Thursday, July 31, 2014

Moose Loose In City Park

I spotted this little red moose left in the playground of a local park one evening! If I was a kid I would get on that thing and never get off. And the fact that it is red makes it even better!
Taking part in Good Fences. Click here to see more fences.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


This sign and its accompanying cartoon of Jane Jacobs can be found on a retaining wall along Christie St not too far from where she lived in the Annex neighbourhood for many years. Jacobs was a noted urbanist who believed in a community-based approach to city living and was quite involved in many such causes in Toronto.
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click here for more signs from around the world.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


This is the finished part of the mural which I showed you yesterday and you can see all the details that Elicser has put into it.  I'll show you more of this long mural over the next few weeks as sections get completed.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Artist At Work

I spotted a mural that was partly done in a railway underpass on Bathurst St and immediately knew it was another piece by Elicser and so I kept going back to see if I could catch the artist at work. Finally after a few trips, there he was! We talked for a while and then he posed for this pic of him in action. He is continuing work on this mural which is quite long and tomorrow I will show you this part which is now completed.
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click here for more murals.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Summer Days

At this stop on the Porch View Dances tour we were treated to "Summer Days" featuring 6 young girls displaying the fun and play of summer holidays. In front of them you can see some of the audience sitting right on the roadway and behind them is a kiddie swimming pool which played a big part in the dance. There was a lot of water flying around!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Culture In the 'Hood

Last week was the occasion for the 3rd annual Porch View Dances in the Seaton Village neighbourhood where professional choreographers work with  several families to develop dances which are then performed on porches & front gardens over 4 evenings for the public. The event starts at 1 house and then a ringmaster leads the crowd (of about 200 the night I went) along the streets to the various locations. Just by coincidence when we got to this house there was another Little Free Library out front as well as live music to accompany the dance. I'll show you some performers tomorrow.

Friday, July 25, 2014


There is a window gallery on Davenport Road called Roadside attractions that features work of local and international artists and the piece showing now is "Sometimes" by Australian artist Sarah Nolan who is also the founder and director of Branch 3D, a window gallery in Sydney, Australia. The work with the strips and words on them "sums up what a life can be" and "the repetition reinforces the notion of daily routine". You can see the trees of the park across the road in the reflection along with a cyclist and a hint of a photographer.
Taking part in Weekend Reflections. Click here to see more reflections from around the world.