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Toronto Island Park

Location: Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Island Park is made up of a chain of small islands located in Lake Ontario just offshore from the Toronto city centre. The islands are a popular recreational destination. Also referred to as "Toronto Islands" and "Centre Island". The park also contains the Centreville Amusement Park. more ...

Allan A. Lamport Regatta Course, Toronto Island Park

This photo shows the grandstands of the Allan A. Lamport Regatta Course along with a group of kayakers. A nearby plaque reads, "Allan A. Lamport Regatta Course. On October 13, 1994, Metropolitan Toronto named the regatta course on Long Pond the Allan A. Lamport Regatta Course. Mr. Lamport's 35-year public service career included terms as Alderman and Mayor of the City of Toronto, Member of the Ontario Legislature, first Chairman of the Metropolitan Toronto Planning and Parks Committee and Chairman of the Toronto Transit Commission. In 1994, Mr. Lamport was awarded the Order of Canada. / Regattas and other boating events have long been part of the Toronto Island culture. The Dominion Day Regatta was held at the Hanlan's Point Lagoon course from 1894 until about 1915 when it was moved to Long Pond. The Island Amateur Aquatic Assocation also hosted many social and competitive events on the Islands. / Allan Lamport played a key role in enlarging the regatta course at Long Pond to international competition standards when, in 1937, he was appointed to a committee studying air transportation needs. Construction of Toronto Island Airport soon followed, providing an opportunity to expand the existing regatta course to its present size of 1000 metres." Photo looking north from Lagoon Rd.

GPS: 43 deg 37' 6.92" N, 79 deg 22' 32.51" W (43.6185889, -79.3756972)

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