Winter for a Day

Frost flowers in front of the Rapids Queen, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Flowers for the Queen

Frost flowers adorn the ice in front of the Rapids Queen.

American Coot on ice, Inner Harbour, Toronto Islands

American Coot

From the sasquatch files, an unexpected surprise:  an American Coot perches on the ice off of Ward’s Dock in February 2016.  A complete B-Roll shot, this was late in the evening with absolutely no light.

Tree covered in steam frost, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Frost Tree

Frost from harbour steam completely covers a tree on first street.

Sunlit ducks against backdrop of -25C heavy steam, Centre Island, Toronto Islands

Steamy Horizons

Sunlit ducks swim off the boardwalk, against a backdrop of heavy steam in a -25°C cold snap.

Frost flowers cover the frozen inner harbour, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Valentine Flowers for T.O.

Frost flowers carpet the inner harbour all the way to the city after a -25°C cold snap.  Happy Valentine’s Day, Toronto.

Racoon on roof, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Rooftop Bandit

Racoons are back on Third St., the little bandits running roughshod over the rooftops at night.

29 Third St., Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

29 Third St.

A chromed bell cover reflects 29 Third St.

Icy sea monster, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Dragon Eyes

Tyler’s Log Ness Monster gets icy during a cold snap on Valentine’s Day 2016.

Mixed ducks in open ice leads, Outer Harbour, Toronto Islands

Dividing Lines

Mixed rafts of ducks swim in open ice leads off of Centre Island.

Twilight hockey game on lagoon ice, Algonquin Island, Toronto Islands

A Rare Game

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.

Forming ice, Outer Harbour, Toronto Islands

China Shop

Lake Ontario begins to freeze between the Island and the Leslie St. Spit.

Mute swan in open ice leads, Centre Island, Toronto Islands

Mute Horizontals

A mute swan swims through open leads in the ice off of Centre Island.

Robin on Valentine's Day, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Eye on the Prize

A robin wonders why it’s here during a -25°C cold snap on Valentine’s Day, 2016.

Pancake ice in the Cove, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Pancake Cove

Pancake ice forms in the Cove during a -25°C cold snap.

Wind blasted ice near QCYC, Algonquin Island, Toronto Islands

Queen City Wind Tunnel

If you walk to Algonquin every day, then you know exactly what this means when it’s -25°C.

Eastern gap under heavy steam and frost, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Eastern Steam Bath

Steam and frost shroud the Eastern gap during a -25°C cold snap.

Ferry Ongiara in heavy steam, Inner Harbour, Toronto Islands

Steamy Ongiara 2016

Ongiara sails into heavy steam during a -25°C cold snap.

Breakwater covered in ice, Centre Island, Toronto Islands

Breakwater Dusk

Dramatic lake effect clouds shroud Lake Ontario as it freezes in -25°C temperatures.