Sailing on Lake Ontario is a summertime treat. Today I had the chance to see Toronto's coastline while on board of one of Toronto Police's Marine Unit boats.
Toronto is beautiful at all times but during the summer the city has a special shine. That shine sparkles from aboard a boat on Lake Ontario.
Sailing along the city's coast you are treated to a view that is just a little different than from land. As Constable Scott Cornett of the Toronto Police Service said today, our city without the CN Tower looks like many others, including New York City from the water.
Toronto is concrete. Its walls stretch up into the clouds. New construction hits its peak during the hot summer months, with cranes peering out into the landscape like giant birds.
During the summer the water pulls at us. The lure of the gentle waves calms the soul.
In the old days Toronto was a huge port city. Commerce crowded the waterways with huge boats carrying products far and wide. Today few of the big boats are around but there's plenty of sailboats out enjoying the waves.