Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Community Garden

This is a community garden where everyone works together keeping all the plants healthy and then sharing the results, rather than an allotment garden which is divided up into individual plots. No one was working when I passed by but the beds all looked well-maintained and I think they are going to have a good crop if our weather warms up a bit!
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click here for more signs.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Churchill

This bronze sculpture of Winston Churchill by sculptor Oscar Neman has been installed along Queen St in front of City Hall since 1977 but it always seemed lost in the activity of the street. It has recently been moved to a location along the side of City Hall and has had benches installed and trees planted around it. Now it feels like a place to stop and think about one of history's greats. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Dog's Life

I was driving along when I spotted part of this mural up on top of a building on Dundas St so I immediately turned the corner and went back to check it out. Unfortunately there is another building blocking the view but it seems like the mural decorates a rooftop deck above a doggie day care. Love it!
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click here for more murals from around the world.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunflowers

I love that sunflowers were planted beside this mural of sunflowers which is located in a small parkette beside a seniors home. The mural was painted several years ago by volunteers and some of the seniors and when I went by the other day there was a group of seniors sitting out near the flowers enjoying the day.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

More Osgoode Hall Fence

Continuing along from yesterday's post, these are the supports for the fence running along Queen St inside the grounds of Osgoode Hall. I had shown them in the winter (here) and thought it would be nice to see them in summer. The whole fence is a real beauty!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Osgoode Hall Fence

This is part of the fence where yesterday's gate is found, taken from inside the grounds of Osgoode Hall and giving us a view of a streetcar going by out on Queen St. Inside is peaceful and serene under the shade of huge trees while outside the fence you have the busy traffic of downtown Toronto. I'll show you a bit more of the fence tomorrow.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Gates Revisited

I showed you one of these gates, that are found around the grounds of Osgoode Hall on Queen St beside City Hall, in a winter shot back in 2011 (see it here). I've always loved them and this time went for a pic taken from inside looking across to our Opera House on the other side of Queen St. This type of gate is known as a cow gate since they are used on farms to control the movement of cattle.
Taking part in Good Fences. Click here for more fences.