Saturday, August 10, 2019

Into Trinity Square

Starting off close to where I left off yesterday, I was walking along Yonge Street when this building down a side street caught my eye. It's called the Elmwood.

Returning to the route I was following, I took another shot of the garish Yonge-Dundas Square.

And then I returned inside the Eaton Centre mall.

On the west side of the Eaton Centre lies Trinity Square. A church and some historic buildings remain preserved in this spot, amid the modern architecture. This historic plaque caught my eye.

Here we have one of those historic buildings.

While here we have the church itself. The Church Of The Holy Trinity is an Anglican church with a progressive record, a Gothic revival church built in 1847. The square was quite busy when I first arrived- a fire alarm had gone off in a nearby office building- and the church wasn't open yet for the day, so I decided I'd come back. We'll have a look inside in a coming post.

Another feature in Trinity Square is a labyrinth.

Leaving Trinity Square, I paused to photograph this hydro building across the street.


  1. It's a pity how the older buildings are dwarfed by the modern development - the same story in every major city in the world.

  2. I hate when I see beautiful old buildings squeezed in between these high, awful looking glass boxes !! It happens now in each and every town !

  3. Hello, beautiful city tour. I love the churches, pretty buildings. Happy weekend!

  4. ...I need to plan a trip to Toronto.

  5. It’s been years since I was in the Eaton Centre.

  6. I look forward to seeing the inside of the church. Thanks for the nice tour. :-)

  7. I like the Elmwood building, very pretty.
    Have a lovely weekend William

  8. @Catarina: you're welcome.

    @John: that's true.

    @Italiafinlandia: me too.

    @Gattina: quite true.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Tom: you should.

    @Marie: it is still busy.

  9. Ah ha, so that's how you get a bunch of people in a photo! Just pull the fire alarm (KIDDING). The church would have been just architecture without the people, and I doubt any of them attend it!

  10. Fantastic Shots But I Really Dig That Labyrinth. Is It Permanent??


  11. Great photos ~ reminds me a bit of Boston ~ ^_^

    Happy Day to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. The first photo made me go back and have a second look. It's a well preserved building

  13. One of the church photos looks like a wedding. Nice photos

  14. Just look at the glass archway. Wow... how did they do that?

  15. Downtown Toronto is a definite mix of old and new.

  16. Another fascinating stroll. Tweeted.

  17. Nice tour, thank you William.

  18. @DJan: you're welcome.

    @Sami: thank you.

    @Barbara: that's the sort of thing I'd do!

    @Padre: yes, it's permanent.

    @Carol: thanks!

    @Red: it is.

    @Maywyn: I can see that.

    @Sharon: I did think so.

    @Sandi: I do like the construction of that mall.

    @Jennifer: there are places there with character.

    @Shammickite: definitely.

    @Mari: thanks!

    @Bill: you're welcome.

  19. I've walked that labyrinth and it was surprisingly calming.

  20. So many folks in backpacks, and one little girl contemplating the labyrinth.

  21. It sure is a pretty city and I love those old buildings.

  22. Labyrinths are a real public service. I'd walk one daily if I could find one here.

  23. Refreshing to read something wasn´t open yet - happens to me often, too.
    Early birds, huh?

  24. i've never lived in the city ...always wonder if i would do okay? or get to work up over all the noise and busy-ness??! i wonder?? gorgeous old buildings. ( ;

  25. Nice to see so many trees in your photographs …

    All the best Jan

  26. Lovely greena nd restful areas within the busy square:)

  27. The Elmwood is a lovely building. And so, too, is that church.

  28. @RedPat: I've found that effect about labyrinths.

    @Joanne: well, not so little- she was a woman.

    @Denise: I like the old buildings too.

    @Kay: there are a couple of them in Ottawa that I know of.

    @Iris: well, I wasn't that early, but the church opens at eleven in the morning.

  29. @Beth: there are times I miss the country.

    @Jan: there seem to be a lot of trees.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Rosie: it's a lovely square.

    @Jeanie: I agree.