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Half of buildings on Toronto Island threatened by rising waters

After Toronto Mayor John Tory took a tour of the flood-ravaged Toronto Island Friday morning, he said it would be late in the summer before water levels subsided enough to allow visitors back into the popular recreation destination.

U.S. House bans microbeads in personal care products by 2019

Washington - Several states have passed legislation to put and end to the use of tiny microbeads in beauty products, but now the rest of the nation is catching up. It's all part of an effort to keep the tiny plastic beads out of the ocean and our seafood.

Lake Ontario Waterkeeper Mark Mattson talks safe swimming Special

Toronto - While many would say they care about the state of their local water bodies when asked, arguably few are more passionate than Mark Mattson, of Lake Ontario Waterkeeper. He spoke about Lake Ontario and what can be done to stay safe while swimming.

First lake effect snow assails Toronto Special

Toronto - 'Tis the season for especially deep snow in Toronto, Canada's largest and most populous city. While most North Americans have never heard of lake effect snow, Toronto--on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario--gets a lot of it.

14-year-old becomes youngest person to swim Lake Ontario

Niagara - Annaleise Carr is not your typical 14-year-old. Yes, she may like many of the same things a normal teenage girl likes, but becoming the youngest person to ever swim across Lake Ontario certainly makes her a very special young lady.

Review: ALL CAPS! — Toronto's only Music, Art and Camping Festival Special

Toronto - I’ve always found great pleasure in discovering new music, whether that’s via community radio, the WWW, or especially live performances.

View of Toronto from Lake Ontario Special

Toronto - 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.

Boy, 11, raising funds for the Lake Ontario Polar Bear Dip Special

Oakville - Most 11-year-olds have no idea where they are going to be around noon on the first day of the New Year but Adam Mills in not the average kid. Adam plans on jumping into Lake Ontario to raise money for World Vision's water project in Tanzania.

Lake Ontario waves pounding Tommy Thompson Park Special

Since Toronto is well-protected from the violence of Lake Ontario by the islands in the bay and by Tommy Thompson Park, the Lake seems quite calm from downtown. However, this is quite deceptive.

Law enforcement on Lake Ontario Special

Toronto - As part of its community awareness program, the Toronto Police Service invited Asian journalists to a boat ride on Lake Ontario.

Tragedy on the water as Toronto's temperatures soar

Toronto - As the temperature rises to sweltering highs in Ontario area lakes have been the scene of tragedy. On Tuesday three young girls have died in two separate incidents.

Beating the heat on the water means being safe and aware Special

Toronto - Sailing in Lake Ontario is a great way to cool down during hot summer days in Toronto. Being safe while you sail makes sure that your time on the water is fun for everyone.

Op-Ed: Renaming Toronto — Corporate names for everything?

Toronto - Torontonians are howling about the suggestion by the Ford brothers at City Hall regarding raising revenue by corporate buying of place names. The reaction has already been ferocious, and it's not showing any sign of getting softer.

Odour returns to the Toronto area, Twitter set abuzz over smell

Toronto - It seems the stench of hell has returned to the Toronto area. Apparently from Mississauga all the way to Pickering, residents tweeted foul smells. Most reported smells of manure, odour, sewage, garage and even a slaughterhouse.

Toronto's waterfront barren other than the skates Special

Toronto - It's winter time in Toronto. The trees are bare. The lake longs for the summer's boaters. Just mere weeks ago green was everywhere, now Mother Nature has stripped the waterfront of its colour. A barren wasteland except for merry skaters at Harbourfront.

Sugar Beach, the latest addition to Toronto's shoreline

Toronto has recently started to make a lot of efforts to revitalise its harbourfront. The latest effort, Sugar Beach, is now accessible to the public. It is a modern creation, sweet as the name suggests, with a definite feminine touch.

Tall Ships come to Toronto's harbour Special

Toronto - Canada Day weekend saw beautiful Tall Ships fill Toronto's harbour as part of the Redpath Toronto Waterfront Festival. The Great Lakes United Tall Ships Challenge 2010 is a free event with activities for all ages.

Organized crime linked to body found in Lake Ontario Special

Toronto - Quang Lu, 47, was known to the police and speculated to be connected to organized crime. His life ended in 2007. His body was located this weekend at the bottom of Lake Ontario in a cement encased barrel.

Updated: Lake Ontario tomb for remains encased in cement Special

Toronto - Toronto Police are tight-lipped concerning a tip that lead the Marine Unit and homicide detectives to 125 Queen's Quay East to locate a body found in Lake Ontario this morning.

Shane Fair's Body Recovered From Lake Ontario

The body of Shane Fair was pulled from Lake Ontario Saturday afternoon near Ontario Place in Toronto. Fair had been missing since May 16 after failing to board a bus back to campus after a school formal at Ontario Place.

Body Found Thursday Morning In Lake Ontario According To Toronto Police

The body of a man was found in the water behind 211 Queens Quay W. in Toronto Thursday morning. The police have yet to release the name of the person found.

Lake Ontario's Water Fleas

A personal source related to me someone he knows has watched Lake Ontario from his balcony for sometime. This year he has noticed that the birds aren't around. Or the weeds on the bottom of the lake. What is around are Zebra Mussels. Thousands of them.
 

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Boating on Lake Ontario is a great way to beat the heat.
Boating on Lake Ontario is a great way to beat the heat.
Looking at Toronto from Lake Ontario
Looking at Toronto from Lake Ontario
Boating on Lake Ontario is a great way to beat the heat.
Boating on Lake Ontario is a great way to beat the heat.
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Looking at Toronto from Lake Ontario
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Toronto Harbour in winter
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Looking at Toronto from Lake Ontario
Flooding on U.S. side of Lake Ontario was also bad.
Flooding on U.S. side of Lake Ontario was also bad.
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Map of the Toronto Islands with labels added by Padraic.
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Looking at Toronto from Lake Ontario
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Polar Bear Dip
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Looking at Toronto from Lake Ontario
Lake Ontario s water level has reached record heights.
Lake Ontario's water level has reached record heights.
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Looking at Toronto from Lake Ontario
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Summer at Toronto's harbourfront
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A police fast boat prepares to pull out of the wharf.
A police fast boat prepares to pull out of the wharf.
Looking at Toronto from Lake Ontario
Looking at Toronto from Lake Ontario
Boating on Lake Ontario is a great way to beat the heat.
Boating on Lake Ontario is a great way to beat the heat.
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Looking at Toronto from Lake Ontario
Looking at Toronto from Lake Ontario
Looking at Toronto from Lake Ontario