I have driven down this street many times, but mostly it is in the other direction. So I was shocked and thrilled to see this Guinness mural on the side of a rundown bar as I drove down James St towards the waterfront. The bar did not look very inviting and I wasn't even sure it was still in business, but apart from the bizarre paint job to cover up what must have been a tag, it looks in great condition.
likely in an effort to safeguard the newly planted trees,
these signs started appearing a few months ago (this one on Bloor Street) in Toronto. many cyclists were up in arms that now there were less places to safely secure your bike (not to mention an ongoing battle with the city over less places to safely ride your bike)
For this round of ABCWednesday, I thought I might try showing the sites and sights of things that are specific to the city where I live. I'm not sure how far into the alphabet I will be able to sustain this idea... but at least the letter B is no problem.
We have the brand spanking new Burlington Performing Arts Centre that officially opened in December 2011.
and just a couple blocks down the street is the
Burlington Art Centre.
Neither has a particularly inspiring name, but at least they immediately indicate where you will find these centres of art, which you do not get with a corporately funded, naming right of a universal company. ...continued on VioletSky
I don't know what this old safe is used for now, it sits in a spot outside a food market where one might expect to see an freezer for buying bags of ice.
But, being curious, I looked up J&J Taylor Safeworks, not expecting to find anything useful. I was wrong. Apparently John and James Taylor opened a factory in 1855 producing the first safes in Canada. It has been in continuous operation ever since and still retains the Taylor name though is now part of Chubb-Mosler and Taylor Safes Ltd, an association of three safe companies, which is now the largest security manufacturing company in Canada.
One of Elicser's murals in the Queen and Bathurst Streets area of Graffiti Alley. Other than that it seems to be titled Omen, I know nothing else about it, but he seems to be a prominent and prolific artist in Toronto. It is a shame that it has been disrespectfully tagged.
And we have a host for this Monday Mural meme. Thank you Carolyn at Oakland Daily Photo for taking the responsibility. MondayMurals