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