Chine Drive: April, 2020

I have heard Chine Drive in Scarborough referred to as being “one of the prettiest streets in Toronto.”

Each house is of a different architectural style and you have the impression of being in the woods at the same time.

Just east of here is the St. Augustine’s Seminary built in 1913:

St. Augustine’s Seminary
St. Augustine’s Seminary

Here is a look at some of the views near the Seminary:

Though many birds were about including Red-bellied Woodpecker and Common Raven, I was only able to photograph these two:

Hairy Woodpecker (female)
House Finch (male)

Some botany:

Tartarian Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)
Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)
Choke Cherry (Prunus virginiana)
Serviceberry (Amelanchier)
Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)
Scilla (also called Squill)
Lungwort (Pulmonaria)
Basswood (Tilia americana)
Red Osier (Cornus sericea)
Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)
Hawthorn (Crataegus)
Trout-lily (Erythronium americanum)
Elederberry (Sambucus canadensis)
European Pussy Willow (Salix caprea)
Austrian Pine (Pinus nigra)


Aprul’s come back; the swellin’ buds of oak
Dim the fur hillsides with a purplish smoke;
The brooks are loose an’, singing to be seen,
(Like gals,) make all the hollers soft an’ green    – James Russell Lowell (1819–91)

Miles Hearn

2 thoughts on “Chine Drive: April, 2020

  1. Lisa Volkov

    Ah, another place I love! Thank you so much for sharing this with us. Watching spring unfold through your eyes is wonderful, since I can’t go to these places myself. Thank you so much, Miles!

  2. Pina

    I’m liking how the photos are slowly becoming greener and greener, and with more flowers as spring comes along.
    I really enjoyed discovering this beautiful street and area when I was able to take your course.
    Now I am happily! babysitting 4grandchildren, 5,4,3,and1.5.

    Thank you very much for this series of photos.


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