Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Crooks


I was wandering down an Annex area laneway this morning and came across this guy lurking in a corner. I recognized him, but for the life of me I can't remember the location of the old Crooks restaurant where he lurked outside. I'm glad someone has given him a perfect home!

26 comments:

Lowell said...

Is an Annex area laneway like an alley? If so, I probably wouldn't like to meet this guy in a dark alley at night! Right? Very realistic, and "lurking" is the right description!

RedPat said...

Yes Lowell we call, what you call an alley, a laneway.

LĂșcia said...

It's amazing how many interesting things you thing just walking around your city! ;-)

Paul in Powell River said...

Nice find! he deserves saving! Also,he looks like one of the old I Spy cartoon characters.

EG CameraGirl said...

OOOOOH! That would be a shock to come upon!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Very funny. Probably at risk of being shot. Oh, that's right, Canadians aren't gun nuts like Americans.

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La Principessa Errante said...

This is wonderful! - It is always great to know that fun items like this find second homes.

VioletSky said...

I think it is perfect for a laneway!

bfarr said...

Could give you a fright on a dark, moonless night...

Jack said...

That is pretty funny. I have never been at a restaurant like Crooks. (A pampered life . . . )

Randy said...

What a great find.

Francisca said...

Yes, a perfect spot... Hahaha...

llandudnopictures said...

He does look VERY 'lurky'... or maybe he is just camera shy?!

Kitty said...

how random?
I could see bumping into him at night and having a heart attack.

Halcyon said...

Oh, this is too funny!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

That might be scary if you hadn't recognized him ;>)

Regina K said...

Fun, I always am impressed with people who pick up these type of objects. Sometimes here it is high school senior pranks.

Deb said...

Always nice to run into an old friend you have not seen in a while!

NixBlog said...

Very apt! Could give someone a fright on a dark night!

Gringo said...

Hi Red Pat, Great piece of sculpture (?) Can't help wondering what the inside of the restaurant was like! A bit of a rip off perhaps? !! Have a nice weekend.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a great find Red, he'd give you a bit of a fright if you came cross hi at night yeh!!

JM said...

Fantastic! Love it.

Anonymous said...

Crooks was on Front Street. Was a favourite hangout for Toronto Sun employees. The owners were Dan Ackroyd and his business partner and ex-cop with a name that is a homonym for Crooks.

tav57 said...

Crooks was down on Front Street, next to Le Papillon, and that statue was outside in the small parking area out front. It was a great restaurant/bar and Dan Aykroyd and Richard Crooks were the owners and often there. It was a favourite place for actors and stage crew from Young People's Theatre, Toronto Free Theatre, and in fact all the theatre companies working down in that district. They played great music, it was full of memorabilia and signage and the food was great and affordable.