Opened in 1860, Allan Gardens is one of the oldest parks in Toronto; it is named after a former mayor and senator who donated the land to the city.What appears to be a stroke of thick red paint in this false-color satellite image is actually a remarkable interplay of light and cloud in the Canadian Rockies.
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Despite the green hues in this image, these rocky islands are too cold - and the soil is too thin - to sustain more than a smattering of low-growing vegetation. During the last ice age, Akimiski Island in the James Bay lay beneath vast glaciers that pressed down with immense force.
As the climate changed and the ice retreated, Akimiski began a gradual rebound.
The red in this image could represent grass or marshland, while the green is taller vegetation, such as shrubs and trees. The Ontario Legislative Building in Toronto houses the viceregal suite of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, and the offices for members of the provincial parliament.
Inside one of the six conservatories at Allan Gardens, a park and indoor botanical garden in Toronto.
The islands shown in this enhanced satellite image are part of the Belcher archipelago, which is comprised of approximately 1,500 islands and covers an area of 3,000 sq km (1,160 sq mi).