Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Encountering Cuteness

All of you may not know that Airedale Terriers occupy a special place in my heart but they do and so it was a real treat to meet this sweet pup as he was tied up waiting for his owner on Bloor St. He is named Major and is only 6 months old, not fully grown and his colours have not totally changed yet - so cute! And surprisingly calm for an Airedale.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Theme Day - Rust & Ruins

The September theme for the City Daily Photo community is "Rust & Ruins" These wee birds have rusted into place on this little dish found on a very hot roof deck. They are bit like the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz and could use a drop of oil to get them moving again!
To see more examples of Rust & Ruin from around the world click HERE.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Musicians

One last pic from the Open Streets TO event of 2 weeks ago, this shows some of the students from the Royal Conservatory of Music giving a little violin concert on Bloor St in front of the Conservatory. They were quite good and quite sweet. Later in the morning there was a wonderful guitarist serenading the crowds. The second Open Streets event takes place today.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

From The Palace

During the Open Streets TO on Bloor St, this young man in costume was wandering outside the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)  and posing for pictures with passersby. He was there to publicize the "Forbidden City" show at the museum which displays treasures from the Beijing Palace Museum, many of which have never left China before. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

And The Band Played!

I thought I would show a few days of pics from the Open Streets TO event which I introduced yesterday and which will happen again this coming Sunday. Holt Renfrew is a luxury retail store found on Bloor St and is one of the oldest companies in Canada. To celebrate the Open Streets they were handing out coffee & doughnuts and had this very enthusiastic band of young guys playing out in front of their store. The crowd loved them!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Taking Back The Streets

On Sunday morning, Aug 17, parts of Bloor St and Yonge St were closed for the first "Open Streets TO" (TO is one of Toronto's nicknames). The streets were open for walking and biking with a few activities at certain areas but mainly for just getting out and moving. This pic was taken on Bloor St at Avenue Rd with the 'Crystal' addition on the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) visible on the right, just down the street from yesterday's shot of Tiffany's. This Sunday, Aug 31, the streets will be closed again for the second Open Streets experience.
For more info on Open StreetsTO click HERE.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Breakfast?

I loved the movie "Breakfast At Tiffany's" and every time I see one of their stores I think of it. This is the Tiffany's store on Bloor St located in an area with the highest rents in Canada where you will find neighbours like Chanel and Louis Vuitton, (pictured here behind the tree). I love that blue and it is interesting that Vuitton's window has the same blue as a background!
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click here for more signs.