Friday, January 20, 2017

Symmetry

I'm back in the Lawrence Park neighbourhood for this one and this is a typical Georgian house that you can find in the area. Lawrence Park is one of the wealthiest neighbourhoods in Canada and it was begun to be developed in the early 1900s with most of the homes constructed between 1910 and 1950. It is a lovely area of rolling hills, ravines, and parks with a mixture of Tudor, Georgian, and English Cottage homes mixed in. And as you can see there is a little more land around the homes than in the older neighbourhoods like the Annex.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Stairs

I took this pic at the end of what had been a warm November for us and you can see that there were still some flowers hanging around. These stairs lead up to one of the porches at Spadina House and I have seen them used as a stage for many wedding pics during the summer months.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Banners

A lot of the Business Improvement Associations (BIA) around the city have installed banners similar to these in an attempt to draw attention to their neighbourhood. This one, Regal Heights, is found along St Clair Ave W and you can see the typical commercial buildings in the background as well as one of our streetcars.
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

There's a Moose On Your Roof!

I have shown you some of the moose that were part of the Moose event in Toronto in 2000 and you can see some of the painted ones if you click the moose label below. This one I spotted on a house in the Lawrence Park neighbourhood and unlike most of the rest it has managed to keep hold of its antlers. It is also unusual since it hasn't been painted. He looks pretty cool with some snow on his antlers.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Shoemaker

Another mural that I spotted on a garage, this seems to show a shoemaker at work. I wonder if there is some kind of history attached to the choice of subject.
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Autumn Flowers

It's nice to remember that winter will be over and the world will bloom again. This wild assortment of plants was actually on a narrow boulevard in the Yorkville neighbourhood! Even late in October there was a lot of colour there.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

"I'm Sure I Put Something Here!"

This black squirrel was spending a lot of time digging around in the snow looking for what must have been a tasty morsel but I never did see him find anything. He must have things buried everywhere but has no memory of what is where!
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.