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Eaton Centre Christmas Time

This year, Eaton Centre was truly Putting-On-the-Ritz with its Holiday Decorations. Light, colorful, and well staged throughout the Centre’s corridors and courtyards. Even better the reindeer models were at every level adding to the experience. And with the Cavalcade of Lights, there comes a welcome measure of Light-touch cheer permeating the downtown area:. As the season converges on …

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The Alexandra Park Mural

On Bathurst street just south of Dundas on the East side is Alexandra Park. And on the Southwest corner of the park there is an arresting mural with full dramatic scenes and characters. This mural was done in  2014 by Elicser and Other [Troy Lovegates] by city commission. Walking South on Bathurst or through the …

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Santa Claus Parade in Toronto

What makes for a good parade? A sleigh with Santa Claus certainly helps. But surely there are some other ingredients to add to the fun and enjoyment of a parade winding through the downtown streets of Toronto from Christie and Bloor over to Avenue Road which chimerally changes to Queens Park Circle and then University …

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Halloween Jackos on Shaftesbury

Every Halloween, Mike Sprung of Sprung Investments and Shaftesbury Jackos produces some very fine Jacko Lanterns with friends and family. Having missed the tradition for the past 6 years being out in the Northumberland Hills, it was a pleasure to partake this Halloweed day. Mike has  Jacko Creation down to a fine craft – with scoops, …

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Halloween on The Kingsway

The Kingsway is a  Etobicoke road running in  meandering chunks from the Northwest to the Southeast of the Borough. The stretch running from Royal York  to Old Mill sits atop the fashionable Bloor Street West Mall. The homes in the area are distinctly but not ostentatiously uppercrust with  consistently well groomed landscaping. This year The Kingsway has …

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Humber Meets Patricia

Patricia came to TO town with a blustery rain storm straight from El Nino steamed up Pacific Ocean waters via Mexico, Texas, Midwest USA and then across Lake Ontario. Despite the long trip there was plenty of rain and it was surprisingly warm. But best of all, the rain on Fall foliage really adds punch …

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Flower Patches in the City

One of the year-round pleasures in the city, is the ability to stop at just about any corner grocery store and find some attractive cut or potted flowers. So while off taking photos of signs and posters in Toronto, quite a few city flower plantings were found. Actually flower, vegetable, grass and reeds were found …

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Early Fall in Etobicoke

This year while commuting between Northumberland Hills and Toronto I will get to witness the changing of the Fall Colors both in the Northumberland Hills and Toronto. Normally the Hills lead the color change by a week or ten days over Toronto. Lake Ontario and the urban heat are some of the factors advanced for …

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Posters of Toronto

In the Eastern Ontario, the Northumberland Hills put on a country billboard show year round – here is a sample early  fall edition from 2014. By contrast, In Toronto the changing of city’s mood, aspirations and style can be seen in the posters  scattered throughout the boroughs as they change through the year. These  commercial messages …

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Classic Car Shows Around Toronto – 2015

Spring is arriving and classic car cruising is not far behind. They start with the Spring Fair Car  Show/Displays  like the AppleBlossomTyme in  Colborne. By the way , we used to call  classic cars Whiddley Flaydins – these were old cars that had been restored to pretty good operational condition. They are also known as antique cars; …

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Toronto’s Trent Hills Artists

In covering the popular Trent Hills Gallery Hop, this editor discovered that  a few Trent Hills artists had Toronto roots. Well, a “few ” turned out to be an underestimate – more than a score. Here are some  typical examples. Dimitri Papatheodorou Dimitri has an art studio at Wheatland Farms just west of Warkworth in the rolling Trent …

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Trent Hills Gallery Hop for Toronto Artist

Dimitri Papatheodorou is a Toronto/Warkworth artist, architect, poet, painter and musician displaying a selection of current paintings and works in clay at his historic stone studio in Warkworth Ontario. If you stop at this weekend at his Gallery hop, the visit may include an impromptu piano recital-performance! In addition, outdoor glass installations by established artist …

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