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Final swan egg in nest, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Swans in the Flood

Lagoon levels appear to be fluctuating by about six inches, and the QCYC swan nest was probably flooded this morning.  As of Sunday afternoon, the parents appear to be sitting dejected on the QCYC dock.

Flooded Snake Island and bridge, Snake Island, Toronto Islands

Snake Underwater

The bridge to Snake Island descends…to lagoon level.  The middle of Snake Island is thigh-deep, and is now the domain of carp and songbirds.

Biking through the flood along Cibola Ave, Toronto Islands

Sunfish Riding

Cyclists run the flood waters on Cibola Ave., between Snake Island and Algonquin Island at Sunfish Cut.


QCYC sandbag wall, Alqonguin Island, Toronto Islands

Thinnest of Margins

The thinnest of margins:  this is the edge between the QCYC and the inner harbour, no more than one bad boat wake.

Flooded disc golf course, Toronto Islands

Island Discourse

If you’re looking to play a round of golf, bring the hip waders:  much of the Island is underwater, and most of the course is completely flooded out.

Eastern gap breakwater underwater, Ward's island, Toronto Islands

Submergence III

The northern reaches of the Eastern gap breakwater are completely submerged by the floodwaters of 2017.


School bus running floodwaters, Center Island, Toronto Islands

School Boat

A school bus runs the flood waters by Sunfish Cut on the last regular day before the school was evacuated to the mainland.

Flooded Seneca Ave, Algonquin Island, Toronto Islands

Seneca on the Edge

Seneca Ave lies underwater, sandwiched between regular sandbags and the larger 1 metre bags.

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 Minivan, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Front Row Parking

A minivan sits parked in the floodwaters of 2017.

Cycling past floodwaters on Cibola Ave, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Inside Straight

Floodwaters have risen on the inside of Cibola Ave., while sandbags protect the outside from direct lagoon encroachment.


Welcome to Ward's Island sign with sandbags, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Welcome to Ward’s Island

Sandbags line the beach on Ward’s Island.

Ferry cancellation sign, Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, Toronto Islands

Island Cancelled

Destination boards show the cancellation of service at the Jack Layton ferry terminal.

Firemen sandbag a sewage pumping station, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Thanks For The Help

Firemen sandbag a sewage pumping station, to help protect it not only from the rising flood waters but also from boat wakes that run right across Cibola Ave.  Never have the words no wake please had more meaning.


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.

Walking through the flood, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Evening Stroll

Walking through the flood near the Annex.

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.


A sign thanks the sandbag workers, Rectory Cafe, Toronto Islands

Thank You

A sign thanks the sandbag workers in front of the Rectory Café.

Trucking running flooded road, Snake Island, Toronto Islands

Cibola Surfing

A Parks vehicle runs the flooded section of Cibola by Snake Island.  The lagoon has covered the road here for a good 200′ stretch.

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.


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