Church Street

The Town of Ajax recently renovated one of our oldest churches, St.Francis de Sales, located on Church St. in Pickering Village.

These photos were captured before the changes and add-ons; St. Francis and Church Street’s surroundings at their finest.

Photo: Judy Lazaro

Photo: Judy Lazaro

Photo: Judy Lazaro

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The loveliest town in Ontario

I am starting to think I should rename this blog, seeing as my recent posts have been outside of Durham.

Anywho, I recently went on a 15k bike tour through Niagara-on-the-Lake, enjoying their fine wines and taking in all the great surroundings. I rode with Zoom Leisure, and I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a one-day adventure!

Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery

Wine tasting in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Grapes grow amongst Niagara-on-the-Lake wineries


Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate's wine barrels

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You’re my summertime

Generally, I am not a fan of summer. Let’s be honest: it’s hot, sticky, UV rays scare the sh!t out of me, and I think I have a sweating problem.

But despite my natural instincts to stay indoors, hide away in an air conditioned house, and stare at my beautiful Backstreet Boys posters … sometimes you have to suck it up, embrace it, and enjoy the sun!

The water splashes the shores of Cobourg's beach

Watermelon: always a nice and refreshing snack

A lifesaver rests on Cobourg's sands

A seagull gears up for take-off

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The outside

What can I say? I love close-up shots!

The thin branches of a tree in downtown Niagara-on-the-lake, On.

The high angle of a tree, facing into a beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake sky

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Ideally, blog posts on here should have a Durham Region-related theme. But alas, sometimes I leave Durham.

Hard to believe, I know.

But I had a great time south of the border, enjoying the American Niagara Falls. A very different feel from Clifton Hill. I spent most of my time looking for a wax museum. Sadly, no luck.

Niagara Falls, located in New York

Niagara Falls, located in New York

The leaves rest on a nearby tree, over the American Niagara Falls


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Behold the turtle

“Try to be like the turtle – at ease in your own shell.” – Bill Copeland

Words to live by? I think so.

A turtle sits on a rock at Ajax, On.'s Vandermeer Nursery

A turtle sits on a rock at Ajax, On.'s Vandermeer Nursery

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I’m so shattered

Duffin’s Creek attracts all types of pedestrian traffic, along with cyclists, skateboarders and rollerbladers. It’s used so frequently by the young and heart; so, it’s disappointing to see vandals destroy parts of it.

This photo was taken on it’s pathway, amongst a burnt down garbage can and an array of litter.

Thankfully, the mess has been cleaned up since this image was captured.

Shattered glass sits on Dufferin Creek's sidewalk, in Ajax, On.

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