Thursday, January 29, 2015

Old Schoolhouse

And here we see the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse and its accompanying heritage sign which I showed you yesterday. The wonderful Gothic Revival building houses a museum but also a large open space available to the public which is used for many events including wedding receptions and art shows.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Heritage Sign

This is one of the type of sign you will find around the province giving information about various historic sites. This one is found beside the Enoch Turner  Schoolhouse in the Corktown neighbourhood and it was the school which was depicted in the Underpass Art Three of a week ago (click HERE). I will show you the school tomorrow.
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Underpass Art Four B

This is the back of yesterday's column and the last of this series from King St E. Here we see one of the early bricklayers from the neighbourhood, Corktown, surrounded by factories and gears. Most of the buildings in the area are brick. Bravo to the artists ShalakAttak, BrunoSmoky and Fiya Bruxa for this series of murals titled "Frozen Memories"! You can see 2 of the other columns in the background.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Underpass Art Four

This is the last of the underpass supports on King St E decorated by artists ShalakAttak, BrunoSmoky & FiyaBruxa. It is the only one depicting a man and is titled "The Worker" as I discovered after a long newspaper article about these pieces was published here a week ago. Tomorrow I will show you the other side of this one.
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE for more murals from around the world.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Red Brick Road

You can still find brick roads scattered about the city but most of the remaining ones are found on side streets such as this one in the Forest Hill neighbourhood where there are actually several still going strong. One theory I found for this one remaining is that it is on a hill and the brick edges provide some traction in the winter. Often the bricks are laid lengthwise but here the ends of the bricks are up top.

City Daily Photo bloggers post photographs on a theme on the first day of each month.  On 
February 1, they will address this intriguing question:  If you had to leave forever the city 
from which you usually post, what would you miss most?  

Saturday, January 24, 2015


I admit to having a thing for plastic and bakelite jewellery so this display in a vintage shop in Kensington Market is perfect for me. Give me a great red, carved bakelite bracelet any day rather than a diamond-encrusted one!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Bloor Station

This is probably the busiest station in our subway system and it has the widest platforms of any of the stations in order to accommodate the rush hour crowds. This was a mid morning shot taken when the weather was a bit warmer so no huge boots or coats in evidence!