Wednesday, March 10, 2021

More ButterflyWay


I have shown you  a few of these blue canoes which are part of the ButterflyWay project of the David Suzuki Foundation movement to encourage neighbourhood across Canada to establish suitable habitats for bees and butterflies. This one is located on Davenport Rd where it crosses Bathurst St and that little building behind it is one of the original tollkeeper cottages that once were used to house the families of tollkeepers who collected tolls along the roadway. It has been dated back to 1835 and is now a museum about the toll roads of the 1800s but because of covid it is closed. I will go back for a picture in the spring when the flowers come out.  

Taking part in Signs 2. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.

18 comments:

William Kendall said...

A creative use of a canoe.

Sharon said...

This is such a great project. I also love that shade of blue.

Taken For Granted said...

That is an unusual use for a canoe, but good for the butterflies and bees. Look forward to learning more about the toll keeper's cottage.

Andy said...

I have always wanted to photograph the toll cabin. Maybe I will get the chance later in the year.

Tom said...

...a great project and some interesting history. Thanks for sharing it.

Karl said...

Nice cottage, Pat, and the blue canoe is beautiful !

bill burke said...

What a nice cottage and canoe. We have a few canoes that display welcoming messages via flower arrangements.

Jenn Jilks said...

A great project.

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Nice idea.

Billy Blue Eyes said...

Don't think that canoe will be going in the water any time soon

Cloudia said...

Jolly!

Revrunner said...

When my canoe is no longer seaworthy . . .

The Furry Gnome said...

I think I've seen one of those canoes, but didn't realize the symbolism.

Jim said...

Long.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

It is a great project, love the blue canoe.
Have a happy day!

Iris Flavia said...

Great project - sad the museum is closed - will you show pics when it opens up again?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a good idea Pat, looking forward to seeing those spring flowers against the blue of the boat 🌼💙

21 Wits said...

That is or was some canoe, and I can't wait to see the spring flowers!