Wednesday, December 28, 2016


dining out, Italian style

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

on the buses

A Merry Christmas to one and all...

Wednesday, December 14, 2016


The Imperial Bank of Canada is now known as the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

subway station

The MUSEUM subway station on the TTC in Toronto

Wednesday, November 30, 2016


we haven't had any snow yet,
but this store is ready for all your snowy winter needs

Wednesday, November 23, 2016


The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a team in the Canadian Football League 
(that is not one of the teams in the Grey Cup this year)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

shopping mall

it's time to start your Christmas shopping...

Wednesday, November 9, 2016


Many communities are threatened with school closures

Wednesday, November 2, 2016


on this warm November day...
still able to sit outside in the Distillery District at Balzac's Coffee!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

love locks

at the Distillery District, Toronto

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


almost free

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Pink October

a normally orange and green Beck Taxi Cab is painted pink
this was actually taken a few years ago - no idea if there are any other pink cabs around.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

red bus

can't help wondering why a  "Blue Bird" bus is painted red

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

open or closed

you might need determination to get into this antiques store...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

lunch of the month

I should have posted this two weeks ago, but but as lunch is only until 1pm, 
you still wouldn't have time to get here. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

bad fish

these carp are an invasive species
that can eat up to 40% of their body weight each day
which leaves little food for native fish

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


I have never seen this problem with licence plates from any other province, or state.
The blue reflective paint on the numbers has flaked off as has the white reflective background paint.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

sending flowers

let's hope that the linky works this week...

Wednesday, August 3, 2016


Okay, so the linky appears and disappears on a whim, it seems. I've added the ones from the comments, so if it doesn't work for you, please let me know in a comment and I'll add it later.
Although apart from the linky disappearing, I'm finding the comment section also disappears!!! I've no idea what is going on - this is a first for me.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


I don't remember where I saw this,
but it must be the least adorned sign business ever

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

summer fun town

a popular destination in the summer for beaches and fishing on Lake Erie

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Mexican food

in the Distillery District, Toronto
serving the best guacamole, ever!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

eye chart

this makes me want to play word search...

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


I'm not a fan of the umlaut. Unless you are German. Which this business isn't.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016


a bungalow once stood on this corner lot...
it was demolished in favour of this much larger new build home.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

and drink Coca Cola

Philip & Greenaway
The wholesale trade in fruits, produce, etc, is being rapidly developed, and ranks among our more enterprising pursuits. Port Hope affords a good centre for fruit and produce operations, and among those identified with the trade is that of Messrs Philip & Greenaway. The business has been conducted by the above firm for the past 18 years. This house has built up a nice trade, which extends over a territory covering 150 miles. They are wholesale fruit and produce merchants and deal in fruits and produce of all kinds. The highest cash price paid for eggs is a special feature. Their warerooms are located on John Street, phone 22. The superior facilities enjoyed by this firm, dealing largely, buying for cash, and dealing always directly with farmers and fruit growers, enables them to offer their customers superior inducements. They always handle an excellent class of goods, and are fair and honourable in all their dealings. Personally Messrs F H Philip and W Greenaway, the proprietors, are energetic and thorough men of business, with a record of which they can well afford to feel proud.
From Port Hope Businesses, 1916

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

too much stuff

in spring and fall a dumpster is brought for people to get rid of their larger items (mainly furniture)
it always fills up quickly, but this is the first time a second dumpster has been brought in.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

for Passover

These were the only two pictures I took while at a Synagogue open house. The glass light was unusual and pretty. Unfortunately, I can't remember what the words are on the globe or in the picture frame. The other picture frame is of the Beach Hebrew Institute.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

street signs

These old street signs can be found  in the front yard of a home in Oakville.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Tiger Brand

This former factory in Galt is now the Tiger Lofts Apartments

Wednesday, March 30, 2016


While at a bus stop the other night, I noticed this sign behind me. It took a long time to decipher the name. And the shop is empty and under renovations. I'll let you try to read it for yourselves!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A.D. 1880

a dedication plaque for a block of buildings originally owned by Mr Bricker

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

a creek

a creek that flows into Lake Ontario

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

No 17

This art deco fire station in the Beaches area of Toronto was built in 1905.
It's now been renumbered to 227

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

along the street

a few signs seen on the main street of a small town in southern Ontario
the Brown Dog sells fresh, hot apple fritters and they are quite good!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

lights ahead

it seems an odd placement for this sign warning you that there is a traffic light ahead
but, really, where else could you put it?

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


thanks to Beyoncé for the shout out

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

locked out? there's help

this is an old picture of a sign and I wasn't sure if they were still in business 
it seems they are, and they can also help with electronic or digital locks

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Signless Wednesday

no sign today, 
and sorry for the delay. 
internet woes ....

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

good morning sunshine

at the Sunset Grill, famous all day breakfast