The RC Harris Water Filtration Plant - Toronto
I went out last night with the hopes of catching a glimpse of northern lights over Toronto. I had heard that the recent burst of solar flares might make this a possibility - instead it was a northern light letdown.
Nonetheless, still a fruitful evening thanks to all the light provided by a harvest moon.
The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) - 2014
Prince Edward County, Ontario
Sandbanks Provincial Park and Prince Edward County has been on my ‘places to see in Ontario’ list ever since I had taken an interest in Photography. As my interest in Canadian history later developed, the region drew my attention even more as this is where some of the first Upper Canadians came to live.
They came as Loyalists and their purpose was to remain loyal to the British crown, departing the post-revolution United States of America. It should also be stated that they were offered an abundance of free land in exchange for their loyalty.
The region today very bears the likeness of what the region may have looked like a few hundred years ago - many farms and quaint villages. I was tickled pink by the sight of early version of the Royal Union Flag flying at B&B’s throughout the area. This early version omits the Cross of St. Patrick (red bars running diagonally) as seen in this photo set. Of course, the area is still predominantly agricultural as it was back then, although today many wineries exist as the climate is ideal for growing grapes.
What has also changed since the days that the early settlers arrived is the presence of large sand dunes, which emerged as the vegetation that kept the soil intact was cleared away. Sandbanks Provincial Park is the result, a happy accident as far as I am concerned. These are the finest beaches in Ontario.
Old Fort York, Toronto