Friday, May 14, 2021

Finished At Last

I showed you this laneway house under construction last September (HERE) and went by recently to see it finished. I quite like it. Because it is built out to the property line they are not allowed windows on the side but I think there are large skylights. It would be great to have a tour of the inside.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

A Cool Spring

 We have been having a cool spring but one advantage of that is that the spring flowers are lasting longer than normal. I have watched these tulips open up when the sun comes out and then close back up when we get another blast of cool weather with a bit of rain. Summer heat will be here soon enough.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Flower & Fruit Market

This corner store on Bloor St W in Koreatown is just a block away from the one that I showed you a couple of weeks ago. This one always has a lot of flowers for sale especially at this time of year when we are starting to plant up our gardens. 

Taking part in Signs 2. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Catching Up

 It was a cool morning but the sun was out a bit when I saw these women on a bench by the duck pond at James Gardens. They were totally engrossed in their conversation so the ducks were not getting any attention.

Monday, May 10, 2021

Protect The Gorillas

This is a new mural that popped up in a laneway off Dupont St. It was done by the ACK Crew along a long wall and each of the crew did their stylized signature on the wall. The lane was too narrow to get it all in. Gorillas need all the help and attention they can get to survive!

Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.

Sunday, May 9, 2021

A Watery Entrance

The St Clair Water Reservoir is located at the corner of St Clair Ave W and Spadina Rd. It was completed in 1930 and holds enough water to provide the whole city with water for 3 weeks although there are other reservoirs around town. This is the entrance to the lower portal of the reservoir and it is one of the few times I have seen it without a vehicle parked in front of the doors. Even utilitarian structures were given great style in those days!

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Grazing and Lazing

 While I was wandering around one day in James Gardens I spotted a lot of activity in under the trees. There were several Canada Geese poking around looking for tasty bites to eat while several Mallards were trying to use the same area to catch a nap. They all seemed to be getting along alright.

Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.