Friday, May 29, 2009

Lower Brunswick Avenue

Between College and Harbord Streets, Brunswick Avenue is a tangle of beautiful (if ramshackle) old Victorian homes. The gentrified places mingle with the rentals, but they all seem to have one thing in common: huge, English gardens:

Amazingly, these 5 gardens were side-by-side.


  1. I adore English gardens! Mine has the same level of messy-mixture, but without any of the intentionality.

  2. I bet it was like being in another country, seeing all that greenery! I love the photos.

  3. What amazingly beautiful and lush gardens... what a lovely neighborhood, darling!


  4. Ahh--I lived on this street for a summer when I was an undergrad . . .

  5. Beautiful places K*

    Hope you'll have a fab weekend


  6. Lushness!! I am trying to breath in that green garden scent. Unhappily you don't have the smellavision gadget installed.;-)

  7. english gardens have the right idea! wild and wooly and gorgeous! this is amazing. i wish i could see the flowers in person (and live amongst them!). :)

    hope you have a great weekend! :)

  8. Sal: I too, love the English garden. Very hard to maintain. Which is why I don't have one!

    E: Thanks. It is a bit European down on that block...

    Wendy and Fashion Dreamer: Merci!

    CC: It's a very interesting neighbourhood. Some of it totally gentrified, some of it rather ratty. Very urban, on balance...

    Miss C: I remember you telling me that. Is it as you remember it?

    Thanks Seeker!

    Bel: I was going to install that and then I got sidetracked... Sorry! :-)

    droll: Just come to TO and I'll show you around...