It’s late on Thursday night and I have been struggling with how to structure my post for this week’s photo challenge – change.
Since starting this blog, I seem to have been drawn to showcasing my favorite Toronto spots. I didn’t plan it that way, but it seems to be the natural path I’ve carved out for myself here, and it is helping me realize what I love about this city.
This week I will tell you about a tiny zoo that is nestled in the heart of Toronto’s largest park – High Park.
Established in the 1890s, the High Park Zoo is now home to bison, reindeer, llamas, hairy coos, wallabys, and other animals. In the summer of 2012 the city decided to cut funding for the zoo and close it’s doors after more than 120 years. Luckily, local residents banded together to save the zoo from certain doom and raise money to keep it open, at least temporarily.
For the time being, the zoo remains open, but it’s future is uncertain at best. And though I’m uncertain about how I actually feel about zoos in general, I hope this one remains open because it brings so much joy to the children who visit. And, in February, two baby wallabys were born in the zoo, which I hope is a sign of positive change for the future of the zoo.
On our recent visit a couple weeks ago, I decided to test out my Minolta MC 35mm 2.8 manual focus lens on my Sony NEX.
We used to live in High Park when we were newly married. We lived on 50 Quebec Avenue, in fact. We used to walk to the zoo and see all these animals. Wow! that was a long time ago.
Wow, did you really? What a small world. It’s such a nice little retreat within the city, and the cherry blossoms should start blooming soon so it’ll look absolutely beautiful.