Linda Rosenbaum is a longtime Island resident, writer, editor, pubic speaker and experienced media spokesperson on issues related to the Toronto Island community. She and her husband Robin raised two children on the Island. Linda loves to garden, has a passion for old roses, and recently had her memoir published. Check out lindarosenbaum.com.
Susan Roy is also a longtime Island resident. She and her husband raised three boys on the Island. Susan is a lifelong educator and author of the guide for parents Talking with Teachers. She is actively involved in community issues as co-chair of the Toronto Island Community Association. She is an avid hiker, is learning French and is acquiring the skills she needs to create hand-made books. Her garden is the talk of the town when the forget-me-nots are in bloom!
Our homes and community clubhouse
The Toronto Island community at Ward's Island is a charming residential neighbourhood, unique in the urban, North American context. This year-round cottage-like community of 650 people living in wood-frame homes is car free, and store-free, yet only a 10 minute ferry boat ride from the downtown core of Canada's largest city, Toronto.
Join Susan and Linda, two long-time Island residents for a 90 minute guided walk through this vibrant and unusual neighbourhood. See homes and gardens and the beautiful public square recently created by community members. Learn about the Island's rich 150-year history – from its days as a healing ground for Indigenous peoples, to a resort community for Toronto's wealthiest families, to today's thriving community of writers, artists and mixed-income families living in the lush green Toronto Island Park.