But first, here’s what we did last week:
Two of us took the streetcar, and one rode a bike. The transit route let us off at Gerrard and Broadview, near the old Don Jail, Bridgepoint Health Centre’s new facility, a bunch of historical homes, the church of a dear minister friend of our family’s and a wonderful view of Toronto, to the west. Please be impressed: even with that TTC trip across town, we walked 11.7 kilometers. Nice!
Read along, in the photo captions, for details. Click any photo to go to a carousel slideshow of larger images.
Hint: if the pop-up caption says “panorama”… definitely click on that!
Bridgepoint, north of the old Don Jail
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen monument by Joe Rosenthal, Riverdale East Park (Dr Sun visited TO in around 1910).
Little offering at the statue: pear and candle
Looking west toward downtown
panorama: south, west, north – from Riverdale East Park
Heather at Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Church – long a landmark for DVP commuters
Church’s 1000-year memorial plaque to the imperial Vladimir and Olga
panorama: looking west from east side of Broadview
This sycamore still has dried fruit (known as “buttonballs”!) in cool weather.
We rather like the look of the Riverdale East Park pool complex!
Looking up the mighty Don River from Riverdale pedestrian bridge.
Kathy rode her bike to meet us there – here we are on that bridge.
We arrive at Riverdale Farm (haha – are we in the west end now?).
Rather lovely white turkey is one resident, staying warm in barn (and showing off!!).
Rabbit one, of two.
Rabbit two, napping.
Ducks and geese and others.
Horses out in the fresh air.
Goat, hopping around in the barn.
Sheep may safely graze.
Side of beautiful silo’d building now used for parties. Apparently, I’m having my birthday party there… 🙂
Flat and rough brick on one of the historical houses in the Farm.
Pierced iron horse mobile – a bit like a weather vane.
panorama: looking at south entry to St James Cemetery.
Heather and Kathy stroll into the grounds.
Some very old headstones
A memorial pillar, surrounded by big cats… lions…
… and a lioness
Ornate memorial is a bit mirrors the tower a bit.
Gorgeous trees make this a beautiful place to walk, even in “winter.”
The other ivy-covered side of the entry tower.
This Sunday, February 07, 2016:
Meet us at the Y at 9:00 a.m. We’re taking another beautiful winter walk to accumulate some distance (to help us reach our Megathon 200km goal!). We walk north, to Cedarvale Ravine. And home via Oakwood. So far, the forecast is mild. Will we see wildlife? Or just plump Toronto squirrels?
Coming right up:
Walking, plenty of walking. You know what our beach destination is! In a week, or three, maybe those Winter Stations will have a little snow around them! (If not, we’ll go anyway!) Call for the lifeguard!
And maybe some ice? I’m not sure we need to re-visit the IceFest this year, but let’s consider that, in a couple of weeks. If it’s cold enough.
Other suggestions? Do tell.
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Welcome. You really should walk with us! See you in the morning!
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