Fantastic ice sculpture panorama, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Internal Light

The small light on the breakwall at the end of Ward’s beach turns into a wonderful ice sculpture after a heavy winter storm. Click image to view larger.

Kayaking in winter ice, Inner harbour, Toronto Islands

Icy Horizons

Playing in broken harbour ice under glorious January skies.

Fantastical ice sculpture, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Ice Shrine

A winter storm turns a single lightbulb on a pole into a monstrous ice sculpture the size of a minivan.

Ice-covered bollard, Eastern gap, Toronto Islands

Ice Bollard

A bollard in the Eastern gap lies coated in ice after a good easterly wind.

Ice Dancing (timelapse)

Ice dances in the eastern gap in this roughly 1 hour timelapse, as the wind can’t make up its mind which way to blow.

Ice sailing and ferry Ongiara, Inner Harbour, Toronto Islands


Ice sailing under winter clouds on the frozen inner harbour, as the Ongiara sails past. Click image to view larger.

Kayaking on an ice floe, Inner harbour, Toronto Islands

Cool Place To Park

Perching on one of the last intact ice floes of 2004, looking for panoramic photo opportunities. Click image to view larger.

Ice covered sign, Centre Island, Toronto Islands

No Access

Signs and trees lie entombed in ice at the end of the boardwalk after a wicked winter storm in 2004.

Ice covered bench, Centre Island, Toronto Islands


A bench makes for a chilly seat after a wicked winter storm in 2004.

Frozen emergency station, Centre Island, Toronto Islands

Don’t Fall In

Lifesaving gear on the boardwalk sits useless, encrusted with heavy ice, after a good winter storm in 2004.

Jimmy Jones black ice 2005, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Jimmy Jones Center Ice

Jimmy Jones takes center ice with Leo and Samantha on the legendary black ice of 2005, seen here off the boardwalk and frozen all the way to the spit. Click image to view larger.

Black ice panorama, Toronto Outer Harbour, Toronto Islands

Distant City

Zeke and a friend light up the fabled black ice of 2005, seen here at sunset about half a kilometer off of the boardwalk. Click image to view larger.

Kayaking during ice-out, Toronto Inner Harbour, Toronto Islands


An early panoramic self-portrait, kayaking on a delightful ice shelf formed during ice-out in March of 2004 as the Ongiara rumbles past. Click image to view larger.

Ward's beach geyser, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Old Faithful

Another Ward’s beach geyser erupts into strong sidelight.  After each session of shooting in -18°C weather, the cameras would be coated in ice and require careful defrosting for several hours near a constant heat source.