Friday, July 20, 2018

Back To The Shop

Our transit system ordered new streetcars several years ago and there have been numerous delays with their delivery and so far we just have 89 out of the order of 204. Just within the last month it has been stated that 67 of the 89 need to be recalled and totally taken apart and rewelded. They plan on doing just a few at a time and hope to have the order filled by the end of 2019. We will wait and see.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Dancing In the Street

One of the highlights of the Salsa On St Clair event is the dancing which is led by several dance schools scattered along the street. Part of the time they do demonstrations with really talented dancers which make you want to go for Salsa lessons. With that in mind they also conduct mass introduction classes such as this one. It is interesting that it seems to be all women who are brave enough to get out there and try it. The guys all seem to be a bit shy!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Salsa on St Clair

A section of St Clair Ave was closed for the weekend of July 7 & 8 for the 14th annual Salsa On St Clair which is a large Latin street party featuring Hispanic culture, music, & food. There are dance demonstrations and lessons along the street as well as 2 large stages with ongoing entertainment. One of the highlights of the day is always the Samba Squad which you see here. They play world music featuring drums and have to be one of the most diverse groups you will ever find. They have members of different ages, ethnicity, & gender and it all works so well!
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Stairway to ......

This very rural looking stairway is actually in the middle of the city in the Wychwood Park neighbourhood and leads up to a home worth a few million dollars. This is a privately owned neighbourhhood that has never been taken over by the city which means that the residents are responsible for all road maintenance etc. It is a nice shady place to walk on a hot summer day with a large pond, tennis courts, and lovely arts & crafts homes.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Mural Interrupted

I spotted this mural along a laneway and at first thought it was intact but as you can see the mural has been infringed upon by several windows, doors and an air conditioner unit. It looks like several different artists each did a section such as the lady with the window in her face that was done by Shalak. I think there is one of the wee yellow birds by UB5000 behind another of the windows. I wish I had seen the whole thing before.  
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.

Sunday, July 15, 2018


This is one of several waterfalls that are in the gardens at the Veterans Centre at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. It is always a treat when the first waterlily flowers come out as they have in the last week. The birds in the area love having a bath on the rocks above the falls but I couldn't catch any this time.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Hidden Invader

This grey squirrel was rustling around in the tree which overlooks my tomatoes and other plants and I think he was pretending that he wasn't interested in my things. He also seemed to think that I couldn't see him but the evidence he left of digging around the veggies would have given him away even if I hadn't heard him!
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.