Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Revue

The sign from the old marquee of the Revue Cinema on Roncesvalles. The theatre is celebrating 100 years though this art deco sign was added later. While the fate of this much loved cinema was still up in the air, a heavy snow storm caused the marquee to crash down in 2007, but the lettered sign was saved. One is on display here along with the original seats.

The theatre has been completely refurbished by the community (mostly volunteers!)
and here is how the cinema looks today.







signs,signs

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

T is for time and a tree


all good parks should have a clock to keep track of time (especially when you have to pay for parking)
and this is a great tilting tree to add interest to those sky shots.
the left version was taken this afternoon, while the one on the right is a winter shot.
today, the park was busy with people catching some cooling breezes in the 30 degree weather.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Monday Mural

One of the smaller murals in Islington celebrating the heritage of Etobicoke in outdoor art.
Designed and painted by John Kuna in 2007, it was painted in the style reminiscent of old coloured postcards and turn of the century paintings. 
The plaque beside the mural explains that from 1917 to 1931 the old Guelph Radial Line ran behind this site (where the mural is painted). Forerunners of today's electric streetcars, radial trains were so named because they 'radiated' from the city centre outwards to neighbouring towns and villages.
(there is also a hint of the murals on yesterday's bridge leading into Islington)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Islington


The Dundas Street West bridge over Mimico Creek

SundayBridges

Saturday, May 26, 2012

baby

can stand on his own two feet

camera-critters

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Eaton's

found parked in the hydro corridor, sad and lonely....

signs, signs

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Monday Mural

these murals will amuse you while you are in the loo at the interpretation centre of the botanical gardens













MondayMural

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

R is for round




a round house with a round garage. this can be found on Northshore Blvd (the prettiest street in Burlington) just down aways from my N post.

ABCWednesday

Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday Mural

things always look better with a pot of tea.....

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Table Rock

The bridge over the Niagara Parkway to Table Rock and fun attractions and shopping. 
In the distance you can see the Rainbow Bridge over the Niagara River to New York and cheap shopping.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Q is for QEW

The Queen Elizabeth Way is a highway that runs from the western boundary of Toronto to Niagara and ends at the Peace Bridge in Fort Erie (the bridge to USA)
The road runs in a east-west direction from Toronto to the centre of Burlington, then has a sudden left turn towards Niagara.



I have been intrigued by the changes in the signage. They were always blue on yellow with the trailblazers (the ones that say 'to') being yellow on blue. However, now it seems some are white on blue. For obvious reasons, I could not get a photo of the blue on yellow.

Monday, May 7, 2012

"whey more than cheese"

Gourmet Cheeses and so much more can be found behind this mural
check out their website here

Saturday, May 5, 2012

high level

another view of the High Level Bridge on York St
the trees are still working on their leafing. 
I am enjoying PicMonkey (even more than Picnik!) and my favourite effect is 
Daguerrotype - Plumbe (top)

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