The Old Brick Factory

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This is one of the old main buildings at Toronto’s Brick Works. The factory is no longer operational and the quarry where all the clay was dug out to make the bricks has been turned into ponds, marshes and hiking trails that highlight native plants of Ontario and this general area.

The Brick Works is a lovely place to visit in the heart of the city of Toronto. I highly recommend that you visit if you like old buildings, hiking and views of lovely scenic nature.





Common Musk Mallow

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If only all weeds were so lovely as this common Ontario Musk Mallow.

This plant also goes by the name Malva moschata L, and like the Malva Sylvestris that I posted a short while ago this plant,too, is a relation of the Hollyhock.

This plant produces pretty pink flowers several times each summer in my garden and like it’s relatives reseeds itself quite well so I doubt I’ll ever be without this plant unless I decide to tear it out of my garden.

South on Yonge

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In early July parts of the city of Toronto shut down for street festivals.

This is Yonge street in downtown Toronto. It’s been claimed in the past to be the longest street in the world as it begins near Lake Ontario in Toronto, Ontario and ends in the province of Manitoba – more than 1178 miles or 1896 Km later.

On this July day I took advantage of the street being shut down and stood in the middle of the normally busy street to take my shot. This photo was taken with my Canon digital SLR EOS 30D.