“Bryan family, Jane & Dagmar in garden,” probably Toronto, September 1925, The Globe and Mail Fonds (1266, Item 6299), via City of Toronto Archives.
The little girl on the right (Dagmar?) is holding up something, perhaps a caterpillar or worm.
“Yonge St. Mission, Mr. & Mrs. J. C. Davis on roof garden,” Toronto, July 29, 1924, via The Globe and Mail Collection (Fond 1266, Item 3318), City of Toronto Archives.
John Coolidge Davis founded the Yonge Street Mission in the 1890s, handing out food and clothing to the poor from a “gospel wagon.” In 1904, the Mission purchased the building at 381 Yonge Street, now called the Evergreen Centre for Street Youth.
. . . To love,
this song of water,
the insects work their garden long into the sun,
and the apples, still far away,
— Richard Barnes, from “Watering the Lawn“