Tim MacDonald

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Not the best shot, but the cladding on this project isnt turning out well at all on this project. Dark grey cladding, with clear balcony glass:

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A slightly related historical note about the name “Zorra”: Zorra is a township in Oxford County, southwestern Ontario. This is part of a wider area that was once called the “Scotch Block” because the majority of early European settlers were Scots farmers. In the 1870’s Tug of war was a popular sport and a group of local farmers formed a team. They defeated all their local rivals over the years and in 1888 won the American Championship in Buffalo. In 1893, they competed at the Chicago World’s Fair. Despite the fact that the men from Zorra were in their late forties by this point and were outweighed by their American rivals, the “Mighty Men of Zorra” prevailed and took the nearest equivalent of a world championship. Highland Games are still held annually in Embro, in the township featuring, as one might expect, a Tug of War contest.

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My guess is that the street was named in honour of those determined farmers. Though, of course, it is entirely possible that the name simply honours a developer or other figure who was raised in Zorra.
PS. Economist and diplomat John Kenneth Galbraith wrote a book about his upbringing in the Scotch Block, called, “The Scotch.”

 
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