Living on a floating home in the winter is magical. The tourists disappear, the seasonal boats get taken out of the water, and you have the entire lake to yourself. Unlike boats and houseboats that require equipment to keep ice from forming around them, floating homes can completely freeze in without being damaged. Their concrete foundations are built to handle the pressure.

On top of that, you’ll never need to shovel another driveway again since the Marina maintains the dock and parking lots. The City also frequently plows the big hill to Bluffer’s Park, so getting up and down isn’t a problem.

And, despite what you might think, it doesn’t get too cold. The floating homes are located in a protected cove of Lake Ontario, sheltered by the towering Bluffs.