The change my grandfather threw in , I spent much of it at the snack bar like everyone else. that,s why he did it. It was a small fraction of the day,s receipts. I remember my grandfather would shoe kids away from me and throw a handful of change towards me and my sister. He had no idea that underwater it was a free for all with the saavy kids swimming underwater towards my location while I was waiting for "my" change. I had no idea it was aimed my way until I was much older and it was explained by my parents.
Remember the mansion on the hill above the retaining wall and sand beach pool area? My GF and his first wife also a Dr. ran that as a private hospital until her death in 1922. The original pool was for treatment at the spa hospital and was buried under Bloor in 1910 when it was widened. and then they lost the building during the depression in 1929.Parkview was the laneway that went into my grandfathers rear garden when they lived in the mansion . I think the mansion is 32 Gothic
Did you ever see the cannon half buried the soil along the path at the top edge of the retaining wall? I was told it was dug up during the excavations for the pool or wall. It,s now at Ft Henry and I always believed it was there from the war of 1812. No proof though.
My grandfather passed in 1968 and GM in 1979. my father about 5 ys ago but my 85 yr old mother is living in Guelph today