Friday, November 29, 2013

Pay Phone

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It's unusual to see a outdoor pay phone that is exposed to elements and not in a booth.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Small Forest

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Consisting of only a few acres this conservation area is located beside an industrial district.


The only sign of animal life was this little squirrel on a big tree.


The conservation area has no trails so I wasn't expecting to see any human activities until I spotted this mystery.

Monday, November 25, 2013


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A drop in temperatures last Saturday night helped to form a thin layer of ice on Frenchman's Bay.
It has along way to go before it will be able to support people.

Friday, November 22, 2013


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A rainbow of colours.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


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At the flea market. They do it everywhere.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Monday Mural - Travel

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Located on the side wall of a travel agency it's a simple mural with no credits for the artist. I'm linking to Monday Mural.

Sunday, November 17, 2013


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Yesterday I took a short drive in a rural area and came across this Christmas display.

Friday, November 15, 2013


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Normally this guy would turn around and head away from me. Right now he is in transition almost ready for winter hibernation. So now he is a bit dopey and just watches me.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Rob Ford

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It's a caricature of Rob Ford. He's the mayor of The City Of Toronto. I took this photo last September 4 and I have been holding back posting it until the right occasion occurred. Now that he has become the most famous mayor (for all of the wrong reasons) in North America, I thought that now was the right time. It's interesting how the artist picked the backside of a stop sign under a do not enter symbol.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


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My favourite booth at the flea market.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


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Drying out the way nature intended.


Hundreds of Cormorants flying over the lake. They are still here but soon will be making the trip south to warmer climate.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Monday Mural - "Canada Remembers"

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In Canada, today is Remembrance Day. It's a time when people recall and show respect for the sacrifices that Canadian military personnel have made in armed conflicts. The military action in Afghanistan took it's toll on Canadian troops. Those killed in the line of duty had their remains flown to Trenton, Ontario military air base. The highway between the air base in Trenton and the Don Valley Parkway in Toronto has been renamed the "Highway of Heroes" in honour of the fallen soldiers. Emergency Service workers and Citizens line the route to pay tribute to these men and women who died in the service of Canada. The mural painted in a back alley behind the coroner’s office near Yonge and College streets marked the final stop for hearses carrying the remains of fallen soldiers from Canadian Forces Base Trenton. Dozens of families who lost loved ones in Afghanistan have made that journey, ending at the coroner’s office. Unfortunately on September 10, 2013 the original mural was vandalized with black paint sprayed on it. The two main artists, Kedre Brown, who inspired the design and Jessey Pacho, who mentored the youth group who painted it, made quick work of restoring it. I'm linking to Monday Mural.

Friday, November 08, 2013


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This is a manmade forest where all of the trees are planted in perfectly straight rows.
The maple tree in the foreground is an after thought by Mother Nature.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013


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It's in the way of the next stage of urban sprawl.

Monday, November 04, 2013

Monday Mural - The Ride To Conquer Cancer

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The ride for cancer was held in June 2013. This mural is painted over another mural that was here for 2012's ride. You can view it here. I'm linking to Monday Mural.

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Hospital Demolition

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Women’s College Hospital building, completed in 1935, is currently being torn down on Grenville Street, Toronto. With the recently built first phase of the new Women’s College Hospital facility now completed to the east, this aging hospital structure on the western edge of the property is being cleared to make way for a future second phase of the hospital. There was concern whether the building could be saved or reincorporated into the new hospital, but the aging facility was considered no longer viable in an age where health care has become high tech,
and where programs are changing significantly.

Friday, November 01, 2013

Power Shovel

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I'm from an older generation and I think steam shovel was a much more romantic name than power shovel. This one is working on a new subdivision in Ajax, Ontario. Even though everyone here seems to agree that the governments of all levels have failed to build  a proper transportation infrastructure, urban spal continues.