Category Archives: Around Toronto

Some Like It Hot

Gilles and I were running errands together yesterday and decided to head out to the west end near the airport to check out a restaurant that a recent article suggested had the best samosas in the city. We like to occasionally … Continue reading

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Discovering More Yorkville

My recent stroll into Yorkville produced a number of great door finds and today I’m featuring a few more them. Right next door to the heritage Fire Hall I featured last week, is this gem built in 1906 in what was … Continue reading

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An Assortment of Doors

It’s another helping of random doors for today’s Thursday Doors. I don’t even remember many of the buildings themselves … just their doors. Another battered old door found in Port Perry, a 45 minute drive away. This door was attached to a … Continue reading

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In A Yorkville State of Mind

In my last post, I traveled downtown to the Ice Fest in Yorkville, but I had an ulterior motive in venturing into this area. On my list of Toronto heritage buildings, there were several in the Yorkville area that I wanted to … Continue reading

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Winter Festival Season

February tends to be the month when Canadian towns, both big and small, celebrate with various winter festivals.  These celebrations have been historically important for communities to thumb their nose at the dark and cold for outdoor fun, games, and … Continue reading

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Filler February

We’re closing in on the end of the shortest month of the year and it’s time for February’s version of Changing Seasons.  I know it’s been said by many people before me, but the best part of February is the … Continue reading

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Back In The Fast Lane

I mentioned back in October that I had taken a part-time job, but I hadn’t mentioned what exactly I was going to be doing. I’m working as a data privacy consultant … as in, that person who writes those internet … Continue reading

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Firehouse Theatre

Over the past 3 weeks, I’ve been snap-happy with my camera as I enjoy a slow return to ‘normal’.  I’m been busy spending time cruising the streets of “Old Town” Toronto in the cold, continuing to trace the city’s history … Continue reading

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Rubbing Elbows with the Art World

Late in November, I accepted an assignment to write an article for the Bruce Trail Magazine and website. I’ve written frequently in my blog about my love for this 900 km wilderness trail and now I was being asked to … Continue reading

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Mystery Behind A Door

In the final scene of the 1981 movie Raiders of the Lost Ark, the Ark of The Covenant was confiscated by the US government and put into a vast storage building. We never saw the outside of that building, so perhaps it … Continue reading

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