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Leaving Allan Gardens

Leaving Allan Gardens in the Midst of a March snow flurry I was hunkering down for a dull, damp, chill walk to King: when a construction fence at Sherbourne and Gerrard interceded. …interrupted my thoughts …imposed on my awareness …exploded onto consciousness bang! Ideas began swirling. What were the rhythms here? Maybe…

Anticipating Christmas Show at Allan Gardens

Last Christmas Allan Gardens had a fabulous floral show. Here is a chosen Christmas Sampler: [row cols_nr=”2″][col size=”4″] Poinsetta on Parade [/col][col size=”4″] Poinsetta Dancing [/col][col size=”4″] Merry Go Round [/col][/row] Okay we are having a little pattern fun here derived from last years Christmas show – here is the some more realistic images: Summary …

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Toronto Allstar BigBand II

Toronto ‘s Allstar BigBand has been featured here before. So whats new this year? Well the sound is the same – rich, brassy and full of fun. And the music is drawn from the BigBand era of the 1930’s, 1940’s and 1950’s that helped North Americans get through the Depression, World War II and the …

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Spring is Official with Scottish Dancing in Edwards Gardens

Every Winter the Wish for Spring hatches 3-4 months early. But one never knows in Toronto when Spring has officially landed  given the flux of cold weather deep into May and even June. However, culturally Spring has officially arrived with the commencement of the Scottish Country  Dancing in Edwards Gardens the first Tuesday in June and …

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Allan Gardens Christmas Show

Accept a heartfelt apology. After last years masterful Christmas Floral exhibition by Allan Gardens horticultural designers, your Toronto photographer thought that it would be very hard to top that show. So making the trip over to Sherbourne and Carlton slipped into the New Year. What a mistake! And here is the evidence: So if you …

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Runt AKA Alex Currie

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 …

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Nuit Blanche Bedecks TO in Black, White & Startling Colors

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 …

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Summer Music in the Garden – How to ruin your Brand

This summer has been active one for great free music concerts at various public parks in Toronto. Edwards Gardens, HarbourFront, Leslieville, and Woodbine among others. And if you follow the previous links you can see some of the great concerts which dotted Toronto’s summer.landscape However, HarbourFront’s Summer Music in the Garden and its  performing group Amar mi …

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Free Dancing in TO Town

The Toronto Harbour Front has Free Dancing Night every Thursday during the Summer. The latest evening, June 30th featured the Toronto All Star Big Band featuring music from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Hearing those sounds and tunes one could understand immediately how the Swing era helped a North American population get through the Second …

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Toronto Graffiti

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 …

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Spring Emerges in Toronto

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 …

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Toronto Tennis: Don Montgomery Centre

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 …

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April Foolishness

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 …

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