Sunday, March 18, 2018

Deco Decay

I was taking a shortcut when I passed this low rise apartment building and noticed the birds above the door so pulled over immediately. It is hard to believe that a building with such wonderful Art Deco details would be allowed to fall into such a state of disrepair. There are occupied apartments so I think there must be another door they use rather than this one. I hope someone restores this place soon! And this is in a desirable part of town.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

The Wearing Of The Green

We had our St Patrick's Day Parade last Sunday along Bloor St and one of the highlights for me is always the Irish Wolfhound club that marches a good group of these gentle beasts along the parade. This one in particular had a nice costume don't you think?  
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world. 
Happy St Patrick's Day everyone!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Man In The Window

I spotted this unusual piece on the side of a building on Queen St W in the Parkdale neighbourhood. I'm not sure how it was done but it certainly makes the bricked-up window more interesting.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Wee Balcony

I was walking through the Seaton Village neighbourhood a few weeks ago when we still had snow and spotted this tiny balcony poking out of the attic area of this home. I assume there must be a room heading off the other side of the peaked roof and that this wee addition offers some cross ventilation and a view of sunsets since it faces west. Quite odd.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Daytime Press

This is a pic that I took last September of the Press building at Exhibition Place which I showed you yesterday in a night time pic. Those flowers and green leaves certainly look appealing to our winter weary eyes. And the clock was telling the correct time.
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Press At Night

I was at the Exhibition grounds a few weeks ago to see an art show and when I came out the Press building was all lit up and looking quite good. This Beaux Arts beauty was built in 1905 and is the oldest building on the Exhibition grounds built specifically for the exhibition. It is no longer functioning as the press building but is now used to house the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) staff. That funny streak in the sky was a helicopter flying by. I'll show you a daytime pic from last fall in tomorrow's post.

Monday, March 12, 2018


I love the graphic style of this mural which I found in a laneway just off Ossington Ave. The artist for this one is Peru 143 aka Peru Dyer Jalea who has done a lot of work around the city. The colours really stand out at this time of year when everything is so dull.
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.