Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Bear On The Loose

The coin in the pic in the bus shelter is our $2 coin (aka toonie) and it is usually graced by a golden polar bear but as I walked along Queen's Park I spotted this escapee! The purpose of this is to advertise a competition to design special images for the 5 Canadian circulation coins for 2017 in order to mark the 150th anniversary of our country that year. 
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE to see signs from around the world.

31 comments:

VP said...

This is so funny and unexpected! Great catch!

Luis Gomez said...

Love it! Agree with VP.

EG CameraGirl said...

I wonder what we'll call the five dollar coin. Somehow "Foonie" doesn't sound quite right. :)

Aimeecakes said...

Ha! This is awesome! I wonder what kind of design will win out

Sharon Anck said...

A very clever advertising campaign. I'm glad this guy got loose at the bus stop. I'd hate to have him suddenly jump out of my pocket.

TexWisGirl said...

that's very cool!

José Mendonça said...

Almost like the Berlin Film Festival award! :-)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a very clever way to advertise the project Pat, very Toronto :)

William Kendall said...

We're getting a five dollar coin? Or is it five different commemorative toonies?

It's quite unusual to see that on top of a bus shelter.

Halcyon said...

He's cute! I'm sure he'd also feel at home in Berlin with our buddy bears. :)

Revrunner said...

That ought to unleash a lot of creativity.

Karen S. said...

A big bear hug for this cutie! Great photo.

Fotolosopher said...

That's so funny I can barely stand it! We have an ongoing battle here between people who want to mint a $1 coin and those who want to keep the paper dollar. Tried the $1 coin a few years back - didn't work too well, but that was probably because you couldn't tell it from a quarter!

Tom said...

Clever! Tom The Backroads Traveller

Marleen said...

Neat!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

OK .. For just a second I thought California, because they have golden bears at the State lines. But of course they're not polar bears)). And that is the cutest bus shelter I've ever seen in my life.

Sue Demeter-St Clair said...

Fun! And I know just the location :) The competition though I did not know about until reading your blog post and that's interesting, not sure how I feel about more coins.

hamilton said...

that is great!

Lesley said...

I've heard about the competition. It would have to rhyme with loonie and toonie - or the bear will come after you!

Stephanie said...

Wonderful!

Jim said...

A great commemoration symbol.

Photo Cache said...

That is a good contest. I wonder what will the winning design look like.

My SIGNS, SIGNS

Andy said...

This is really COOL!

Michelle said...

Pretty cool and I hope you will let us know what eventually wins!

Cloudia said...

Oh Canada! How wonderful you are!




ALOHA from Honolulu,
ComfortSpiral
=^..^=

Randy said...

It's like a golden version of the California bear.

bettyl-NZ said...

That would certainly get your attention! Fantastic catch.

Laura. M said...

I hope it does not fall :))))

happywonderer.com said...

Nice. It will be interesting to see
what designs win the contest!

Jack said...

You are an artist, RedPat. I want to see your entry into the competition.

Linda said...

What fun1 I like bears, as long as they aren't in my back yard!