CLRV Action from September 2015

In the middle of September 2015, I travelled to Queens Quay West in downtown Toronto in order to get some pictures of the TTC’s new Flexity Outlook streetcars.

While there, I caught some pictures of CLRV action on the 510 Spadina line.

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The Adamson Estate

The Adamson Estate is located in south Mississauga.

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Virtual Warriors’ Day Celebration

Today, Saturday August 22nd 2020, would have been Warriors’ Day at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) if the CNE had not been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

As such, I am sharing a few pictures and videos of past Warriors’ Day Parades at the CNE as a way of honouring our military.  A big THANK YOU to all our veterans for your service and sacrifice!

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2020 Simcoe Day

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Sir John Graves Simcoe. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As today is Sir John Graves Simcoe Day in Ontario, I would like to discuss the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada from 1791 to 1796. Of course Upper Canada would later become the Province of Ontario.

Born in Cotterstock, England in 1752, Simcoe would be educated at Eton and spent one year at Oxford. He joined the 35th Regiment of Foot, as an ensign, in 1770. He purchased a captaincy in the 40th Regiment of Foot and was injured in battle during the American Revolution. He was responsible for a successful battle in the battle of Crooked Billet.

He became Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada in 1791 when the British Government created the Province of Upper Canada out of land around the Great Lakes that stayed part of the British Empire after the American Revolution. Simcoe would see to the building of two major roads: Yonge Street (named after Sir George Yonge then the Minister of War), and Dundas Street (named after Henry Dundas, later the 1st Viscount Melville.) Originally built for defensive purposes, later both streets served to help settlement Upper Canada, and as trading routes. Continue reading

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Regis Philbin has Passed Away at 88

Longtime television personality Regis Philbin has passed away at the age of 88 from natural causes.

Mr. Philbin was well known as the host of the talk show Live with Regis and Kathy Lee, later known Regis and Kelly.  The show starred in 1988, with Kathy Lee departing the show in 2000 and Kelly Ripa joining in 2001.  Regis would stay on the show until his retirement in 2011, departing after the November 13th, 2011 episode. Continue reading

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The Thomas Rennie in Operation

Here are some pictures and video of the Toronto Ferry Services’ Thomas Rennie in operation on July 2nd, 2020.

The Thomas Rennie was built in 1951, and is named after a former Toronto Harbour Commissioner.  It is the newest ferry in service between the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal on the mainland and the Toronto Islands. Continue reading

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Happy Dominion Day 2020!!!!

The Maple Leaf

Happy Dominion Day to everyone in Canada! July 1st, 2020 marks the 153rd 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 the Canada we know today.

On July 1st, 1867, three British colonies: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada (the combined colonies of Upper and Lower Canada, now Ontario and Quebec.)

Other provinces and territories were added over the years: Manitoba (1870), Northwest Territories (1870), British Columbia (1871), Prince Edward Island (1873), Yukon Territory (1898), Alberta (1905), Saskatchewan (1905), Newfoundland and Labrador (1949), and Nunavut (1999.)

So, Happy 153rd Birthday, Canada!

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International Convention at Quebec of Delegates of the Legislatures of Canada: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland, October 1864, Quebec City, Canada East (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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‘The Undertaker’ Retires

Wrestler ‘The Undertaker’ (real name Mark Calaway) has announced his retirement after almost 30 years with the World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (WWF/WWE.)  The announcement was made during the latest episode of Undertaker: The Last Ride documentary series on June 21st, 2020. Continue reading

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Dame Vera Lynn has Passed Away

Famed British singer Dame Vera Lynn, who helped to keep up the morale of the Allies during the Second World War has passed away at the age of 103.

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Spring 2020

So far, the spring of 2020 has required a lot of sacrifices by all of us.  Getting out to get pictures has been difficult for the most of the spring, but as our restrictions have slowly decreased, I have managed to go out and get some pictures, which I hope will act as a source of inspiration and support for you! Continue reading

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