Friday, June 23, 2017

King Road houses demolished...

 Photos by Barry Wallace
Making way for development proposal
The renewal of King City continues as the old makes way for new development on King Road in the centre of the village.   I recently ran some photos of Hoop Street properties stretching behind the buildings along the north side of King Road, between the King City Market and the old King City (McLeod) Bakery.   This past week has seen the demolition of the two small houses between the market and old bakery.   One keenly anticipates the development proposal for this large overall site, between Keele Street and the CIBC bank, backing onto the railway/GO line.
    


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Barry Wallace

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Once more into the fray...

Photo by Barry Wallace
King City is destined to have an 'Italian Kitchen'
Once again King City is about to get its chance at having an 'Italian Kitchen' eatery in the middle of the village, next to Rockford's Pub on the King Road.   I'm beginning to lose count of the dining spots that have come and gone here.   Here's wishing the new venture every success.
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Barry Wallace

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Backyard beauty...

                                                                                                                   Photo by Barry Wallace
FIRST SPRING ROSE
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Barry Wallace

Monday, June 19, 2017

Rain washes out new Bathurst Street

 Photos by Barry Wallace
Recent heavy rains have taken their toll on the new multi-million dollar Bathurst Street extension over the King Ridge and down into the Holland Marsh.   The road has been washed out and closed north of the Green Lane/Miller's Sideroad up to the Morning Sideroad for major repairs.   The road had only been open for a short time after more than two years of massive construction.   I have no idea how long repairs will take, but it won't happen soon enough those involved with this shocking turn of events.


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Barry Wallace

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Cars...cars...cars...

 All photos by Barry Wallace
I've asked this before and I'll ask it again.   Am I the only one not driving a Range Rover in King City?   I spotted this late-model Vogue (above) outside Hogan's Inn, last Tuesday morning.   It's a brilliant-looking vehicle but I'm not sure white is a rough-and-tumble Range Rover colour, is it?   Maybe I'm just old-fashioned.   A short while later, at the new plaza, this late-model McLaren 650S (below) caught my eye.   It's probably around the $300,000 mark.   Ahah!   So I'm not the only one not driving a Range Rover.   And shortly after, as I was gassing up my 15-year-old Jeep Liberty, the immaculate 1957 Chevrolet BelAir (pictured at bottom) pulled up to a nearby gas pump.   Definitely not the Range Rover type, I thought...but you never know.




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Barry Wallace

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Rainy day in The Marsh

                                                                                                         Photos by Barry Wallace
Fishing Hole on Pumphouse Road
Tuesday was a rainy day, but if you like fishing - so what?   The fellow above was enjoying the fishing and also taking the opportunity to advertise and sell his hand-made Balsa-wood floats and fishing rod holders.   The fellow below with the multi-coloured beach umbrella also waited patiently (and dry) with a line.   Further south, near Ansnorveldt, marsh workers (at bottom) dressed for the weather, get down on their knees to get the job done.




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Barry Wallace