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About thetorzorean

The musings of a torontonian azorean on identity and belonging. You can find me at https://thetorzorean.com/

Revisiting the Festa do Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres in Toronto

Procession of Senhor Santo Cristo at St. Mary’s Church in Toronto, May 26, 2019 I had planned on going to the Azores this year to once again attend the Festas do Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres,  but circumstances changed and, … Continue reading

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Rosetta’s Spring Awakening

After a very slow spring awakening, with daily temperatures mostly below-average for the season, there are now signs of plant life surfacing in Rosetta Gardens. The daffodils and tulips are the first to make their appearance, followed by other plants … Continue reading

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Paraquedas/Parachute

Paulo Renato Souza Cunha is a young Brazilian writer, poet, photographer, and musician: a truly modern Renaissance man. He was the winner of the VII Prémio Aldónio Gomes  for his book, Paraquedas- um ensaio filosófico, published in December, 2018, by … Continue reading

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The Gardens at Guild Park

What entices us to seek out and spend time in gardens, and why do we take so much pleasure, find so much joy, and delight in them? Perhaps the memory of that first garden, The Garden of Eden, is embedded … Continue reading

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The Guild Inn at Guild Park & Gardens

The Guild Inn facing the gardens Toronto, such a modern city today, can still surprise us with treasures from the past. After being abandoned for many years, the historical Guild Inn at the Guild Park & Gardens, once a hotel … Continue reading

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Toronto’s Old Ruins Live in the Guild Park & Gardens

The Greek Theatre at Guild Park & Gardens, built from remnants of the old Bank of Toronto Building, demolished in 1966 By the time I came to Toronto in 1968, there had already been a significant demolition of late-19th and … Continue reading

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Retreat at the Abbey of the Genesee

Sunrise, Abbey of the Genesee My island of São Miguel, like the other eight islands that form the Azorean archipelago, is deeply rooted in its spiritual heritage. It is home to convents, chapels, hermitages, Impérios do Divino Espírito Santo, and … Continue reading

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