St. Augustine’s Seminary was established in 1913 to train priests. The land on which the Seminary was built was originally that of farmer and Anglican Adna Pherrill (1816-1892). Its construction was funded entirely by Eugene O’Keefe, a wealthy Toronto brewer and philanthropist who died months before its completion.
I bring groups to this area in the spring as there are usually warblers and other birds to be seen. In winter there are few to be found and I had none on this day.
It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. – Charles Dickens