And So I Walked

The therapy for leg, according to my doctor, is walk.  I was feeling a bit of cabin fever, so that is what I did.  As it turns out, it was a beautiful, not like winter at all, kind of day.  I took a few pictures and I had a few musings on the town I live in.  I have decided to share them with you.  Hopefully, you find them entertaining and not annoying at all.


On what was once the main intersection in town, and now hopelessly crowded and lacking parking and foot traffic (just ask the first panhandler I have ever seen in town today if he was able to make any money) there is this fantastic mural.  It celebrates Canada and our achievements.  The building is a marketing company.  I wonder if they need people for voice work?


The town of Aurora has many (some would argue too many) historical houses.  They cannot be torn down, but sometimes they can be repurposed.  This one was turned into an insurance agent.  They did a nice job of landscaping and setting up parking.  I don’t know if you can see it in this shot, but just to the left, they have charging stations for electric cars (yes, I said stations, plural). 


Howard Johnson’s has been boarded up for quite a few years.  With no buyer in sight, and little need for a motel or hotel except during the hockey tournament, this building will remain for a while.  On a good note, it does not appear to be the home of squatters.  I wonder if it would be possible to convert into condos or senior citizen care?


I guess someone thought it was okay to litter if you litter in just one small space.

So, that is my town.  You haven’t seen the best or the worst.  You’ve just been treated to some of the sights on the 5000 step journey I took on a beautiful afternoon in February.


About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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5 Responses to And So I Walked

  1. Carly | says:

    Get well soon!

    • Anthony says:

      Thank you. Sadly, this problem (a block in an artery above my knee) will requite quite a bit of time for my body to build sufficient collateral arteries. Until then walking will be a pain, and cycling will be less of a pain, but still a significant pain.

  2. bgddyjim says:

    The Ho-Jo could be used as senior living, maybe… The trouble is with bringing a hotel up to code for senior living. The codes in the U.S. for an assisted living building are pretty stringent (I just completed one a few weeks ago). Also, you need a better kitchen for senior living than you’d get in a hotel (though typically hotels have a few conference rooms that wouldn’t be needed that could be converted). Interesting thought.

    • Anthony says:

      It was more of a random thought than a serious one. I am pretty sure someone brought it up at a council meeting, but it probably didn’t pass a feasibility study. As for a kitchen, since there was a restaurant in the lobby area, I suspect that the kitchen could be brought up to snuff with a little remodelling.
      Thanks for your input.

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