How a storm created the Toronto Islands
April 12, 2012 — Have you ever visited the Toronto Islands? Turns out, the weather played a major role in how they came to be.
The Toronto Islands
The Toronto Island is actually a series of several islands, and at one point it wasn't an island at all.
A violent storm on April 13, 1858 created the eastern gap - separating the Peninsula from the Mainland.
Over the years, the island was reshaped to become a popular getaway with cottages, amusement areas, and at one point even a baseball stadium where Babe Ruth hit his first professional home run.
In 1956, responsibilities of the island were transfered to the municipality of metropolitan Toronto to be developed as a park.