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PHOTOlog | a fall drive ONTARIO

early ontario brick farmhouse with gingerbread trim

A red brick Ontario Gothic farmhouse at Leaskdale. The “wing” with the cornice-returns may be the earliest-built. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, October 2015

Impressive grave memorial, byzantine-style crypt, Ontario, Canada

The Thomas Foster memorial, a Byzantine-style crypt built by a former Toronto mayor in 1935. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, October 2015

ONTARIO County | Scott Township

PHOTOlog | retired from farm GREY

Feversham, Ontario, farm

Retired wheels near Feversham. Farmer still going. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, April 2015

Maxwell, Ontario, Feversham, church, fields
Maxwell village at sunset. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, April 2015

GREY County | Osprey Township

PHOTOlog | farmhouse and pines BRUCE

Elmwood, Ontario, historical, farmhouse

Elmwood farm with windswept pines. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, April 2015

BRUCE County | Brant Township

PHOTOlog | country estate LINCOLN

stone house heritage preConfederation

Caistor Con 7 Lot 20 Jacob Ker, J.P., at 5252 Westbrook Rd. at Twenty Rd. Overlooks a farm with corn and wind-farm in distance (east side Westbrook and Binbrook). Photo credit: Lisa Rance, November 2014
LINCOLN County | Caistor Township

autumn rural ontario corn

LINCOLN County | Caistor Township

PHOTOlog | red brick farmhouse HALTON

Milton, Ontario, farm, historical, cattle, Scottish

Still a farm, 8505 Esquesing Line, Milton, Concession 5 Lot 4 – the home of John Shortreed who emigrated from Hawick, Scotland in 1837. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, November 2014

HALTON County | Esquesing South Township

PHOTOlog | birrell’s good friends ONTARIO

Scottish importer and developer of Canadian shorthorn cattle breed, Pickering, Ontario

Scottish-born Ebenezer Birrell (1801-1888), with other local farmers, imported the cattle that became the progenitors of the Canadian shorthorn breed. A landscape painter, Birrell produced an award-winning oil on canvas of a pastoral scene – called Good Friends. Here, transposed as ghostly figures on a corner of his land in north Pickering, are some of Birrell’s good friends. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, October 2014

government annexation and destruction of heritage, failed planning, east of Toronto, Ontario

Not abandoned. The Canadian government annexed the Pickering “Airport Lands” in the 1970’s without having followed through with the development of a regional airport. It leaves the perimeter communities in limbo. Activist group Land over Landings seeks to restore these areas to agriculture, and to halt the destruction of heritage structures. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, August 2011

ONTARIO County | Pickering Township

PHOTOlog | past rural life MUSKOKA

Rural Muskoka farming townships returning to nature, cottage life, Ontario, Canada

Vintage farming machinery, water-works, and house-wares are familiar to those who were raised without the mod cons. Local historians point out that cottagers can no longer conceive of the time this land was cleared for farming. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, September 2014

MUSKOKA District | Oakley Township

PHOTOlog | art barn MUSKOKA

Muskoka historical farm turned artist's retreat, near Bracebridge

The 19th century farm turned potter’s studio – Jon Partridge Pottery and the Artful Garden. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, August 2014

MUSKOKA District | Monck Township

PHOTOlog | fading derelict GREY

Desboro, Ontario, farm, derelict, tin roof

Derelict yellow brick with tin roof, Concession 12, near Desboro. The outer buildings are still in use. Mennonite community here. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, April 2014.

GREY County | Sullivan Township

PHOTOlog | country roads GREY

Flesherton, Ontario, historical, farm, brickwork

Farm between Priceville and Flesherton. Many colour-combinations in the brickwork here with red contrast on yellow. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, April 2014

Flesherton, Priceville, Ontario, historical, school, stone masonry, residential conversion

Farm between Priceville and Flesherton. Many colour-combinations in the brickwork here with red contrast on yellow. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, April 2014

GREY County | Artemesia Township