A walk at bedtime

For we are very lucky, with a lamp before the door,
And Leerie stops to light it as he lights so many more;
And O! before you hurry by with ladder and with light,
O Leerie, see a little child and nod to him tonight!

The Lamplighter

Robert Louis Stevenson

This is actually the end of my walk for that evening, at the end of Philosopher’s Walk. It was really quite peaceful and my mood suited this scene. Knowing that just a few paces away Toronto was in transformation. The rat race home yielding to the excitement and enthusiasm of the city at night.

Spot the dinosaur!

Church of the Redeemer

As I walked by this church going East, all was quiet. Impressed by this imposing building I paused to add this view to my collection of beautiful buildings in Toronto.

On returning along Bloor later on, a different scene was playing out. People were leaving the building, some carrying instruments and others had been in attendance to the concert.

I was sorry to have missed out on the event, however l was grateful to witness those leaving and to feel their delight and hopefully uplifted spirit from the music.


This impressive Kirk Newman bronze sculpture stands outside the Manulife Financial Headquarters building.

Entitled Community it is designed to reflect the diverse and international presence of the company.

This view of the sculpture, taken as evening was descending, gives a warmth to the bronze. I have included it in this blog as it was part of my walk, however I am sure it will feature in another blog later on.

The evening walk was a brilliant ending to this day of adventure in Toronto. All too soon my mini-break was ending. I will return!


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