Saturday, April 18, 2009
wildflowers of Roncesvalles Carhouse
Once, when I visited my brother and his family in Toronto, we decided to go for a walk along the boardwalk along Lake Ontario. To get there from where they live on Sunnyside Street, you have to pass behind the Roncesvalles Carhouse, which is by the complicated intersection of Queen St., King St., Roncesvalles and the Queensway. Built in 1895, the Roncesvalles Carhouse services TTC [Toronto Transit Commission] streetcars. It is not a pretty lot, yet among the asphalt and concrete, I saw these wildflowers growing in a small patch, jostling for space on the Sunnyside of the street...
Here is where I saw these wildflowers. If you look to the left of the Carhouse (by the left-hand side red margin, once you click (close) ), just up from where Sunnyside St. meets the Queensway, you will see a long row of parked cars. Squeezed in that small strip between Sunnyside Street and the Roncesvalles Carhouse, I saw these winsome wildflowers.