The Old Sidewalk in Peterborough

I have been digging through my old photos and this shot was taken in a rather large Canadian city. This path lead to my grandparents apartment but has sadly been torn down. There was a little old lady that lived in that brick building and if we were visiting Nanny and grandpa, she would always open the door and give us enough change to buy an ice cream cone at the drugstore at the end of the sidewalk. I have lots of great memories of this little sidewalk and the street that was at the end of it. I want you to spend sixty seconds thinking about the little old lady that I told you about.  Did she have grandchildren that she rarely saw and that's why she was always ready to give us money?? Just who was she??