Sunday, February 2, 2014

A Small Town Within A Big City

I will be posting pics for Winterlude in a bit, but briefly stopping back in Southern Ontario for three days while I get photos organized. Mississauga is just west of Toronto. It was amalgamated decades ago from several small towns, and today has become a large city. 

One of the towns that made up the whole is Streetsville, which today still retains some of that small town sensibility, at least along the main road through. I was down in the area with family for New Year's Eve at an aunt and uncle's home, and thought I'd take some shots in the late afternoon while I still had the light in my favour. These are my final shots from 2013. The first church is St. Andrew's Presbyterian.

Across the street stands Streetsville United Church.

The war memorial in the heart of Streetsville dates back to the First World War.

This plaque is one of several on the memorial.

Finally, here we have Trinity Anglican Church. It's a relatively new building, but the congregation goes back in Streetsville for a long while. This is actually the second recent rebuild- several years ago when the church had been nearly finished in a reconstruction, the new building was burned down in a case of arson. This second rebuilt church is what rose from the ashes.


  1. Nice Church images. I like the war memorial. That was The Great War--never to happen again--will war never stop. Thanks for sharing. MB

  2. Ah Mississauga. There is such variety there. I've perhaps driven by these places before without noticing. Thanks for sharing!

  3. You are soo right that it's a BIG city now! It has changed very quickly, or so it seems to me.

  4. I hope 2014 proves to be a good year for you and yours.

  5. @MB: you're welcome.

    @Gerald: it is quite distinctive.

    @Halcyon: this is one part of the city I like. The glut of suburbs? Not so much.

    @EG: and it has run itself out of space.

    @Jerry: thank you.

  6. I love old churches. These are great!

  7. Mississauga was the first place we lived when we emigrated.It's unrecognisable now.
    Jane x

  8. Red brick, blue sky, white clouds... perfect.

  9. That's a lot of (nice) churches!

    Streetsville? What a name!

  10. It still feels like a small town is there when you visit Streetsville!

  11. @Norma: thank you!

    @Jane and Chris: My parents first lived there when they got married, in Port Credit. Of the two homes they lived in those first few years, I think one's gone.

    @Stuart: thank you!

    @Ciel: I like the use of churches as a photographic subject.

    @RedPat: it certainly does.

    @Cheryl: thank you!

  12. Love the churches. They do look like they are right out of a small town. The Memorial in the middle could also be almost anywhere in a small community. Great photos.

  13. Now that's a small town for sure! Love the churches and the glimpse of another wee place across the border.

  14. Churches were (and still are) a dominant feature of so many small towns. It's hard to remember that Mississauga was full of so many quaint little towns.

  15. @Mari: thank you!

    @LondonLulu: it's a side to Mississauga that I like.

    @Hamilton: so many little places swallowed up into an out of control big city too..

    @Linda: they certainly are.