Early in the year I went for a hike along the Oak Ridges Moraine which passes through the property of the Marylake Augustinian Monastery.
Although I had intended at some point to feature this area in a Thursday Doors post, I was holding out for a return visit, because on this property is purported to be the world’s largest rosary. It is a 1.5 km path with giant versions of all 59 beads of the rosary for pilgrims to walk and pray.
Unfortunately, weather and opportunity have not come together to make this return visit happen, so I decided to proceed without it.
On this multi-acre site are the old buildings of a farm dating back to around 1920. Now they are just empty time capsules, but on this crisp winter day, they looked beautiful.
This farm was the summer property of Henry Pellatt. Now, I acknowledge that name means absolutely nothing to you. Quite frankly, even the vast majority of Torontonians wouldn’t know the name Pellatt, even though he was a significant player in the city’s history.
Three months ago when I hiked past this farm, the name meant nothing to me either.
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