Tag Archives: heritage buildings

The Tower of Port Hope

The doors are ordinary and rather battered, but the building they are attached to is definitely not. All along the St Lawrence River and the Great Lakes, there are numerous communities with a rich history from the 1800s.  The town … Continue reading

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Of Inns and Taverns

Last year I began to delve into a bit of Canadian history and the Rebellion of 1837, which I wrote about here. In my research about the Rebellion, I had read of an account where the leaders of the Rebellion … Continue reading

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Saving The Water Works

Our recent travels on the Trans-Canada Trail took us to Penetanguishene – pronounced Pen-ah-tang-gwish-een – where we made a rather interesting find. It was a cute old building with the windows and doors replaced with large photographs – I’m assuming … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous Bits

I thought I might be overdue for another review of the photo library looking for random finds that haven’t been shared.  I found a few. I wish that I had the creative gene to image a unique outer *door* like this … Continue reading

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Jail Time

No, I didn’t break the 11th Commandment of “Thou Shalt Not Get Caught”. This past weekend was Doors Open Toronto, a popular event when participating organizations open their doors to the public for tours.  I had time to visit only one location this … Continue reading

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Behind Closed Doors

I was downtown recently and since I was in the neighbourhood, I decided to pop into Old City Hall.  I wrote about this 1899 heritage building back in February 2016, but I hadn’t gone inside and considered that a serious omission. Rumours … Continue reading

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More To Chew On

For the second week in a row, I’m doing a Thursday Doors sequel.  This time I’m taking you back to the WM Wrigley Jr building I featured at the end of March. As bloggers, we often comment on this amazing community … Continue reading

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Doors, Ghosts, and More

To followup on my post earlier this week about the Winter Garden Theatre, today I’m featuring the interior doors and doorways of its main floor sister, the Elgin. She’s an elegant Grand Dame, faithfully restored to her former glory … save … Continue reading

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From Vaudeville to TIFF

In downtown Toronto there stands the last operating Edwardian stacked theatre in the world.  The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres were built in 1913, eventually sank into B-movie obscurity, and then underwent a major restoration in the 1980s. I had … Continue reading

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From the Theatre to Slovenia

Photos of doors have started to stockpile in my library, so today I’m *spring cleaning* and featuring some doors that haven’t received any of the attention they deserve. Up first are the front doors to the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre … Continue reading

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