Thursday, January 18, 2018

Infill

This is a very common style of infill housing in the city - a boxy facade with flat roof which provides a roof top deck. This one seems to be clad in copper panels which will look great after they have weathered.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Sleek Subway Entrance

Most of the entrances to our subway system are simple sets of stairs that lead down from the sidewalk but this one at the Queen's Park entrance is quite sleek and modern. I think it was rebuilt as part of the major construction that took place beside it a few years ago. Obviously another pic from warmer times!  
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Warmer Times

I'm into my archives for some pics since I haven't been out wandering very much. I found this beautiful urn on the grounds of Exhibition place and then I seemed to keep finding more of them as I kept walking. It reminds me of a sunny day in the autumn!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Skyline

This crossfit gym has had a lot of problems with people tagging their walls so in the fall they repainted and had this great mural of the Toronto skyline painted over the solid section of their wall. There is a large garage door in that section which they insulate and cover with panels so it will be interesting to see how the mural looks in the spring when the door is exposed again. The artist for this one is Chris Perez. 
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Meet You At The Corner

I took this pic just before the snow started flying here. This is the entrance to a restaurant in a well preserved cottage at the foot of Casa Loma. As you can see there is still quite a hill to maneuver in order to get to the door but they make it look very inviting. This used to be called the Corner House but is now Flor de Sal and apparently the food is quite good.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Last Piece Of The Mural

This last piece of the mural which I have been showing this week features a raven, bear and buffalo all of which are important to First Nations culture. The sidewalk by this mural was very narrow forcing me to divide up the sections in order to see all of the features.  
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world. 

If you go back to Monday's post of the whole mural, read the comment from Nelly who was involved in the mural and she explains all of the symbolism of the images.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Flying Eagle

The next section of the mural features an eagle in flight as well as an eagle feather which has special significance for our First Nation people. The beaver from yesterday is wandering over to the bark canoe. I'll show you the last section tomorrow.