Lake Ward’s III

City TV reporter in floodwaters, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands


A City TV reporter reports from the flooded fields in front of the Annex.

Floodwaters encroach the tarmac, Toronto City Center Airport, Toronto Islands

Tarmac Encroachment

Floodwaters rise towards the tarmac at the Island airport.

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.

Dry splash pad, Center Island, Toronto Islands

Non-splash Pad

The splash pad at Center Island remains inexplicably dry during the Flood of 2017.

Flooded Gibraltar lighthouse, Gibraltar Point, Toronto Islands

Gibraltar Reflections

The lagoon has reached the lighthouse, and is just a few inches below the doorway.

Parks vehicles run through flooded Cibola Ave, Trout Pond, Toronto Islands

Trout Running

A Parks vehicle runs a flooded-out section of Cibola.  This is the trout pond, which has completely flooded the road and almost made it to the lake proper to the south.  A couple of weeks earlier, and northern pike would have spawned in the baseball diamond.

Water floods the perimeter fence, Toronto City Center Airport, Toronto Islands

Airport Levels

The fields surrounding the perimeter fence of the Island airport are completely underwater.

Beach underwater, Hanlan's Point, Toronto Islands

Blue Flag Beach

The beach at Hanlan’s Point is completely flooded out.

Flooded beach, Hanlan's Point, Toronto Islands

No Lifeguard On Duty

The beach at Hanlan’s Point, a shadow of its former self, now resembles a tidal pool or a thin sandbar peninsula.

The trail ends in the lake, Gibraltar Point, Toronto Islands

Gibraltar Erosion

A trail on Gibraltar Point ends abruptly in a four foot drop directly into the lake.  Erosion along this shoreline is going to be absolutely massive when winds are out of the west.