Sunday, December 21, 2014

Back In Time

Another post from the Christmas Market at the Distillery District gives a bit of a view of some of the 40 heritage-designated buildings found on the 13 acre site. This is the largest collection of Victorian-aged industrial buildings in North America although now they all house shops, galleries, studios, & restaurants rather than the Godderham & Worts distillery. The stalls for the market are set up along the 10 pedestrian streets running through the area. I was too early on a Sunday morning to try some mulled wine, unfortunately.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Christmas Market

I finally made it down to our Christmas Market which takes place in the Distillery District, the old and wonderfully restored Gooderham & Worts Distillery. It was a cold but sunny Sunday morning when I went but the place was already very busy with families bundled up against the cold. I'll show some more pics for the next few days.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Getting Ready

This is another of the floats from our Santa Claus Parade, taken in the staging area before the parade began back at the beginning of November. This one shows the boxes of decorations and toys coming out of storage and ready to be displayed around the home. And also  a young woman posing for a pic beside the float which is one of the advantages of going to this area before the festivities begin.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A Prince

This is yet another sculpture that I am sure is by Patrick Amiot & Brigitte Laurent, this one found by the front door of the gallery where I found the bird of a week ago. Wouldn't it be fun to have this wonderful Frog Prince greeting you every day?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Fish Anyone?

This wonderful deli opened recently offering a great selection of smoked fish and all the delicious things that you need for entertaining. The building is behind a restaurant serving Mediterranean dishes owned by the same person and I have eaten there and loved it all! I showed this building in another incarnation when all those branches were covered in Wisteria blooms (click HERE). I think the colourful fish is a fine addition to the facade.
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE for more signs from around the world.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Winter Sky

I left for a walk this day in the sunshine but the clouds had appeared and it was getting pretty cold by the time I got back. This is a view taken from up by Casa Loma, looking down Spadina Ave to Lake Ontario. Brr!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Baldwin St Beauty

I spotted this lovely lady on a wall in a laneway off Baldwin St which is a nice street lined with small interesting restaurants and shops. I like the way the square bricks form a grid over the whole piece. This is another mural by the artists Shalak and Smoky working under the name Clandestinos.
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.