Category Archives: Travel

Evergreen Brick Works: Thursday Doors

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.

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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).

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Inside the kiln building.

Children can explore, climb and imagine in this outdoor courtyard.

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Children’s playground.

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!

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Garage door art.

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Coloring Fun: Wonderful



“And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils.

And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.”
Mark 1:32, 34 KJV

coloring fun: wonderful

Coloring Fun: Wonderful.

Coloring Fun: Seek ‘n Save

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Seek n’ save.

“And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.

For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.”
Luke 19:9, 10 KJV

coloring fun: seek n' save

Coloring Fun: Seek n’ save.

Coloring Fun: Payback

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“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

coloring fun: payback

Coloring Fun: Payback.

Coloring Fun: Rest Stop

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Finding rest for the journey.

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Matthew 11:28-30 KJV

coloring fun: rest stop: matthew 11:28-30

Coloring Fun: Rest stop: Matthew 11:28-30.

Coloring Fun: Friend of Sinners

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Friend of sinners.

“And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.”
Luke 19:7 KJV

coloring fun: friend of sinners

Coloring Fun: Friend of sinners.

Today, No Delay!

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Ocean waves always won Zeke’s game of tag.

“And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.

And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.”
Luke 19:5, 6 KJV

Brave Little B&B: Thursday Doors

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.

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Classic Victorian style amidst mega hotels along Rainbow Boulevard.

Stained glass is a must for Victorian architecture, and this door does not disappoint.

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Front door welcome.

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Redwood high way.

“And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.

And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.

And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.

And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.”
Luke 19:1-4 KJV

Coloring Fun: Life and Liberty

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Life and liberty.

“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

Inspired by: The Shepherd King: The Sunset Years

coloring fun: life and liberty

Coloring Fun: Life and liberty.