Category Archives: Around Toronto

Spring’s April Appearance

The month of April is almost at a close and I’m already in full anticipation of May ahead. April turned out to be crazy busy in all the ways that are good …. making plans, starting new things, exploring, and watching … Continue reading

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From the Theatre to Slovenia

Photos of doors have started to stockpile in my library, so today I’m *spring cleaning* and featuring some doors that haven’t received any of the attention they deserve. Up first are the front doors to the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre … Continue reading

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I’m Late! I’m Late!

This week got away from me and it’s Thursday Doors on Friday. Hope you aren’t crushed in the Friday rush hour.  Have a great weekend! Thursday Doors is a monthly photo feature hosted by Norm Frampton at Norm 2.0

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Back to School

When I go on an excursion to look-up Toronto’s heritage buildings, I take one of two approaches.  It is either planned as a precision military-like operation with a map of addresses strategically laid out, … or I wing it. Today’s … Continue reading

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Animal House

It had the look of a haunted house – dark and forbidding.  The room beyond the ragged curtains in the window seemed to imply it was empty and abandoned. A woman walking by, however, stopped to talk to me as I took … Continue reading

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This Program Is Brought To You By …

… Wrigley’s. That’s right.  The gum people. I have visited many old buildings in the Toronto area and am learning a considerable amount of my adopted city’s history, but this was my first foray into a former industrial area. It was quite … Continue reading

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Winds Of Change Are Blowing

I’ve never been a fan of the month of March. I’ve whined in the past about Mother Nature being on a month-long grouch-fest at this time of year, but this March I decided to embrace a different attitude. March is a month … Continue reading

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Even When It’s Not Planned

I didn’t have a post planned for today’s Thursday Doors. I had an appointment this afternoon in my old neighbourhood in Greektown and the next thing I knew, I was searching through the area for heritage buildings.  That usually means … Continue reading

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Some Like It Hot

Gilles and I were running errands together yesterday and decided to head out to the west end near the airport to check out a restaurant that a recent article suggested had the best samosas in the city. We like to occasionally … Continue reading

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Discovering More Yorkville

My recent stroll into Yorkville produced a number of great door finds and today I’m featuring a few more them. Right next door to the heritage Fire Hall I featured last week, is this gem built in 1906 in what was … Continue reading

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