Photo borrowed from the City of Toronto Archives site.
This is where I get my groceries. In the 1890's it was a rope factory, can you imagine? I love old pictures and the Toronto Archives search is just fascinating to me. When I feel jittery or worried, old pictures calm me down instantly. They remind me of the big picture, that it will all be ok and life just goes on. I love to see pictures of people bustling around town 100 years ago, crossing streets I walk on regularly and I love to wonder what worries or joys they may have had at the time the picture was taken. Are those two little boys in this photo chatting about who is taking the picture? Those old cars are busily going somewhere too. It all reminds me how grateful I am to be busy and working and living, like all those before and after me, life just goes on. Time for lunch.