Just a footnote: the Beltline trail continues northward along Bayview Avenue in through the Don Valley Brickworks Park traveling northeast through lovely Moore park until you meet up to the Mount Pleasant Cemetery once again. This will be on another blog entry (Don Valley Brickworks Park).
So to begin: from Craighleigh Gardens, we could see it was going to be a beautiful night and a whole two hours ahead to explore this part of the trail north along north of Castlefrank Road.
"Rosedale" is one of the wealthiest neighbourhoods in Toronto. It is also one of the oldest suburbs as well and home to Canada's richest and most famous citizens.
House after house, lawn after manicured lawn, it was a pleasure to see and to photograph, where it can be said that one can not possibly take a poor photograph of these homes. I kept my camera down for the most part so as to keep their anonymity, but sometimes it proved difficult, but this was to respect their privacy.
We saw an entrance to Craigleigh Gardens, and yet no flowers here in bloom. On exiting the gardens, we passed "Milkman's Lane" and continued west along the Glen Bridge where we passed some of the most beautiful scenery ever expected in Toronto.
|Slight decline to forest floor|
|Crossing Glen Bridge|
|Under Glen Bridge|
A bit further along, and I notice a waterfall. Well, more like a large storm outflow from behind fences and rails. There were a couple of people there, and they soon moved aside for me to take some pictures.
I didn't think the waters that emerged from there were from Yellow creek, and learned later it was from the Spadina storm trunk sewer instead. It sounds much worse than it is, its really more like a tributary, you know a runoff from the roads and sidewalks and from the Castle Frank Brook. Mind you, although there's no odour, don't be fooled as these waters are not safe to wade around in. Not exactly sure what those two were doing there before we showed up.
|Spadina Storm Trunk Sewer|
|Trees at Balfour Park|
|Massive arches at St. Clair Viaduct|
|Approaching St. Clair Viaduct|
|I thought it was interesting enough|