I should have posted this over a week ago, but I'm hoping it was worth the wait. My mom, sister and I took advantage of Doors Open Toronto again this year and visited three fabulous locations in Scarborough. I'll provide a bit of background on each place, but this entry will mostly be made up of pictures.
The first location that we visited was Fool's Paradise, a beautiful piece of property that was owned by a Canadian landscape artist named Doris McCarthy. McCarthy discovered the piece of land overlooking the Scarborough Bluffs when she was on a sketching trip and purchased it in 1940. Over the decades, McCarthy built and had built many wonderful features, such as a cottage that expressed her unique personality, a pond, and a fountain. Her home also reflects her petite stature with shelves and cupboards at a low height that she could reach easily. McCarthy donated the property to the Ontario Heritage Trust in 1998 and lived in Fool's Paradise until her death in 2010. Fool's Paradise is now an artist-in-residence centre.
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