Taylor Creek to Elevated Wetlands path in Toronto

A photo tour down the river and trail from Taylor Creek Park on Dawes Road west under the Woodbine bridge to the Don Valley Parkway and Don Mills Road. The photos were taken in June 2024, including the improvements made for sewer construction in the Spring of 2024. Taylor Creek Park at 260 Dawes Rd … Read more

Stained glass windows of Mount Pleasant cemetery mausoleums

Images and history of the stained glass windows in some of the private mausoleums of the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto. While the Eaton’s Crypt is the most famous, with two lions watching from the front steps, there are other mausoleums worth enjoying. While none of the glass has specific artists, I also found details on the most likely source – the McCausland’s company Canada Stained Glass Works which is still in business today.

Mount Pleasant Cemetery Visitation Centre

Back at the end of September 2009 the new Mount Pleasant Visitation Centre was pretty much complete. The visitation centre ( now called a funeral centre ) has a long, protracted history reaching back to initial plans in 2004. It looks like they’ve done a nice job of the building and landscaping, and the running/walking/biking … Read more

Art Metropole: 1906 Catalogue and price list of colors and materials…

The Art Metropole building still stands at 241 Yonge street, across from Eatons Centre. But in 1906 is was located farther south at 149 Yonge Street. The catalogue also includes other important details: The new building was also used to house exhibits like the Thumb-box exhibition by Canadian Artists – 1911 They were quite proud of … Read more

Metallic Roofing Co of Canada Catalogue S

The 1900 Architectural Sheet Metal Building Material of Every Description is a fascinating 362 page catalogue that has been scanned and made available online on the Internet Archive. It was produced by the Metallic Roofing Co of Canada – located at King and Dufferin streets in Toronto. The catalogue has illustrations and photos on most … Read more