Victoria Square, Colborne, Canada, 2012

Small, sleepy town of Colborne, with its 2000 habitants, approximately 200 km west of Toronto is not a place where any surprises are expected. But!

First we noticed row of wrapped around trees in the main street. OK, this is a good reason to stop. This type of street art is expected in Europe, maybe San Francisco on this continent, but quite unusual even for Toronto, or Montreal.

Just check photos bellow, very exciting sight.

Second surprise, probably even bigger than the first one was Victoria Square, just down the road. Very pleasant park – square surrounded by several public buildings and a small church, with the gazebo in the middle and two monuments would be more fitting somewhere in the South America.

Once we found out that the town [officially actually called Village of Colborne] was founded by Dutch settlers back in 1819 obviously still keeping the old traditions from Nederland surprise was more understandable.

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sociability
8
ceremonial
x
uses & activities
8
religious
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access & linkages
9
social
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comfort
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residential
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image
8
court yard
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tourist value
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with park
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total
49
street, shopping
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