‘THE SPIT’, EXTENDING WAY OUT INTO LAKE ONTARIO , HAS BECOME TORONTO’S NATURAL HABITAT

SPIT4The Leslie Street Spit, TORONTO’s ‘artificial-natural’ habitat, extends far out into Lake Ontario at the foot of Leslie Street.  It’s  getting bigger every day.  The Spit was created largely from construction excavations, and is now home to numerous wild animals, birds and butterflies, as well as weekend joggers, cyclists and hikers.

SPIT5

Monday to Friday there’s a continuous parade of dump trucks, but they’re gone on weekends.

The Spit is an ideal place to get away from the big city. Below – three photos by cyclist BRYAN BLENKIN.

SPIT2<A yacht club on The Spit>

SPIT1<Sunday brunch while moored in a lagoon>

SPIT3<A new wetland under construction>

SPIT6<Found sculpture, Leslie Street Spit>

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