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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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Eaton Centre Christmas Time

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 …

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The Alexandra Park Mural

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 …

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Santa Claus Parade in Toronto

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 …

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Halloween Jackos on Shaftesbury

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, …

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Halloween on The Kingsway

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 …

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Humber Meets Patricia

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 …

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Flower Patches in the City

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 …

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Early Fall in Etobicoke

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 …

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Posters of Toronto

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 …

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