Monday, August 20, 2018

Modern Garage Door

I really like this modern design on a garage I found just off Bloor St W. It is by artist CBS and I quite like the colours and tones that have been used. 
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Sunset Shuffle

My reason for going to Ward's Island was to watch the Sunset Shuffle a 6K race that takes place there on a Thursday evening every summer. The race is limited to just a few hundred  runners and always fills up quickly because of the location and because of the great after- race party which is sponsored by a local brewery. In the pic the runners are getting their final instructions before the horn goes off.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Island Dragon

On my little journey over to Ward's Island I spotted this creature as I wandered about the area. This steel dragon was done by artist Bruce Smith and if you click on my 'Islands' label below you can see another one that he did as well as more pics from Ward's.
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.

Friday, August 17, 2018

View From The Island

This is the view looking across the harbour from the ferry dock at Ward's Island. You can see a bit of the dock off to the right in the pic. As you can see it was a cloudy night with the threat of thunder storms all around us but we were lucky and stayed dry.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Just A Short Ferry Ride Away

Last week I took the 10 minute ferry ride to the Toronto Islands which are located in Lake Ontario just off the lakeshore downtown. There are 4 ferry routes to the Islands and I took the trip to Ward's Island which is where you can still find around 250 homes. The islands were totally inhabited until the 1950s when the decision was made to turn the whole place into parkland but the residents at Ward's have resisted so far. I'll show you some more pics over the next few days.
This ferry is the Sam McBride which is named after a former mayor and was commissioned in 1939.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Pigeons Beware

This sign is found on the old Davenport Garage of our transit system, the TTC. The garage was built in 1925 to service gas-fueled vehicles and is part of the Hillcrest Complex of the TTC but the building has not been used since 1993 although it is still well maintained. They are doing everything they can to attempt to keep the pigeons away as you can see by all of the spikes.  
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018


This sculpture, Communications, by artist Hayden Davies was commissioned by Bell Canada and is found at Bell Trinity Square on Bay St. I quite like it but have to admit I would have preferred a brighter colour, maybe red?