The Evergreen Brick Works showcases urban renewal through environmentally-friendly living in Toronto, Ontario. Historically, the site was a factory that produced high-quality bricks and helped rebuild the Toronto area after a fire in 1904. Now, a community art and garden store offers crafts and food from local artisans. A farmer’s market and other celebrations are hosted throughout the year, and the site also serves as a trailhead for hiking and biking trails throughout the Don River Valley. Note the bicycle wheel sculpture on the roof.
Sweet Pete’s Bike Shop, Evergreen Brick Works.
The steel cutouts fill two former doors that were (possibly) used to deliver bricks (noting the old rail tracks in the floor).
Inside the kiln building.
Children can explore, climb and imagine in this outdoor courtyard.
A creative way to “hide” the garage door opening. We visited on a weekday. I saw the “Bike Works Closure” sign on Sweet Pete’s Bike Shop, but with some research, not sure if they are only open now on weekends; or if this location is closed permanently. Sweet Pete’s has other locations around Toronto. I was not aware of the extensive trail system available, and missed renting a bike to explore!
“And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.”
—Luke 19:8 KJV
Three cheers for this Rainbow House Bed & Breakfast on “hotel row” in Niagara Falls, New York; squeezed between a cookie-cutter concrete hotel and the hotel’s overflow parking lot.
“Rainbow” most commonly refers to a famous bridge in the area. Niagara Falls International Rainbow Bridge shows a gentle arch across the Niagara River gorge and connects the United States and Canada in Niagara Falls.
Classic Victorian style amidst mega hotels along Rainbow Boulevard.
Stained glass is a must for Victorian architecture, and this door does not disappoint.
“And rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it thee: and yet thou hast not been as my servant David, who kept my commandments, and who followed me with all his heart, to do that only which was right in mine eyes;”
—1 Kings 14:8 KJV
“And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave their testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.”
—Acts 13:22 KJV