No hockey, baseball, football, cricket or soccer. But feel free to have a nice game of rugby, polo, volleyball, lacrosse or any other sport not named on the sign.
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
On a utility box near Queen and Spadina, Toronto
This person frequently posts these observations about the police department. I find it unusual in that they are handwritten so neatly and organized into little boxes. It's kind of like poetry.
Fantino is a liar
Heard just yesterday he did not tell all cops for his bro in law. How did he do that and when?
Cops may now have been told or think that they should go along with this
An excuse to do nothing and for a reason?
Do they think they are all going? Wives? Left them at home alone? Miller & police board: is someone guarding them?
No one – No one would apologize at any time…
H.Q. knows what can happen to some court cases…
2 or 3 weeks ag outside H.Q. detectives mentioned this. One said “not going to stick his nose in mine”
I used similar words long way back
Mayor, police board, McGuinty, attorney general dows nothing about this?
Anyone charged by cops from at least 52 div. could have case thrown out..
At least one (maybe more) lawyer is thinking of overturning his clients conviction because of this.
And nobody does anything about them? This?
Charge McGuinty & attorney general Blair too-
Blair can be charged with a whole lot of things under the police act…neglect of duty for one…
Fight Back? Riding around at night on a horse.. going to fight back from the top of a horse?
Lion statues on a fence near Queen West. I love these. Sometimes you find houses in Toronto with tons of statues and decorations in the yard.
Much nicer than my neigbours across the street who have three old toilets in the yard! I'm getting really tired of looking at those.
Monday, March 26, 2007
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
They have re-routed the Dundas streetcar onto College Street. Here it is turning onto Ossington. It always seems odd to see a streetcar turning in the wrong spot.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
This is the Mod Club Theater, it's near my house but I've never been there. They always have events where they have tons of surly looking teens hanging out and vans from radio stations and such.
The statue in front is Camões, The One-Eyed Portugese Poet. Last summer they had a play about him in Dufferin Grove park.
This is around the part of College Street where it goes from being Italian to Portugese.
Monday, March 19, 2007
So far the spring flowers are only in the shops. I took this on Saturday the 17th, a sunny day but it had snowed the night before and I was standing in slush. And as I write this on Monday morning, I'm watching snow swirling outside my window.
Sunday, March 18, 2007
The calm before the storm - this is 7:00 in the evening, looking into the bar Ted's Garage. You can see all the empty tables with green glitter hats on them, waiting silently for the crowd to arrive.
In the reflection of the window you can see College Street, including my husband's favourite CD store, Soundscapes.
Saturday, March 17, 2007
These look like concrete castings, they were sitting in an alley by my house near a shed that I always admire the color of.
Later I walked by again and they were still there, but facing the wall. Maybe the people in the house across the way got sick of being stared at.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Here comes spring! Except they said it might snow tomorrow. But spring snowstorms are usually very wet snow that melts quickly. i've already seen some tiny green things coming up from the ground.
Even though I like cold, winter and snow much more than most people, I still am excited by Spring.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Bridge over Brock Avenue, Toronto on the way from my house to the LCBO and library.
The LCBO is the province run store where you can buy alcoholic beverages. They don't sell liquor in supermarkets and corner stores like they do in California.
Sunday, March 11, 2007
It's the beginning of spring, and it seems like all the snow is melting.
Last year we did not have a dramatic spring thaw like this because we didn't get a snow pack like this year. Today everything was just drip drip drip. I stayed at home most of the day though David went on two long walks.
Saturday, March 10, 2007
You can't smoke in bars at all anymore in Toronto, so for bars with no back patio people go out on the sidewalk and smoke, throwing their butts on the sidewalk when finished.
In the warmer months it's very unpleasant to walk in front of some bars because there's a row of guys out in front smoking, who being drunk freqently act very rude. I plan my routes to avoid these places.
Friday, March 09, 2007
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
It's probably not smoke, just steam. At Yonge and Gerrard.
Another cold day today, but not as cold as yesterday. I took my first long walk since being sick. It's good to be back walking. I went to the Vietnamese Restaurant Ginger with my friend Michelle, and that was pretty good, and cheap.
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Monday, March 05, 2007
This is a very well known 24 hour diner. The food is OK, pretty typical greasy spoon fare. It's an interesting place to people watch. Dave and I woke up hungry one day at 4 AM and went there and we had fun picking out which people had been up all night vs the ones that got up early. We think they were mostly all nighters.
Sunday, March 04, 2007
Saturday, March 03, 2007
Friday, March 02, 2007
Yesterday's snowstorm turned into ice rain and high winds at night. Very hard to sleep with the wind howling and the frozen rain clattering at our windows.
This morning we got up and a big branch was blown off one of the trees, hitting and crushing the soccer goal post in the schoolyard across the street. Good thing no one was playing soccer in the middle of the night!
Our neighbour's roof was damaged by the storm too. A lot of guys are up there now hammering away.
You can also see my neigbours have moved out and left a chair, hassock and coffee table. From across the street they look like they were in good condition, however they are probably now all ruined because of sitting out in the snow and freezing rain. I wish people would use freecycle or freeTOreulse (a local group similar to freecycle) another similar service when they have stuff like that. I hate to see furniture ruined and turned into landfill, especially since Toronto is taking most of their trash all the way to Michagan.
Thursday, March 01, 2007
I'm too sick with a bad cold to go out and take any photos of the snow, so here's one from the inside. This was a much heavier storm than I expected. The weather forecast just said a little ice rain. Instead we got about 15 CM of snow and heavy winds. The snow has stopped for now but it's still blowing around.