Tag Archives: heritage buildings

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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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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Feeling a Little Blue … and Yellow

I started this post a few weeks ago, but it just never got any real traction.  Today I’m dusting it off and trying again. I chose these photos for Thursday Doors because of the much needed splash of colour they were providing. … 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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Thursday Doors – Riding The Curl

This week I’m featuring two buildings chosen because I was attracted to their rounded features.  My muse continues to play hide-and-seek with me and I just can’t seem to find words to knit together into a story, so the photos will need to … Continue reading

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Mingling Old With The New

Sorry for two posts in as many days.  I don’t normally do that, but this door post was written several days ago.  I suppose I COULD hold onto it for another week, but …. nah. I’ve moaned and groaned more than … Continue reading

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Where Is Home?

When I was still quite young, living with my parents, I asked my mom if she missed her home. You see, my mother was a war bride from the Netherlands who came to Canada in 1946 after marrying my father. … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors: Searching For History

The afternoon of All Hallows’ Eve found me wandering solo through the streets of downtown Toronto with my camera in hand, looking for inspiration. No, I wasn’t looking for people in outlandish costumes, although I did see many of those. Living in … Continue reading

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To Everything There Is A Season

I have a theory. This is a favourite expression of mine whenever there is something I’m trying to solve – sooner or later I get a working theory. Lately I’ve been brooding over the idea that history seems to hold … Continue reading

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Open The Gates

It’s time for Thursday Doors and the hounds are at the gate! Ok, maybe there was just a blogger at the gate, but it doesn’t have quite the same punch, even if I did have a camera. Once I got past the … Continue reading

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