June 7, 2018, London, ON-
In 2011, I met a gentleman from this city, who seemed the epitome of a proper gentleman from the English countryside, but with a definite Ontario accent. Since then, I have made a mental note to check the town out, in the event I visited Ontario.
That time came today, as the Elantra needed a break, between Ridgetown and Toronto. I had already had lunch, at one of Ontario’s excellent highway service areas. London still beckoned, though, so I pulled alongside the city’s Victoria Park. At first, I was unsure where the Master Meter was, so I asked a vendor, who pointed towards the meter in front of his personal vehicle. Ha, ha! I found the Master Meter, on my own and had a lovely forty minutes, walking about the Centre of London.
Here are some scenes of Victoria Park:
The Band Shell serves as a community gathering spot, several evenings throughout the summer into Fall.
This is Dundas Street Centre United Church. Several middle school students were taking in this fine edifice and others in London’s Centre, as part of an Ontario History field trip.
Many of Canada’s great buildings were built to house insurance companies. Across Dundas Street, we see London Life Insurance, Ltd.
Metropolitan United Church is also found along Dundas Street.
Back up to London life, which certainly looks like a government edifice.
St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica is the center of Roman Catholic life in central Ontario.
Garlic’s is one of the centerpieces of London’s small, but energetic, Arts District.
Above, are several others.
I will make more time for this street, when next in Ontario, most likely two years hence.