• Watermark
    Lake Ontario, ON - Nailani Cavero

My Watermark is Lake Ontario.

Lake Ontario is important to me because most of my memories from different things we’ve done there, like surfing and stand-up paddle-boarding. We’ve gone to the beach front by my dad’s work, Sugar Beach (I think), and Bluffers Park, and different places, but I forgot their names.

In Sugar Beach one time, we went with my dad’s friend from Toronto Island, he came stand-up paddle boarding with us, so we grabbed ours and went with him around the Lake, and it was really fun. There is no beach there, there is a fence. We somehow slipped through the little bar-y things and stayed away from the boats just in case. I went for a swim in Sugar Beach in Toronto. Not a lot of people have done that – I have never seen people do that.

One time I saw a lot of fish when we were by the shore. They were really cool because I haven’t seen much fish in Lake Ontario. Sometimes at the bottom of the lake I see those little wire-things that come from buildings, and it’s kind of pointy so I’m afraid to go to the bottom of the Lake sometimes.

Lake Ontario, ON

Bluffer's Park Beach, Scarborough, ON


Contributed By
Nailani Cavero

Collected By
Claire Lawson

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