Went for a day trip to Midland last week
(not on the day thousands were trapped on the highway when it was closed for 11 hours due to an accident, thank god!) (photo courtesy of cp24 news)
The harbour has changed a lot since the days in the early 1900s of this postcard
at the foot of King and First Streets
The giant rubber ducky that has garnered so many complaints from those who have no desire for fun and silliness in their lives. This was her first visit to Canada and she made her appearance for the Canada 150 celebrations. (just google rubber duck toronto and scroll past the newer stories of how spectacularly successful it was to the weeks before she arrived and read all the whining about the cost, what a duck has to do with Canada's sesquicentennial, the cost! ... ad nauseum)
She is big. Six storeys tall. It takes almost 3 hours to inflate.
And it was a LOT less crowded here than in Toronto (hence the 3 hour drive)
Keeping the duck company is this swan sculpture
which celebrates the efforts of those who helped reintroduce the trumpeter swans to Georgian Bay. The swan sculpture is more life size.
We didn't see any swans, though
just a big duck who couldn't hide no matter how hard she tried