Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Popular cafe is expanding in King City


 A new and greatly expanded rear deck is being added to the Roost Cafe, opposite the Anglican Church, on Keele Street, south of the King Road in King City.   The cafe is now just over a year old and appears to be thriving.   Allison Mumford, operator of The Roost has many more changes and expanded services in mind for this year and next.
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Barry Wallace



Monday, September 18, 2017

2017 Schomberg Street Gallery show and sale

 Photos by Barry Wallace
"Who was that masked artist?"


Channeling the Group of Seven


Large format high gloss resin art
(above and below)



I can't seem to attend the Schomberg Street Gallery each year without getting a photo of one of the numerous, art-loving pooches around and about.   The one above belonged to one of the artists and just two weeks ago it was a saved rescue dog.   Its new owners welcomed it into their home just the day before the Street Gallery.   It was a charmer.


This Main Street Schomberg home got as much attention as the Schomberg Street Gallery art show.   It is for sale and someone made a wise decision to hold an open house on the same day as the art show and sale.   It drew an endless stream of curious visitors.

This year's Street Gallery featured more artists than ever and the overall quality of the many art forms was the best ever.

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Barry Wallace

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Weston Road ~ in the hamlet of Strange

Photo by Barry Wallace
King Township has a well-earned reputation of being known as one of Canada's top hot-spots for horses, but this symbol of the wild west, in the hamlet of Strange, just north of the King Road, would suggest that King is long-horn cattle country also.
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Barry Wallace

Friday, September 15, 2017

Backyard bunnies...

Photo by Barry Wallace
This young bunny is one of two (plus their mother) that have joined our backyard menagerie this summer.   The two youngsters are about half grown and seem to be thriving.   The one pictured above took a break from eating as much of the back lawn as possible, before stretching out in the sun, on a patio stone.   Linda thinks the rabbits are sharing a den under the garden shed, with the groundhog.
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Barry Wallace

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Running out of space?

Photo by Barry Wallace
Big bales fill field on 12th Concession
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Barry Wallace

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A King Township landmark

Photo by Barry Wallace
Black Forest Garden Centre
Keele Street ~ north of the 17th Sideroad

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Barry Wallace

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

King Heritage & Cultural Centre presentation

Photos by Barry Wallace
THREE KING ARTISTS
helen lucas  ~  ed bartrum  ~  ernestine tahedl

A month-long exhibition of large-format paintings by world-renowned King artists is now open for public viewing at the King Heritage and Cultural Centre, on the King Road, in Kinghorn. This captivating art presentation can be viewed until Thursday, September 28.   The King Heritage and Cultural Centre is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 am. to 4 pm. The uniqueness of these large-format paintings is instantly felt when standing in front of then.   The viewer is almost immediately immersed into the colourful and compelling images. 


The paintings shown here are (top) a massive 60"x144" quadriptych by Ernestine Tahedl, entitled Anton Bruckner Motet Ave Maria Quartet.   Immediately above, is a 48"x60" acrylic on canvas, entitled Sam's Day, by Helen Lucas.   Below is Outer Shoals No.5, by Ed Bartram, a 40"x60" acrylic on canvas.


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Barry Wallace

Monday, September 11, 2017

Monarchs making migration


Photos by Barry Wallace
Two monarch butterflies appear on the same flowering plant in my backyard in King City.   These are migrating monarchs which are engaged in intense nectaring after a productive breeding season across the northern range, including Ontario.   Declining daylight is a key clue that triggers the monarch's migratory instinct.   Migratory (non-breeding) monarchs live up to eight months. Intense feeding now builds body fat to fuel migration and to survive the winter in Mexico.   In the second photo below, a monarch shares a feeding spot with a very close bee.




Whenever I see a butterfly picture, I always think of the photo below, which my sister Denise took a couple of years ago in the village of Wemindji, in Quebec, on the shores of James Bay, where she lives.   She captured a precious moment when three fritillary butterflies, close together, posed perfectly for her.

Photo by Denise Georgekish
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Barry Wallace

Sunday, September 10, 2017

September is art month in King

Photos by Barry Wallace

The Schomberg Street Gallery Art Show & Sale is almost upon us.   Sunday, September 17 is the much anticipated day on the Main Street of the village.

Meanwhile, already underway, at the King Heritage & Cultural Centre in Kinghorn is a special art exhibit by three of King Township's most acclaimed and sought-after artists: Ed Bartram, Helen Lucas and Ernestine Tahedl.
This one-of-a-kind collective exhibit runs until September 28.   The King Heritage & Cultural Centre is open Tuesdays to Saturdays, from 10 am. to 4 pm.   Admission is free.



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Barry Wallace

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Exotic cars at one place in King City

Ken McQuarrie's former service station, on Keele Street, at the south end of King City, has been taken over by what appears to be four different businesses, but I don't know which one to name here to describe the overall operation. Be that as it may, I'm always bug-eyed when I see the cars that frequent this spot.   Below is a recent sampling, on one day, of some of the eye-catching, late-model, very expensive vehicles.


Above and immediately below: McLaren




Above: Maserati


Above: Aston-Martin


Above: Porsche Targa

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Barry Wallace

Friday, September 8, 2017

New art at the Roost Cafe in King City



The Roost Cafe in King City is becoming known for the art on its walls, as much as for its coffee in your cup.   Works by Lyudmila are featured during the month of September. 
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Barry Wallace

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Laskay Hall is mere inches from new setting...

 Photos by Barry Wallace
The photo above gives a bit of a preview of how the Laskay Hall fits into line with the other historic buildings in what could be described as a street scene.   It will about one month before the new foundation is built up to its required height and the building and its foundation will become one.



All things considered, the amazing move of the Laskay Hall, from Laskay to Kinghorn went quite smoothly.



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Barry Wallace

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Laskay Hall slides into postion...

 Photos by Barry Wallace
Laskay Hall is seen in these two photos, taken last Friday, as it was being prepared to move over the basement that is still being constructed for it.   When the basement is completed, the building will be lowered slightly to settle on its new foundation.   The process is expected to take a month.


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Barry Wallace

Monday, September 4, 2017

Truck that moved Laskay Hall breaks down

Photo by Barry Wallace
Fortunately, it was two days after the move.
The huge truck that moved the Laskay Hall to its new home, at the heritage cultural centre in Kinghorn, on Wednesday of last week, broke down on Friday morning on the King Road, just east of the cemetary.   Laurie McCulloch, the building mover, from Whitby, and his masterful team of workers, must live charmed lives to squeak by a situation like this.   All's well that ends well, as they say.
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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Busy week at Maple Leaf Cricket Club

Photos by Barry Wallace
I don't know what the occasion was last week, but there were cricket matches being played every hour of every day, all week, at the Maple Leaf Cricket Club on Dufferin Street, northwest of King City.   It's always fun to watch the colourful action, keen competition and intensity of play.



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Barry Wallace

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Laskay Hall ... now you see ~ now it you don't


  Ready to leave Laskay...


...gone from Laskay
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Barry Wallace

Friday, September 1, 2017

More photos of Laskay Hall's historic move...

Photos by Barry Wallace
Laskay Hall stopped in front of the King Heritage & Cultural Centre and proceeded to be backed into its designated spot, just to the east of the heritage and cultural centre.   Below, workers had to re-align wheels to allow their payload to be reversed into its new resting spot.



Above and in the four photos below, Laskay Hall looms large as it slowly backs into its new site, where a new foundation, with a full basement is still under construction.   Completion of the placement of Laskay Hall on its new foundation should take place in about one month.






Museum curator, Kathleen Fry, was delighted and amazed at the proceedings in Kinghorn.   Below, is the man who made everything work so well: Laurie McCulloch, of Whitby.   Laurie, his son and grandson, and their skilled team of workers had onlookers, most with cameras, thrilled and fascinated. 


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Barry Wallace