Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Helen Lucas painting graces King Heritage and Cultural Centre


                                                                                                                                       Photo by Barry Wallace
A large-format Helen Lucas painting which belongs to the Township of King now hangs in the King Heritage and Cultural Centre, after very cramped quarters in which the township currently operates meant the spectacular painting could not be hung there.   I'm sure Kathleen Fry, King's Museum Coordinator, will fight tooth and nail to keep it there if and when the township's new headquarters ever gets built, further east along the King Road, and someone thinks the painting should be there.   A reasonable position on her part probably, as the Lucas painting is a cultural icon, not a political one.   Make sure you look for it when you next visit Kinghorn.
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Barry Wallace

Monday, August 21, 2017

Italian eatery to open end of September.

   Photos by Barry Wallace
enoteca motorino is scheduled to open the first of September in King's Ridge Marketplace in King City.   My literal translation of enoteca motorino is 'wine shop scooter'.   I don't speak Italian, so a vernacular translation might be catchier or sexier.   Whatever...I'm looking forward to dining there.   The original enoteca motorino is located on Rutherford Rd. in Woodbridge....online reviews pretty good.
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Barry Wallace

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Laskay Hall being readied to leave Laskay

 Photos by Barry Wallace
Laskay Hall is being raised up in preparation for its removal from the site it has occupied for the past 158 years on Weston Road, in the hamlet of Laskay.


Meanwhile, site preparation for Laskay Hall in Kinghorn at the King Heritage & Cultural Centre is well underway (see photos below).   Completion of the project is still projected to be complete by the end of October and the historic building could be used for display space as soon as the hall is in place.   Full servicing of the old structure is expected to be completed quickly and word is that the traditional Christmas festivities at the Laskay Hall will take place, as normal, later this year.




                                                                                                                                           






At the same time as the Laskay Hall relocation is taking place, construction of the new bandshell at the heritage and cultural centre is well underway also (see photos below).



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Barry Wallace

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Brownsville Junction ~ Hwy. 27 ~ Schomberg


Photos by Barry Wallace
Old boys and their old Fords
Drive one of these old Fords and you'll feel young again 



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Barry Wallace

Friday, August 18, 2017

Time for Hydrangea

Photo by Barry Wallace
This beautiful PG Hydrangea is to be found in King City's Wellesley Park, on the northwest corner of Keele Street and King Road.   It is the time of summer when hydrangea come into their own in many gardens.   I stopped by Black Forest Garden Centre to ask one of the Kohnen brothers if they could identify this hydrangea for me, from the photos I took.   None of the boys were about but their mother, Katherina, was pretty sure it was a PG Hydrangea and she took the time to show me several varieties of hydrangea which they still had in stock.   Youngest brother John showed up and told me that hydrangeas have become tremendously popular and there are now so many varieties and hybrids that many gardeners don't even recognize them.
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Barry Wallace

Thursday, August 17, 2017

17th Sideroad between 8th Conc. & Hwy. 27

Photo by Barry Wallace
No pretensions in this name
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Barry Wallace

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

8th Concession and the 16th Sideroad

Photo by Barry Wallace
Grass-cutting going to the dogs
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Barry Wallace