Monday Windows – March 1, 2021

thanks to Ludwig for hosting Monday Windows https://mondaywindow.wordpress.com/2021/03/01/monday-window-march-1-2021/

After doing a bit of shopping the other day I decided to drive down into Col. Sam Smith Park and go for a short of a walk. On my way back to the car I passed the outdoor skating rink. Even though we’ve experienced some pretty mild temperatures the rink was still operational because of the pipes under the ice.

In Toronto if you want to skate in one of the city ice rinks you have to book a time so that the area doesn’t become overwhelmed with too many people. A booth is set up outside the old Power Plant where you can sign in. The building itself is closed now during COVID but is used as a community centre.

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Thursday Doors – In the Town of Dundas, ON

thanks to No Facilities for hosting Thursday Doors

https://nofacilities.com/2021/02/25/waterbury-doors-thursdaydoors/

Today my husband and I did one of our nature hikes outside of the city but the conditions were less than ideal. Although it was a beautiful, sunny and mild day the melting snow had turned to ice and walking was somewhat treacherous. After visiting a couple of waterfalls near Hamilton we decided to drive into Dundas and walk down the main street and take in the shops. Here are just a few of the interesting doors we observed on our stroll through town.

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Monday Windows – January 25, 2021

….thanks to Ludwig for hosting Monday Windows, https://mondaywindow.wordpress.com/2021/01/25/monday-window-january-25-2021/

On Saturday my husband I took a trip to Ball’s Falls Conservation Area. During our walk we came across this lovely heritage site owned by Mr. Ball and his family back in the 1800s. The windows pictured here are from the grist mill where grains were ground to make flour and the St. George Anglican Church which was moved to the site when the parish had to build a bigger church back in the 1960s. The actual move took place in 1974.

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Thursday Doors – Colborne Lodge

thanks to Dan from No Facilities for continuing the challenge Thursday Doors https://nofacilities.com/2021/01/21/cedar-hill-cemetery-thursday-doors/

I’m not a regular contributor to Thursday Doors but I’ve always loved photographing doors when I travel. Like most people in the world travel has been out of the question for close to a year now but in Toronto we have a plethora of interesting doors. Unfortunately we’re in a pretty strict lockdown at the moment. We are however, allowed to go for walks to get exercise so last week when I was walking through High Park I came across Colborne Lodge.

Colborne Lodge is one of many heritage museums on can find in the city of Toronto. Here is a short history of the this cottage that I copied from the Toronto History Museums site.

Creativity and innovation inspired the original owners of Colborne Lodge, John and Jemima Howard, to leave High Park as a legacy that all Torontonians benefit from today.

Built by John Howard and Jemima, two painters, one also an architect and engineer, this Regency-era lakeside summer cottage still holds original collections of their art, architectural drawings, and inventions as well as stories of their eccentric lives. From 19th century science, technology, and medicine, to illness, adultery, and reported hauntings, Colborne Lodge truly has a story to engage all visitors. Colborne Lodge engages in the inclusion of Indigenous narratives and stories through a partnership with First Story Toronto where Indigenous guides embark on a truth-telling journey through their own lens.

Nearly 200 years later, Colborne Lodge is an active hub for community events in High Park, with cottage and garden tours, special events, workshops, and more. Locals and visitors alike are welcomed to see the place where the vision for High Park was born.

Currently the building is undergoing some major restoration and is not open to the public. Parts of the building are draped with tarps and the grey skies and the browns of winter don’t make for the nicest of photos.

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Thursday Trios – Week 4

why not join me in this new challenge

There are no restrictions as to when you post during the week. Anything goes….photographs of trios that occur naturally or ones that are staged and if you want to add quotes that incorporate the number three that’s a bonus. Just copy the link and paste it into your post and it will ping back to me. Have fun!.

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Covered Up – Day 21

thanks to Becky B for hosting January Squares https://beckybofwinchester.com/2021/01/21/square-up-21/

For Day 21 of Becky’s SquareUp challenge I found one of my favourite historical museums in Toronto all covered up for restoration work. This is Colborne Lodge located on the edge of High Park.

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New Windows in an Old Neighbourhood

….thanks to Ludwig for hosting Monday Windows, https://mondaywindow.wordpress.com/2021/01/18/monday-window-january-18-2021/

Walking through the old neighbourhood close to St. Joe’s Hospital I couldn’t help but notice how many of the old homes had new window put in as well as undergoing some major renovations. Some of the windows were clearly new but had kept the charm of the older house. Others were a complete departure from the older architecture.

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Thursday Doors – October 8, 2020

….thanks to Norm for hosting Thursday Doors. https://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com/2020/10/08/thursday-doors-october-8-2020/

Hamilton, ON is a university town. Around the campus and the McMaster Hospital is a neighbourhood of family homes and student housing known as Ainslie Wood and Westdale, adjacent to the Royal Botanical Gardens. It is especially beautiful and quaint this time of year because of the changing colours.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Commercial Buildings or Store Fronts

….thanks to Cee for hosting the Fun Foto Challenge, https://ceenphotography.com/2020/09/01/cees-fun-foto-challenge-all-about-buildings-commercial-buildings-or-store-fronts/

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Modern Homes and Apartments

thanks to Cee for hosting the Fun Foto Challenge – https://ceenphotography.com/2020/08/25/cees-fun-foto-challenge-all-about-buildings-modern-homes-and-apartments/

There’s been a lot of rebuilding going on in my neighbourhood. Older homes are being torn down and replaced with more modern structures.

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