Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Downtown Park

This is part of a small 1/2 acre park, Cloud Gardens, that is located in the midst of the downtown financial district. Since it was so small the designers went up with terraces, bridges and ramps leading across a waterfall and eventually to a small conservatory. This section shows some of the ramps backed by a monument to all the construction workers who have toiled on the surrounding towers. Each square represents a different trade.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Classy Utility Box

This utility box is located on Davenport Rd and looks like it is covered in tiles but it is actually a painted on design using stencils. It reminds me of the wonderful Portuguese tiles Jose used to show us. The artist for this one is Steph Anacleto.
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Elegance

I thought this Yorkville neighborhood home's entrance way looked very elegant. I'm sure those trees in the urns are artificial but I still like them! And who doesn't like a few cherubs to greet them coming home.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Caught With A Mouthful

I haven't seen many chickadees around all summer until the last week. I hope that isn't a sign that winter is going to come despite all the heat we have had. This little guy was certainly getting a belly full of those seeds!
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.

Friday, August 19, 2016

The Collonade

This is the rear entrance to the Collonade which is a mixed use building on Bloor St in the priciest retail area of the city. It was designed by architect Gerald Robinson in fine Brutalist style and was constructed in 1963 and was one of the first mixed use developments in Canada with retail and office spaces on the bottom few floors and residential above. I love the oval windows and the cool reflections. Will have to get a pic of the front of the building one day.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Mural Close-up

I thought I would give you a closer look at the mural from Her Father's Bar & Kitchen which I showed you on Monday (and their window yesterday). There is an incredible amount of detail work in this mural by John Kuna. And I like the fence around the patio too.
Taking part in Good Fences. Click HERE to see more fences from around the world.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Cider

I can't resist a good play on words. This was in the window of Her Father's Bar & Kitchen whose patio mural I showed you on Monday. Apparently they have more than 75 different ciders available! And a bit of a summer selfie.
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.