Relic Garden at the Guild Inn / October 24, 2019

On this fine morning of 14 degrees and a sun / cloud mix, we first walked to the bottom of the bluffs and explored one of the beaches there.

This morning’s group:

Species list: ring-billed gull, hairy woodpecker, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, Carolina wren, blue jay, American robin, ruby-crowned kinglet, European starling, red-winged blackbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, white-throated sparrow song sparrow.  (14 species)

For the last part of the walk, we had a good look at the “Relic” Garden located between the Inn and the top of the Bluffs. Although I am still very inexperienced with the Nikon D800 camera, here are some the images I got:

Here is the bell from the 19th-century Victoria Park School:

The oldest house in the Toronto area:

Other images:

We weren’t the only relic admirers:

This is an archway from R.H. King Collegiate which I attended:

As I child, I had music lessons at the Royal Conservatory of Music which stood at the south west corner of College St. & University Ave. Some building features have been transferred here:


Of autumn’s wine, now drink your fill;
The frost’s on the pumpkin, and snow’s on the hill.   – The Old Farmer’s Almanac, 1993

Miles Hearn

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