Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Harry Potter in the Toronto Subway


All the pillars on the St Patrick subway platform have been wrapped in Harry Potter pics or brick laminate in honour of last night's Canadian premiere of the new HP film just down the street. Lots of people were having their pics taken next to giant images of the wizard so the ad campaign seems to be a success!
Taking part in Signs, Signs. For more signs click here.

26 comments:

Steffe said...

I have never read the books, but I did watch one movie a few years ago. I guess the kids like it.

VioletSky said...

did you have to shoo people away? I never got into the books past the first one, so I think I'll give this ending a miss.

ewok1993 said...

I see Harry is northbound and Voldemort I'm guessing is southbound?

Montreal Photo Daily said...

Happy you were able to snap this with no one around! It's all over the radio and TV here. So, looks like it's going to be another mega-success. Have a nice evening RedPat.

Great Signs, Signs post... timely!

EG Wow said...

I guess the excitement has begun! :)

LĂșcia said...

I didn't like the first two books, but the others are excellent!
With the filmes I had the opposite feeling, the first and second are my favourites!
It's cool to see these signs on the subway platform (to Hogwarts?)! ;-)

Luna Miranda said...

there was a Manila premiere, too, last night, i think.:p will be watching this for sure with my cousins.

Andy said...

I'm not a fan but with the release coming this week the excitement is out there.

Paul in Powell River said...

One advantage to living in a small town - no Harry Potter ads!!

Though it does make a nice photo topic Red.

Lesley said...

you are so current!
(and another view of a subway station!)

Genie said...

How festive....I bet New York was all dolled up for the occasion, too. I still cannot believe the actors are in their 20’s. How time flies. Genie

Pat said...

Cool shot, and the fact that it's taken at the subway, even better!

Regina K said...

There is lots of events celebrating this latest.

Alan said...

Apparently it's all the buzz in Australia as well. My partner and 4 of her friends have pre-booked tickets for a viewing in Melbourne this weekend!

Jack said...

I think this is a pretty appealing kind of publicity. I don't detect the same high level of mania around the newest Potter movie, but it will make staggering amounts of money regardless. What a franchise!

Randy said...

I like this better than billboards.

Lynette Killam said...

Very cool shot! I'm a big HP fan and can't wait to see this last installment. Apparently my forty-year-od son and I will always be kids at heart...LOL!

Virginia said...

Now that spiffs up a Metro for sure! :)
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PerthDailyPhoto said...

It certainly is a big deal all over the world, I couldn't bring myself to read the books , but have enjoyed the movies with my daughter.

Francisca said...

I know people - kids and adults alike - who were HP crazy, but I am not one of them. Neither read a book nor saw a movie. Still, it's impossible for any aware person not to know the general story and the characters. It's been decades since I was in a TO subway... looks well kept, even if I am not a big fan of big billboards either. And no, I'm not a grump! :-D Good post for Signs!

Dinah said...

Ooooh, another Harry Potter post like mine! I love it!

Kitty said...

ha, bigger is better, I guess.
I like how these columns are sloped. They are huge though. Is this station miles underground?

Birdman said...

I expect the rest of the summer to be a lot of Potter-ville.

Halcyon said...

I still haven't seen the second-to-last movie. Need to rent it fast!

jennyfreckles said...

Harry Potter fever seems to be everywhere.

J Bar said...

The top shot is brilliant.
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