the workers in the snow

Item consists of one photograph taken at the park named either Ossington Avenue Park, Willowvale Park, or Christie Pits. Note says the workman may be filling in edge of the pit. *** Local Caption *** Item consists of one photograph taken at the park named either Ossington Avenue Park, Willowvale Park, or Christie Pits. Note says the workman may be filling in edge of the pit.

Plowerplay: Sometimes mistakenly attributed to Pieter Brueghel the Elder, this photograph from Toronto circa 1909 shows workmen and a shinny crowd at a city park that could be (says Toronto Archives) either Ossington Avenue Park, Willowvale Park, or Christie Pits.

(Image: City of Toronto Archives, William James family fonds, Fonds 1244, Item 460A)