Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Early Dawn

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A blast of morning sunshine.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Who Are The Homeless?

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People become homeless for a wide variety of reasons. Loss of a job, marital breakdown, mental illness , alcohol and drug addiction. But when it comes to youth and children, the reasons tend to revolve around the family.  In Toronto, estimates range from 900 to 2,000 nightly. Far more than can be accommodated by the 489 beds in youth shelters.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Monday Night

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Heavy rain and winds all day. So I waited until nightfall to stick my camera out the front window to capture this rainy night.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Prime Real Estate

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It is run down, but because of it's location it more than likely sold for big bucks.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Morning Sun

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Thirty minutes after sunrise.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Saving The Sign

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Continuing from yesterday's posting. The the iconic Honest Ed’s sign will be saved and place outside the Ed Mirvish Theatre in downtown Toronto in honour of the store’s founder. A plaque at ground level will explain the history of the store and its connection to the theatre. This is one of the ways that people of Toronto preserve the city's heritage and history.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

End Of A Era

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After 68 years in business, Toronto's iconic discount store that boasted about price cutting, decades before Walmart, has closed. The property was sold to a developer who plans to rebuild the area. After the final closing it did not take long for graffiti to appear.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Impulse Photography

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Something that my mind and eyes said I had to photograph.  

Monday, April 17, 2017

Busted!

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They caught me trying to take a stealth photo, which lead to a conversation, which lead to this photo with their permission.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Rush Lane Bar

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The real Rush Lane runs direct directly behind the bar. The name and facade pay tribute to Queen Street West's network of graffiti alleys 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Bag It!

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Putting the finishing touches on a new sign at the mall.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Hook Line & Sinker

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These guys got excited when they hooked a nice sized carp. 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Birthday

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Canadians are celebrating this year. On July 1, Canada turns 150 years old.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Headgear

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It all started in 1895 when founder Cassel Goorin hit the streets of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a horse-drawn cart full of hats and a passion for the craft of making them. Today, Goorin Bros. has over 30 shops across the United States and Canada.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Spring Has Sprung

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Besides the return of the robins and the red-winged blackbirds, this crocus bloom is another good sign that spring has arrived.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Local Celebrity

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Danielle Michaud - Sports Anchor, City News. She joined the City News team in 2014.
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The Toronto Blue Jays kicked off their regular season against the Orioles in Baltimore April 3. Danielle was in "The Jays Shop" interviewing customers about the teams prospects. The fans are very excited about the new season. 

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Holding One's Own

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We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty. Mother Teresa

Friday, April 07, 2017

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Training With Mother

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She was making her colt do her (his) exercise.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Public Transit

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There will be no streetcar service on Queen St. this summer. From May to September, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) will be replacing streetcars with buses along the route due to a number of construction projects both the city and the TTC are undertaking. The 501 is the city’s third busiest streetcar route with 43,000 daily riders.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Monday, April 03, 2017

Monday Night

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I can't afford to buy it but I can afford to take a picture. 

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Hockey Fan

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The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy awarded annually to the National Hockey League playoff winner. The last time the Toronto Maple Leafs won the cup was in 1967. Almost every year the team owners jack up the ticket prices. The fans are so loyal that they will pay almost any price to watch their team play.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Graffiti-Alley

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My son and I walking and photographing the alley.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Paint Job

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It's free and they work very quietly in the middle of the night.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Abandon House

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When I see something like this I always have more questions than answers.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Craft Brew

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The Bomb Girls are the ladies that during WWII worked in the munitions plants located in The Town Of Ajax. The newly opened Falcon Brewing Company have a brew in their honour.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Donald

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Drumpf, of course, isn’t Trump’s real name, nor has it been the real name of anyone in his family since the 1600's. 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

European Common Reed

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It is a beautiful plant to photograph but it is invasive and is causing damage to Ontario’s biodiversity, wetlands and beaches. Invasive Phragmites is a perennial grass that has been damaging ecosystems in Ontario for decades. It is not clear how it was transported to North America from its native home in Eurasia. It releases toxins from its roots into the soil to hinder the growth of and kill surrounding plants. While it prefers areas of standing water, its roots can grow to extreme lengths, allowing it to survive in relatively dry areas.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Phone

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This is proof that "Pay Phones" are alive and well in Canada.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Electronic Cigarette

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He is not smoking any tobacco products, but rather he is vaping. Public-health officials and anti-smoking groups have lobbied against electronic cigarettes, arguing they risk fueling a disastrous come back in tobacco use. The latest statistics show a sharp drop in the percentage of Canadians who smoke, and some experts argue the most plausible explanation lies in the popularity of e-cigarette “vaping”... despite constant official discouragement of it.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Eye Of The Giant

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Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. Helen Keller

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

King Taps

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King Taps, a brand new spot that promises 50 taps of local craft beer, is about to open. It will feature two levels, two bars, and loads of seats. there's no word yet on what this new beer bar will be pouring. King Taps is slated to open some time in 2017.

Monday, March 20, 2017

First Day Of Spring.

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Store merchants already have "Summer Dreams" on their mind.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Everyone Needs Hope

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Was I always going to be here? No I was not. I was going to be homeless at one time, a taxi driver, truck driver, or any kind of job that would get me a crust of bread. You never know what's going to happen. Morgan Freeman

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Morning Sun

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It is -17 °C and I am out photographing the sunrise. I love my hobby (photography) but not the cold.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Road Warrior

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If you have watched some of Mel Gibson's movies you will know exactly what I mean.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Princess Leia

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She is gone but her image will live on for a long, long time to come. Rest in peace Carrie Fisher.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Graffiti-Alley

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This scene is only a small portion of Toronto's Graffiti Alley. More to come..  

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tall Silhouettes

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Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves. Julia Morgan

Monday, March 13, 2017

Rust

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As major delays continue to plague the Toronto Transit Commission’s order of 204 new streetcars from Bombardier the present fleet is beginning to show wear and tear.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Twisted Legs

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Standing with one's legs like this is a female thing. Some men do it but not even close to the rate that women do it.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Chilling Out

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Watching people is something I learn from my former job as a bus driver.

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