Monday, January 22, 2018

Northern Lights

This mural features the Northern lights viewed from a pine forest and was done by the artist Smoky whose work I have shown many times. The building on Bloor St W belongs to the Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre which offers essential services for vulnerable community members and houses a fully accessible shelter for 30 men as well as their Loft Kitchen which serves food and trains youth at the same time.
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.

Sunday, January 21, 2018


I spotted these three sculptures during a warmer weather walk in the fall. They are found on an interesting courtyard which is several feet above the sidewalk at Yonge St & Front St and so it seems they tend to get ignored. It was hard to get a pic because of the reflective surfaces which tended to make them disappear. And there was no info around with the artist's name!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Cardinal In Winter

Looking out on a cold winter day and seeing a male Cardinal in all his glorious red is a real treat!  
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Reflections On A Barbershop

This is another warmer weather pic taken along Dundas St W. When trying to get a pic of the barber pole in this window I realized what a great reflection there was of St Helen Church across the road.

Thursday, January 18, 2018


This is a very common style of infill housing in the city - a boxy facade with flat roof which provides a roof top deck. This one seems to be clad in copper panels which will look great after they have weathered.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Sleek Subway Entrance

Most of the entrances to our subway system are simple sets of stairs that lead down from the sidewalk but this one at the Queen's Park entrance is quite sleek and modern. I think it was rebuilt as part of the major construction that took place beside it a few years ago. Obviously another pic from warmer times!  
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Warmer Times

I'm into my archives for some pics since I haven't been out wandering very much. I found this beautiful urn on the grounds of Exhibition place and then I seemed to keep finding more of them as I kept walking. It reminds me of a sunny day in the autumn!