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

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

windows



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

Flint 
Vehicle City


pssst...buy someone a new car for Christmas

other great murals can be found here, here and here

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

2009

2010

2011

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

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

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