Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The Loretto

The Loretto is a condo building located in the Annex in what was the Loretto Brunswick Catholic school for girls. The building was completed in 1915 and was a convent and school until being sold and converted to condos in 2007. With heritage designation the front of the building had to remain intact but the other sides were allowed to have balconies installed. I've been in a couple of the units and they are lovely large spaces with high ceilings.

Monday, January 21, 2019

It's The Season

It is certainly the season for ice fishing although it is not an activity for me. I spotted poor cold Woody high above a rooftop along Dundas St W and was glad to see he was sitting on a woodstove!  
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

A Sad Tree

I spotted this sad tree in a local park last weekend when I ventured out on a cold windy day that was at least sunny. The tree had been dying and the first stage of removal was to cut off all of the small branches and then these larger ones and the trunk will be removed another day.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

An Elegant Dog

You don't see too many Standard Poodles around these days - there seems to be a huge population of Labradoodles here. I've have had two good Standard Poodle friends and they are such fun dogs as well as being so elegant. This one had just walked up the 110 steps leading to Casa Loma like there was no effort involved at all.  
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Can't Resist

I can never resist taking a pic of this building at the Spadina Circle just north of College St. Built in 1875 the Gothic Revival beauty has had many uses through the years but now belongs to U of Toronto and after a recent addition to the other side from this pic it now houses the Daniels Faculty Of Architecture at the university. I was happy to catch the streetcar as it circled around the building.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

A Little Bit Tudor

I have shown you a few of the small apartment buildings along Lawrence Ave E in the Lawrence Park neighbourhood before and thought I would show this one with its Tudor styling. It is hard to tell how many units are in  it but there are two entrances, one on each side of that projecting section. There may be only 4 units which must each be a nice size.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Not On This Hill

Christie Pits Park is one of the best places in the city for tobogganing and this hill is probably the steepest one in the park. Unfortunately there are a couple of large light poles at the bottom of it so it was necessary to make sure you steered around them. Well, the decision has been made to make this hill off limits and so signs and fences have gone up. We haven't had enough snow yet for a sled anyway.  
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.