About the Book
The Toronto Islands, a chain of islands in Lake Ontario, just south of Canada's largest city, are a popular attraction for both locals and tourists. With it's idyllic beaches, sprawling parklands, and quiet nooks, the islands provide a convenient refuge for those seeking a mediative escape from the frantic bustle of the city. The islands are also home to the largest urban car-free community in North America, comprised of 262 homes and around 600 permanent residents. Toronto Islands: Seasonal Views chronicles the island experience over several years, and through all four seasons, while looking at how the islands themselves form a bridge between the drastically different rural and urban environments.