Sunday, February 25, 2018

Casa Loma In Winter Sunshine

It seems to have been a very grey winter here but on one of our few sunny days I was able to catch Casa Loma looking lovely against a blue sky.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Hoop

This black squirrel was up on this hoop for at least ten minutes. You can't see it but behind her there is a cob of corn on a peg which is placed there for the squirrels and she is proceeding to eat the whole thing herself. A few others came by but she would let no one else near the food. This was taken at the Veterans Centre at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.  
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Multipurpose Bench

A local park solved the problems of seating and containing a playground by building this two-sided bench which wraps around a playground. There is no way that the parents will run out of seating and it keeps the dogs on their side of the park. Looks good in the snow too!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Pretty In The Snow

I've always liked this house in the Chaplin Estates neighbourhood. There is something very pleasing about its proportions and the materials used and it looked especially nice last week at the beginning of our snow melt. The snow is all gone now.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Another Queen St W Bar

This bar called Rhino has been in this location since 1992 but the building itself was built in 1909 as the Elm Grove Hotel. There are two halves to the building - the Romanesque 3-storey part on the right side and the Gothic 2-storey on the left but it is totally open inside and quite large. It looks like the side wall has been painted at some time in the past but the fronts have both been nicely restored and look great!
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Rainbow Tunnel

The sidewalk on the street of yesterday's post goes through a tunnel behind the wall showing the mural. I bet it was a dreary place until being painted in stripes of colours matching the mural but now it is rather fun to walk through it.

Monday, February 19, 2018


I spotted this mural painted on a railway underpass last fall. There is a similar pattern on the opposite side of the road. Titled Skein, it is meant to represent the weaving together of the stories and inspirations of the local residents. It certainly brightens the area. I will show you what is behind the concrete wall tomorrow.  
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.