Category Archives: Random Stuff

Under Construction

There is something compelling about a construction site and it should be no surprise that I often snap photos of them in passing. I don’t think I’ve ever shared any of them before now, but I thought these discoveries from … Continue reading

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On This Day

Sixty-one years ago today a 32-year-old immigrant from Holland gave birth to a baby girl – her 4th child. It was almost a tragic day, for the child was strangled during birth by the umbilical cord. There were several frantic, … Continue reading

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Stupid Doors

If you’re looking for beauty and inspiration, you won’t find it here today.  This post is all about the plain and ordinary.  Why?  Because I’ve been head-down painting every door in our house.  It’s not exactly been stimulating stuff. We’ve lived in … Continue reading

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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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An Epic Journey

No one has ever suggested I plan too small, but this time even I am in awe of the adventure we are about to undertake. “We” includes my long-time friend and hiking partner, Helen.  Since our retirement 6 years ago, … 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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