Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Toronto's Don Valley

The Don Valley is one part of Toronto I really haven't explored all that much. I've been to the Brickworks a few times before the big renovation and to a few events afterward, I have also explored a few ravines to lead into Rosedale and Moore Park over the years. This is the dividing line of the city in some regards, a large channel of green space and a transportation corridor. The fun part was exploring some abandoned bits of infrastructure, a mothballed spur line now owned by Metrolinx that connects Union Station with the Canadian Pacific main line through Toronto. Yes I got my "Stand by Me" moment on the rails.

The other urban artifact is the abandoned Eastern Avenue Bridge, you've seen if it you were travelling on the Don Valley Parkway. The highway when it opened in the early 1960s re-directed Eastern Avenue. I have always wanted to check this bridge out ever since I first saw it from my parents' car driving down the DVP in the early 1980s. You can get a a great view of the lower Don River from here. Now as an added treat VIA Rail's flagship train the Canadian rolled through from Vancouver on the active rail corridor that's the Richmond Hill GO Line.

The Black and White Photos

Camera: Minolta SRT 102, MC Rokkor X 50 f1.4 lens. MC Rokkor 28 f3.5 lens.
Film: Bergger BRF400, D76 1+1.

The Colour Photos

Camera: Rolleicord Vb Twin Lens Reflex Camera
Film: Fuji Reala 100.

A Muggy Saturday Morning Walk

DVP Looking South

DVP Northbound at the Pedestrian Bridge

Foot Bridge Crossing the Don River_

A Stand By Me Moment

Weeds and Rails

Down Low by the Rails_

Under Gerrard St._

Bridgepoint Health

Underneath Dundas St._

Don Valley Trail Southbound

Under Eastern Avenue_

Underneath The Eastern Ave Bypass_

Old Eastern Avenue Bridge One

Eastbound Lane on the Eastern Ave. Bridge

Lower Don River

VIA Rail 1 "The Canadian Observation Car._

Gateway to the East End

Reflected Overpass_

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