Frozen Family Day weekend #Toronto

Well if you live in Toronto you don’t need me to tell you how cold this weekend has been. Arctic temperatures all weekend long. My family and I spent most of the weekend indoors, we cooked,baked, watched TV and ate way too much.

(Portuguese sweet bread from the Azores “Massa Sovada”);

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I did go out on Saturday for work and quickly took a couple of photos, quickly is the key word. Often on cold days I think of my favourite place to be, the beach!

Here’s what the beautiful sugar beach looked like at -17C.

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Ship looked frozen into the lake (left) Centre Island ferry travels along an unfrozen path of Lake Ontario

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Quick facts about Sugar Beach

Design Team: Claude Cormier + Associés in association with The Planning Partnership.

Location: Foot of Lower Jarvis Street on the eastern edge of the Jarvis Slip, south of Queens Quay

Size: 8500 square metres (2 acres)

Shoreline frontage: 225 metres

Number of trees: 57

Number of beach chairs and umbrellas:150 chairs, 36 umbrellas

Operation and maintenance – City of Toronto

Official opening date – August 9, 2010

I will add more photos to the album when the beach looks like a beach.

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