Toronto Island represents one of Toronto’s most important cultural heritage landscapes. Throughout its history the Island has played many roles in the social, economic, and cultural development of Toronto. From residences and resorts, to public parklands and military service, the nature of Toronto Island’s character lies in a history of diverse uses.
ERA worked with the Toronto Island Community Association Heritage Committee and City staff to identify the heritage character of Toronto Island. Under the terms of the City’s new Official Plan and the 2005 Provincial Policy Statement, this study recommended that Toronto Island be municipally recognized as a cultural heritage landscape.