Walking down Wellington I noticed that Times Used Sports is for lease. I checked their website and it doesn’t have any news.

Sad to see a local family business disappear.  But I suppose many use kijiji now.


The planned cafe and drive through at Island Park and Richmond is going to be a massive McDonald’s with play area. The cafe component relates to the chain’s new concept of table delivery and custom orders.

Yay, just what I wanted … the smell of grease and patrons coughing up grease as they leave.

Sometimes I walk around the neighbourhood and use my phone to take photos of new things. And then I continue with my day and completely forget to post. Read the rest of this entry »

It used to be a high end kitchen place, between Agave and the Wellington Gastropub. I wonder what it will be?

NosyNeighbour and I went for a walk a few weeks ago. I took a few photos to remind me of the latest news. And then completely forgot about them. Read the rest of this entry »


Recently I heard that Trailhead was moving. Literally,  the whole building. And that a Farm Boy was going in its place. Read the rest of this entry »

It seems like months ago that we pressed our faces to the glass facade of what used to be Raspberry Beret.

It’s now been replaced with another hair salon. Just what the neighbourhood needed … Not!!!


This year’s winter has been a bit of a yoyo so far. Some days I’ve walked the hood in a t-shirt. But today was bundle up and watch your step after last night’s flash freeze.
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The WordPress.com monkeys sent me the link for my year in review. This year I thought I’d add my own thoughts about the past year.

I meant to blog a lot more than I did. I walked or cycled almost every day in the hood, sometimes snapping photos with my phone to remind myself that something new had popped up or closed down. But then I would get busy with life and forget to post. Read the rest of this entry »

Yesterday, as I drove along Richmond Road (I know, it’s shocking because I’m usually on my bike or walking), I thought I would look sadly at the “Closed” sign where Expedition Shoppe used to be, across from Mountain Equipment Coop.

I was shocked to see a new store in its location. On my drive out to pick up my niece, I only noticed it had already been leased. And on the way back, I looked again, only to discover it was another outdoorsy store. I tried to remember the name, but what with driving and catching up with my niece, it was gone. Read the rest of this entry »


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