Aw, it looks so tiny and cute.
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Today was the first day that I felt really hot this year. I'm going to put the fans in all our windows tomorrow and this weekend we put the air conditioner in our bedroom.
Things are blooming all over. It's so green. This is the time of year in California where everything starts turning brown and the grass dies unless you water it. It doesn't rain much from mid-may until October. That's great if you are planning an outdoor event in the summer but it really doesn't do much for plants and greenery.
But Toronto is really blooming at this time of year.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
The corner of Adelaide and Spadina Streets. The CN Tower is in the background, and at the right hand side the Spadina streetcar. The buildings are condos.
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
When I saw this from a distance I entertained thoughts of having lunch there with my feet in the water. The stagnant smell of reality stopped that thought in it's tracks.
In High Park, the northeast corner near Bloor and Parkside.
Monday, May 21, 2007
Saturday, May 19, 2007
This is a restaurant /bar/pub on Queen Street West that I'm kind of curious about. I remember seeing it on my first trip to Toronto about two and a half years ago, and being amazed that there was anyplace still in existence that was built in 1822.
Friday, May 18, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
This is from exactly one year ago today.
I'll be going back to Dufferin Grove Park today, hopefully there's still some nice flowers on the trees. We had a big rainstorm last night so I'm not that optimistic. I was just getting ready to go out and take photos when the storm suddenly came up. My husband had gone out on a walk a little earlier when the sky was very clear and it seemed like the perfect balmy spring day and within an hour it was pouring and lightening and thunder.
Today it's cool with a light rain, could be good walking weather! Lets hope.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
This is a church and Erotic Entertainment facility that share a wall. I always wonder if the dancers drill holes in the wall to watch the churchgoers pray.
Click on the photo to see it bigger, it's hard to tell from this size.
This is another Mural by the Artist Stage. It's in front of the Andy Pool Hall on College Street. It's looking a little worse for wear, with some graffiti and paint chipping. Still, it's a beautiful painting and very appropriate for Little Italy.
Monday, May 14, 2007
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Most of the houses I see that I like in Toronto are the old fashioned ones - brick, big front porch, a couple of stories. But I was walking down a side street in Little Italy the other day and I came across this duplex. It reminds me of California, the good style of California that I liked and admired. I was surprised to see it.
But if I had my choice I'd rather live in a brick one. You rarely see brick in California because it doesn't do well in earthquakes.
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007
I used to live near this park and I miss it. For most other stuff I prefer my new neighbourhood. But the park near my new house - Dufferin Grove Park - is on a hill and from it you can see busy Dufferin Street and the lovely Dufferin Mall parking lot. You never get that feeling of being away from the ugly things the way you do at Trinity Bellwoods.
Saturday, May 05, 2007
Friday, May 04, 2007
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
There's not a lot of street food in Toronto. The most common are these guys selling sausages and hot dogs, or "street meat" as people call it. The term street meet kind of creeps me out, it sounds like it's road kill.Recently I've found out that it's because of Ontario Provincial law that those sausages are the only things they are allowed to sell on the street. People are trying to get the law changed and I hope that they are successful. I'm not much into eating sausages but if they had egg rolls or something I'd like that.