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Gibraltar Point Lighthouse from Chapter 203 of Robertson's Landmarks of Toronto by J. Ross Robertson, Toronto
Gibraltar Point Lighthouse from Chapter 203 of Robertson’s Landmarks of Toronto, by J. Ross Robertson, Toronto

Should you wish to contribute, please email your Toronto Island related files, photos, videos, digital material to:
tihp (at) torontoisland (dot) org
While the mailbox can handle large files, feel free to send in links to your already created albums, file collections, or videos hosted/posted elsewhere.

Kindly provide all information you can about the item(s), for posterity.

Questions can also be directed to this email address.  Have patience for reply:

Eric Light, Ted English, & Eric Zhelka

10 Comments for “Contact Us”

Don Cale

says:

Well done on the Island homes Murray, I went to school with your sister. Does anybody have pictures of the homes on Hanlan’s Point or Center?

Joe Redican

says:

Delighted to see this site developing. I am a historian, island descendant and now living on the island. I will be glad to help.

Joe Redican
8 Lakeshore, Wards Island

Patricia McVicars

says:

Good day,
My mother; Diane Martin tells me that her happiest memories of her childhood was the time she spent living on the island. Apparently, there are a few pictures of her as a young girl, in ‘The Islander’ newspaper.
I am hoping to find a few pictures and information and create a book for her to present on her upcoming 80th birthday (July 22). Where could I go to look through the collection and is it possible to copy some of the pictures and stories? Although I live in North Bay; I would make a trip to Toronto.
Thank you

says:

Patricia: Send me an e-mail, and I can give you some suggestions. What was your mother’s “Island” name, and during what years did she reside on the Island at what address, etc. Give me your telephone number and I can call you.

wendy Oke

says:

My father told me he lived on Ward’s Island, but I have no information on the address or the dates. (1930’s or 40’s I suspect). The family name was Hamilton, Wm. Sr. and wife Elizabeth. My father’s name was Wm. Jr. (Bill) Hamilton. Please advise if you have any records that would assist in my genealogy search. Thank you.
Wendy Oke

Joseph Redican

says:

Hi Wendy:

I know from past experience that finding evidence of a family’s residency on the islands is difficult. There were community records of a sort….local papers, newsletters etc…and some of these survive in archives or private collections,,,but there were no directories etc. This is complicated by the fact that most of the places at Wards were summer only until the 1960’s. Your father’s family may have had a residence in the city and summered on the island.

Having said that, you might check the city directories…telephone and street…and see if you can find something. These are available at the central library on Yonge north of Bloor and likely in the family history room at the Library’s North York building.

Good luck.

Joe Redican

says:

I’m looking for information on Capt. Joseph Goodwin and his family, who ran ferries and freight to and from the Island and eventually ran some of the first fire boats. I found a lease “for the season” rental of 175 Breakwater Ave, but I can’t figure out where Breakwater Ave was. Can anyone assist with that?

Joe Redican

says:

Hello: there are people who do work on this site who may have access to the info. I am not able to do research until after Dec. 1st and am happy to do that if you do not get an answer in the meantime.

Joe Redican
8 Lakeshore
Wards island

Kathryn Stock

says:

Just sent an email to you and will leave a comment here as well. I am looking for information on 80 Lake Shore which was owned by Thomas Flynn for many years until his death at age 92 in 1924. The email has some additional information. Thanks for your help and congrats on your project!

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