In 2011, I was not in Canada for the autumn season. I never realized how much I would miss its delights. I vowed that I would never again depart from Canada during September and October. They are glorious months, with warm afternoons and pleasantly cool evening. I realize that there are also rainy, damp miserable days. However, on afternoons when sunshine filters through the golden leaves on Toronto’s forested streets, I feel more than compensated for the dreary days that the season presents.
On 25 October 2012, the season presented one of those perfect sun-filled days. The afternoon temperatures hit 23 degrees. Early in the morning, I departed from downtown Toronto, where I reside. I rode the subway to the Bloor West Village and strolled among the residential streets north of Bloor Street. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. Crunching dry leaves underfoot brought back fond memories of childhood. I recalled warm sunny October afternoons, returning from school, when I kicked chestnuts and acorns with my shoe. Autumn – glorious autumn.
A tree-lined street in the Bloor West Village
Other Bloor West Village scenes
A street and a small park in the Village
Autumn colours abound on the streets in October
A scene in a garden that would make an excellent oil painting
To view other posts about Toronto experiences:
Photos of the surroundings of the CN Tower and and the St. Lawrence Market in 1977
The old Dominion Bank Building at King and Yonge Street
The Canada Life Building on University and Queen Street West.
Campbell House at the corner of Queen Street West and University Avenue
A study of Osgoode Hall
Toronto’s first City Hall, now a part of the St. Lawrence Market
The St. Lawrence Hall on King Street
Toronto’s streetcars through the past decades
History of Trinity Bellwoods Park
A history of Toronto’s famous ferry boats to the Toronto Islands
Toronto’s Old City Hall at Bay and Queen Streets
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