Tuesday, July 14, 2020

A Classic

You never know what you will discover when wandering in a laneway. I spotted this Triumph T120 Black recently and even though it looks vintage it is a newer model. The owner told me that it has been ridden from Vancouver to Toronto last year and from Toronto to Nova Scotia a couple of times so it is not just a pretty bike but a real workhorse too. I like the vintage look of the license on the front fender.

Monday, July 13, 2020

A Tribute

I spotted this tribute to frontline workers on the side of a garage just off Dundas St W. Those are tough workers who are out there doing all they can for the rest of us. I like how the artist worked around the advertising signs to make the whole thing work. It could be by the artist Elicser but I forgot to look for a signature.  
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

"Have A Seat"

This is one from the archives taken well before the Covid virus hit us all. This is the outdoor seating area of a bar just off Yonge St. I love these vintage patio chairs.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Feathered Friends

This pic was taken along the Humber River ravine in one of the parks upstream from the shots I have shown you this past week. This is one of the small streams that feed into the river and the pond there is a favourite spot for Mallards to hang out. They stay there all winter as the moving water never freezes over completely. A lot of people go there to feed them no matter how many signs are put up asking them not to!  
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.

Friday, July 10, 2020

A Place To Rest

This is another shot along the Humber River ravine. It is a well treed area with lots of benches for people to stop and relax on for a bit. Down in the ravine one feels so isolated from the city but behind those trees in the background the ground rises up to streets of houses and the very busy Jane St.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Steps Along The Humber

This is another shot of the Humber River taken a little downstream from the last pic I showed you on Tuesday. In the autumn this is a good location for watching salmon as they leap up over these steps to head upstream to their spawning grounds.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Looking Back

I took this pic a few years ago during one of our Open Streets events when parts of Yonge St & Bloor St were closed to cars. These 4 shops were the typical storefronts found along some of the older parts of Yonge St south of Bloor. Many have now been torn down and the small independent businesses are disappearing but a look on google showed me that the Cuban cigar shop and the Persian restaurant are still there (at least a few months ago). The 2 buildings on the right have been newly painted and fixed up while the 2 on the left are still in need of a facelift.  
Taking part in Signs 2. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.