Monthly Archives: April 2017

A to Z Challenge: T is for Toronto (#AtoZChallenge)

Welcome to my April 2017 Great and Powerful 2017 Blogging from A to Z Challenge!

Today, T is for Toronto Street!

Here is a Google map showing where Toronto Street is located in James Bay.

What I could find out about Toronto Street:

Toronto Street, one of the older streets in James Bay, runs, diagonally, from Douglas at the park to Menzies Street.   It’s kind of a shortcut for us if we are walking home from downtown, because it’s a diagonal walk.

According to http://www.victoriaheritagefoundation.ca/Neighbourhoods/jamesbayhistory.html:

“James Bay’s earliest subdivision streets were named after places in eastern North America that were familiar to the HBC officers: Superior, Huron, Michigan, Belleville, Niagara, Ontario, Kingston, Montreal, Toronto, Oswego, Erie and Quebec. ”

Today, it’s perhaps not the most interesting street in James Bay (it’s lost a lot of its older homes), but there are still some heritage houses on Toronto.

Also of interest, the Carriage House B&B is on Toronto Street (http://www.carriagehousebandb.ca/), just off Government Street.  And the James Bay Inn (http://www.jamesbayinn.com/) is at the corner of Government and Toronto.

Here are some pictures I took of Toronto Street.

The Douglas Street end

The park and playground attached to SouthPark School

The way down to Government.

And now, here we are at Government.

The Carriage House B&B

And the James Bay Inn.

And the way towards Menzies.

The end of Toronto Street.

What else do you want to know about Toronto Street?  Ask away, and I will see what I can find out for you!

Thanks for visiting letter T of my A to Z Challenge post of 2017.  You can find more I posts at http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2017/04/atozchallenge-4-24-2017-letter-t.html.  Stay tuned for U is for... tomorrow!!

Colour Your World: Salmon

Today’s Colour Your World is Salmon (https://jennifernicholewells.com/2017/04/24/color-your-world-salmon-2/).

Is this Salmon?

Or is this??

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Flower of the Day: April 24, 2017

Cee’s Flower of the Day (https://ceenphotography.com/2017/04/23/flower-of-the-day-april-24-2017-tulips/)

And now for something completely different…

Let’s try this again

A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/zip/

After the debacle that was last week, and being sick most of it, let’s see if this week will be better!  Starting with a few random photos of kitties and totem poles from the weekend.  Go last full week of April (!)

Totem poles at the airport I saw when I went to pick up Kevin…

Colour Your World: Scarlet

Today’s Colour Your World is Scarlet (https://jennifernicholewells.com/2017/04/23/color-your-world-scarlet-2/).

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Flower of the Day: April 23, 2017

Cee’s Flower of the Day (https://ceenphotography.com/2017/04/22/flower-of-the-day-april-23-2017-daffodils/)

Tulip #16!

I’m almost out of tulips pictures…maybe I’ll find more today, but in the meantime…enjoy!

Well what do you know? It’s Sunday.

A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/avid/

Guess it’s back to work tomorrow…

A to Z Challenge: S is for South Turner (#AtoZChallenge)

Welcome to my April 2017 Great and Powerful 2017 Blogging from A to Z Challenge!

Today, S is for South Turner Street!

Here is a Google map showing where South Turner Street is located in James Bay.

What I could find out about South Turner Street:

South Turner is, gasp, TWO blocks long, running from Dallas Road to Simcoe Street.  It is a lovely street lined with cherry trees that are stunning in the spring (http://www.tourismvictoria.com/blog/post/2014/21/Spring-Blossoms-in-Victoria/2815/), and a popular route for the horse-drawn carriages that run rampant in our neighbourhood, especially during tourist season (which is coming soon!)

From http://www.victoriaheritagefoundation.ca/Neighbourhoods/jamesbayhistory.html:

“It was not until the late 1880s and 1890s that living in the southern end of James Bay, closer to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, became popular, in large part because the electric street railway ran lines to the Outer Wharf, along Menzies and Niagara Streets to Beacon Hill Park. Here large homes were interspersed with subdivisions of smaller ones. Dr. Charles Newcombe’s house (138 Dallas Rd) overlooking Ogden Point and the Macaulays’ Queen Anne mansion, Pinehurst, (originally fronting Dallas, now off 617 Battery St) are two notable surviving mansions. The east sides of Oswego, San Jose and Lewis Streets comprise almost intact streetscapes of modest houses of the late 1800s and early 1900s, but nearby streets boast many other working and middle class enclaves, notably along Niagara, Menzies, Rithet, South Turner, lower Government, Toronto, Heather, Parry, Battery and Alma Place (off Michigan) and Avalon. ”

There are many heritage houses on the two blocks that are South Turner, some of them dating from the 1890s.

Here are some pictures I took of South Turner Street.

This is South Turner at its most stunning!

What else do you want to know about South Turner Street?  Ask away, and I will see what I can find out for you!

Thanks for visiting letter S of my A to Z Challenge post of 2017.  You can find more I posts at http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2017/04/atozchallenge-4-22-2017-letter-s.html.  Stay tuned for T is for... Monday!!

Flower of the Day: April 22, 2017

Cee’s Flower of the Day (https://ceenphotography.com/2017/04/21/flower-of-the-day-april-22-2017-azalea-bush/)

Tulip #15!

Colour Your World: Wild Watermelon

Today’s Colour Your World is Wild Watermelon (https://jennifernicholewells.com/2017/04/22/color-your-world-wild-watermelon-2/).

I don’t know if this is “wild watermelon”, but it looks pretty good to my sore throat right now…

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