Thursday, July 12, 2007

The Historic Town of Unionville

Unionville is a suburb of Markham and is about a fifteen minute drive from where we were staying. It is a big tourist attraction and is virtually unchanged from when it was built in 1794. It has a very interesting history, for those who might be interested you can see what wikipedia says. It even looks as though they have pinched a couple of my photos!
The main street was very pretty with beautiful flowers everywhere. You can just see the church which was built by the Casa Loma architect. We didn't get to visit this 'house on the hill' maybe on my next visit! The main street is full of interesting little shops and is a great place for browsing.
The flags are out in preparation for Canada day.
This is one of the watermills and is very pretty.
The new Millennium bandstand built in 2000 stands out even despite the design. This is used a lot during the annual jazz and Celtic festivals.
This is Toogood Pond and is stocked with fish (or so the sign says). I suspect it might be true as we saw this fish lying in the car park.
I saw my first close up of Canada geese. We sat and watched them feeding in the park. The only downside is you have to watch where you walk as what goes in comes out!!

The next instalment will be the trip to Niagara so hope you will join me.

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At 12/7/07 13:37, Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Ah yes, the geese! Our ever present friends. I knew you'd get to Niagara soon. :)

At 12/7/07 14:07, Blogger Tiger Lamb Girl said...

Canada looks absolutely gorgeous this time of year!

At 12/7/07 14:14, Blogger enidd said...

what a lovely place, chris. enidd is envious!

At 12/7/07 15:14, Blogger Beccy said...

What a pretty place mum, even the geese are prettier than our variety.

At 12/7/07 17:58, Blogger Asha said...

I think Canada is naturally beautiful with wonderful kind people! Looks like a lovely place Chris.Looking forward to Niagara pics,we saw it on the way back to Buffalo,US.

At 12/7/07 18:43, Blogger john.g. said...

Lovely pics Chris, but you don't have to go to Canada to see Canada geese, they're everywhere!

At 12/7/07 19:29, Blogger ChrisB said...

AC you'll have to come back tomorrow!

tigger lamb girl I was glad to avoid all the UK rain!

enidd everywhere is so clean and well kept.

beccy there's more to come.

asha we went over to Buffalo.

john I probably saw some (but don't remember) at Slimbridge Wildlife and Wetlands Trust which is not too far from Bristol.

At 13/7/07 06:43, Blogger Sam said...

we have these geese where I work and they are a menace. I'd rather take one home for supper.

At 13/7/07 08:38, Blogger my4kids said...

Wow you got a lot of really good pictures. The fish on the ground is a little weird though. Do you suppose it was a victim of the birds?

At 13/7/07 12:59, Blogger ChrisB said...

sam trust you !!

my4kids that's what we thought about the fish.

At 17/7/07 20:16, Blogger elena jane said...

what a wonderful town....:)


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