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Germania, Muskoka… ghost town? maybe

This town was first settled by German families in the 1870’s. These people were told stories of rich, fertile farming lands, only to find 2 inch top-soil with a 3-month growing season. But, they still ended up in the best… Continue Reading →

St. Clement’s Church, Toronto, Oct 2011

This was the October adventure with the Metropolitan Investigators. The St. Clement’s parish in Leslieville formally dates back to 1895, when it became an independent parish with a church located on Queen St. E, near Leslie St. Starting in 1910,… Continue Reading →

Muskoka Meandering, July 2011

We recently spent a few days with some friends at their cottage close to Gravenhurst, in Muskoka. Had a great time kayaking, playing with the dog and just sitting around their beautiful place. We also had a chance to explore… Continue Reading →

Firestone Plant, July 2011

This is my latest adventure with the Metropolitan Investigators. The plant that went up on a tract of bayfront farmland in 1919 is still there, off Burlington East, between Kenilworth and Strathearne. By the 1970s, 2,000 workers produced 10,000 tires… Continue Reading →

Barber Mill, May 2011

This is my latest adventure with the Metropolitan Investigators. The old Barber paper mill on the Credit River in Georgetown. This was originally established in 1823 by a United Empire Loyalist, and was operating right up to about 25 years… Continue Reading →

Metropolitan Investigators, Jan 2011

This is the 1st outing of an exiting new club I’m in, which is involved in “Urban Exploring”, a topic that has fascinated me for the last few years (Wikipedia definition). See also A Worker’s Paradise Our club is called… Continue Reading →

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