Friday, October 19, 2018

Weekend Roundup

Welcome to The Weekend Roundup...hosted by Tom The Back Roads Traveler
Skywatch Friday
ABC Wednesday

1. Starts with "P"
2. A Favorite

For the letter of the week for this round I am going to go with all things TTC, Toronto Transit Corporation.

Starts with "P"

Pape is a subway station on the Bloor–Danforth line that opened in 1966 and is located in Toronto's Greektown neighbourhood at the northeast corner of Pape Avenue and Lipton Avenue, just north of Danforth Avenue.

TTC's aerial view.

 The station was modernized in 2013. Art has been incorporated throughout the station, located on the platforms and concourse as well as the station building interior and exterior. Artist Allan Harding MacKay has integrated architectural features of the station and urban features of the neighbourhood in his work. 



From an old printer's axiom. Back in the early days of printing presses, each line of text had to be set up one letter at a time. Since the letters in the press were reversed (so they'd print forward), the printmaker (or typographer) needed to be careful not to confuse one letter for the other.
Reminding someone to "watch his p's and q's" means to pay attention to the details.
Stratford ON

Mackenzie House was the last home of Toronto’s first mayor, William Lyon Mackenzie.,The museum interprets urban Victorian life of the 1860s and the evolution of democratic institutions through the lens of Mackenzie as a writer, publisher, politician and rebel.

The site includes the original three-storey brick, Greek Revival row house (originally the centre of three row houses, built circa 1858), and a one-storey addition which houses a narrow gallery space and  a recreated print shop.

The neighbouring row houses were demolished in 1936, while Mackenzie's grandson, William Lyon Mackenzie King, was Prime Minister.

Papers printed by Mckenzie.


A pletora of Ps!


  1. I have somehow never gotten around to visiting Mackenzie House. I did visit his grandson's estate up here last Sunday.

  2. ...Jackie, you amaze me that you find subway stations for all the letters. I remember my Grandmother saying 'watch his p's and q's.' The 'P'rinting shop is like the one at our local living museum. Yep.plenty of 'P's. Thanks for stopping, have a special weekend.

  3. My mind became alert with the mind your p's and q's. Interesting assortment for the weekend roundup!

  4. i like that - A pletora of Ps! Love the old printing press. Have a wonderful weekend

  5. Wow, that subway station is pretty fancy! Nothing like that where I live. I'm pretty sure that New Hampshire has none, we do have a small station where the train stops a few times a day for those who commute to Boston. Our closest subway would be Boston, about an hour south of me. It's called the "T" we enjoy it when we go into the city. Boston is a fun place to visit! My Mom also used the P's and Q's phrase! Have a good week, Jackie!

  6. Lots of "'" there on the train line. First time I've heard the name, Pape. Frencb? Thank you for the nice lesson about the common saying, "MIND YOUR Ps and Qs." I think the meaning is still used now relating to having proper manners. But I will remember this too. Being slightly dislexic I tend to mix p's and g's when written in cursive.

  7. WOW! I can't believe you have found subway stations that begin with all the letters. The artwork is beautiful!

  8. Lovely collection… and nice choice for P... although I never travel with PT

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