Thursday, October 30, 2014

Steel Wall

This is the front wall of the new visitor centre at Fort York where you find out all kinds of info about the fort before entering into it. It was designed by Patkau Architects Inc & Kearns Mancini Architects Inc and the Corten steel gives it a contemporary vibe while at the same time referencing the defensive setting of the fort behind it. That structure to the right is the Gardiner Expressway which is an elevated roadway running along our waterfront. More pics to come for a couple of days.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fort York

This sign marks the entrance to the newly completed visitor centre at Fort York which is located right in downtown Toronto. The fort was built in 1793 but is most famous for defending the city during the War Of 1812 and has Canada's largest collection of buildings from that time. I'll show you a few pics of the visitor centre over the next few days.
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Autumn Beauty

I passed by this tree on my way to do some errands and it was so beautiful that I made a point of stopping on my way back. You would never know that this was a tiny park right at the intersection of 2 very busy streets!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Happy Times

This cheerful mural was spotted on the side of a garage that borders the parkland of the Wychwood Barns complex. It is by the artist known as Toye, aka James Mclean, who has done many murals around town. I love these happy creatures!
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Mystery Solved

The poles and the 36 LED lights installed on them are part of a public art installation by artists Christian Giroux & Daniel Young. It is titled "Nyctophilia" which means love of the night & darkness and the grove of streetlights is meant to create a cloud of light on this corner and bring some life to the area. Apparently the colours can be programed to change for the season but so far I have only seen this combo!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Mysterious

You can imagine what the neighbours thought when all these light poles started to spring up this spring on this corner in the Mt Dennis neighbourhhood. People thought that someone had totally lost the plan somewhere in the city. I'll show you the answer to the mystery tomorrow!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Flocking Together

Starlings seem to be quite social birds at this time of year and it isn't unusual to see and hear hundreds of them in a tree or on a billboard or as in this case on the tower for mobile phone services. There seemed to be more arriving all the time as I walked by this place. Getting ready to head south, I presume!