Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Toronto: Iceskating at night

Toronto: Iceskating at night, originally uploaded by tozzer577.

I like the angles of the arches against the building and the way the ghost skaters whiz by.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Streetcar, where are you?

Streetcar, where are you?, originally uploaded by uwajedi.


This is old city hall, now the courthouse. The sky in the background is beautiful.

Fall Leaves in Dufferin Grove Park

Fall Leaves in Dufferin Grove Park, originally uploaded by Melsky.

Wet leaves after a rain.


cosmos, originally uploaded by Supercapacity.

Beautiful photo of the flower cosmos in front of a Toronto house.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Path through the Park

Path through the Park, originally uploaded by Melsky.

This is Trinity Bellwoods park, between Queen and Dundas streets. I used to live near there and this park is one of the few things I miss from that neighbourhood. It's a large park with lots of trees and you can really feel like you are out of the city for a few minutes as you stroll through.

I live near Dufferin Grove park now. That one is a bit smaller and it's elevated so you can always see and hear the Dufferin Street traffic. It's still a nice park. I'm glad it's right on my way to the library so I walk through it a couple of times a week.

I took this photo at dusk and modified it with Picasa, which is Google's image software. I wanted to take a lot more photos but it was raining and I was on my way to a friend's house for dinner.

Friday, October 27, 2006

University of Toronto

University of Toronto, originally uploaded by Melsky.

This is on College Street. Fall is my favourite time to walk around the campus. It's full of trees and a lot of the ivy also changes colors so you get this neon orange ivy at the right time of the year.

HDR The inheritors

HDR The inheritors, originally uploaded by Lone Primate.

I love the sky in this one! It makes that building look kind of ominous and dramatic, like it's the headquarters for a supervillan or something.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Yellow Carpet

Yellow Carpet, originally uploaded by Melsky.

Near Bloor and Charles, Toronto.

Bathurst Street

Bathurst Street, originally uploaded by Redroom Studios.

I love the colors in this photo. They remind me of the way photos from the early 70s look. The wires look almost like part of a spiderweb. It's a great representation of Toronto's busy urban core.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Gladstone Street

Gladstone Street, originally uploaded by Melsky.

I took this on my way to the library. Gladstone Street is one of my favorite streets. Most of the houses are big traditional brick homes with nice front porches and there's a lot of trees, gardens and cats.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Printing Printing Printing

Printing Printing Printing, originally uploaded by Melsky.

An old print shop on Queen street, Toronto

I love how the hole has been cut in the sign to fit in the air conditioner.

This place is not there anymore.

Pink Flowers

Pink Flowers, originally uploaded by Melsky.

In front of the Bloor Gladstone library.

Dramatic Sky

View from our house, originally uploaded by Melsky.

This is the view through my window. The road you can see is actually an alley. This is in the area around College/Dufferin.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Building with Illusion Mural

Building, originally uploaded by stephenjohnson.

On Front Street downtown.

Toronto City Hall

Toronto City Hall, originally uploaded by sgr_do_or_die.

This is Toronto city hall, also known as New Toronto city hall. I don't really like it much. It's one of those modern, modern buidings that tries too hard. It looks cold and standoffish when I think a lot of Toronto's charm is the older brick and stone buildings from a century ago. It looks cold to me.

In the summer there is a farmer's market held here and in winter, as you can see in the photo, there is ice skating. Sometimes bands play there on temporary stages. It reminds me a lot of Justin Herman plaza in San Francisco.

Harry's Shoe Repair

Harry's Shoe Repair, originally uploaded by Melsky.

This is on Bloor Street. It looks like it's been there for a long time.

Street Art

Street Art, originally uploaded by Melsky.

This is on a light pole on College Street in Little Italy. Toronto has a large population of artists and a lot of street art.

Cows Stuck in Building

NEWS FLASH, originally uploaded by ANAKi.

This is a restaurant.

Queen's Park

Queen's Park, originally uploaded by Melsky.

This is a park in a very central part of Toronto. It's where the Ontario legislature meets, though not right on these benches. They have a building.


Overpass, originally uploaded by Melsky.

Bridge over Brock Avenue.