Monday, September 25, 2017

Forest Utility Box

I spotted this beautiful utility box in the Forest Hill neighbourhood. Rather than being painted on the box it looks like it is a vinyl covering. I really like it and it adds a bit of something to the streetscape which is not the usual thing for these boxes. 
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Exhibition Place Lion

This is one of several cast cement lions that are found outside of the Liberty Grand building at Exhibition Place. I've shown you a few shots of the building in the last few days. The lions look quite stately don't you think?

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Bathtime

I spotted these Sparrows have a bath in one of the waterfalls in the gardens at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. It was on one of the warm days we have been having this week and they were making the most of it!
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Details

This shot shows some of the details found above the door in yesterday's post. Since the building was originally built to showcase Ontario provincial exhibits it looks as if these panels are depicting types of industry found in the province. The one on the left looks like the lumber industry, the middle one is mining while the one on the right is a mystery to me. I couldn't figure it out at all. I do like this type of carving though.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Side Entrance

This is the entrance to one of the wings of the Liberty Grand building which I showed you yesterday giving you more of an idea of the wonderful exterior decorations. I'll show you a detail shot of the carvings over the door tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Grandeur At The Exhibition

This is the Ontario Government building found on the Exhibition grounds. It was built in 1926 to provide space for provincial government displays during the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) but since 2000 it has been used as the Liberty Grand, an event and banquet space. The Beaux Arts building underwent extensive restoration in 2001 and is beautiful inside. I'll show you some more of it tomorrow.
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

"Meet Me At The Fountain"

This fountain in the Exhibition grounds is the traditional meeting place during the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) that takes place here from the middle of August until Labour Day every year. The fountain is called the Princess Margaret Fountain and the Princess attended the opening of the fountain in 1958 when it replaced the original one that had been there since 1911. That domed building behind it was built in 1907 as the Horticulture building but it now serves as a night club and event venue.