Walked Alone Along the St. John’s Sideroad, Views Will Never Be The Same

Walked Alone Along the St. John’s Sideroad, Views Will Never Be The Same

We are definitely a growing community in the Town of Aurora. Not sure how much the population in the Town of Aurora will increase, but along the St. John’s sideroad between Bayview Street and Leslie Street there will be a substantial number of residents moving into new houses in the near future.

Some will be just moving from one Aurora home to another home in Aurora, and some will be newcomers.

St. John's Sideroad, Town of Aurora

St. John’s Sideroad, Town of Aurora


By looking at the construction site area we are not seeing a small project here.

St. John's Sideroad, Town of Aurora

St. John’s Sideroad, Town of Aurora


It used to be a beautiful scenic ride along that path or a bike ride or a walk. Walk may be somehow dangerous as there was never much of a side path for walking. Those times are now gone just like the times for St. John’s sideroad between Yonge Street and Bayview Street – the farm view is now gone.

St. John's Sideroad, Town of Aurora

St. John’s Sideroad, Town of Aurora


St. John's Sideroad, Town of Aurora

St. John’s Sideroad, Town of Aurora


Last summer in June 2013 I took a three hour hike along St. John’s sideroad, back and forth. I missed to photo shoot the original scenery along that path, just because I procrastinated – beautiful corn fields and the blue house, and some trees with character are now gone. The blue house wasn’t that old (1998) but it had to be removed. So this time I thought if I wait any longer I will really miss the ultimate change.

St. John's Sideroad, Town of Aurora

St. John’s Sideroad, Town of Aurora


St. John's Sideroad, Town of Aurora

St. John’s Sideroad, Town of Aurora


Since that time things have been rolling. Now when anyone drives along that stretch will notice construction site and the sales office. Not a pretty site now. Since residential buildings are production houses I cannot see how nice the views will be. I can also suspect that the road will need some widening.

St. John's Sideroad, Town of Aurora

St. John’s Sideroad, Town of Aurora


It will be interesting if along that road will we ever see road kills. Road kills like snapping turtles, black squirrels and something flat and orange, quite unrecognizable I have seen. I did photograph those grotesque scenes but I rather not share them here – just imagine.



St. John's Sideroad, Town of Aurora

St. John’s Sideroad, Town of Aurora



About the Author

Anna Lozyk Romeo

I am living in Aurora and this is my photo journal blog. A picture says 1000 words - but not always, so I write. You don't have to travel 1000 miles to find a treasure - all I have to do is zoom through my lens and I will find it for you here in Aurora.

Comments:

  1. I love Aurora and couldn’t picture living anywhere else (yet). Thanks for the pictures and the memories.

  2. My cousin lived in that blue house. I lived on Leslie on a farm. This summer our house, barns, shed and pool were torn down , taken away. It was sad to see the dirt holes left behind. My dad was a farmer. His sister had the farm on St. Johns between Leslie and Bayview. So sad to see all that farm land go.