A Glimpse of the Past

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A little while ago, Desi had a wonderful idea. During the Doors Open Toronto city-wide event, many attractions had no admission fee for the day. We were able to take advantage of this and visit the Black Creek Pioneer Village for about an hour after work, and we had a wonderful time.

For those unfamiliar with the place, it is essentially an entire village center with various businesses and workshops all staffed by people in period costumes. The village is circa early to mid 1800s and was simply fascinating to visit. We didn’t have very much time so we didn’t get to see it all, but we definitely want to go back and visit it again when we have more time. They even had a fully-operational microbrewery built to 1850 standards and a blacksmith heating and bending metal with period tools:

Our quick visit to the village was a fun adventure and reminded us both a little of our trip across Europe. 🙂 Full gallery below:


  1. Sarah
    July 2nd, 2010 | 11:33 pm

    I’m pretty sure we took our german exchange students here the weekend we went to Niagra Falls & Toronto. Were there any barracks?

  2. Desi
    July 3rd, 2010 | 9:59 pm

    Hi Sweetheart,

    I love how the photos turned out and our little adventure 🙂 Looking forward to our future adventures 🙂 <3 and I am sure you too 🙂 <3

    I love you so very much!!!
    Desi <3 Donny

  3. Diane and Walter
    July 6th, 2010 | 6:17 pm

    Hi Don and Desi

    Little adventures are so needed….glad you had the opportunity. In my days we had records that looked similar to music discs and they sounded pretty good if you had a good quality record palyer and big floor speakers. Again some great photos Don….

    love Mom and Walter

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