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[PHOTO] Map of west Toronto, 1868

This map, displayed at the Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden parkette in the west-end neighbourhood of Roncesvalles, depicts territory that was–one year after the formation of Canada–still substantially rural. The map clearly shows the great arc of Dundas Street West as it curves north, avoiding what were then swamps and other lowlands and now substantially High Park, as well as the shallower curve of east-west artery Davenport Road to the northeast along the base of the escarpment marking the shoreline of the Ice Age’s Glacial Lake Iroquois.

These territories have all been transformed radically, densely urbanized and booming. Even the Humber River that was once a boundary has become an internal waterway of the City of Toronto, Etobicoke on the western side being part of the legal city.

Map of west Toronto, 1868 #toronto #roncesvalles #roncesvallesave #dundasstreetwest #map #peacegarden #dundasroncesvallespeacegarden

Written by Randy McDonald

November 12, 2019 at 11:45 am

[PHOTO] Twenty-five photos of the Humber River, from Old Mill up to Dundas Street West

Yesterday, I had a nice walk north up the Humber River, from Old Mill station up through Étienne Brûlé Park all the way upstream to Dundas Street. It was a beautiful early evening walk, in parklands turning yellow and other colours.

Looking at the approaching eastbound train #toronto #ttc #subway #oldmill

North up the Humber at Old Mill #toronto #oldmill #humberriver #fall #autumn #yellow

Looking south towards Humber Bay Shores #toronto #oldmill #humberriver #fall #autumn #yellow #humberbayshores #skyline

On Riverside Drive #toronto #oldmill #humberriver #fall #autumn #yellow #riversidedrive

Etienne Brûlé Park (1) #toronto #etiennebrulepark #humberriver #fall #autumn #yellow

Plane in blue sky #toronto #etiennebrulepark #humberriver #fall #blue #sky #plane

Upstream the Humber #toronto #etiennebrulepark #humberriver #fall #autumn #yellow

Up the path #toronto #etiennebrulepark #humberriver #fall #autumn #yellow #path

Water's edge #toronto #etiennebrulepark #humberriver #fall #autumn #yellow

Fierce yellow #toronto #etiennebrulepark #humberriver #fall #autumn #yellow #leaves

Walking in yellow #toronto #etiennebrulepark #humberriver #fall #autumn #yellow #leaves

Green and yellow #toronto #etiennebrulepark #humberriver #fall #autumn #yellow #green #leaves

Two paths diverge #toronto #etiennebrulepark #humberriver #fall #autumn #yellow #green #path

Waiting #toronto #etiennebrulepark #humberriver #fall #autumn #yellow

Three parts #toronto #humberriver #fall #autumn #yellow

Curving path #toronto #humberriver #fall #autumn #yellow #path

Rapids #toronto #humberriver #magwoodpark #fall #autumn #yellow #path #water #rapids

Path ahead #toronto #humberriver #magwoodpark #fall #autumn #yellow #path

Red maple leaf #toronto #humberriver #magwoodpark #fall #autumn #red #maple #leaf #canada

Mallards (1) #toronto #humberriver #fall #autumn #birds #mallards #ducks

Mallards (2) #toronto #humberriver #fall #autumn #birds #mallards #ducks

Mallards (3) #toronto #humberriver #fall #autumn #birds #mallards #ducks

Carpet of red #toronto #humberriver #fall #autumn #red #leaves

Path above the river #toronto #humberriver #fall #autumn #path

Humber River below the Dundas Street Bridge #toronto #humberriver #fall #autumn #dundasstreetbridge

Written by Randy McDonald

October 29, 2019 at 11:15 am

[VIDEO] Humber River flowing, north of the Humber Bay Arch Bridge

Written by Randy McDonald

July 31, 2019 at 5:41 pm

[PHOTO] Thirty-six photos taken on the Humber, from Dundas south to Old Mill

After walking west through the Junction on Dundas Street West Thursday, as I approached the Humber I turned south, following the Humber south through the parks of Home Smith and Magwood and Étienne Brûle. The colours of the trees had only begun to turn away from green, which is fine; I still have plenty of time to return. I enjoyed the chilly afternoon, and I think the Canada geese did, too.

Looking south on Varsity Road #toronto #lambton #warrenpark #olddundasstreet #varsityroad #latergram

Five in a row #toronto #lambton #warrenpark #olddundasstreet #architecture #latergram

Lambton House by the towers #toronto #lambton #warrenpark #olddundasstreet #lambtonhouse #latergram

Lambton House by the towers (2) #toronto #lambton #warrenpark #olddundasstreet #lambtonhouse #latergram

Looking back #toronto #lambton #warrenpark #olddundasstreet #latergram #green

Looking down to the Humber #toronto #lambton #warrenpark #homesmithpark #humberriver #latergram #green

Looking up at the Dundas Street bridge #toronto #lambton #homesmithpark #humberriver #dundasstreetbridge #dundasstreetwest #latergram

Down the Humber #toronto #homesmithpark #humberriver #fall #autumn #latergram

Across the Humber #toronto #homesmithpark #humberriver #fall #autumn #latergram

Down the path #toronto #homesmithpark #humberriver #fall #autumn #path #latergram

Graffiti by the path #toronto #homesmithpark #humberriver #fall #autumn #path #graffiti #latergram

Red flowers #toronto #homesmithpark #humberriver #fall #autumn #path #red #flowers #latergram

Across the river (2) #toronto #homesmithpark #humberriver #fall #autumn #path #latergram

Red above #toronto #homesmithpark #humberriver #fall #autumn #path #red #leaves #latergram

Rushing past #toronto #homesmithpark #humberriver #fall #autumn #path #latergram

Canada Geese (1) #toronto #homesmithpark #humberriver #fall #autumn #path #birds #canadageese #latergram

Canada Geese (2) #toronto #homesmithpark #humberriver #fall #autumn #path #birds #canadageese #latergram

Canada Geese (3) #toronto #homesmithpark #humberriver #fall #autumn #path #birds #canadageese #latergram

Canada Geese (4) #toronto #homesmithpark #humberriver #fall #autumn #path #birds #canadageese #latergram

Canada Geese (5) #toronto #homesmithpark #humberriver #fall #autumn #path #birds #canadageese #latergram

Rocks exposed #toronto #homesmithpark #humberriver #fall #autumn #path #latergram

Seagull #toronto #homesmithpark #humberriver #fall #autumn #path #birds #seagull #latergram

Looking downstream in the green #toronto #homesmithpark #humberriver #fall #autumn #path #green #latergram

Deceleration #toronto #homesmithpark #humberriver #fall #autumn #path #green #weir #latergram

Under the green #toronto #homesmithpark #humberriver #fall #autumn #path #green  #latergram

River flowing #toronto #homesmithpark #humberriver #fall #autumn #path #green  #latergram

River flowing (2) #toronto #homesmithpark #humberriver #fall #autumn #path #green  #latergram

Straight path #toronto #homesmithpark #humberriver #fall #autumn #path #green #red #orange #yellow #latergram

Weir again #toronto #homesmithpark #humberriver #fall #autumn #path #green #weir #latergram

Rushing under trees #toronto #homesmithpark #humberriver #fall #autumn #path #green  #latergram

Curving path #toronto #homesmithpark #humberriver #fall #autumn #path #green  #latergram

Family portrait #toronto #magwoodpark #humberriver #fall #autumn #path #green #red #yellow #latergram

Sweatlodge #toronto #etiennebrulepark #humberriver #fall #autumn #path #green #sweatlodge #latergram

Condos by the water #toronto #etiennebrulepark #humberriver #fall #autumn #path #green #condos #latergram

Old Mill Bridge #toronto #etiennebrulepark #oldmillbridge #humberriver #fall #autumn #path #green #latergram

Old Mill Bridge (2) #toronto #etiennebrulepark #oldmillbridge #humberriver #fall #autumn #path #green #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

October 28, 2018 at 12:00 pm

[PHOTO] Looking north across the Humber from track level, east of Old Mill

Looking north across the Humber from track level #toronto #humberriver #ttc #subway #oldmill

Written by Randy McDonald

March 8, 2018 at 10:30 am

[PHOTO] Looking out, Sheldon Lookout

This photo was taken looking directly away from the massive stretch of high-rise condos, part of the wave of development that is transforming North Mimico from a low-rise district southwest of High Park to a thriving district in its own right. City planners have done well to preserve this strip of the wild.

Looking out #toronto #sheldonlookout #lakeontario #fall #autumn #trees #northmimico #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

November 30, 2017 at 12:21 pm

[PHOTO] Four photos of, and from, the Humber Bay Arch Bridge

The Humber Bay Arch Bridge,
a pedestrian and bicycling bridge crossing the Humber, connecting what was once the old city of Toronto with Etobicoke, is a worthy subject of photos. Its position also lends itself to the taking of photos.

Looking west #toronto #humberbayarchbridge #architecture #bridge #latergram

Looking north #toronto #humberbayarchbridge #architecture #bridge #gardinerexpressway #lakeshoreblvd #latergram

Looking south #toronto #humberbayarchbridge #architecture #bridge #humberbay #lakeontario #latergram

Skyline #toronto #humberbayarchbridge #architecture #bridge #humberbay #lakeontario #skyline #cntower #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

November 25, 2017 at 9:15 am

[PHOTO] Ten photos of the Humber River, from Étienne Brûlé Park through to Magwood Park

Early Wednesday evening, I had a lovely stroll north up the Humber River from Bloor, passing through first Étienne Brûlé Park then Magwood Park on the eastern shore of the Humber. These parks were well-populated, by people taking in the warmth of the sun and by Canada geese basking by the shore.

Paddling down the muddy Humber

Slipping down to Étienne Brûlé Park

Old Mill Bridge from the north

Canada geese by the shore (1)

Canada geese by the shore (2)

Thundering Humber

South-flowing Humber by the mud

Thundering

Towards Home Smith Park

Flow

Written by Randy McDonald

June 30, 2017 at 6:00 am

[PHOTO] Three photos taken along the eastern shore of the Humber River at night

Walking up the paths on the eastern shore of the Humber River in full spring flood at night, from Magwood Park up to Home Smith and the great bridge that takes Dundas Street West over, you can get a sense of the immensity of the natural world. Even in a carefully maintained Toronto, nature retains its force.

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Written by Randy McDonald

May 26, 2017 at 3:49 pm

[PHOTO] Four photos of crossings of the Humber River at Old Mill

The transparency of Old Mill station makes it a compelling subject for photographers at night, especially with subway trains entering and leaving above the Humber.

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Written by Randy McDonald

May 24, 2017 at 12:00 pm