Saturday, May 26, 2018

Cat Among Weird Things

While walking by this antique shop early in the morning I spotted the resident cat grooming itself in the sun. When I stopped the kitty threw itself onto the ground as if begging for a tummy rub. Too bad the shop was still closed!  
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Almost At The Top

At this point of the stairway leading up to Casa Loma and Spadina House you have climbed about 100 steps but there are only a dozen left to go. I thought this was a nice scene to greet you and urge you on to the top. The oak trees were just starting to leaf out when I took this pic a week ago. These trees were neighbours of the one I showed a couple of weeks ago that had been destroyed in the wind storm.

Thursday, May 24, 2018


I was walking through the Yorkville neighbourhood last week and spotted a superhero outside of a gallery. This Batman is the work of Patrick Amiot who is originally from Montreal but now lives in California. Amiot uses junk metal to create his works and then they are painted by his wife Brigitte Laurent. I love that Robin is a hand puppet and that Batman has a rubber ducky hanging from his belt.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Deco On College St

I took this pic a few weeks ago before the leaves came out on the trees so that you can see most of the wonderful Art Deco details on this College St building. I couldn't find any info on its original occupant but it was a paint store for many years before becoming a computer store. There is a bit of a campaign going on to attempt to have some of the buildings along this part of College St heritage protected but I'm not sure if it has been successful.  
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

3,000th Post On Occasional Toronto!

It is hard to believe but this is my 3,000th post on the blog. To celebrate I thought a new car was in order - as if! I spotted this BMW i8 and stopped in my tracks to take a close look and get a pic. It not only looks fabulous but it is also a green car, a plug-in hybrid. And those are butterfly doors which makes it even more special!

Monday, May 21, 2018


I spotted this mural high up on a building on College St. Here we have one of the Lovbots along with one of the bunnies done by the artist Poser. It looks like they are using a spray can to propel themselves through the air.  
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Part Of The Community

This is Trinity-St. Paul's United Church and Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts and it is found on a busy section of Bloor St in the Annex near U of Toronto. The church is home to the religious community but is also home to 60 other organizations such as the Tafelmusik baroque orchestra, yoga classes, and even Salsa dancing classes. Check out its website HERE. Located here for over 125 years this church really ministers to the community.