Saturday, September 19, 2020

The Girls

These female Mallards were having a pleasant float along the Humber River looking as if they had not a care in the world. They were not even bobbing for food!  
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Laying Down Roots

While I was walking along the trail in yesterday's post I spotted these trees that had put out an extensive root system to keep themselves stable on the side of the ravine. Pretty impressive.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Along the Trail

This is the trail that runs through the ravine near Casa Loma and goes past the dog park which I showed yesterday. It is hard to believe that you are in the middle of the city when you walk (or run) along here.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Taking Max For A Walk

I spotted these signs with Max the Airedale Terrier at a newly installed dog park in the ravine near Casa Loma. The city has installed similar signs at most of the dog parks and I have seen large posters on bus shelters too as an attempt is made to get people to stoop & scoop and to keep their dogs on a leash unless they are in an off leash area. I'm not sure how successful they will be.
 Taking part in Signs 2. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Streetcar Maintenance

This pic was taken through the fence on Davenport Rd looking down into the Hillcrest Complex of our TTC (Toronto Transit Commission). This is the transit commission's largest facility and it is where the maintenance of most of its surface vehicles takes place. Here we are looking into the addition that was added to one of the shop buildings to accommodate the longer streetcars. You can see the pits that run under where the cars stop so that workers can get in to the bottom of them to do their work. It was break time for one guy!

Monday, September 14, 2020

Annex Mural

One block over from last week's Blue mural is this one which pays tribute to the Annex neighbourhood. Both of these murals are found in new small parkettes which the city had installed last summer. This one shows samples of typical Annex scenes and even includes the totem pole which is found on Spadina Ave. The artist for this one is Planta Muisca whose work can be found all over the city. 
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

The Piano

This is a tunnel leading from a laneway into a hotel along Bloor St W and a week ago when I walked by this piano looked as if it was a fixture there. I wonder if anyone ever plays it?