Friday, August 31, 2007

The Back of the Bus

The Back of the Bus, originally uploaded by Melsky.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

College and Bathurst

This photo was taken from the streetcar. You can see the reflections.

It's very Toronto to me, with the parking lot on the corner, brick buildings old and new, a hot dog/sausage/street meat stand and a guy on a bike.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Balfour Books

Balfour Books, originally uploaded by Melsky.

A fascinating book store on college street. They have a lot of the same types of books I used to get in the free box or thrift stores back in the 80s and 90s, all cleaned up with shiny plastic covers on them.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Queen's Park Station

Queen's Park Station, originally uploaded by Melsky.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Toronto at Night

Toronto at Night, originally uploaded by Melsky.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Caramel cake

Caramel cake, originally uploaded by Shahin Edalati.

It does kind of look like a caramel cake.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Having a Pint

Having a Pint, originally uploaded by Melsky.

In Ted's Garage on College Street. In the background is a black and white mural of Toronto from when they were just building the CN Tower.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

College and University

College and University, originally uploaded by Melsky.

A very academic corner.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Toronto Comic Arts Festival

tcaf2, originally uploaded by CK, Writer.

Something I wish I could have attended, but we are busy moving this weekend.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Park Here

Park Here, originally uploaded by Melsky.

Parking lot sign on College Street between Spadina and Bathurst, Toronto.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Winners Discount Clothing After Closing

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


MaRS, originally uploaded by Melsky.

It stands for Medical and Related Sciences

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Buildings on College Street

Buildings on College Street, originally uploaded by Melsky.

Yonge Street at Night

Yonge Street at Night, originally uploaded by Melsky.

Yonge and Gerrard, Toronto

Sunday, August 12, 2007

CN Tower over Church

CN Tower over Church, originally uploaded by Melsky.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

The Danforth

The Danforth, originally uploaded by vtgard.

More Condos?

More Condos?, originally uploaded by Melsky.

I think these are condos, being built near Yonge and College. Building, Building, Building! I have never seen more building going on than I see here in Toronto right now. But I hear it's going on just about all over North America.

Friday, August 10, 2007


Just a few views of Parkdale from Queen Street:

Parkdale Stores

Stores on Queen in Parkdale area of Toronto

99 Cent Zone

99 Cent Zone, for when the dollar store is just too expensive!

Queen Bargain Mart

Queen Bargain Mart

Parkdale Posters

Posters for Silverchair, Aerosmith, Just for Laughs festival, Korn, and Evanescence. I love the texture of the cement in the old buildings above the posters. This is Queen and Jameson.

Vintage Ad #319: The Hotel Toronto Deserved?

This Hyatt Regency is now the Four Seasons Toronto and is frequently plagued by mobs of celebrity stalkers during the film festival.

Source: Time, April 24, 1972

Thursday, August 09, 2007


101_3041, originally uploaded by tml_fan_1313.

Click here for more Caribana photos from this set from tml_fan_1313


Toronto, originally uploaded by Melsky.

Church and Gerrard streets

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Caribana Toronto 2007

IMG_0684, originally uploaded by Lash47.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Photo Bandit

Photo Bandit, originally uploaded by Redroom Studios.

I like this set of Caribana photos by Redroom Studios

He is a good people photographer and has a great eye for colour.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Caribana Parade Toronto Canada 2007

IMG_7368, originally uploaded by Mr. Furious.

See the rest of his Caribana Parade Photos here

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Caribana Toronto 2007 2/2

This footage is kind of fun, despite the many security guards who get in the way of viewing the dancers.

Caribana Toronto 2007

This one had good shots of the dancers pulling the big floats behind them that kind of look like peacock feathers.

Caribana parade 2007

Caribana Parade Links

Big Red Crane

Big Red Crane, originally uploaded by Melsky.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Caribana Parade Toronto Canada 2007

Guess what? I didn't make it to Caribiana today. I went to the gym this morning, and then when I came home I did some stuff and then fell asleep. When I got up I meant to go but I looked on the net and all of the festivities were over. I missed the Caribana Parade! But we went out on a long walk anyway, and though I missed the parade with all the people in costumes we saw tons of people that were in town for Caribana. What a crowd!

Wink and a nod, originally uploaded by ever_moire.

It's good that I have flickr for photos. I took a lot of photos tonight but none of them were really "caribana" type photos.

DSC_1474, originally uploaded by ever_moire.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Toronto from the Gardiner Expressway

Toronto from the Gardiner Expressway, originally uploaded by Melsky.

There's a whole series of these sort of living billboards by the side of the freeway. All the rest of them are corporations. You can see them from the GO train too.

Wakestock 2007: Deftones - My Own Summer (Shove It)

Goldfinger Fiasco at Wakestock 2007 in Toronto

Goldfinger yells at security at the Wakestock festival on Toronto island. I wasn't there but I heard about it. I miss a lot of things lately. I am planning on going to Caribana this weekend so I don't have to live vicariously through the internet all the time.

Toronto night skyline

Toronto night skyline, originally uploaded by Kostas Pagiamtzis.

This looks deliciously spooky!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

No Right Turn

No Right Turn, originally uploaded by Melsky.

Here's a photo of snow, like I wish we would get right now. It was so hot today, and very humid. Worse was the smog though, my eyes have been burning all day. I didn't walk that much but I took my umbrella so the sun won't get on me, and people stare at me like I'm a freak. Yes, I know it's not raining, but I am trying to keep the sun off me. I put on tons of sunblock but I start sweating the second I start walking and I have learned the hard way that I can't rely on sunblock.

I much prefer winter to summer. This summer has been pretty easy to deal with so far. July was cool and mild but it seems like August is making up for it with a vengeance.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007


Trust, originally uploaded by Melsky.