Saturday, October 21, 2017

Critters

I spotted these 3 Furries along Bloor St during the Open Streets event in September. I know very little about this group of people who like to dress up as animals but it was a very hot & humid day and they still seemed to be really enjoying themselves. That is a bone in the mouth of the dog on the right.
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more critters from around the world.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Reducing Plastic Bottle Use

I've seen more and more of these water fountains popping up round the city lately. They are used to fill up your own water bottle rather than buying a bottle of water. The best ones have a drinking fountain attached too unlike this one. It is a great movement to help reduce the number of plastic bottles being produced and discarded.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

View From The Casa Stairs

This is the view from the top of the stairs leading up to Casa Loma, one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. It is a great view and hundreds of pics are taken of it each day. We see the CN Tower towards the left and looking straight down Spadina Rd in the middle of the pic you can see a bit of Lake Ontario peeking through. And of course all of the trees in the Annex neighbourhood as well as the towers of the financial district.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

An Oldie Saved

I first showed  a pic of the Bloor Cinema back in 2012 (HERE) bu the theatre has recently been renamed the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema after a $4million gift from the Ted Rogers Foundation. For the last several years it has been showing wonderful documentary films from around the world and is the site of many doc film festivals as well.
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Infill

I can't remember what the building on this spot was before but this nice modern home has sprung up recently. It is quite a contrast to the typical Annex style that you can see beside it but I like it.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Good Eats

This mural is found in the laneway on the side of the Dirty Bird Chicken & Waffles restaurant on Bloor St. I've never been in but apparently they serve northern-fried chicken with maple sugar seasoning on waffles as a speciality. It sounds good. This is another mural by Elicser who seems to be one of the most prominent muralists in the city now.
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Hidden Modern

On one of the nicest streets in the Annex neighbourhood filled with lovely large heritage homes this modern home has appeared. Interestingly though, it is hardly visible because its small front garden is so well reflected in the windows that it seems barely visible. It is just a few houses away from Margaret Atwood's home.