Toronto Island Series

Toronto Island was once a thriving community of several thousand people; however, in the 1950s, much of the Island was expropriated by Metro Toronto, and many of the original houses were demolished. Toronto Island Park, like most urban parks, was constructed as a stylized wilderness environment for public use. Throughout the park there are hints of gardens and trees planted by the community that once lived there and whose homes were destroyed. These connections to the past are slowly disappearing, enveloped by the changing landscape. The Island Park now includes pockets of Carolinian forest, playing fields, beaches, sand dunes, and wet meadows that surround the small community of people who live there year-round.

Chromogenic panoramic images