“M. Laing reading on porch at Bala, July 29, 1925,” via The Globe and Mail Collections (1266, item 5873), City of Toronto Archives.
‘Bala’ is probably Bala, Ontario, a summer cottage community north of Toronto.
Gladiolus in the Children’s Garden, Royal Botanical Gardens, Ontario, 1955, via Local History & Archives, Hamilton Public Library (used with permission).
Plant seller at the Hamilton Farmers’ Market, 1946, by J. Morris, via Local History & Archives Hamilton (Ontario) Public Library Commons on flickr.
There are more photos of the market here.
“House Verandah. Mother, Winifred, Helen & Mrs Kingsmill,” Deseronto, Ontario, July 1908, via Harold McMurrich Rathbun’s Negatives album, Deseronto Archives Commons on flickr.
The Rathbuns were a prominent family in Deseronto. About the time of this photo, The Rathbun Company owned a local shipyard and saw mill and a number of other businesses. At least two of its men had served as mayor around the turn of the 20th century. However, markets changed, woods stock were depleted, and fires destroyed their docks and other property. “[The] core timber and minerals resource businesses were dead by 1916 . . . . The company surrendered its charter in 1923,” according to Wikipedia.
The Both children and mother outside their home and cottage garden at Slave* Lake, Ontario, Canada, ca. early 1960s, via Cloyne and District Historical Society Commons on flickr.
*Probably named for the Slave or Awokanak Native Americans of the region.