Monday, December 11, 2017

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Goofy Fun

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Two nice people that were working the street trying to drum up donations for a feed the children fund. Our interaction led to this harmless wacky pose.

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Farm Boy

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There is no shortage of grocery stores in my neighbourhood. This is the newest one.

Friday, December 08, 2017

High Construction

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He was two stories up. I gave him a signal that I wanted to take is picture. He gave the okay then posed giving me a high five.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Flatiron Building

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In 1891, the Gooderham family wanted local residents to recognize their success and the success of their distillery business, so they commissioned the family architect, David Roberts, to build them a grander office space. At a cost of $18,000, an unusual Gothic Romanesque structure was built at the intersection of Front, Wellington, and Church Streets on a triangular piece of land.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Pink Pants

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She is well known by the locals. Without going into details, they tell me things are not going well for her.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Trainspotting

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Freight train it's way to the Canadian Nation Railway Yard.

Monday, December 04, 2017

Monday Night

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A man and his dog in the park behind city hall.

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Hockey Kitty

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Displaying Toronto's NHL hockey jersey. The sweater changes according to what day of the week it is. There is a box on the ground for donations. Hey... we all have to make a living you know... even cats.

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Golden Windows

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The golden light you see in the background on the right hand side is from the Royal Bank Plaza Towers. They have been insulated for heat by having the windows covered with a very thin coating of 24 carat gold leaf. The 41 and 26 storey towers have a total of 14,000 windows, covered with 2,500 ounces (70,875 grams) of gold, valued at over one million dollars.

Friday, December 01, 2017

Music Mural

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Artist Adrian Hayles: This is the second part of a 70 metre (229 Feet) tall mural dedicated to Toronto's local music scene. You can view the first one here. Music artist in the mural... Mandala – John Lee and the Checkmates – Dizzy Gillespie – Rush – Goddo – Salome Bey – Jay Douglas.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Photographing The Photographer

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At first glance one would think he was doing some stealth photography. Not so... acutally he was working with some young guys photographing them doing stunts on their skateboards.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Photogenic Face

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He has a face that beckoned out to me. Yes... he did give me permission to photograph him.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Monday, November 27, 2017

Monday Night

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Showers wash all my cares away; I wake up to a sunny day, 'cause I love a rainy night.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Sunday Sky

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The sun is beginning to set.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Street Light

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This mediocre photo is a result of me having brain freeze. The command centre in my brain has temporarily shutdown. Not to worry I will will be back to normal tomorrow. ٩(⚙ᴗ⚙)۶

Friday, November 24, 2017

Loose Change

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This is his spot and no one else is allowed to use it.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Very Different People

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The city contains a vast variety of people.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Autumn Street

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I couldn't resist one more photo of fall colours.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Going Up!

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All ready to start building. No stopping until the 26th floor.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Breaktime

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Judging by their luggage the two of them are taking a break before they move on.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Old & New

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Toronto's Old City Hall on the left and newer glass hi-rise the right.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Monday Night

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Nothing special... just a empty row of benches along the boardwalk.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Not So Perfect Day

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When ever I have a bad I am going to think of this picture and realize that my day is not so bad after all.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Remembrance Day

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November 11th is the day that Canadians commemorate those who died in armed conflicts. The above photo depicts what remains of Canada's Camp-X used as training facility for WWII spies. More than 500 Canadian and American civilians were trained as intelligence specialists by the British Special Operations Executive. Serving on dangerous missions abroad, these secret agents were not legally protected if caught nor were they openly recognized for their courage and sacrifice. The first school of its kind in North America, Camp X was also an advanced top-secret communications relay station until it closed in 1969. The camp's activities helped build intelligence ties between Canada, Great Britain, and the United States, and have inspired spy-fiction writers.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Friendly

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When I was travelling on the streetcar across town this gentleman struck up a conversation with me. He was interested in the type of photography I do. When it was time for me to get off I asked permission to take his photo. He was more than eager.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Women Paint Toronto

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Artist: Bareket Kezwer. Just in case you are unable to decipher the text...STRONG-SMART-UNITED.
With support from the City of Toronto StreetARToronto program, a mix of emerging and established Toronto based artists transformed the laneway that runs north behind Queen Street West between Lansdowne Avenue and MacDonell Avenue into an outdoor art gallery. Working side by side, the collective of all female artists painted approximately 2,000 square feet of murals.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Autumn

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Mild weather in October slowed down nature's change to the best colours of the season.
This will be my one and only photograph of fall foliage for 2017.

Monday, November 06, 2017

Vivian Maier

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This is a selfie of me watching "Finding Vivian Maier". If you have a passion for photography and want to find out more about her, click HERE to view a two and half minute video.

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Sunday Sky

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After an entire day of rain the skies began to clear.

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Looking Up

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Condominium tops off at 76 floors.

Friday, November 03, 2017

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Movie Theatre Construction

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Expected opening target date is spring 2018. There will be 12 screens, 4 of which will be for VIP ticket holders 19+, who will have the option of ordering food and alcoholic beverages to their seat. The other screens will be open to guests of all ages.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Service Delay

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"Bat Out Of Hell" had to be pushed into the repair shop.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Beanstalk

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This is one of those murals that frustrates me. I can't find any info about it, including the name of the artist.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Monday Night

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This pickup truck caught my eye and I decided to photograph it. The shutter was open for 8 seconds and that in turn caught the headlight trail of a passing car.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Sunday Sky

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“How sweet the morning air is! See how that one little cloud floats like a pink feather from some gigantic flamingo. Now the red rim of the sun pushes itself over the London cloud-bank. It shines on a good many folk, but on none, I dare bet, who are on a stranger errand than you and I. How small we feel with our petty ambitions and strivings in the presence of the great elemental forces of Nature!” ― Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume I

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Google

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Google just opened a donut shop for two days only in Toronto and they're giving away free donuts. There's a been a line snaking out of the pastel pink pop-up that takes centre stage at Dundas Square all day. The idea is that their new Google Home Mini, Google’s version of a Siri or Alexa type product, is even smaller than a donut and remarkably somehow capable of delivering as much enjoyment. My thanks to blogTO for all of the above info.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Morning Train

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"Go Transit" commuter train travelling west through the Greater Toronto Area.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Signs, Signs - Sears

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Sears Canada is bankrupt. The few stores that have remained open are now having liquidation sales.

History leason...
Sears was once the envy of the retail industry. Founded by railroad station agent Richard Sears in the 1880s, Sears Roebuck got its start with the 'internet' of the 1800s: mail order catalogues.

At the time the very idea of ordering a product through a catalog and having it delivered to homes all over the country was incredible. What started as a small pamphlet offering various models of watches grew to become a 532-page catalog by 1895. Offering everything from bikes and sewing machines to cars and entire pre-made homes. The reason it worked was simple... convenience.

By offering customers a wide variety of products delivered to their doorstep, Sears grew by leaps and bounds. Sound familiar? We’ve heard this story before, and it's not a stretch to say that Sears was the Amazon of its day.

I am linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Stripes

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If you want to do street photography one must be prepared for that moment when you get caught. No big deal here. With her phone she was doing the same thing as me, so we both just carried on.

Monday, October 23, 2017

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