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Category: Toronto

Victorian Toronto: Cabbagetown & Corktown

Prior to the crowning of Queen Victoria, Toronto’s population was largely British Protestant and Loyalist families who were granted land…

Victorian Toronto: Gooderham & Worts

Imagine that it is 1837, a year that marks the beginning of the Gooderham & Worts Distillery. Canada is not…

Medieval Music, Creepy Santas, and an Abandoned Terminal

As part of the Peculiar Things theme, I’ll periodically share forgotten surprises (read: images) that upload themselves from my various…

Five Interesting Things: from Canada

My devices are constantly filling up with photos that I rarely post. Sometimes they’ll end up on Instagram and other…

The Curious Case of Tom Thomson

During the spring/summer of 1917, when most able-bodied, male Canadians were fighting and dying in battles like Ypres, the Somme,…

The Show Room

At the end of the third week of the chicken pox / flu debacle (which I am now calling it…

Sorry and the Woodlot

This week is different from other commuting weeks in the sense that I have been tending to very sick people…

The Magna Carta

It’s hard to believe that a piece of paper written in 1215 would still have an impact on our lives…

401 Richmond

401 Richmond is one of those interesting buildings that is hard to miss. It looks old, well kept, and interesting…

Graffiti Alley

It hasn’t been a great year for roadside “you can visit at anytime” kitsch. In June, the Pont de Arts…

Early Bird and Mexican

I’m back on the road and have loads of interesting stories to tell… some food related and others flight related….

Remembrance

Toronto is a city that takes its military history seriously. As such, the Remembrance Day ceremonies in the city are…

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