Friday 2 January 2015

Kew-Balmy Beach, Toronto, ON

It was sunny and -2C (-8C with the windchill) this afternoon ... and the beach beckoned us.  Gord and I headed to Kew-Balmy Beach (a 50 minute streetcar ride away on the east side of Toronto).  We got off the streetcar just west of Kew Gardens and walked south to the beach.

Looking west towards downtown

We headed east on the boardwalk.  There were lots of people out and about, some with dogs.

It was cold and brisk but refreshing.

Gord said he saw someone swimming in the water ... brrrrr!
Dogs didn't seem to mind.
Looking east towards downtown
The Leuty Lifesaving Station built in 1921.
Some kid must have left his truck behind

We followed the beach to the R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plan.

Looking back from where we'd come
How great would it be to live by the water?
It looks like it should be a prison

It was a great day for a walk ... Gord and I had never been there before.


Masshole Mommy said...

Sometimes, when I am dressed appropriately, I really enjoy the beach in the winter.

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful at the beach!

Your photos are getting better and better - I think you're more than a novice photographer!


Isabel said...

Very pretty. But man that water must have cold!!!

CameronRobertson said...

I can’t imagine seeing ice in the beach, although I have seen some one winter day. It was a drive from the self storage to another client’s place and just couldn’t believe that there was ice almost everywhere!