Montreal Street 1

It was a bit of a strange day today.   I decided to go out for brunch and then over to the market, and then for a bike ride out Montreal Street.   I was going to go to  Milestones, in the old S&R building.   However, looking at the menu, I found that they had gotten rid of my favourite item, which I had been looking forward to.   Milestones was my favourite restaurant in Vancouver for years, but I haven’t warmed to the one here.

I went across the street to Pan Chancho and had a very tasty meal on the patio.   The sun was out and warm, and it was all quite delightful.  Just as I was finishing my meal, the clouds were coming in, and by the time I was at the market, the temperature seemed to have dropped ten degrees. (Last night at 10pm, the Weather Network said it was 25 degrees!)   I visited at the market for a bit, and then headed home, to wait for things to brighten up again.

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Two shots of a house on Markland St.   Definite curb appeal.

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These little garden islands have been put in along Princess Street, all with these cute little signs.

By 5:00, the sun was back out, but I had been working around the house all afternoon and decided to go by car.   I’m glad I did.   It was really chilly!

Over the last while I have noticed things that I wanted to take pictures of along Montreal Street, but haven’t had time to stop.   Today I did stop, but ran out of light eventually.  I would still like to do it by bike soon.

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Two oldies but goodies next to the old Rideaucrest building.

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The former business of I. Cohen, Steel Distributors.   I think it has been closed down for a long time, but it looks like they are now going to knock it down.   They have opened up the boarded up doors and there is machinery out front.

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This building at the corner of Montreal and Railway looks very much as it always has.  It is now the offices of Town Homes Kingston.

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Quattrocchi’s needs no introduction–a north end fixture for decades.

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Something is going on here, across from Quattrocchi’s.   The bush has been cleared out and a path put through.   They are putting through the K&P Trail from downtown to the western end of Dalton Street, so my guess is that this is it.

More tomorrow, but I will show you tonight’s sunset, from Rideau Heights Public School.

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It was already dying down very quickly when I took this.  I should have taken one looking along John Counter Blvd.   It was fabulous!

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