Despite having lived nearly my entire life here in Streetsville, their are parts of it that, for one reason or another, I have never explored. On Sunday I rode my bicycle out to Falconer Drive to look and call for Charo the cat. Nearby, just east of Creditview Road, is an area which has remained undeveloped and forested. Their is also a very long driveway that goes way back, and crosses over the river, that I have always been curious about. Years ago I walked about half way down, then realized that their was a house situated on a property, hidden from the road, and with people living in it. So I aborted my mission. Then for years it was closed off. I had assumed that the house had been knocked down, and that the developers had taken possession.
But on Sunday, I discovered the driveway was opened up again, and their was no sign saying No Trespassing. So I took that as an invitation. I’m so glad I followed my instincts and ventured it. I discovered a farmhouse, possibly more then 150 years old, with a large front yard. I encountered nobody. In fact the house was now empty.
I walked all around the property, and took pictures. Along the lane way were large oak trees, and in the middle of the yard, an ancient Beech, which was quite beautiful. Their were also several tall Spruce trees, that looked like ones you’d see in a Dr. Seuss book.
Afterwards, I looked up the property on the internet and discovered this short history of it: https://www.mississauga.com/opinion-story/7928547-valley-home-farm-gets-another-generational-makeover/
It’s a relief to know that it’s going to be preserved and not handed over to the bulldozer people.