Halloween on The Kingsway

By admin | November 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Kingsway is a  Etobicoke road running in  meandering chunks from the Northwest to the Southeast of the Borough. The stretch running from Royal York  to Old Mill sits atop the fashionable Bloor Street West Mall. The homes in the area are distinctly but not ostentatiously uppercrust with  consistently well groomed landscaping. This year The Kingsway has…

Cabbage Town Fest

By admin | September 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

Every year in September, Toronto almost bursts at the seams with local festivals – The Ukrainian Fest in Bloor Village, The Polish Festival on Roncesvalles, and the CabbageTown Fest in CabbageTown. This year I got to the Cabbage  Town fest and what a surpise. CabbageTown was the Irish, English and scattering of Italian and Spanish…

Tamil Tiger Tale

By admin | January 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

There is a demonstration by supporters of the Tamil Tigers of NorthEast Sri Lanka at the Toronto midtown corner of Bloor and Yonge Streets. It is notable because this is a continuing series of ever more heated protests so the police and TV media are out to “cover” the protest each in its own ways.…

Artists Scene in Toronto: Carey Nicholson, Basketry

By admin | November 26, 2009 | 1 Comment

I was walking along in the Parks near the Scarborough Bluffs enjoying a summers day and then … I came upon this bit of basket weaving by Carey Nicholson, a Port Perry artist. Wow! The explosion of color and form was an absolute delight – and chatting with Carey about her craft quickly brought insights…

Artists Scene in TO: Derek Mainella

By admin | December 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Seeing Derek Mainella’s art work as a student exhibitor for the first time at the Summer 2004 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhbition in Nathan Phillips Square was quite a revelation. The colors just burst out at you. Here is an analysis: The colors have a wide spectrum but also tonal range that catch the eye. It…

Photo Finishing Tips

By admin | December 4, 2008 | 0 Comments

Pix of Toronto, of course , has many albums and galleries of photos. What may be of interest to readers is that there is a website stock with tips on all aspects of digital photography, photo galleries, and photo finishing. TheplacetoisthePhotoFinishes.com: For over 200+ how-to tips and reviews plus hundreds of useful links click here.…

Artists Scene in Toronto: Frederica Tomas, Linoleum-cut Printmaker

By admin | December 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

Fredrica Tomas has an impish, almost sacro-sacked sense of humor – but unlike Alex “Runt” Currie painted stylings, Frederica’s linoleum cuts are more subtle and plucky with their humor. Take the first three images above , each is like 17th century pen and ink graphic with a twisting pun in contrast to the Runt’s bawdy…

Artists Scene in Toronto: Carly Waito, Painter and Ceramicist

By admin | December 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

Sometimes an artist stops you in your tracks with charm and a very sly wit – such is the case with Carly Waito.There is a certain edge to Carly’s paintings and figurines. Nothing quite Bizarro but still sharp, like a pin prick – catching one at the edges…. and suddenly you are sucking on blood…

Jack’O’s Day

By admin | November 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

Every year just around Halloweed Day, Mike Sprung has his Jack’O Lantern pumpkin carving fest. This year, the carvings  coincided with Halloween Day exactly. So in the afternoon before the munchkins could besiege the place, an industrious crew of 3 not yet succumbed to Swine Flu, put to work on carving Pumpkins creatively so the…

Caribana 2010 – The Parade

By admin | August 24, 2010 | 0 Comments

Caribana this year was  blessed with good weather, lots of great bands, and some of the best decorated floats – the latter seem to get better with each passing year. There was a huge turnout at CNE Exhibition Place where all the floats and bands marshaled and got started. However, the biggest crowds were along Lakeshore…

Toronto Lights

By admin | December 21, 2008 | 1 Comment

For the past few years Torontonians have had an ever improving buffer against the approaching Winter Solstice – the Cavalcade of Lights at Nathan Phillips Square. Each weekend marching up to the Solstice a show alights the Square  adding  color and lightness to offset the ever waning days. This year’s evening lights appear to be…

Artists Scene in Toronto: Emilie Rondeau, Painter and Artist

By admin | March 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

I have seen at least 5 shows in which Emilie has exhibited and the images are many, varied and almost tranquil. It is like looking out on a cool pond with gentle ripples … and then you notice among the soothing, pastel hues a provocative color  or an enigmatic icon: Detail from 2004 Toronto Summer…

Kensington Market TGPA Outing

By admin | September 9, 2006 | 0 Comments

TGPA – Toronto Guild of Photographic Artists has a number of outings throughout the year. In the Fall, especially, outings are quite helpful in order to meet new members, get help on any photo problems, and generally hone your image taking skills (as if the Summer offered any break in pictue taking). There were enough…

Gallery Hop Preview: Gundi Viviani-Finch

By admin | October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Glass is one of the most artistic of media because it bends and reflects light, the stuff of vision, in so many ways. Thus the Trent Hills Gallery Hop is lucky to have two master glass workers in its midst- Paulus Tjiang and Gundi Viviani-Finch This is the preview of Gundi Viviani-Finch, Glass Artist Gundi…

GWN – Great White North Dragonboat Tribute

By admin | September 26, 2009 | 0 Comments

GWN-Great White North are the people who put on the dragonboat racing throughout Canada and the US. They have the defacto Eastern Canada if not Canada Nationals every September in Toronto. One of the attractions of the GWN’s Dragonboat Fest is that it take place on the LakeShore at Marilyn Bell Park which was specially…

Posters of Toronto

By admin | September 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

In the Eastern Ontario, the Northumberland Hills put on a country billboard show year round – here is a sample early  fall edition from 2014. By contrast, In Toronto the changing of city’s mood, aspirations and style can be seen in the posters  scattered throughout the boroughs as they change through the year. These  commercial messages…

Sheree Rasmussen at Vogue Gallery

By admin | March 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

If ye readers got a chance to go to the Maple Syrup Festival in Warkworth ON this past weekend not only was there a great pancake and syrup feast to be had at the Sugarbush, but also another outstanding Spirit of the Hills Art Show to feast your eyes on the so-fine diorama by Clive…

Late Fall: UofT @ Bata and Rotmans

By admin | December 2, 2009 | 0 Comments

Every year I try to get to the Uof Toronto campus for the Fall colors. This year I was late and it shows- I have to resort to a lot of photofinishing prestidigitation to make for interesting pictures: This is the view at the corner of  Bata and Rotmans – some surprising color given the…

Winter City Festival – Adieu

By admin | February 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Like all major cities in North America, Toronto has been hit with a budget deficit. As in the last Winter City Fest outdoor show, everything hangs by a budget cord in Toronto. The ever tougher economic times coupled with the combined city of Toronto and province of Ontario budget deficits have done in the Winter…

Toronto’s Trent Hills Artists

By admin | December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

In covering the popular Trent Hills Gallery Hop, this editor discovered that  a few Trent Hills artists had Toronto roots. Well, a “few ” turned out to be an underestimate – more than a score. Here are some  typical examples. Dimitri Papatheodorou Dimitri has an art studio at Wheatland Farms just west of Warkworth in the rolling Trent…

Swing Era Sounds in TO Town

By admin | July 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

One can always find Swing Era Sounds around Toronto Town; but to find where you can listen and dance for free – that is a little tougher. Fortunately the HarbourFront  Centre has interceded during the Summer with  its Dancing on the Pier free program and peppered it with 4 shows from the excellent Toronto All-Star Big…

Humber Meets Patricia

By admin | October 28, 2015 | 1 Comment

Patricia came to TO town with a blustery rain storm straight from El Nino steamed up Pacific Ocean waters via Mexico, Texas, Midwest USA and then across Lake Ontario. Despite the long trip there was plenty of rain and it was surprisingly warm. But best of all, the rain on Fall foliage really adds punch…

High Park Awaits Springs Arrival

By admin | March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Spring is definitely in the air in HighPark despite the overnight snow and freezing rain. In fact, the last 6 weeks of Winter have been marked by constant Winter Weather Advisories including blistering cold winds. The only consolation is that Toronto has not gotten the double whammy of tons of snow as well as bitter cold…

Cirque in Toronto

By admin | August 9, 2009 | 0 Comments

Cirque de Soleil is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Part of the celebration has been a series of free shows throughout the Toronto Harborfront Park. This is wonderful for longtime Cirque enthusiasts who have wanted to take pictures of the wonderful costumes and colors sported by Cirque troopers over the years. So now you…

April Foolishness

By admin | April 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Time to get up and get some pictures of Spring in the Etobicoke neighborhoods. Woops, Spring pulled some late April Foolishness and blanketed the area with 6 inches of snow. So my Kingsway walk to Old Mill and the Humber River Valley was turned topsy turvy. No hope to find many early Spring blooms. Rather…

Artists Scene in Toronto: Todd Munro, Printmaker

By admin | December 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

As a printmaker, Todd Munro seems a bit obsessive about an obsessive subject – cars: Todd Munro has an asymmetrical obsession with cars. There is a touch of wonder, a bit of whimsy and also the heated hues of antagonism. It is a divergent response with wire-wrapped, driverless cars that float and glide like fish…

Early Fall in Etobicoke

By admin | October 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

This year while commuting between Northumberland Hills and Toronto I will get to witness the changing of the Fall Colors both in the Northumberland Hills and Toronto. Normally the Hills lead the color change by a week or ten days over Toronto. Lake Ontario and the urban heat are some of the factors advanced for…

Runt AKA Alex Currie

By admin | November 2, 2016 | 1 Comment

The Title to this posting is the exact listing on Google when I searched for “Alex Currie” Toronto artist. The following description was even more revealing: “Runt otherwise known as Alex Currie is a infamous Toronto artist noted for his murals and voted best graffiti artist by Now magazine five times.” But almost all attempts…

The Otherside of Bloor II

By admin | April 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

Your browser does not support iframes. This is just below the iframe Related posts: Toronto Santa Claus Parade and the Marching Bands Scarborough Kids Track and Field The Pleasures of Bloor West Village Market Artist Scene In Toronto: Gareth Lichty, Sculptor Halloween on The Kingsway

Roncesvalles Resurrected

By admin | August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Roncesvalles Street in the West End stretching from just below Bloor to King Streets has had to endure more construction anguish via the TTC and the City  then perhaps any other streets in Toronto with the possible exceptions of St.Clair West and Eglington Ave West. Ye Editor knows the Sheppard East and Parliament and Queeen…

Wedding Picture Test

By admin | August 22, 2010 | 0 Comments
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The Perfect Pie Feast and Festival

By admin | November 8, 2009 | 0 Comments

Go about 130 kilometers East by Northeast from Toronto – and you are into the rolling countryside of Northumberland Hills – where the last days of Fall means it is that Perfect Pie Time of Year again. Just check the local time and location:Its time for the 30th Perfect Pie  Feast and Festival in Warkworth…

Toronto Cavalcade of Lights

By admin | January 29, 2007 | 2 Comments

Maybe I have cabin fever or a progressively worse Vitamin D deficiency; but every year the Toronto Cavalcade of Lights program seems to be getting bigger and better. The Cavalcade of Lights starts the last week of November and culminates the week before Christmas as a series of light shows in Nathan Phillips Square and…

Spring Emerges in Toronto

By admin | April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

PixofToronto: from Winter to Spring  So this means after some April Foolishness, PixofToronto will be trading its Winter Cloaks for Spring Colors. And why not? Toronto is seeing concentrated Spring Weather. Or to state that slightly differently, outdoor gardens, trees  and parks are now able to sustain Spring blooms for more than a day or…

Scarborough Kids Track and Field

By admin | June 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Nearly fifty years ago, your PixofToronto editor took part in a city wide track and field meet while in 3rd grade as part of the St. Ambrose Grade School Team. The memories are still vivid. Barely finishing in the 800m, but helping to win the 400M relay race and sailing long in the broad jump.…

Jack Layton: The Re-awakening

By admin | August 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

The state funeral  of Jack Layton in Toronto allowed people to come to terms with what they had – truly Bon Jack. Canadians had not a carpetbagger politician nor a Karl Rove wannabee – nor a blame game and media maestro/mistress as seen Due South; but rather a man constantly referring back to first principles and…

Artist Scene In Toronto: Gareth Lichty, Sculptor

By admin | December 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

Gareth Lichty is a structural sculptor with innovative visions. His designs work well at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition where the bright sunshine highlights the outlines of his wood sculptures and give contrast and dinosaur-skin depth to the texture of his clay pieces which like giant armadillo or thick-skinned gila monsters. There is certainly a…

Apple Blossom Tyme Festival – May 27-29th

By admin | May 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

For over 20 years Colborne Ontario takes advantage of its location next to Lake Ontario in prime Apple country and presents the Apple Blossom Tyme Festival indicating thefull start of Spring. Okay, May 27th-29th is not the official start of Spring, Planting on farms is passing full swing as is the trimming and prepping of…

Janes Surprise 2: Wall Paintings

By admin | June 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

There is a stretch of alleys and bars along Queen Street West that are festooned with some of the best wall paintings in Toronto. But on Janes Walk I got a  big surprise at Cameron House on Queen West where one of my favorite bistro wall paintings, a most nifty portrait that cleverl uses the…

Book Sale at Toronto Public library

By admin | February 5, 2009 | 1 Comment

The Metro Toronto Reference Library is having a book sale – well its always having a book sale, $1 per book no matter size, age, nor NYTimes Book Review or BestSeller List Rating. Just follow the sign saying Gallery in the lower part of the picture and you can’t miss the Library’s Book Store. Now…

Photo Contest: Where in TO II ?

By admin | September 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

These images were taken in Toronto at the end of the Summer. Your mission is to identify where. The first to add a comment to this posting correctly identifying the street intersections by October 20th, 2010 wins a Panasonic Lumix 10x zoom camera plus 2 postings of their favorite Toronto Pictures+Story on this website. Here…

Doors Open Toronto 2011- May 28th, 29th

By admin | May 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you are architecturally inclined,  city history interested and a budding photography buff, then Open Doors is the pace to be this Spring  for the weekend  of May 28th and 29th . The city has managed to pry open the doors to vital historical, business, and religious building and sites in and  around Toronto. Many are in…

ROM-Royal Ontario Museum Return

By admin | May 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

Think of  returning to high school or a home city you have moved away from 5 or 10 years ago and that was the feeling of my first visit to the ROM-Royal Ontario Museum in in almost a decade. Well five years ago I visited the ROM just about every day through Summer and Fall…

Beach Volleyball Championships 2009:This Weekend

By admin | August 28, 2009 | 3 Comments

The Canadian Beach Volleyball Championships are taking place this weekend on Toronto’s Woodbine/Ashridges Bay Beaches in the East end. Despite the wacky weather the play to date has been crisp and exciting: Action on the beach On the beach Ou la la Smashing  Shots are to be found Everywhere Sunday will have the championships games…

Yahoo Santa Parade Pix in TO

By admin | December 5, 2008 | 0 Comments

Yahoo/Flickr had a great idea for the the Toronto Santa Claus Parade. They would have two gals, Yahoo employees, ride bicycles with specially mounted cameras on the front steering wheel of the bikes. Then automatically, once a minute a picture would be snapped of the parade as “observed” by the bike riders/picture takers and automatically…

Artists Scene In Toronto: Églantine, Painter and Photographer

By admin | November 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

Églantine, also known as M. Fleur-Ange Lamothe, is an artist and photographer who lives in the Brampton area of Ontario. I have seen her photographic and painting works on Flickr plus shows in the Toronto area – and enjoy them very much.  Go here for a sampler of her photos, here for an expanded bio,…

Royal Winter Fair – Be Sure to Play by The Royal’s Rules

By admin | November 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Royal Winter Fair is on this week in Toronto with Dog Show, all sorts of Horse Shows and competitions, plus extras like magic displays and culinary exhibits. It is an Ontario Tradition plus the natural end to the farm season – and brings participants from across the province as well as from the City…

Spring Hues on Jane’s Walk 2010

By admin | March 24, 2010 | 0 Comments

Janes Walk 2010 is coming to Toronto on the weekend of May 1st and 2nd. And Torontonians can  anticipate having dozens of walks for people to take.  Just visit Jane’s Walk website here for the expanding line up of walks. Below is a typical listing: These are rain or shine walks – with an umbrella…

March Weekend Maple Festival in Warkworth

By admin | March 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Looking for March Weekend family fun? Consider the   Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival in Easter Ontario just below Rice lake. This year is the 25th anniversary festival celebrations and it appears the county and township have pulled out all the stops to making the weekend celebrations, Saturday and Sunday March 12-13, a fun time for…

Just 2 Weeks Ago

By admin | November 4, 2009 | 0 Comments

Just two weeks ago, the hues had crescendoes with cymballic fervor throughout the valleys and ravines that mark  and carve the Toronto area while  slipping into the Lake. And now they are memoried midnight reveries. It all started with first glimpses – And these were reflected on painted surfaces – Even Fall’s flower blooms blushed…

The Alexandra Park Mural

By admin | December 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

On Bathurst street just south of Dundas on the East side is Alexandra Park. And on the Southwest corner of the park there is an arresting mural with full dramatic scenes and characters. This mural was done in  2014 by Elicser and Other [Troy Lovegates] by city commission. Walking South on Bathurst or through the…

Humber Valley North of Dundas Bridge

By admin | November 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Humber River Valley is a better version of the Don River Valley on the East Side of Town. First, this is true because there is more water volume coming down the Humber so it looks like a real river valley. . Second, more of the Humber Valley was protected earlier so there is less 19th…

Late Fall UofT @ Innis and Robarts

By admin | December 12, 2009 | 0 Comments

Robarts Library is such a battlefield bulwark of information and books, it straddles Harbord and St. George like a concrete fortress formidable and impregnable [if you are not a UofT student just try to get in]. Robarts also dominates the architectural surrounds so Innis College has to sidle and persuade passerbies to  not do so…

Bike Polo in TO

By admin | June 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

About 20 years ago my brother Greg introduced me to a sport, Ultimate, that was one of the neatest I had seen or played in a long time. I know the Summer and Winter X-Games feature all sorts of great new sports but Ultimate [or Frisbee football] has a simple infrastructure [all you need is…

Where in TO is Vicki’s House?

By admin | August 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

I got to visit Vicki’s House yesterday and was blow away by the beauty to be found at her place: Click on any image to see it enlarged If you recognize Vicki’s House, send an identifying photo to ye Editor and win your choice of a Nikon Coolpix 950 or 8 web pages for your…

The Pleasures of Bloor West Village Market

By admin | March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Web development and other  duties have this photo buff returning to West End Toronto a little more often in 2015. And it does not take long to enjoy an afternoon in Bloor West Village markets. It also helps that February’s cold and frigid weather are backing off their biting extremes. So as expected, fruit and vegetables…

Lilac Festival

By admin | May 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Blooms mean spring and Eastern Ontario’s Lilac Festival is a celebration of the Blooms of Spring. And if you missed the Lilac festival, the upcoming Apple Blossom Tyme Festival in Coborne is more than worthy as  a Spring time outing of family fun and shopping for Antiques, Art, or just kids fun. And the flower…

Artists Scene in Toronto: David Grieve, Painter

By admin | November 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

I was at the Toronto Outdoor Artists Show in Nathan Phillips Square two summers ago and could not help being lured in Scylla and Charibdis fashion by David Grieve’s works of art.There were at least 5 or 6 booths before David’s but one painting just kept calling like the Sirens: I could not keep my…

THE Parade

By admin | November 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

THE Parade is coming to town this next weekend.   Yes, the Santa Claus Parade through Toronto’s  downtown streets.  It starts Sunday November 14th at 12:30PM up at Christie and Bloor . Mind – there are some changes to the route. The swing down University now swerves East at Dundas and proceeds to Yonge where…

Classy Cars Blossom

By admin | June 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

One of the attractions of the Apple Blossom Festival in Colborne ON is the reappearance like flower blossoms of the classic cars and trucks at the various Shows and Festivals throughout Ontario. And hidden in the valleys, farmyards, and cottages of South Eastern Ontario are some real beauties. Here is a favorite a look back…

Toronto AllStar BigBand: The Singers

By admin | July 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

As we have previously seen, the Toronto AllStar Bigband recreates the stylish sounds of the Swing Era with full brassy gusto and luster. But the BigBand era featured many great singers like Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra, Doris day, etc. And the Toronto AllStar BigBand  has a group of singers that…

Toronto Jazz Seen

By admin | September 9, 2007 | 1 Comment

I was just in Montreal this summer and I admit that the Toronto Jazz Festival(s) have a long way to go to catch up to the Montreal Jazz Fest. But the Jazz scene in Toronto is vital with over two dozen clubs to choose from in the downtown area alone. Chick”n Deli, Rex Hotel and…

Toronto Kitefest

By admin | March 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Ye Editor ran across these pictures from last Fall’s Kitefest at Woodbine Beach: The picture above tells almost the whole story of the Toronto KiteFest this past Fall in Toronto. It was a gray day for kite flying with no wind to propel the windsocks. Cool and overcast with spits of rain. Not even a…

Classic Car Shows Around Toronto – 2015

By admin | March 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Spring is arriving and classic car cruising is not far behind. They start with the Spring Fair Car  Show/Displays  like the AppleBlossomTyme in  Colborne. By the way , we used to call  classic cars Whiddley Flaydins – these were old cars that had been restored to pretty good operational condition. They are also known as antique cars;…

Janes Walk: Toronto 2009

By admin | September 29, 2009 | 0 Comments

I can’t say that I agree  with Jane Jacobs more: No one can find what will work for our cities by looking at … suburban garden cities, manipulating scale models, or inventing dream cities. You’ve got to get out and walk. – Jane Jacobs writer, walker Janes Walk occurs in early May each year in…

Trent Hills Gallery Hop for Toronto Artist

By admin | October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dimitri Papatheodorou is a Toronto/Warkworth artist, architect, poet, painter and musician displaying a selection of current paintings and works in clay at his historic stone studio in Warkworth Ontario. If you stop at this weekend at his Gallery hop, the visit may include an impromptu piano recital-performance! In addition, outdoor glass installations by established artist…

Doors Open Toronto 2010 – May 29th & 30th

By admin | May 12, 2010 | 0 Comments

Ever get that burning curiosity? You must see what that often-passed place looks like on the inside – or in a new light. Doors Open Toronto provides that free  opportunity again this mid Spring, the weekend of  Saturday May 29th and Sunday May 30th. There are 150 venues across Toronto from Black Creek Village through…

Late Fall UofT @ Massey and Munk

By admin | December 12, 2009 | 0 Comments

Massey and Munk are two distinguished colleges on campus with literary  and international political pretensions … uhh orientations respectively. I say pretensions because you have to ask to get in to see the inner court at Massey [no luck this year, good fortune two years ago, no gatemaster  around in some previous Falls]. Massey has …

Luminato in TO

By admin | June 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

Luminato was in Toronto and that lured a sparely used camera to the Waterfront. And there were many visual delights to be found. One is a tugboat, a Little Tugboat That Could in size, all spiffed up with a new coat of rouge: White Wheel of Fortune A Window Glimpse The Rope that Binds A…

Where in TO?

By admin | September 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

Where in TO are we to catch these scenes: Out of the Fog Something Fishy about This? Its Music in a Concert of Colors It is a Fantasy Night Ride It is the Bright Lights It is Caramel Corn – Plenty of It It is the Princess Gates Yep ….. it is TheX !! Related…

Jane Walks Into Murphy

By admin | May 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Last year Janes Walk in Toronto and much of Eastern Ontario had to endure rain. This year Jane has walked right into a computer nerd directly related to Murphy: Hopefully the problem will be resolved before the weekend because it looks like after a soggy April,  Sunny is on  order  for the Janes Walk weekend.…

Janes Walk: Take a Spring Break

By admin | March 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Janes Walk is looking for  leaders and walkers for May 7-8th across Toronto and Canada. Some of the walks scheduled for GTA Janes Walk is the best idea for Spring since bread got combined with peanut butter and jelly. Its a chance to explain or find out about the social history and environment geography of…

Flower Patches in the City

By admin | October 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

One of the year-round pleasures in the city, is the ability to stop at just about any corner grocery store and find some attractive cut or potted flowers. So while off taking photos of signs and posters in Toronto, quite a few city flower plantings were found. Actually flower, vegetable, grass and reeds were found…

Toronto Graffiti

By admin | June 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Toronto has a well deserved reputation for having Civic artistry, especially in the downtown core. One can see sculptures, murals and mobile installations not just at the Museums and major government buildings but also in the parks and businesses across all 5 Toronto Boroughs.  But lurking in plain sight are some great art works in the form…

Janes Surprise 1: New Playgrounds

By admin | June 12, 2010 | 0 Comments

As already noted, Janes Walk at Trinity Park provided Springs colors in full vernal splendor. There was  a nifty divertissment in the discovery of Bike Polo on the deserted Bellwood  Tennis Courts. But this was just the first of many Janes Walk surprises this year. But one hardly expects a kids playground to catch your…

Toronto Tennis: Don Montgomery Centre

By admin | April 9, 2016 | 1 Comment

As an avid tennis player one can get withdrawal symptoms during the winter and early Spring months. There are  two conditions. Withdrawal signs in evidence when you start swinging racketless return shots waiting for the subway at Victoria Park. Withdrawal of more than wanted or expected sums of money  to rent time on the various covered…

Artists Scene in Toronto: Blaise Campbell, Glassicist

By admin | November 4, 2009 | 0 Comments

Glass is a liquid; but with Blaise Campbell’s pieces,  glass has a texture and look of permanence. This group of characters might be  from a Family Compact  vintage 1820’s Upper Canada. There is substance beyond the Gunpowder sheen and upright pose.  A sense of hauteur. Here is all business, a bit rotund, but knowing their…

Luminato Redux

By admin | June 3, 2007 | 0 Comments

Luminato is a ten day Summer Festival in Toronto that has a serious problem – it is way too stuffy and controlling. There is a website list of ten does and don”ts before you even arrive on the grounds. Supposedly geared for family fun – don”t bring an oversized bag – it may be confiscated.…

Eaton Centre Christmas Time

By admin | December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

This year, Eaton Centre was truly Putting-On-the-Ritz with its Holiday Decorations. Light, colorful, and well staged throughout the Centre’s corridors and courtyards. Even better the reindeer models were at every level adding to the experience. And with the Cavalcade of Lights, there comes a welcome measure of Light-touch cheer permeating the downtown area:. As the season converges on…

Artists Scene in Toronto: Bill Reddick, Porcelian Potter

By admin | October 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

I like pottery. I am a ceramicist manque. So I poke around the many craft shows in Toronto and Eastern Ontario. And it is always a pleasure when I find Bill Reddick at a show because I know I will be treated to something positively  enchanting. Here is a detail from the poster from his…

Molson Indy CarFest

By admin | October 10, 2008 | 0 Comments

Formula Atlantic car Flashing By There is a car show in Toronto that has a achanging name but oustanding car viewing: both race cars and vintage as well. I am referring of course to …. uhh the Grand Prix of Toronto … uhh the Formula Atlantic Toronto Race … uhh all that and more wrapped…

Artists Scene in Toronto: Yoni Newman, Art Philosopher

By admin | December 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

Yoni Newman is a symbolic artist with a sporting streak using colors that are either daunting or pastel provocative. These are not happy stories. Something brooding or going awry is more than suggested – inevitably it haunts. And when you read Yoni’s approach to creation one can see the method behind the paintcraft… there is…

Scottish Country Dancing

By admin | May 31, 2007 | 3 Comments

Toronto Edwards Gardens has a reputation for great floral displays throughout the year; but recently I got a most pleasant surprise beyond the floral beauties and lilac fragrances. What caught this observers senses were the sights and sounds of Scottish Country Dancing on the grounds by the Garden”s old barn: The music guided me and…

Caribana Crafts

By admin | August 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the delights of the Caribana Fest is the featured crafts of West Indian design. Yes, swinging to Bands Music and catching the parade of beauties is very fine indeed. But this set of images will feature the rich and provocative designs to be seen at Caribana. First, a tip of the hat to…

Weekend Best Fun: Toronto Islands Dragonboat Festival

By admin | June 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

This weekend of the G2 summit and Luminato, some of the best fun in TO is available down at the Toronto Islands. First of all there is the Toronto Islands Dragonboat Festival where the big news is that the junior boats fro the high schools are setting down some race times that many a senior…

Halloween Jackos on Shaftesbury

By admin | November 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Every Halloween, Mike Sprung of Sprung Investments and Shaftesbury Jackos produces some very fine Jacko Lanterns with friends and family. Having missed the tradition for the past 6 years being out in the Northumberland Hills, it was a pleasure to partake this Halloweed day. Mike has  Jacko Creation down to a fine craft – with scoops,…

Best of Luminato: Waves at YCT on G2 Weekend

By admin | June 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

Luminato has taken some time “to get its rhythm” as the World Cuppers say it. But some of the shows this year are proof that Luminato is gaining full creative stride. Take Waves created at/by YCT-Young Centre Theater in the Distillery District. Lots of music, singing and dancing – much of it in inspired participatory…

Nuit Blanche Bedecks TO in Black, White & Startling Colors

By admin | October 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

People Streaming up and down Bay Street to Nuit Blanche Events The events at City Hall, along Bay Street, and Harbourfront attracted  literally hundreds of show-goers moving up and down Bay. See what was going on at City Hall to attract so many viewers. Read More City Hall Shows Thre wer 3 innovative  video exhibitions…

Maple Leaf Tar Spot Rot

By admin | November 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

Now I have done it – spoken the unmentionable. The  Canadian Maple Leaf has been tarred,  tainted, and  tarnished and …. and directly blemished by name => Maple Leaf Tar Spot Rot. What is there – a fungus among us? The Mysterious Rot Spots appearing on Canadian Maples this Fall in TO Well as it…

Best Show in T.O. Tonite

By admin | February 7, 2009 | 1 Comment

The best show in Toronto tonight for  Saturday February 7  is down at Nathan Phillips Square. And its a 1 hour outdoor show for the best price of all – $zero. You will be moved – literally.  Close-ACT from Holland is putting on another one of its outdoor theater productions that mixes lights, flares, music…

Toronto Santa Claus Parade and the Marching Bands

By admin | November 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

“All you need for a Parade is a Marching Band” And the organizers of Toronto’s Santa Claus Parade wont argue the point as they invite bands from all over Ontario and the neighboring US States to perform every year at the Parade. 2015 had a great selection. And if you get down to Christie Pits…

BuskerFest Toronto

By admin | August 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

Buskers and I have a number of things in  common. PixofToronto is free; and Busker performances are mostly free … well ScotiaBank seems to be double dipping – doing a charity blitz [Epilepsy Foundation this year] and leaving the Buskers begging for bread. I beg for bread but in Web development – PixofToronto is one…

Spring is Official with Scottish Dancing in Edwards Gardens

By admin | July 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

One never knows in Toronto when Spring has officially landed  given the flux of cold weather deep into May and even June. But, culturally Spring has officially arrived with the commencement of the Scottish Country  Dancing in Edwards Gardens the first Tuesday in June and proceeding 3 more Tuesdays to the end of the month.…

Gallery Hop Preview: Frantic Farms Clay & Glass Studio

By admin | October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

With a name like Frantic Farms, one would hardly expect it to be the creative workplace for 3 Toronto artists: Paul Portelli, Derek Chung, Paul Tjiang. Well Frantic Farms is right on the Mill Street in downtown Warkworth Ontario just across from the Farm Supply Store. It is also the site of Gallery Hop exhibitions…

Humber Valley Winter View

By admin | February 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Three years ago there was no problem finding lots of snow around Toronto and area. But this Winter the snow has been an apparent victim of El Nino and has not made any bright  white showing except for mid February. But then the snows were like old: lotsa, slightly wet so sticky, and willing to…

Artists Scene in Toronto: Gordon Webster, Glass Impressario

By admin | December 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

It is wonderful to  have in Adobe Flash an animation vehicle which expresses the wonder that is a well turned glass piece. Above are 5 such glass works from Gordon Webster. Previously seen at a crafts show in North Toronto; Gordon’s pieces sparkled like gold in the ample sunshine of the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition.…

Santa Claus Parade in Toronto

By admin | November 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

What makes for a good parade? A sleigh with Santa Claus certainly helps. But surely there are some other ingredients to add to the fun and enjoyment of a parade winding through the downtown streets of Toronto from Christie and Bloor over to Avenue Road which chimerally changes to Queens Park Circle and then University…

York University

By admin | April 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

York University is in the midst of a campaign, especially in the Toronto subway system, to rescue its image as a university institution of repute . The glaring problem is that within the last 5 years the university community has ruined their brand with prolonged strikes and other actions that have tattered any claims to…

Hello world!Pix of Toronto is Restored

By admin | December 4, 2008 | 0 Comments

Welcome to Pix of Toronto on WordPress 2.7. Our Toronto blog was down out for the count for the past few days. But thanks to some help from the WordPress people we have been able to restore Pixof Toronto.com to its full resplendent state! In addition we have added some new postings long overdue. Please…

Runt AKA Alex Currie

By admin | November 2, 2016

Nuit Blanche Bedecks TO in Black, White & Startling Colors

By admin | October 3, 2016

Summer Music in the Garden – How to ruin your Brand

By admin | September 4, 2016

Toronto AllStar BigBand: The Singers

By admin | July 11, 2016

Spring is Official with Scottish Dancing in Edwards Gardens

By admin | July 4, 2016

Swing Era Sounds in TO Town

By admin | July 3, 2016

Free Dancing in TO Town

By admin | July 1, 2016

Toronto Graffiti

By admin | June 26, 2016

Spring Emerges in Toronto

By admin | April 25, 2016

Toronto Tennis: Don Montgomery Centre

By admin | April 9, 2016

April Foolishness

By admin | April 9, 2016

Artists Scene in Toronto: Emilie Rondeau, Painter and Artist

By admin | March 26, 2016

Humber Valley Winter View

By admin | February 20, 2016

Eaton Centre Christmas Time

By admin | December 31, 2015

The Alexandra Park Mural

By admin | December 8, 2015

Toronto Santa Claus Parade and the Marching Bands

By admin | November 26, 2015

Santa Claus Parade in Toronto

By admin | November 22, 2015

Humber Valley North of Dundas Bridge

By admin | November 10, 2015

Halloween Jackos on Shaftesbury

By admin | November 3, 2015

Halloween on The Kingsway

By admin | November 1, 2015

Humber Meets Patricia

By admin | October 28, 2015

Flower Patches in the City

By admin | October 16, 2015

Early Fall in Etobicoke

By admin | October 2, 2015

Posters of Toronto

By admin | September 15, 2015

Classic Car Shows Around Toronto – 2015

By admin | March 13, 2015

The Pleasures of Bloor West Village Market

By admin | March 5, 2015

High Park Awaits Springs Arrival

By admin | March 4, 2015

Toronto’s Trent Hills Artists

By admin | December 4, 2014

Trent Hills Gallery Hop for Toronto Artist

By admin | October 2, 2014

Gallery Hop Preview: Frantic Farms Clay & Glass Studio

By admin | October 1, 2014

Gallery Hop Preview: Gundi Viviani-Finch

By admin | October 1, 2014

Scarborough Kids Track and Field

By admin | June 15, 2014

Bike Polo in TO

By admin | June 6, 2014

T.O. AntiFreeze for Frigid Temps: Allen Gardens

By admin | January 6, 2014

Caribana Crafts

By admin | August 10, 2013

End of May Weekend Fun: Apple Blossom Festival

By admin | May 22, 2012

Winter City Festival – Adieu

By admin | February 2, 2012

Jack Layton: The Re-awakening

By admin | August 28, 2011

Where in TO is Vicki’s House?

By admin | August 27, 2011

Roncesvalles Resurrected

By admin | August 17, 2011

Photo Contests in Canada

By admin | August 15, 2011

Classy Cars Blossom

By admin | June 4, 2011

Lilac Festival

By admin | May 27, 2011

Canadian Photo Contests

By admin | May 17, 2011

Apple Blossom Tyme Festival – May 27-29th

By admin | May 16, 2011

Warkworth Lilac Festival

By admin | May 14, 2011

Doors Open Toronto 2011- May 28th, 29th

By admin | May 6, 2011

Jane Walks Into Murphy

By admin | May 4, 2011

Sheree Rasmussen at Vogue Gallery

By admin | March 20, 2011

March Weekend Maple Festival in Warkworth

By admin | March 8, 2011

Janes Walk: Take a Spring Break

By admin | March 6, 2011

Toronto Kitefest

By admin | March 1, 2011

Artists Scene in Toronto:Lucilla Bonfanti, Mixed Media Artist

By admin | December 22, 2010

Artists Scene in Toronto: Yoni Newman, Art Philosopher

By admin | December 21, 2010

Artists Scene in Toronto: Gordon Webster, Glass Impressario

By admin | December 21, 2010

Artists Scene in Toronto: Frederica Tomas, Linoleum-cut Printmaker

By admin | December 21, 2010

Artists Scene in Toronto: Todd Munro, Printmaker

By admin | December 21, 2010

Artist Scene In Toronto: Gareth Lichty, Sculptor

By admin | December 21, 2010

Artists Scene in TO: Derek Mainella

By admin | December 18, 2010

Royal Winter Fair – Be Sure to Play by The Royal’s Rules

By admin | November 7, 2010

Falls End and a Promise of Spring

By admin | October 31, 2010

Photo Contest: Where in TO II ?

By admin | September 20, 2010

Where in TO?

By admin | September 3, 2010

BuskerFest Toronto

By admin | August 27, 2010

Caribana 2010 – The Parade

By admin | August 24, 2010

Wedding Picture Test

By admin | August 22, 2010

Weekend Best Fun: Toronto Islands Dragonboat Festival

By admin | June 20, 2010

Best of Luminato: Waves at YCT on G2 Weekend

By admin | June 19, 2010

Janes Surprise 2: Wall Paintings

By admin | June 13, 2010

Janes Surprise 1: New Playgrounds

By admin | June 12, 2010

Doors Open Toronto 2010 – May 29th & 30th

By admin | May 12, 2010

ROM-Royal Ontario Museum Return

By admin | May 7, 2010

Close at Stone Church

By admin | April 8, 2010

The Otherside of Bloor II

By admin | April 5, 2010

Spring Hues on Jane’s Walk 2010

By admin | March 24, 2010

Late Fall UofT @ Massey and Munk

By admin | December 12, 2009

Late Fall UofT @ Innis and Robarts

By admin | December 12, 2009

Late Fall: UofT @ Bata and Rotmans

By admin | December 2, 2009

Artists Scene in Toronto: Carly Waito, Painter and Ceramicist

By admin | December 1, 2009

Artists Scene in Toronto: David Grieve, Painter

By admin | November 27, 2009

Artists Scene In Toronto: Églantine, Painter and Photographer

By admin | November 27, 2009

Artists Scene in Toronto: Carey Nicholson, Basketry

By admin | November 26, 2009

Toronto Santa Claus Parade 2009

By admin | November 18, 2009

The Perfect Pie Feast and Festival

By admin | November 8, 2009

THE Parade

By admin | November 6, 2009

Artists Scene in Toronto: Brian Donnelly, Metaphorical Painter

By admin | November 6, 2009

Maple Leaf Tar Spot Rot

By admin | November 6, 2009

Artists Scene in Toronto: Blaise Campbell, Glassicist

By admin | November 4, 2009

Just 2 Weeks Ago

By admin | November 4, 2009

Jack’O’s Day

By admin | November 1, 2009

Looking for Monarchs

By admin | October 28, 2009

Artists Scene in Toronto: Janice Hardacre, Poetic Photographer

By admin | October 1, 2009

Artists Scene in Toronto: Bill Reddick, Porcelian Potter

By admin | October 1, 2009

Artists Scene in Toronto: Ben Darrah Painter

By admin | September 30, 2009

Janes Walk: Toronto 2009

By admin | September 29, 2009

GWN – Great White North Dragonboat Tribute

By admin | September 26, 2009

Cabbage Town Fest

By admin | September 22, 2009

2009 Beach Vollyball Championships

By admin | September 21, 2009

BuskerFest Toronto – Tenth Anniversary

By admin | August 30, 2009

Eaton Centre Christmas Decorations

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Reindeer grazing in the Courtyard

Outside Eaton Centre in Dundas Square
Mirror shot just outside Eaton Centre
Stars on Entrance
Reindeer in the shopping lanes
Selfie under the decorative reindeer
In the Courtyard
Tree and reindeer
Inside the tree
Grazing reindeer
Stars on Exit

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