Wednesday, December 30, 2015

all day breakfast

open early for those who want to eat a 6am breakfast

Wednesday, December 23, 2015


a long gone department store, but the door handle and logo remain
hope everyone has their shopping done by now... the malls are crazy busy!
Merry Christmas Everyone

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

good view

The view on Dundas St E is not good, but according to yelp, the food at this non-traditional Chinese eatery is.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

here comes Santa Claus

Burlington's parade is the last among the many community parades in the GTHA 
(Greater Toronto/Hamilton Area)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

tree vs bike

please, do not lock your bike to a tree

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

george street

The George Street Diner, at George and Richmond Sts in Toronto

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


phone numbers are so last century....

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


Seen at a ribfest over the summer. No, I did not try it!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


I'm not sure why the fish are swimming, 
but 'Inochi' is from the Japanese word for 'life', according to their website. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

we are open

don't mind the construction mess, come on downtown and shop!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

tats removed

I can't remember where I saw this particular tattoo place, 
but there are several "tattoo removal" shops cropping up. 
A nice touch is the skin pattern on the background of the sign.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

my goodness

This was a big mural in a narrow alley between the pub and the neighbouring building.
There was no way I could get it all in .

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


The Terry Fox Run is  now a worldwide event,
in Canada, it's aways held on the second Sunday after Labour Day
which this year was on September 20th.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


I parked beside this car the other day. These people have been in business since the 1970's

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

shop local

I found this chalkboard sign at a newly opened consignment shop

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015


one of the many large screens at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto for the PanAm Games

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

stormy weather

quickly snapped a photo, then parked the car, then ran into the library to wait out the rain
 Dr Frank J Hayden was the founder of the local chapter of the Special Olympics which this year were held in LA and ended last weekend.
This new school, along with the recreation centre and library, opened two years ago.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

out of order

I hope you weren't thirsty

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


 new logo                                                                                                              old logo
The Hudson's Bay Company has been around since 1670. 
The old logo had been in use since 1965. A couple of years ago, a new logo was unveiled and is gradually appearing on all the stores.
The department store is still generally known by its nickname The Bay
which do you prefer?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

pick your own

saw this sign last weekend,
seems to be a bit early, don't you think?

Wednesday, July 8, 2015


this boat stands out from most of the other sleeker models in the marina

Thursday, July 2, 2015

look, a condo

holidays and visitors can make you forget where you are.......
my apologies for forgetting to post on Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

a bench mark

we all know signs are important

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

duck crossing

you want to watch out for the duck crossing the road

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

stick family

I have a serious dislike for these stick family stickers that people put on the rear windows of their cars. But now, I am finding them in grocery store windows as well!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

bobcat on a flatbed

was following the bobcat for awhile.
it was heading for a construction site, I assume.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

one welly

Wellington Brewery is in Wellington County
as you can see, the 'open' sign was not lit, so we didn't get to try their one off welly beers

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

falling ice

I think the threat of falling ice from the overhang at the mall is over now that spring is here

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

mural mobile van

I found this van for a new 'assisted living centre' with some pretty funky designs and murals on it.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

black swan

Next door to last week's (closed) yoga and cafe is this (open) pub. 
It wasn't quite warm enough for patio seating, 
but the chairs and tables were ready for when that day comes (and I believe it is finally here!)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

get naked

get naked/go raw
This looked interesting, but when I tried to find out more information, I discovered it had closed - exactly one year ago and doesn't seem to have found another location to re-open.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

wrong way

just in case you were thinking of going this way... don't

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

a special couple

a lovely tribute found on a park bench 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


This is one of those seasonal places that closes for the winter. 
The sign previously said "see you in March", 
but March marched on ... and nothing. 
Last night I saw it was changed to April 1. 
so, they are still in business?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

work/life balance

it was a Monday when I was in Dundas, also shopping
but, not at this decor shop

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

a bite of Guinness

I bought six of these to share
knowing the person I was sharing with wouldn't eat his share,
so I had five for myself (still two left to share)
from Beanermunky Chocolate in Dundas

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


good food,
but also could be a great band name.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

limited parking

oh dear..... I seem to have forgotten to press publish when I scheduled this post.
we're up and running now, everyone!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

back door

The last BiWay store closed in 2001. It was a discount chain that you didn't want to admit to ever shopping in and is not particularly missed. Found this in a back alley in Barrie.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

swing your partner, dosado ...

one of the many graphic licence plates available. 
I had no idea you could get one for the Ontario Square Dancers Association!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

business cards

this corner had a store that burned down about 25 years ago 
now the space provides a long view of giant business card signs
my apologies for the late posting.....

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

stay in your lane

it's a good thing we were at a red light so we could try to figure out 
what was happening at this intersection.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


not just another condo building - but 'boutique' condos!