Wednesday, December 27, 2017

champagne of ginger ales

I'm so sorry for being late .... busy week, and I forgot today was Wednesday!
but raise a glass of bubbly to the week between Christmas and New Year's
the week that throws everybody off schedule

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Wednesday, December 13, 2017


PATH is a 30 km underground walkway in downtown Toronto.
To say that it is confusing to find your way around is an understatement.
These signs try to help.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017


Toronto FC will play the Seattle Sounders (once again) for the chance to 
win the Major League Soccer Championship
sign in Union Station

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

no smoking

an unusual, but practical placement of this no smoking sign.
most people do tend to be looking down...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017


I don't think the lady in the moon comes with the offer....

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

good bread

and the best scones!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

a bench

courtesy of a bank

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Corso Italia

Many neighbourhoods in Toronto have street signs with a designation on the top, above the street name. Corso Italia is a second Little Italy, or littler Italy, really. There is also a heavy Portuguese and and Latin American presence in the area. And many caf├ęs and restaurants.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017


Kay Gardner was instrumental during the 1970s in saving the former railway line 
and eventually it was turned into a park and walking/cycling trail in midtown Toronto

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

fresh dining

at Niagara -on-the-Lake

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Terry Fox

We had our Terry Fox run this past Sunday

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Wednesday, September 6, 2017


really, it's only early September - far too early to be showing snow!!
you'd think they were expecting us to move directly from the height of summer 
into the depths of winter with this picture.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

do not eat

not sure why anyone would even think to eat this stuff,
but obviously someone must have at one time!

edit: hmmm, no idea what happened to the linkup. sorry, everyone. I had this post scheduled before I went away.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

where I am

vacation time!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


keep your eyes focused while hiking 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

look down

street name

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

fire hydrant

Brigadier McAvity Fire Hydrant
primed for a new paint job

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

ice cream

It has been very humid here lately,
eat your ice cream quickly before it melts

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

happy birthday

flags and banners have been popping up all over the place in the last week
for our 150th birthday on July 1st

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


BATA Shoe Museum, Toronto

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Tom's Place
men's clothier
in Kensington Market Toronto
for almost 60 years

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


the Four Seasons Hotel in Yorkville, Toronto

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

blue whale

Three years ago a blue whale washed up on the shores of a small village in Newfoundland.
Now, after being carefully transported and cleaned 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


the new coffee cups from  Tim Hortons
celebrating Canada's 150th birthday

double double = coffee with 2 cream + 2 sugar
timbits = donut holes, (a small ball of donut from where the hole is supposedly scooped)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

cooking school

now closed, but this back door sign still reminds of good food that once was available.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017


clean closets, good causes, healthy community

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

fat food

very mixed reviews online. doesn't really look like a place I'd want to eat at, 
but the sign is interesting.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


a Toronto streetcar
506 Carlton
travels from Main Street subway station 
along Gerrard St to Carlton St which changes name to College St
and ends at High Park
then turns around for the 15 km (9 miles)
back to Main Street

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

six foot neon

a six foot neon sign 
as part of a light installation
at the Distillery District, Toronto

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


banking numbers

Wednesday, February 22, 2017


two choices to eat at the end of a small strip mall

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


at the Cenotaph lawn

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017


at Harbourfront
free concerts during summer