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As we passed this Bistro, I noticed the gull already waiting for handouts, and the jogger peering into the restaurant -- perhaps hoping that this summertime spot would already be open? Sadly for both of them, there was not yet any food to be had.
The Boardwalk Pub is much busier when summer begins, for it is situated at the edge of Ashbridge's Bay Park, part of the park system on the Toronto shores of Lake Ontario.
The Park was named after Sarah Ashbridge, a Quaker widow and United Empire Loyalist from Philadelphia who settled here in 1793. The marshes in the bay and lower Don Valley surrounding the Ashbridge's farm were a very important habitat for waterfowl, including loons, wild geese, and wild swans. The bay itself originally extended from Cherry Street to Woodbine Avenue although lake filling for industrial uses has claimed most of the marshlands. In 1972, a waterfront park was developed for public recreation purposes and officially opened in 1977.
For more information on this and other Toronto Parks, please see: http://www.toronto.ca/
Tech: shot in RAW, converted to JPG, cropped lightly from bottom and both sides, resized, framed and sharpened
Thank you everyone for your visits and critiques.
I promise that I shall pop around to your galleries over the coming week (my continuing excuse to take breaks from moving)

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