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TLTV Ep 92 – St Michael’s Cemetery

Down a small, completely nondescript alleyway off of Yonge Street, just south of St Clair Avenue, lies the entrance to a hidden treasure — St. Michael’s Cemetery. The entrance is so unassuming that it is likely that many long time residents of the area have never noticed it. The 10-acre cemetery itself is sandwiched in behind skyscrapers, shops, and residential neighbourhoods. Almost no-one knows it is there. It is actually the oldest surviving Catholic cemetery in The GTA.

Opened in 1855, it replaced St. Paul’s Cemetery at Queen and Parliament, which had been filled to capacity by the influx of Irish Catholic settlers fleeing the Great Potato Famine. Some 29,000 people are currently buried at St. Michael’s. It is the final resting place mostly for working class Irish Canadians, Toronto’s Catholic pioneers.

One of the most notable features of the cemetery is the octagonal winter mortuary vault designed by Joseph Sheard, who later became mayor of Toronto. The winter vault was used to store the bodies of the deceased during the winter until the graves could be dug again in the softened soil the following spring. The octagonal shape of the winter vault offered extra wall space for platforms to place coffins.

In this episode we’ll venture inside the cemetery to take a look at some of the more interesting markers and quiet corners. We’ll get a look at the outside of the winter mortuary vault, as well as the beautiful row of trees leading up to it. All in all, it is a very unique and peaceful place in a busy modern metropolis.

Down a small, completely nondescript alleyway off of Yonge Street, just south of St Clair Avenue, lies the entrance to a hidden treasure — St. Michael’s Cemetery. The entrance is so unassuming that it is likely that many long time

TLTV Ep 91 – Yonge Street (St Clair to Summerhill)

This is the start of an ongoing series that will, over time, look at various streets throughout The GTA. The stretch of Yonge Street (the longest street in the world) between bustling St. Clair Avenue and quieter Summerhill Avenue, has a number of interesting features.

We’ll start at the busy intersection of Yonge and St Clair, with it’s medium-sized skyscrapers. From there we’ll wander south toward Summerhill Avenue, stopping to look at some of the interesting places along the way, like the restaurants The Monk’s Table and The Rosedale Diner. Torontonians will walk and drive by as we look at some shop windows, all while we make our way under the railway bridge to view the steeple overlooking the huge new LCBO outlet.

Finally, we’ll spy a small nondescript alleyway that holds a clue to our next episode…

This is the start of an ongoing series that will, over time, look at various streets throughout The GTA. The stretch of Yonge Street (the longest street in the world) between bustling St. Clair Avenue and quieter Summerhill Avenue, has

TLTV Ep 90 – Beltline Trail

The Beltline Trail is a walking/running/biking/cross-country skiing path in the heart of Toronto, just north of Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue. It may also be the most beautiful path in the City of Toronto.

The 4.5km recreational east-west trail follows along the route of the 1890s Belt Line commuter steam railway which once circled the city. The trail is now lined with trees whose canopies meet overtop of the trail. The trail also passes by the back yards of some very expensive homes in the very upscale area of Forest Hill.

In this episode we’ll start by the pedestrian bridge that crosses Yonge Street, the longest street in the world. The bridge then passes over the TTC’s (Toronto Transit Commission) subway tracks before entering the beautiful tree-lined section. You will see many people out for a stroll or a brisk run, walking the dog, or riding their bikes. It really is one of the most relaxing places in the city.

The Beltline Trail is a walking/running/biking/cross-country skiing path in the heart of Toronto, just north of Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue. It may also be the most beautiful path in the City of Toronto. The 4.5km recreational east-west trail

TLTV Ep 89 – Kincardine (Part 7)

In this final installment from Kincardine Ontario, we’ll visit some of the beautiful farmland in that part of the Province. The soybeans were growing well, and as you will see it is an incredibly peaceful place to be. We’ll see the grasses blowing in the wind and will finish off looking at a few of the windmills providing power to the area.

In this final installment from Kincardine Ontario, we’ll visit some of the beautiful farmland in that part of the Province. The soybeans were growing well, and as you will see it is an incredibly peaceful place to be. We’ll see

TLTV Ep 88 – Kincardine (Part 6)

In the sixth episode from Kincardine we’ll visit a soybean farm on a warm summer afternoon. You’ll hear the bugs chirping, see old rusting farm equipment, and watch the breeze blowing the crops and grass.

In the sixth episode from Kincardine we’ll visit a soybean farm on a warm summer afternoon. You’ll hear the bugs chirping, see old rusting farm equipment, and watch the breeze blowing the crops and grass.

TLTV Ep 87 – Kincardine (Part 5)

In the fifth episode from Kincardine Ontario we’ll head back to Boiler Beach to enjoy a spectacular Ontario sunset. Watch as the sun sets over Lake Huron and the crescent moon rises in the nights sky. Enjoy!

In the fifth episode from Kincardine Ontario we’ll head back to Boiler Beach to enjoy a spectacular Ontario sunset. Watch as the sun sets over Lake Huron and the crescent moon rises in the nights sky. Enjoy!

TLTV Ep 84 – Kincardine (Part 2)

We’re back at Boiler Beach near Kincardine, and in this episode we’ll visit the remains of the famous boiler from which the beach takes its name. The boiler’s remains are all that is left from the ship “The Erie Belle” which exploded and sank on these shores in November 1883. Worn and rusted now, the boiler seems to get smaller every year to to the constant erosion of the waves. We’ll take a close-up look at the remains of the boiler, and we’ll see some of the beautiful stretches of sandy beach that is on either side of it. Enjoy!

We’re back at Boiler Beach near Kincardine, and in this episode we’ll visit the remains of the famous boiler from which the beach takes its name. The boiler’s remains are all that is left from the ship “The Erie Belle”

TLTV Ep 83 – Kincardine (Part 1)

Here we are in the middle of the long dark days of winter, so maybe it would be a good idea to look at a series that was filmed in Kincardine Ontario last summer. Let’s head to the beach on the shores of Lake Huron in this first of a quick series of episodes. Kincardine is a town of 12,000 residents that is located about halfway up the eastern shore of Lake Huron, around a 3 hour drive from The GTA. We’ll start by visiting Boiler Beach during a warm summer afternoon. Boats and clouds will roll by all to the sound of the rolling waves. This is a beautiful, tranquil spot, and we’ll see more of it in coming episodes of TLTV.

Here we are in the middle of the long dark days of winter, so maybe it would be a good idea to look at a series that was filmed in Kincardine Ontario last summer. Let’s head to the beach on

TLTV Ep 82 – Union Station

Today we are going to take a trip into one of the grandest spaces in Canada … Union Station in downtown Toronto. Union Station opened to the public in 1927 and has been Toronto’s rail station ever since. It is still the largest and most opulent railway station in Canada. Serving 200,000 passengers per day, it is also the busiest passenger transportation facility in the country. Especially impressive is the cavernous Great Hall which rivals New York’s Grand Central Station. Let’s go inside…

Today we are going to take a trip into one of the grandest spaces in Canada … Union Station in downtown Toronto. Union Station opened to the public in 1927 and has been Toronto’s rail station ever since. It is

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