Thursday Doors – January 19, 2017

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Toronto

This week’s submission to Norm 2.0‘s Thursday Doors.

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos from around the world.

Front doors of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Toronto, Canada

I still find it odd, having lived just outside of Toronto most of my life, in Scarborough as a youngster, and just north of the city as an adult, that I have not fully explored the marvelous architecture (what remains of it) of Toronto more fully. I say, “what remains of it.” because, for an extended period, from the 60’s to 80’s ,Toronto had a policy of “Urban Renewal”, during which time, many wonderful historical buildings were torn down to make way for more modern buildings, and parking lots (because the people working in these buildings would have to park their somewhere). Back in the day, the car was the transport of choice. My how the city has changed on that front, for the better, though there is still an excess of cars, do to the poor rural/urban transit infrastructure. I could write at length on that evolution.

But, in honour of brevity, I’ll include a Google Streetview link, as I often do, so you can witness firsthand the extreme contrast between this grand old place of worship and the surrounding world of glass and steel.

 

 

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10 thoughts on “Thursday Doors – January 19, 2017

  1. Joanne Sisco

    I’m quite familiar with this church and yet I was surprised by the pink stone and columns. I didn’t remember them at all … but when I went back to look at my own photos, there they were. The difference is that your photo is so much more vibrant. This is a classic example of seeing something with new eyes!! Love it!

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  2. Pingback: Thursday Doors – January 26, 2017 | Ed Lehming Photography

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