Sunday, August 30, 2015

A Green Beauty

I was driving past an auto body shop when I spotted this green beauty parked out front so of course I pulled over immediately. It is a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air sedan - love those fender skirts! You don't see many of these from that year.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Just Cruisin'

I found this bike a few weeks ago inside a bar on Queen St West. It was part of a promotion for "Cruiser an all day pale ale" that involved giving away bikes like this one. Pretty cool isn't it? I didn't win.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Have A Seat

John St is a short street that runs from the park behind the Art Gallery Of Ontario (AGO), crosses Queen St West and then continues down to the Rogers Centre where our baseball team, the Blue Jays, play. The street is lined for most of its length with small restaurants and a move is on to make it a pedestrian only street some day. But for this summer the traffic has been squeezed into 2 narrow lanes and the rest of the road has planters, and tables and chairs, and in some areas these wonderfully painted Muskoka chairs all for relaxing. (Muskoka is a cottage area north of the city.)

Thursday, August 27, 2015

More Construction

Yet another condo is under construction just off Queen St West but this one looks as if it is going to be quite interesting when finished. This shot was taken mid evening so the gates were closed and no work was going on but the structure seems to have gone up really quickly. I'll be back for a few progress pics, I think!
Taking part in Good Fences. Click HERE to see more fences from around the world.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

2,000th Post!

It's hard to believe but this is the 2,000th post for Occasional Toronto - obviously more than occasional.  For the occasion I present a beautiful version of the Canadian Coat of Arms that I found in the walkway of the Air Canada Centre (ACC) where our beloved Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team plays. The ACC is on the site of the former Toronto Postal Delivery Building and although 2 facades of the building with their art were retained and restored this coat of arms was on a side that disappeared. It and a few other lovely pieces are now displayed in the Centre. The motto, 'Ad Mari Usque Ad Mare', translates as 'From Sea To Sea'. This is a lovely detailed version of the coat of arms!
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

You Never Know What You Might Find

Wandering along a laneway on a Sunday morning, I happened upon this pretty little garden and 2 signs by this back door. I could find no info at all about the Faktorie Gallery but Lane House seems to be an AirBnB apartment. You just never know what could be around the corner!

Monday, August 24, 2015

PanAm Murals Part 3

This is the last of the tryptic of murals that were installed outside City Hall during the PaAm Games. This one is by Fiya who does a lot of work with Shalak and Smoky who did did the other two. It was a temporary installation so it will be interesting to see where they turn up next.
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.