COVID-19 has made it more difficult for Canadians to attend public ceremonies taking place for Remembrance Day. Despite obstacles caused by the current health crisis, there’s nothing stopping us from taking time today — and really, any day — to reflect on how the sacrifices made by veterans throughout our history have shaped our country. Lest we forget.
From a wander the other evening: a view of the flowers and the fountain at Central Memorial Park in Calgary, with a couple of war memorials in the background and the glass and steel Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre behind it all.
Just a few minutes from the King’s Cross/St. Pancras railway complex in London are the Coal Drop Yards, a former industrial area along the Regents Canal being remade for modern retail/leisure, near other new buildings housing offices and residential spaces. Here is one of the buildings, as it was about a year ago.
This stately building on Yonge Street in Toronto used to be home to North Toronto railway station. I had to look up this building in Google to verify its history … but its proximity to train tracks and the lovely clock tower pretty much gave away its heritage. It is currently a (very beautiful) liquor store.