Thursday Doors – May 24, 2018

….Montgomery’s Inn

At the intersection of Dundas and Islington in the west end of Toronto sits the heritage site of Montgomery’s Inn. The inn was built in 1830 by Thomas and Margaret Montgomery, both immigrants from Ireland. It served as a meeting place for the community and a place for travellers to rest and enjoy a drink and a meal. The original property covered 400 acres of land and was used primarily for farming.

Today the building has been restored and serves as a historical museum and hosts various groups and exhibitions. Momentarily the building is undergoing more restoration but remains open to the public. For more information about the history go here.IMG_1991
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Thanks to Norm for hosting Thursday Doors

Thursday Doors – April 26, 2018

…..despite the tragedy that this city experienced this week my post will remain positive

Toronto is still one of the best cities in the world to live. We were all shocked by Monday’s senseless act where a lone disturbed man ran down innocent pedestrians on the sidewalk with a van.

Toronto the Good is now being replaced with Toronto Strong. Today I walked about my west end neighbourhood and photographed some colourful and interesting doors.

Thanks to Norm for hosting Thursday Doors.IMG_1615

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Thursday Doors (April 19, 2018) – MacNab Street North

…..the first really beautiful spring day

Thanks to Norm for hosting Thursday Doors

Today we all went to Hamilton for a family lunch at daughter #2’s house. It was such a glorious spring day that we decided to stretch our legs and walk towards the park down the street. Gaelan and her family live on a street of old Victorian homes and lots of churches. Here are a few of the wonderful doors we encountered on our walk.

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Thursday Doors – April 5, 2018

….just before the winds really started to blow yesterday

Thanks to Norm for hosting

Yesterday was an incredibly windy day here in southern Ontario. There was a lot of wind damage across the province. I had a late morning appointment in Mississauga and I decided to venture down to the lake to check out the waves. Incredibly much of the clouds were blown away and the sun and some blue sky managed to peak through the remaining clouds.IMG_1332

One of the unexpected pluses of journeying down to the lake was coming across this beautiful old mansion that has since become a historical site and campus for the Royal Conservatory of Music.

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According to Wikipedia:

The land on which the property is built was acquired by Joseph Cawthra in 1809. The farmland, which came to be known as the Grove Farm, was granted to Agar Adamson and Mabel Cawthra as a wedding gift.[2]

Agar Adamson, born on Christmas Day 1865, was the grandson of William Agar Adamson an influential Toronto clergyman. He married into the Cawthra family whose legacy in Peel lives on through the Cawthra Estate located near the intersection of the Cawthra Road and the Queen Elizabeth Way. Their legacy comes from supplying eastern white pine logs for ship masts in the British Royal Navy.[3][4] by Sandra Gwyn. He served under General Arthur Currie. Insights into his time at war may be seen in the CBC series The Great War[2] which features Talbot Papineau, another of the four Canadians featured in the book.

Agar Adamson designed and built the Belgian-style mansion on this land in 1919, after returning from the wartime service in France. In 1943, his son Anthony Adamson added a home for himself on the property. 

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In 1975 the estate was sold to the Credit Valley Conservation Authority and is now part of a public park on the Waterfront Trail.

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Thursday Doors – March 29, 2018

…..I love red doors

Thanks to Norm for hosting Thursday Doors. I haven’t participated in awhile. It seems like I haven’t been anywhere exciting or interesting enough to take photos of doors lately. Walking home from the library the other day I started to notice some beautiful red doors in the neighbourhood  and I had recently taken a photo of a red door in my daughter’s neck of the woods.

With that in mind I decided to focus on the colour of doors and with that in mind I could have a different theme each week for quite some time. So that said here are my first photos of RED doors.

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