Introduction

Harvesting Ice at Grenadier Pond

Harvesting Ice at Grenadier Pond

In the days before artificial refrigeration Torontonians harvested ice from local natural sources—including Grenadier Pond.

High Park, Grenadier Pond, Ice Cutting. Source: Toronto Public Library

To learn more about ice-cutting at Grenadier Pond, read this article in Torontoist.com by David Wencer.

Those days are long past! In more recent winters the ice on Grenadier Pond has become much less reliable.

Please exercise caution and good sense at all times. Do not venture out onto Grenadier Pond when the red warning flag is up. If the yellow flag is up, skating “at your own risk” is permitted, but only in the designated area and only during daylight hours. Dogs are not allowed on the pond under any conditions.

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