Hey Toronto. What’s your island story?

Island Stories is a collective storytelling project meant to capture the unique ways Torontonians experience Toronto Island.

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The island means something different to everyone. Share a post, upload a video to your YouTube channel and link to it here, write a story, or make some art – whatever feels right. We want to hear from you!

Because every island story is worth telling.

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The island means something different to everyone. As part of the upcoming Toronto Island Park Master Plan project, we’re reflecting on the unique role the island plays in the lives of Torontonians of all walks of life – before we collectively reimagine its future. We want to hear from you! Share a post, send a video, write a story, make some art – whatever feels right. Because every island story is worth sharing.

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Enjoy this montage of Torontonians’ Island Stories.
Caroline shares what made her sister’s garden party wedding at Gibraltar Point so special.
Artist and Island resident April Hickox shares her story about why she loves Toronto Island.
Toronto artist Shad shares his story about why he loves Toronto Island.
Students at Toronto Island Public/Natural Science School share what it’s like growing up there.
Mayor Tory shares his story about why he loves Toronto Island, and invites you to share yours.
Bear Witness of a Tribe Called Red shares his story about why he loves Toronto Island.
Singer-songwriter Ayo Leilani and artist Francesca Nocera share their story about why they love Toronto Island.
Toronto photographer Soteeoh shares his story about why he loves Toronto Island.

Island Stories

The island means something different to everyone. Share a post, upload a video to your YouTube channel and link to it here, write a story, or make some art – whatever feels right. We want to hear from you! There are some rules, so please be sure to read our Terms of Use before posting.

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