Sunday, December 17, 2017

Happy With Winter

This float from The Santa Claus Parade was brought to you by the company with the golden arches and shows all the creatures enjoying winter sports. They all look so happy don't you think?

Saturday, December 16, 2017


I loved the rooster which was on the Maple Lodge Farms float at the Santa Claus Parade. Suitable for them since they are a chicken company!  
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see creatures from around the world.

Friday, December 15, 2017


This float from the Santa Claus Parade features Super Mario Odyssey which I guess is a new video game that has just been released. I just liked the way Mario was standing so proud at the front of the float waving his hat!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Always Hoping

This float from the Santa Claus Parade is a tribute to our beloved hockey team, the Toronto Maple Leafs who haven't won the Stanley Cup since 1967 but we keep hoping that this is the year. The float shows the old Maple Leaf Gardens on Carlton St, the mascot  Carlton the Bear, and the wonderful Johnny Bower who was playing goal for us when we last won and is now 93 years old!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Let's Play

This float in the Santa Claus Parade was sponsored by Tim Hortons, the Canadian institution for coffee & donuts with outlets everywhere you turn. On the float we have cups of coffee as well as Timbits playing various games. Timbits are the centres of donuts and are sold by the little box full and are really popular with everyone especially kids!  
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Mother Goose

I thought I would show you some of the floats from the Santa Claus Parade which took place a few weeks ago. I go down to the set-up area near Christie Pits Park early in the morning before the parade to get up close to the floats but it means that all the kiddies who would be riding on the floats aren't there yet so you will see empty stools like in this pic. This is Mother Goose and she has been the traditional leader of the parade since 1917 although the first parade was in 1913!

Monday, December 11, 2017


This mural was found on a garage along the same laneway that I have been showing you recently and was painted during the same weekend as the others. The artist for this one is Luv Sumone. And you can see the CN Tower managed to get into the background of this one!  
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.