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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

" King Street : East and West " mandala is on the way......

My " King Street : East and West " mandala is on the way.
 Can you guess what I will have as the centre ?

There is something very special that happened at the King Eddy ( named after King Edward V11 ) in 1964 and I was there !

In 1880, King Street was known as " The Great Thoroughfare of Toronto " as great hotels were
built along its way :  The Queen' s Hotel ( 1873 ) on Front Street ( later the Royal York built on that spot...1903 ) , and of course, The Wheat Sheaf Inn at Bathurst and King ( 1849 ) where soldiers from Fort York stopped by to enjoy a mug or two.

This mandala will take you from the mansions at Roncesvalles in the east to the old home of The Canadian Opera Company in the east.

In a 1923 Visitors' Guide " Toronto : A Public Ownership City " , publicly-owned hydro, TTC, waterworks and a civic abbatoir highlighted as a feature attraction of Toronto.

I hope to complete this mandala in 2 weeks as I continue my journey along King George 111' s namesake.