Friday, June 18, 2010


A vigil on Tabor Hill 2008

Linda and I spent the evening of the summer solstice on the Tabor Hill Ossuary, one of the largest Native Canadian Ossuaries in Ontario and located in the middle of a small suburban development here in West Hill. The plaque commemorating the event is encased in our of the largest granite rocks in the area.

The Tabor Hill Ossuary consists of two burial pits which were first excavated by Dr. Walter Kenyon of the Royal Ontario Museum in 1956. Both pits had the classic structure of ancestral Huron ossuaries, containing the largely disarticulated and commingled remains of 475 individuals who had been previously interred, and then moved and placed in these pits at a later date.

Such burial events were undertaken at the time of village relocation and were known as the Feast of the Dead. The bones have since been reinterred in a special ceremony under the auspices of the City of Scarborough and with the direction of First Nations representatives.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Public Art

Not much to show, this week, even though the topic was our suggestion. Barry is still recovering from yesterday's chemotherapy. For an update on his condition, please click here.

However here are a few unusual examples of public art from our archives.

Check out our side bar for links to other FSO contributions this week!

Friday, June 4, 2010

FSO--Sorry No Shoot Out This Week

Due to further complications with Barry's condition we are not able to post this week.

For those interested in what Barry is going through, please CLICK HERE

Hopefully things will be back to (what passes for) normal next week.

Thanks for your understanding.