Thursday, January 17, 2019

A Little Bit Tudor

I have shown you a few of the small apartment buildings along Lawrence Ave E in the Lawrence Park neighbourhood before and thought I would show this one with its Tudor styling. It is hard to tell how many units are in  it but there are two entrances, one on each side of that projecting section. There may be only 4 units which must each be a nice size.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Not On This Hill

Christie Pits Park is one of the best places in the city for tobogganing and this hill is probably the steepest one in the park. Unfortunately there are a couple of large light poles at the bottom of it so it was necessary to make sure you steered around them. Well, the decision has been made to make this hill off limits and so signs and fences have gone up. We haven't had enough snow yet for a sled anyway.  
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

"Everyone Off The Ice"

This pic was taken during the Christmas holidays at the rink at Christie Pits Park. Most of the skating rinks here have special hours for hockey and then other hours for pleasure skating. The hockey players had finished their time but the last few players were a bit reluctant to leave but finally did and then a large crowd of little kiddies with their new Christmas skates on took to the ice!

Monday, January 14, 2019

On The Alert

I took this pic of this garage door at the end of October when we still had leaves and the ivy makes a lovely frame for the mural. This is another mural by Insect Cabaret, the same artists as last week's post. It is hard to tell what species some of the birds are but we don't have Peach-faced Lovebirds in Toronto hanging out with Cardinals! 
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Colourful Creatures

We can all use a bit of colour at this time of year and so it is nice to find a sculpture like this one by Patrick Amiot. He is a Canadian who now lives in California and makes his pieces from junk metal and then they are painted by his wife Brigitte Laurent. I would love to own this one!

Saturday, January 12, 2019

That Didn't Work

I took this pic at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in the Veterans Centre garden. They have installed these funnels on all of the poles holding the bird feeders to try to stop the squirrels from eating all of the bird seed. As you can see, it doesn't always work. This squirrel jumped up onto the bird bath that you can see a bit of in the left background and then leaped over to the pole above the funnel and then could reach the bird feeder while hanging onto the pole with a back foot.  
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Up The Laneway

As I wandered past this laneway that leads to the garages of the townhouses across Davenport Rd from Casa Loma I was reminded of parts of European cities. And with the leaves gone from the trees we get to see a bit more of the Casa.