This area was a brickworks and then a gravel quarry.
In the 1950’s it became an unregulated dump. Everything from radioactive paint to barrels of solvents lie just below the surface. Locals say that if the gasses brewing below the ground were to ignite, half of Scarborough would go with it.
Nowadays, it has great expanses of meadow and this attracts butterflies.
Thanks to Ken Sproule for assistance in butterfly identification.
“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.” – Buckminster Fuller
Miles, I so miss your walks. Thanks for posting such beautiful images and taking us on a virtual walk.
Yes, I miss our walks too. But what can we do?
Thank you so much, Miles (and Ken) for giving us this.
So much beauty, on top of toxicity! True of a lot of the city. I have often considered, when hiking in the Port Lands (before the work being done now), and even the Spit, which I love so much, that it might shorten my life. But it didn’t stop me from doing it!