THE TORONTO ISLANDS -THEN & NOW-
The history of the Toronto Islands is filled with characters larger than life and touched by great historic events. More than one million visitors a year take a ferry ride to the Islands, but very few know the remarkable stories that have unfolded there over the past two hundred years.
Join a guided tour, using modern-day video and rare archival images, from the early days of the lighthouse keepers to the War of 1812 - storms and shipwrecks, lives lost and saved. Along the way, meet Canada's first World Champion (Ned Hanlan) and a hero (William Ward) who saved more than 160 souls from watery graves. Watch and listen as Island Ward Alderman Pam McConnell celebrates the 200th birthday of the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse early in July of 2008. View the video via the link on the left.
This is a powerful story and one too little exposed to Canadians of the 21st Century. View the trailer and should you decide to purchase the DVD you will be pleased to know that the delivery cost is included in the price of $12.95, with taxes extra where applicable.
When you click on the BUY NOW button you will be taken to a secure PayPal page where you can confirm your order and select a credit card to complete your purchase. If you have a PayPal account, you may use it instead. You are not required to have or to open a PayPal account to complete the transaction. Creating this documentary gave me the opportunity to fall in love with this beautiful, peaceful landmark minutes from the throbbing heart of a great city. I hope you enjoy the stories as much as I did telling them!