Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Summer Sidewalk

I just liked this view along Bathurst St on a hot summer day with the woman nearest us trying to stay in the shade while everyone else was stuck out in the sun!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Little Yellow Artists

I haven't posted any of UB5000's little yellow birds for a while but I recently happened upon some new murals that he has done. This one showing wee yellow birds as artists is on the side of stairs leading into an art supply store near Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD), just off Queen St West. I love how the little guys are working together to get this painting of dogs in a canoe done!
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Another 60s Church

This church, All Saints Roman Catholic Church, built in 1967, has to be one of the more unusual looking churches that I have seen. At first I though that it might be a hexagon but walking around the outside you can see that it is irregular in shape - not sure how many sides it has. I would love to see the inside but once again it was locked! It feels as if it might be partly below grade but I am not sure.
Taking part in Inspired Sunday. Click HERE to see more religious buildings from around the world.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

To Market To Market

This is the scene on Christie St on a Saturday beside the Wychwood Barns where the Farmers' Market takes place every Saturday morning. People come from all over by car, by bike and a lot by foot. And as you can see by the bike with training wheels in front, people of all ages come to the market!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Redevelopment

This building on College St was built in 1910 as Latvian House, a cultural centre for the Latvian community in the city. The community outgrew the building years ago and a new centre was built and this became mostly office space for several years. It was sold to developers a while ago and plans are afoot to construct a 3 storey commercial building here but since this Classical Revival building has heritage listing its facade will be retained as part of the new development. We will have to wait and see how it looks. On the far bottom right you can see an actual phone booth still standing.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Osgoode Hall Fence

I have shown you this fence, that surrounds the 6 acre grounds of Osgoode Hall, from the inside before (HERE) but have never shown it from out on Queen St W. Osgoode Hall houses various courts and also the Law society of Ontario and is located right beside our City Hall. 
Taking part in Good Fences. Click HERE to see more fences from around the world.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Drink And Play

The people who own Snakes and Lattes Cafe on Bloor St have opened a bar on College St and have appropriately named it Snakes and Lagers Board Game Bar. I took this pic early on a Sunday morning so the drapes were pulled but when I looked on-line it seems to be quite nice inside. Love that name!
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.