Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Let's Play

This float in the Santa Claus Parade was sponsored by Tim Hortons, the Canadian institution for coffee & donuts with outlets everywhere you turn. On the float we have cups of coffee as well as Timbits playing various games. Timbits are the centres of donuts and are sold by the little box full and are really popular with everyone especially kids!  
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Mother Goose

I thought I would show you some of the floats from the Santa Claus Parade which took place a few weeks ago. I go down to the set-up area near Christie Pits Park early in the morning before the parade to get up close to the floats but it means that all the kiddies who would be riding on the floats aren't there yet so you will see empty stools like in this pic. This is Mother Goose and she has been the traditional leader of the parade since 1917 although the first parade was in 1913!

Monday, December 11, 2017


This mural was found on a garage along the same laneway that I have been showing you recently and was painted during the same weekend as the others. The artist for this one is Luv Sumone. And you can see the CN Tower managed to get into the background of this one!  
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Laneway Steel

A grand old factory building by some railway tracks was recently torn down revealing this steel structure that had been added onto the back and above a row of one storey commercial buildings. It took me two tries to finally find a very narrow laneway which leads down to this place. I love how the rusted steel glows in the sunshine. Wouldn't you like to see the inside of this one?

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Ready For Winter

This chubby guy looks like he has packed on a lot of weight for the winter ahead and I'm hoping he doesn't have a hint that it is going to be a bad one. He was eating some kind of dried up fruit in a grocery store parking lot and agreed to pose for just a minute. He is one of our black squirrels but looks like he has a lot of the grey showing through too.  
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.

Friday, December 8, 2017

In The Pink

I showed you the pretty red building in the Yorkville Village neighbourhood a week ago and this is another of the surviving old buildings on Yorkville Ave. This Georgian beauty was built in 1837 and now houses Pink Tartan which is a women's wear brand. There is a well executed glass addition on the back which now acts as the entrance to this store.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Standing On Guard

I spotted this fun piece by artist Patrick Amiot outside a gallery in the Yorkville Village neighbourhood. Amiot is a Canadian who is now based in California and makes his whimsical sculptures from recycled metals. I really like the dog in this one! The Mountie is pretty cool though.