Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Blinky And Gus

Blinky the police car is used by our police force to visit schools and talk about safety. The car itself used to talk but I'm not sure if it still does. This pic was taken on Bloor St as the car waited to be part of the Santa Claus Parade and you can see Gus The Other Barber in the background. This barber shop has been on Bloor St for over 50 years now although it has slowly moved along the street a few blocks as rents go up. Its devoted clients just follow to the next location.
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15 comments:

Tom said...

...now this sure is fun.

Karl said...

Fun, You can also drive this car?

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

This is cool!

Sharon said...

Okay, that is the most unusual looking police car I've ever seen but, I bet it keeps the kids attention. I bet my dad would have loved going to that barber shop. He was always on the look out for an "old style" barber.

William Kendall said...

That is one weird sight!

Lowell said...

This is delightful and I'll bet the kiddos love it! Good ol' barber shops are hard to find. My barber has been in business at the same location for about 40 years but one of his hands shakes so badly I doubt he'll be able to continue much longer.

Jim said...

Funny.

Taken For Granted said...

Blinky is wonderfully funny. I'm sure it hasn't been driven since it became Blinky.

Catalyst said...

I was wondering if Blinky can be driven but I'd guess not. And I'm happy that Gus' clientele follows him.

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent signs. Love ole blinky
MB

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Muito giro e aproveito para desejar a continuação de umas Boas Festas. 🎄

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Cloudia said...

cool yet weird!

Lesley said...

I remember when all the cop cars were the same Plymouth Fury - and yellow. I didn't realize Blinky was still around!

Jack said...

I like the idea of a long-time service shop like a barber slinking down the street for five decades, following the lower rents. There is something grand, something sad and something uplifting about it.

Jenn said...

I wonder why he is 'the other' barber? Glad his shop has kept going.