have already been torn loose, drifting into the lagoon to wreak havoc there.


High winds in front of RCYC, Inner Harbour, Toronto Islands

RCYC Boil

The inner harbour boils in front of the RCYC as winds gust over 100Km/h.

Wave exploding behind safety equipment, Boardwalk, Toronto Islands

Emergency Use Only

A giant wave explodes against the boardwalk breakwall during an April ice storm.  Careful reaching for that safety equipment.

Toronto skyline long exposure over eastern gap, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Hogtown

A long exposure turns the wind-whipped inner harbour to mist while April snow clouds scud overhead.


Equinox Bonfire 2018, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Equinox Bonfire 2018

Another fantastic night on the beach, celebrating the spring equinox in true Island style.

Long exposure aircraft trails over Toronto skyline, Ward's Island, Toronto Island

The Longest Night 2018

Aircraft streak over the Toronto skyline in a multi-hour exposure.  Click image to view larger.

Ice formations on the boardwalk, Center Island, Toronto Islands

Boardwalk Icefall IV

Incredible ice formations at the Center end of the boardwalk.


Ice formations on the boardwalk, Center Island, Toronto Islands

Boardwalk Icefall V

Incredible ice formations at the Center end of the boardwalk.

Ice formations on the boardwalk, Center Island, Toronto Islands

Boardwalk Icefall VI

Incredible ice formations at the Center end of the boardwalk.

Ice formations on the boardwalk, Center Island, Toronto Islands

Cathedral

Incredible ice formations at the Center end of the boardwalk.


Ice formations on the boardwalk, Center Island, Toronto Islands

Droop

Incredible ice formations at the Center end of the boardwalk.

The sun sets on ducks swimming through thin ice, Center Island, Toronto Islands

Split Tones

Twilight descends upon a mixed raft of ducks swimming through fresh ice during a -22°C cold snap.

Frost flowers cover the ice in front of the Algoma Spirit, Eastern Gap, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Algoma Spirit

Frost flowers cover the ice in the Eastern gap in front of the Algoma Spirit.


Lake Ontario frozen to the Horizon, Center Island, Toronto Islands

The Frozen

Thin ice on Lake Ontario stretches to the horizon during a -22°C cold snap.

Sunrise over fresh ice in front of the Leslie St Spit, Center Island, Toronto Islands

Icerise

The sun rises over fresh ice off the boardwalk during a -22°C cold snap.

Standing room only on the Jimmy Jones Express, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Standing Room Only

It’s standing room only aboard the Jimmy Jones Express. Tickets sold out at an unprecedented rate. Click image to view larger.


Jimmy Jones Express stops at the plaque for Ted Dinsmore, Centre Island, Toronto Islands

Centre Stop

The Jimmy Jones Express stops under piercing blue skies on Centre to hear about the memorial plaque for Ted Dinsmore. Click image to view larger.

Manuel points out the next stop on the Jimmy Jones Express, Center Island, Toronto Islands

Next Stop

Manuel points out the next stop on the Jimmy Jones express, just passing the pier at Centre. Click image to view larger.

Jimmy Jones Express final stop, Hanlan's Point, Toronto Islands

Hanlan’s Above Water

The Jimmy Jones Express hits the final stop at Hanlan’s Point.  Hanlan’s at this point in time is still high and dry, the Flood of 2017 still only a future memory. Click image to view larger.


Jimmy Jones holding copy of Torontos Riviera of Yesteryear, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Riviera of Yesteryear

Jimmy Jones holds up a copy of Toronto’s Riviera of Yesteryear at the final stop of the Jimmy Jones Express. Click image to view larger.

Flooded eastern gap at sunset, Flood of 2017, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Edge of Forever

The southern end of the eastern gap is completely underwater.  East winds and boat wake now drive waves inland, with almost no protection from what used to be a high concrete barrier.

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.


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