Tuesday, December 27, 2011

X is for x-rated

One of the more infamous strip clubs, the heritage Filmores Hotel has had a 'gentlemen's club' on the first floor since 1982
hockey night with the boys, or...

Monday, December 26, 2011

snowman with cocoa

possibly my favourite of the snowmen

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Monday Mural

The town of Preston 
(now incorporated into the city of Cambridge)
Andy and Oakland also have murals up
as has La Principessa in San Francisco who always has great murals, 
not just on Mondays

Saturday, December 24, 2011

GO overpass

the Drury Lane pedestrian way over the train tacks at the GO station was closed last month due to some instability. It may take a year before the necessary repairs are made.

Friday, December 23, 2011

black and white snowman

one of the giant snowmen for kids
take your photo beside one of the 17 decorated snowmen, upload the photo to Facebook and Tourism Toronto will donate $2 to the Starlight Foundation

Thursday, December 22, 2011

ER on QE

The Elizabeth Regina lamp posts on the Queen Elizabeth Way
taken on a particularly nice day during a particularly slow drive 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


decorated windows on Lakeshore Road

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

W for water

cool, clear water

no snow, nor ice, just fresh flowing water

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Monday Mural

fun in a midtown grocery store (I think on 59th St)
the usual suspects have also posted murals here, here and here.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Lady of the Lake

Like monument of Grecian art,
In listening mood, she seemed to stand,
The guardian Naiad of the strand.
~Sir Walter Scott

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

V is for Varsity

 it is hard to tell from this angle, but the letters really are equidistance apart, it was just a challenge to get them all in with a sky background
below is a view of the field from Spadina Avenue looking towards Bloor St (which is the main east-west street in Toronto)
there has been a stadium at this location since 1898, though this incarnation has only been since 2009
it is the home of the University of Toronto 
and has a 400 metre 8-lane track, plus an artificial turf and a dome that is erected in winter. The recent renovations has made the venue even more open to the street (which is what made getting these photo so much easier!)

ABC Wednesday
signs, signs

Monday, December 12, 2011

Monday Mural

Vehicle City

pssst...buy someone a new car for Christmas

other great murals can be found here, here and here

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Thursday, December 8, 2011

passing by

I sit at my window this morning where the world
like a passer-by stops for a moment 
nods to me and goes
~Rabindranath Tagore

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

pick up your shopping cart here

and buy your food here
at the prepared food kitchen of 
Loblaws at Maple Leaf Gardens

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

U is for unfinished

Brant Street Pier




beset with problems from the very beginning of construction 2007
the opening was delayed to 2009
a new contractor has finally been approved, but the pier remains unfinished
accessible only to the gulls

Monday, December 5, 2011

Monday Mural

Usually murals are painted on blank walls
I like that this is a fish on a fence.
found in the arts rich St James Street North area of Hamilton where 'art is the new steel'
more murals here, here and where it all started, here

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Groceries at the Gardens

The new Loblaws store at Maple Leaf Gardens is now open. Never has so much fanfare and excitement been seen for a supermarket! 
All is sunny and bright again at Church and Carlton in Toronto.
Skywatch Friday

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

T is for tiffin

the window of Tiffins 'Curry in a Hurry' restaurant
In India, tiffin means a hot, light meal or snack.
It also refers to these metal containers used to carry prepared food
These great little environmentally friendly stackable stainless steel tins are designed for lunch or picnic boxes but are also ideal for storing coffee, tea, sugar, spices or whatever you like. Each tier fits snuggly on top of each other and secured with a clasp on either side with a separate lid for the top.
The handle clips it all together.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday Mural

a decorated hydro box in Hamilton

Sunday, November 27, 2011


crossing the Grand River, this is one bridge desperately in need of repair.
as seen last July, I wonder what shape it will be in by winter's end?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Long Shot

at Glen Abbey
'In the 1994 Bell Canadian Open Pro-Am, 
John Daly drove his ball into 16-mile creek from this tee. 
Total distance 390 yards'

'Good Luck and please enjoy one of the most famous tee shots in Canadian Golf'

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday Mural

Dupont Station
One of the murals by James Sutherland, entitled Spadina Summer Under All SeasonsTwo large mosaics of a giant flower in cross-section, made with thousands of pieces of glass directly into the station’s tiling, face each other across the tracks.
I'm taking a cue from Andy at Occupied with Photography who posts a mural each Monday. Since he is an ex TTC driver, I thought I'd start with a subway mural.

Our World Tuesday                                             Mellow Yellow Monday

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Port Huron Bridge

The bridge at the Port Huron Yacht Club

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011


Royal Ontario Museum
and just for fun, a different angle of the same view with the fall colours 
on the right is with Orton post processing to make it softer and more vibrant

Thursday, November 17, 2011

cover me softly

the astute and regular visitors may recognize this 
as yet another sunset view from my balcony

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

St Andrew

Continuing with the TTC theme from yesterday's post....
I decided to travel the subway and take some photos of the station signs.

The station walls are undergoing some renovations. Above is one version of the newer signage and tiles and below are an older version of the signs with the vertical tiles and showing the original version and the giant square subway tiles that was underneath, on the left. 
(this just looks like it was taken in black and white, but it really is that colour)
St Andrew station opened in 1963  (there is also a St George and St Patrick, but no St David station. none however were named after the saint or the cross or even England, Scotland or Ireland)

signs, signs

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