Wednesday, August 21, 2013

street signs - Centennial

thousands of streets in Canada were named Centennial during the giddy year of 1967 (or thereabouts) as we celebrated our 100th birthday.

if you look closely at this sign you can just about make out the faded 'Orillia' at the bottom. the design at the top is the sun over a lake. Orillia is known as the Sunshine City. (Orillia was used as the fictional town of Mariposa in Stephen Leacock's Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, an amusing little book)

here is a lovely Google view of Centennial Drive and Lake Couchiching in winter

third in a series on street signs for signs,signs


  1. And also famous as the home of Gordon Lightfoot.

    1. yes, true
      I was trying to stick to the 'sunshine' theme and he didn't write a song about sunshine. although I guess you could count 'Sundown' (my favourite of his songs)

  2. Those are very nice-looking street signs; much prettier than what we are used to around here. And, what nice tidbits of trivia, from both you and commenter Delores. Gordon Lightfoot is one of my all-time favorites! :-D

    My signs


  3. Love the touch of colour graphic above the street names. And the signs are beautifully shaped too.

  4. Too bad they have let the Orillia fade.

  5. Such nicely design street signs.

  6. It is too bad the Orillia is not so visible anymore. :(

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  8. I'd hate to be the person who had to change their address on everything from whatever to Centennial Drive!

    I do like the design on the signs, though!

  9. It is very clear and readable.


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