Friday, September 30, 2016

Friday Finds

1. Starts with N
2. Week's Favorite
3. I made it

The first two will be the same, except we’ll work our way through the alphabet. The second can be a favorite image or activity from the week. The third will be different each time.

Friday Finds
ABC Wednesday

September 2016 - Toronto ON

Starts with N - Nathan Phillips Square

Nathan Phillips, QC (November 7, 1892 – January 7, 1976) was a Canadian politician and popular Mayor of Toronto, Ontario, from 1955 to 1962. A lawyer by training, Phillips was first elected to Toronto City Council in 1926.

He is remembered for being the first Toronto mayor of the Jewish faith, and for ending an unbroken string of Protestant mayors, all of whom for over a century—starting with the appointment of Thomas David Morrison in 1836—had also been members of the Protestant Orange Order.

Portrait of Mayor Phillips, seated, wearing the mayor's chain of office

Nathan Phillips is best remembered as the driving force behind the construction of Toronto's New City Hall and the selection of a striking avant-garde design by Finnish architect Viljo Revell. Nathan Phillips Square was named in honour of the mayor.

I have shown some of these photos before so bear with me.

Summer 2016

 Taken in 2015 during the Pan Am Games.

Week's Favourite - this is hard since we are on a short road trip!

Milwaukee WI the old vault doors in the Hilton which was originally an insurance company. I was all geeked out to see these after I had read about them and the desk clerk kindly took us to look at them.

I made it - I finally finished this baby quilt earlier this summer. No babies in mind as yet.


  1. Jackie, great history lesson, Toronto shots and beautiful handiwork.

  2. Toronto from the water is lovely - decades ago (1986) I dined at the restaurant all the way up of the CN Tower at night, and the views were extraordinary. The vault door shows the craftsmanship rom the past that seems unavailable today. The quilt is cool with the cat and the fiddle, fork and spoon and so on. The old children's poem is a perfect theme for this baby covering :)

  3. Love the shots of City Hall in TO. Great views! Your baby blanket is darling - what a lot of work in all that cross stitch. Well done! The vault doors make me think of some of the Bonnie and Clyde sites I visited in Iowa - all old-time-gangster-ish. Cool!

  4. Cute baby blanket, if will be great for whomsoever you pick. I too like the vault, it might be a nice one for safe crackers to practice on.

  5. That is an amazing building, and you've captured it beautifully. Love the baby blanket! Some baby will be quite lucky to receive it. How nice that you got to see the vault! Thanks so much for joining me for Friday's Hunt. Have a great week ahead!

  6. Quite an eclectic mix of shots, Jackie.

  7. wonderful photos... and i agree, its a good thing to honour people by using their names

    Have a wonderful ABC-day / – week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  8. I was only in Toronto one time but thought it was a delightful city.
    Great photos.

  9. I lived in Ottawa for a few years and never did make it to Toronto, although my sister lived there for many years as a career girl before returning home to Vancouver.

    abcw team

  10. Wow love that safe door, its like a work of art. I would love to turn some of those dials and levers to open it. Beautiful quilt.

  11. Toronto seems like a cool city, even if you had that weird guy recently



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