The Wm. Lyon Mackenzie, leaving Centre Island dock, attempts to thread her way through a traffic jam of water taxis. Eight taxis were attempting to get into the dock (six visible here) at the same time, a serious concern for paddlers attempting to cross the increasingly busy approach. Click image to view larger.
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.
Frost flowers adorn the ice in front of the Rapids Queen.
Frost from harbour steam completely covers a tree on first street.
Frost flowers carpet the inner harbour all the way to the city after a -25°C cold snap. Happy Valentine’s Day, Toronto.
One of the few Island hockey games of the 2015/16 winter season, during a cold snap that finally froze the ice to a reasonable thickness.
Lake Ontario begins to freeze between the Island and the Leslie St. Spit.
Pancake ice forms in the Cove during a -25°C cold snap.
If you walk to Algonquin every day, then you know exactly what this means when it’s -25°C.
Steam and frost shroud the Eastern gap during a -25°C cold snap.
Dramatic lake effect clouds shroud Lake Ontario as it freezes in -25°C temperatures.
Ongiara makes the first successful docking of 2015 at Ward’s Island, on March 18. This was a trial run without passengers, but heralds a potential return to service after four brutish weeks of commuting through the Island Airport.
Finally, some good news from the winter of 2014-15: the Eastern gap is finally starting to break up.
6 Third St. rests under a snow load after a February snowfall.
An ice shelf reaches towards the lake on Ward’s beach.
Kaya enjoys a balmy day on the ice at Ward’s beach.
Heavy ice coats the rocks on the breakwater at the end of the Eastern gap.
‘Frost Flowers‘ cover fresh black ice in the Eastern gap, a phenomenon requiring almost complete stillness and cold air.
Shattered ice turns Ward’s beach into a glacial moraine, highlighted by a lovely ice arch.
Steam coming off of the Eastern gap freezes onto overhanging trees, coating them in a thick layer of frost.
The sun sets on ice drifting by the Centre side of the boardwalk.
The William Lyon Mackenzie slams past Ongiara, after helping to clear the dock of ice.
The ice storm makes the boardwalk treacherous, causing parks to ‘close’ it.
Sundogs appear over the Centre Island pier.