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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Traveling the Lakeshore East before the whole Rouge to Pickering beach revamp

This is how I remember the LSE being like before the big push to tear down the houses near Rouge Hill GO and claw back the cliffs to put in a trail. It was the mid 90s and I'd travel to Whitby to visit my boyfriend at the time. I used to marvel how close to the water's edge the tracks were.


This is a painting, done in 1969 by Ontario Transport artist, Moma Markovich. Markovich painted many Ontario infrastructure projects. Some of her collection is available on Twitter and the rest can be explored online using the Archives of Ontario digital collection.

6 comments:

Tal Hartsfeld said...

Would the tracks ever get flooded out during long periods of heavy non-stop rain?

C.J. Smith said...

Hi Tal
No, I don't believe so since it was never low lying. But there are tracks that run alongside the Don River in Toronto that do flood.

Jules said...

I remember those days, grew up in the Rouge and really miss it. Now it is so developed and busy it's crazy.

Unknown said...

I would actually like a print! Perhaps contacting the Archives would be the thing to do?

CJ Smith said...

Yes you can order through the website

MG said...

wow I had no idea. how pretty.