Category Archives: General

General Blogs.

Happy 152nd Birthday, Canada

Happy Dominion Day to everyone in Canada!  July 1st, 2018 marks the 152nd birthday for the Dominion of Canada since Confederation on July 1st, 1867. Confederation was created thanks to the hard work of many people, and helped to create … Continue reading

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June 9th 2019 Departure of VIA Rail Train #1 The Canadian

I happened to catch the June 9th 2019 departure of VIA Rail’s flagship train The Canadian from Toronto’s Union Station. The train was at its full summer’s length – two locomotives and 21 cars.  The consist was as follows:

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75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings

Today, June 6th 2019, marks the 75th Anniversary of Canada‘s involvement in the D-Day landings in Normandy France. On June 6th 1944, members of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division and the 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade, with the help of the … Continue reading

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2019 Stanley Cup Finals

The Stanley Cup Finals is now set with the Western Conference Champions the St. Louis Blues taking on the Eastern Conference Champions the Boston Bruins.  The series begins Monday night, May 27th. This is the third postseason meeting between the … Continue reading

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Farewell to ALRV #4243

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has officially retired Articulated Light Rail Vehicle (ALRV) #4243.  I have always had a soft spot for this particular streetcar, perhaps because of its number – ’42’ followed by ’43’, I am not sure.  But … Continue reading

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Happy Victoria Day 2019

Today, May 20th 2019, is Victoria Day in Canada. I want to wish every Canadian a very happy and safe Victoria Day. Today marks the celebration of the birthday of Canada’s first monarch, Queen Victoria, who reigned from 1837 to … Continue reading

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2019 NHL Conference Semi-Finals

The second round match-ups of the 2019 NHL playoffs are now set and are set to start tonight, April 25th 2019. Only one Original Six team remains in the postseason – the Boston Bruins who defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs … Continue reading

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Abandoned Stairs in Colonel Samuel Smith Park

One of my pass times is walking.  One enjoyment of walking is the ability to add in the ability to do some amateur photography and to learn about different areas, especially historical sites and locations. One a recent walk through … Continue reading

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Happy Commonwealth Day 2019!

Today (March 11th, 2019) is Commonwealth Day in the countries that are members of the Commonwealth of Nations. Commonwealth Day, celebrated on the second Monday of March throughout the Commonwealth, as its name suggests celebrates the Commonwealth. Traditionally, in London, … Continue reading

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TTC Streetcar Action at Humber Loop and Kipling Loop

Here are two videos I took on Family Day (February 18th, 2019). The first is of some streetcar action at Humber Loop:

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