Old Blog Entries

Now that the newer part of the blog is taking shape, I have started moving the old blog entries to a separate page in order to avoid confusion.  A lot of the photos on this page are also on my website,  http://www.asIwalkToronto.com

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WALKING TORONTO

A site about the Toronto I see as I walk the city.

Toronto waterfront from Jennifer Kateryna Kovalskyj park at the end of Polson Street, port lands

This page now contains most of the older (pre May 2013) blog posts. I have arranged them in alphabetical order by title.

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SUGAR BEACH

Lots of people under pink umbrellas at Sugar Beach.

Lots of people under pink umbrellas at Sugar Beach.

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SUNNYSIDE BEACH

Sunnyside beach, one of the string of beaches along Lake Ontario. It is located at the foot of Roncesvalles Ave.
The area was formed as part of a waterfront reclamation project in 1910. In its early years it was the home of the Sunnyside Amusement Park. When the Gardiner Expressway was built in 1955, the amusement park was dismantled.

He’s not really there. Budapest park is at the east end of Sunnyside Beach

He’s not really there, longer view

green umbrellas for shade on the patio

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WATERFRONT BIA PHOTO CONTEST

Two of my photos were chosen as finalists in the 2012 Waterfront BIA (Business Improvement Association) photo contest. The first was one that I took late in July at Sugar Beach (shown below). The second was a photo of canoes and kayaks being stored on the shore that I took back in March.

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A hot summer day under pink umbrellas at Sugar Beach

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kayaks and canoes waiting for summer

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Looking at the pictures hung from the ceiling at the Waterfront BIA Photo Contest exhibition, Queens Quay Terminal building.

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WINTER IN THE CITY, 2013

Lawrence Park on a winter morning

Lawrence Park on a winter morning

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Two men standing on the corner in the slush and snow.

Standing on the corner of Dundas East and Hamilton Street in the slush and snow.

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houses on Pape Ave in the snow

Leslieville – Pape Ave, south of Dundas, in the snow

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A snow covered lane running east from Munro St., just north of  Dundas East.

A snow covered lane running east from Munro St., just north of Dundas East.

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alleyway in the snow

After the snowfall. Looking south from Dundas St. East, behind Boston St.

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A line of garbage bins between two houses.

A line of garbage bins between two houses.

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on gerrard st. east, snowy front yards

Front yards on Gerrard St. East after the first snowfall of 2013.

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Skating at Nathan Phillips Square, evening

Skating at Nathan Phillips Square, evening

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After a snowfall,  snowdrifts against a chainlink fence on Gilead Place

After a snowfall, snowdrifts against a chainlink fence on Gilead Place

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upper level outdoor eating area - picnic tables covered in snow!

St. Lawrence market upper level outdoor eating area – picnic tables covered in snow!

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Mud and dirty slush on the street is the darker side of snow in the city.

Mud and dirty slush on the street is the darker side of snow in the city.

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A common Toronto sight! Jerry on the Job in the snow

A common Toronto sight!

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WORDS OF WISDOM

Words I have read while walking. Words of sentiment, profanity, wisdom, stupidity, creativity, humour and many others. Words written in paint, chalk and pen on walls, sidewalks, fences, vehicles, telephone poles, and almost every other surface!

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graffiti that says I'm pointing at the moon - You're looking at my finger

I’m pointing at the moon – You’re looking at my finger

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love is the answer graffiti

love is the answer

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graffiti that  says luminous beings are we

luminous beings are we

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belive in the fantacy aka believe in the fantasy

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pessimism sucks

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no one on the corner has swagger like me

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salt of the earth

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bcuz is because is why

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purple coward

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Why are you so awesome?

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this is paradise – Cameron House

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HUG

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Waffles are always bad

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free me

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This guy is falling aka The sky is falling. It took me a while to figure this one out!

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small tattoos make you look fat

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mom

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The shots you don’t take……

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but out aka butt out?

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graffiti word dumb on greenish fence.

crowned dumb

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feelin’ loose?

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I ain’t no nice guy after all

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crossed out with Christ

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you know the rules

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who cares?

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run times three

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feel young

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listen to your souls truth

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YONGE STREET

It used to be said that Yonge Street was the longest street in the world. Yonge Street used to be part of highway 11 and that highway was 1186 km long, running from Lake Ontario, past Lake Simcoe and the town of North Bay, north of Lake Superior, and then south again to the town of Rainy River on the Ontario/Minnesota border. Surveying for the southern (Toronto) end of the road began in 1794 but highway 11 wasn’t completed until 1965.
By 1827 Yonge Street reached the town of Barrie and it is here that Yonge Street actually ends.

looking south on Yonge Street from Gerrard, evening in November

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