Pull Up a Seat – Week 11, 2021

….thanks to XingFu Mama for hosting Pull Up a Seat https://xingfumama.blog/2021/03/12/pull-up-a-seat-photo-challenge-2021-week-11/

Park benches are mostly empty these days but in the last week the weather has warmed up considerably so slowly people are starting to use the benches again.

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Toronto Power Generating Station – Thursday Doors

….thanks to Dan Antion from No Facilities for hosting Thursday Doors https://nofacilities.com/2021/03/11/waterbury-union-station-thursday-doors/

The Toronto Power Generating Station is a former generating station located along the Niagara River on the Canadian side. The building was completed in 1906  and was built by the Electrical Development Company of Ontario, hence the name inscribed above the doors. It supplied hydro-electric power to nearby Toronto, ON.

The plant is built on top of a deep wheel pit and when it functioned turbines at the bottom of the pit, turned generators at the top by means of long vertical shafts. The water from the turbines ran out at the base of the falls. In its prime, it had a generating capacity of 137,500 horsepower (102,500 kW).

The plant ceased operations on February 15, 1974. In its place Ontario Hydro used the water downriver at the power station in Queenston, ON. The plant is now vacant and was designated a National Historic Site in Canada in 1983, due to its importance in the development of business, industry and technology in Ontario. It is the first wholly Canadian-owned hydro-electric facility at Niagara Falls.

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Catching Up

….thanks to Xingfu Mama for hosting Pull Up a Seat and Becky B for January Squares https://xingfumama.blog/2021/01/15/pull-up-a-seat-photo-challenge-2021-week-3/ https://beckybofwinchester.com/2021/01/15/square-up-15/

I rarely combine two challenges into one but this shot in High Park today worked for Pull Up a Seat and January Squares. Day 15.

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I’m a little behind so I’m catching up with three squares today. The next two are for days 13 and 14. The first one is Looking Up the Path. The path is almost completely hidden because of the leaves but there is a path there and the following photo is Uprooted. In the naturalized area of High Park the trees fall naturally when they die unless they are a hazard to the walkers and then they are cut down to avoid any accidents.

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Water, Water Everywhere – #59

thanks to Jez for hosting Water, Water Everywhere https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2021/01/11/partially-frozen-water-water-everywhere-59/

As many of you know I live very close to water, all year round. On a recent walk I took these photos from the park at the bottom of our street. The water is Lake Ontario.

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