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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.

2018 community portrait panorama, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Community Portrait 2018

The rain came down, the wind howled, but the intrepid crew of the beer garden remained undaunted.  It’s already been ten years since the first modern community portrait in 2008, and fives years since the last in 2013, my how time flies.  Thanks to all who braved the elements!  It looks like the next community […]

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.

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.


Toronto sunset skyline panorama, Center Island, Toronto Islands

City of Lights V

The city skyline glows on an epic March night.  Click image to view larger.

Melanistic garter snake, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Melanistic Coils

An early melanistic garter snake suns itself on a brisk March day.

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.

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.

Pumping operations on Seneca Ave at sunset, Toronto Island Flood, Algonquin Island, Toronto Islands

Seneca Pump I

Soon their voices will be silenced:  the big red pumps have droned on for over a month now, working hard to keep the lake at bay.  This pump graces Seneca Ave during a late June twilight. 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.

Kids play in the mud during the Flood of 2017, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Hard Core

Everything’s a playground during the Flood of 2017, as long as you don’t have to do your own laundry.

Tugboat Radium Yellowknife delivering sandbags, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Radium Yellowknife

The heavy tug Radium Yellowknife dwarfs the waiting shed while delivering sandbags for ongoing operations during the Flood of 2017.


Boat mooring at side of road during flood of 2017, Algonquin Island, Toronto Islands

Roadside Mooring

With water levels so high during the Flood of 2017, why not moor your boat at the side of the road?

Inspecting pump intake hose, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Sandbag Sump

Michael inspects the intake hose after a community effort to shift the sandbag wall so that Bayview Ave. could drain.  That there is fire ant territory, that is.

Flooded Bayview Ave, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Bayview Ave.

Flooded Bayview Ave, looking west towards Fourth St.


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