Visiting Merlin’s Hollow English flower garden never fails me. No matter how many times I visit the Tomlinson’s garden, I always stumble upon something new. My latest easy find, a Yellow Crab Spider crawling over a purple Iris. No camouflage here. Perhaps it was an accidental landing as these yellow crab spiders according to Wiki like to hangout …

The McKenzie Marsh property on St. John’s Sideroad in Aurora has been sold and landscaping behind the pond began sometime in May. Changes can be seen from the main boardwalk observation deck just West of the railroad tracks on the North side of the road. The pond is transforming and the standing trees and shrubs …

If given the opportunity, people will walk with kids to the nearest play places, go shopping, or go to work by means of transportation other than by car. Governments on all levels promote the use of more local public transit to reduce the number of cars on the road and thus reduce traffic and pollution. Our …

Birds are in a full swing, hovering over our gardens, trails and streets of Aurora. Singing away. Yes, nest making and long anticipated mating or even hatching season is happening now. Trees are filling in and grass is getting greener. In fact it is almost green everywhere, of course at this time of the year …

A perfect pit stop for graffiti artists, an abandoned industrial building near the rail tracks. Not sure if the industrial building that is seen from Industrial Parkway here in Aurora, near Sheppard’s Bush Conservation area, is abandoned. Maybe it isn’t. It is however a deteriorated white building, with chipping paint, dripping water, some broken and …

On this day, four years ago on April 11th, 2014 firefighters battled a devastating fire of the Aurora United Church that was located at the corner of Yonge and Tyler Street downtown Aurora. It was an emotional day for the people of Aurora. On this day I was out of town and I only saw …

Last time I checked, the hydro pole on Bayview Avenue just North of St. John’s sideroad in Newmarket was still tipping and the road was closed. A few traffic pylons were blocking the left turn lane on St. John’s sideroad going East and on Bayview Avenue going North drivers were forced to make a right …

A big change for the Aurora Armoury at the Town Park is happening now. The Aurora Armoury built in 1874 is one of the oldest armouries in Ontario, also called a Drill Shed for the 12th Battalion of Infantry or York Rangers. In addition, the building also served as an alternative community space, “Live at the …

An industrial building once a foundry where plows were made is now a warehouse for basketware and accessories. Bacon Basketware Limited, a basketware warehouse in Aurora’s downtown neighbourhood has been operating for many many years and evidently still is. This interesting industrial building that is located on Wellington Street, one block West of Yonge Street …

Election sign ‘clutter‘ is undeniably an opportunity for election sign vandalism. I recall we had plenty of both, a plethora of signs and vandalism here in Aurora during the municipal elections back in 2014. It definitely wasn’t hard to notice the visual clutter of signs everywhere. Wherever I glanced there was an army of campaign signs …