Posts Tagged: john street

billboards

 

 

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This curious billboard has recently gone up on Spadina near Front Street.

 

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This corner is an assault of advertising. More so now that this condo development has its own billboards that are moving up with the building as it grows. Adbusters magazine used to have a feature in which they'd take a corner like this and photoshop out all the advertising. The effect is shockingly more serene. John Street looking south to Front Street.

 

john and pearl

 

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No it's not a sketchy old bar clinging to life in the midst of condo-land. It's the construction office for that condo going up behind it, and the finished one to the left of it. Daniel was not some sinewy bartender serving locals in the theatre district; Daniels is a development corporation.  John Street at Pearl, Toronto.

sister love and a rainy monday

 

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I get home and find a card in the mail from Jane, with a bunch of cut out articles and Beatrix Potter. Sure is nice to be reminded that your sister is thinking about you.  I miss you lots Janey.  (Seems to me, a little girl I knew got a card like that from another sister (aunt) who lived in the UK years ago…

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Mirvish Walk in the rain. King Street, Toronto.

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LEAVES! Off Wellington Street near John Street, Toronto

dusk

 

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John Street, Toronto

 

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Mercer Street, Toronto

 

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As I stood there lining up this shot of the pink light on the red carpet and sidewalk, that bouncer, who had been standing with some other guys out of frame on the sidewalk, decided to walk into the shot. Maybe he was getting ready to reject me and my running shoes from walking into that club. King Street, Toronto

Happy birthday Mom!  I love you.

movie date

 

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Carly in the window…

 

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Chandelier at the Town Crier, John Street, Toronto

 

Tonight I have a movie date with Carly.  It's been too long.  It's a great catching up.  I walk up to the bookstore next to the theatre to meet her after work and there she is in the window.  My breath skips a little, as it often does when I see my girls as grown up women.  But, as I later I told Carly, what's different these days since the 365 project started, what occurs to me is PHOTO OP!

We see Hugo, which I had seen, but it's perfect again because we both love stories that serve both children and grown-ups, especially those which are beautiful in photography, metaphor, and yeah – story.

rainy + twilight = beauty

 

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Flags at half-mast in front of the CBC Broadcast Centre in honour of Pierre Juneau. Front Street, Toronto

 

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Front Street, at CBC Broadcast Centre, Toronto

 

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I was attempting to shoot the reflection of that lamp in the puddle. Not so effective with my phone camera, but the colours! Front Street at John Street, Toronto.

I wasn't as enchanted with this rainy day as I often am because it was windy as hell.  I bent my umbrella this morning just trying to hang onto the thing, and I won't even mention what my hair looked like when I got to work.  It was still kind of nasty on my way back after work, so I walked underground as far as the CBC Broadcast Centre.  When I emerged the dusk was beautifully reflected in the shiny street.

 

John Street near Front

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A bike. John Street near Front Street, Toronto

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A wintry kind of sign. John Street near Front Street, Toronto

We've hardly had any snow or ice this winter.  But that sign almost makes you want to walk the underground malls instead of the sidewalks, no?  Almost.

walking about

Monument threeSt. George the Martyr Anglican Church (1845), John Street, Toronto.

Only the bell tower remains after a fire in 1955.  When I was searching out its details online, I found it in a list of "Toronto's Best Makeout Spots."

This is a Visual Realia post.

out walking

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St. George the Martyr Anglican Church (1845), John Street, Toronto.

Only the bell tower remains after a fire in 1955.  When I was searching out its details online, I found it in a list of "Toronto's Best Makeout Spots."