Monday, July 23, 2018

Mural At The Tranzac Club

Two weeks ago I showed you this mural (HERE) painted by Elicser on the wall of the Tranzac Club and I remembered I had taken some pics while he was painting it. This pic was taken from the other end and you can see that there are still some heads and details to be added in places. 
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.

Sunday, July 22, 2018


There is something so peaceful about waterlilies. I spotted this one recently and thought all it needed would be a wee frog to be sitting on the leaf beside the flower to be perfect!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Hot Dog

When I was at the Salsa On St Clair event a couple of weeks ago I spotted this large fellow having a rest along the curb and trying to get into the shade. His humans were sitting on a patio about a foot in front of his nose and he looked totally unaware of all of the activity around him until another dog walked by. He simply lifted his head checked out the competition and then plopped his head back down. A very mellow big guy!  
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Back To The Shop

Our transit system ordered new streetcars several years ago and there have been numerous delays with their delivery and so far we just have 89 out of the order of 204. Just within the last month it has been stated that 67 of the 89 need to be recalled and totally taken apart and rewelded. They plan on doing just a few at a time and hope to have the order filled by the end of 2019. We will wait and see.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Dancing In the Street

One of the highlights of the Salsa On St Clair event is the dancing which is led by several dance schools scattered along the street. Part of the time they do demonstrations with really talented dancers which make you want to go for Salsa lessons. With that in mind they also conduct mass introduction classes such as this one. It is interesting that it seems to be all women who are brave enough to get out there and try it. The guys all seem to be a bit shy!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Salsa on St Clair

A section of St Clair Ave was closed for the weekend of July 7 & 8 for the 14th annual Salsa On St Clair which is a large Latin street party featuring Hispanic culture, music, & food. There are dance demonstrations and lessons along the street as well as 2 large stages with ongoing entertainment. One of the highlights of the day is always the Samba Squad which you see here. They play world music featuring drums and have to be one of the most diverse groups you will ever find. They have members of different ages, ethnicity, & gender and it all works so well!
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Stairway to ......

This very rural looking stairway is actually in the middle of the city in the Wychwood Park neighbourhood and leads up to a home worth a few million dollars. This is a privately owned neighbourhhood that has never been taken over by the city which means that the residents are responsible for all road maintenance etc. It is a nice shady place to walk on a hot summer day with a large pond, tennis courts, and lovely arts & crafts homes.