I had only a small amount of time in which to go for walk and explore, so I chose the north end of town. My main objective was to get a photo of Evan’s Variety Store. Along the way I took a few photos of the Orange Hall, and houses along Queen Street. Then I sidetracked and swung by 15 James Street, which is an automotive shop, but was once a School Bus Company I worked for. Their are always cars crammed around the front of the building. and so I couldn’t get as clear a shot of the entrance as I had hoped too. But I did get a nice photo of a small shed that has somehow survived 50 years of different owners. Now the grass cutters use it to store their wheelbarrows in.
From there I walked along the Railway Tracks, and came out behind the Gas Station. I took photos of the tires and some freight cars that were sitting nearby waiting to be loaded. The people at the gas station stopped what they were doing, and stood staring at me, so I crossed the road and made my way over to Evan’s. After getting a few pictures of it, I got some of the seedy looking bar at the end of the plaza as well. At this point I needed to head back home. But I stopped at the Hardware Store anyways. The building was originally a Kinney Shoes, that seemed like such a novelty to us in the early seventies. Across the street from it a new coffee shop is preparing to open in what was once a Macs Milk. Its curious as the North Town tends to attract fewer new businesses then the Downtown, which has resulted in it looking slightly more depressed and worn out. When I reached my apartment building the cats came out to greet me. So instead of going inside I walked with them to the picnic tables out back of Branch 139 of the Royal Canadian Legion.
A little house on Queen Street that has lived to see three of its neighbors knocked down.
Streetsville Plaza in the North Town.
A new coffee shop is preparing to open in what was once a Macs Milk.