Sunday, June 30, 2013

Floating homes of Lemonville 浮宅之鄉

In a sunny afternoon, I was driving north bound along McCowan Road in Toronto. In 30 minutes, I arrived Lemonville at the Bethesda Road and appreciated the beautiful view of the ponds one after the other. The scenery throughout York Region looks fairly ordinary. There is, however, a stretch of countryside atop a sandy hill in Whitchurch-Stouffville lies a series of elegant homes which appear to be floating on water.

Monday, June 24, 2013

TCO 20th Anniversary Concert 楓華正茂二十年音樂會

In the evening of 22 June 2013, Toronto Chinese Orchestra(TCO) has the 20th Anniversary Concert held at the PC Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto. Guest artists included Yazhi Guo, Winds virtuoso, Tao He, Erhu virtuoso and Pingxin Xu, Dulcimer virtuoso. Toronto Chinese Orchestra was founded in 1993 by Mr Hoi Lee and a group of Chinese music enthusiats to promote and develop Chinese music in Toronto. I have participated in and witnessed the birth and growth of the orchestra since 1993.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Where is the Cross? 十架在那裡?

Last year, I have taken photography of the construction of a cathedral on Steeles Avenue East in Toronto. A few days ago, I noticed the steel shell of this cathedral installed with a roof and window glass. Through the window of this cathedral, I have taken photography of a cross of another distant church. Now this scene cannot be taken again and the previous photograph of a cross has become a witness to the history of the construction process.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Mary Lake Shrine 瑪麗湖奧古斯丁修道院

I have spent two hours of a sunny afternoon, a 30 minutes drive from Toronto, to visit the Mary Lake Augustinian Monastery, also known as Mary Lake Shrine or simply Mary Lake in King City, Ontario, Canada. The Mary Lake complex includes the property, the monastery and shrine which operates a retreat centre, residing on Keele Street, north of 15th Sideroad (Bloomington). Mary Lake is now well known as a spiritual centre for the Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto.