Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Another Queen St W Bar

This bar called Rhino has been in this location since 1992 but the building itself was built in 1909 as the Elm Grove Hotel. There are two halves to the building - the Romanesque 3-storey part on the right side and the Gothic 2-storey on the left but it is totally open inside and quite large. It looks like the side wall has been painted at some time in the past but the fronts have both been nicely restored and look great!
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Rainbow Tunnel

The sidewalk on the street of yesterday's post goes through a tunnel behind the wall showing the mural. I bet it was a dreary place until being painted in stripes of colours matching the mural but now it is rather fun to walk through it.

Monday, February 19, 2018


I spotted this mural painted on a railway underpass last fall. There is a similar pattern on the opposite side of the road. Titled Skein, it is meant to represent the weaving together of the stories and inspirations of the local residents. It certainly brightens the area. I will show you what is behind the concrete wall tomorrow.  
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sunny Day

This pic was taken before we got a major amount of snow last week. I've always liked the proportions of this house and the nice job that was done updating it since it is not a new house by any means. And the typical Toronto red bricks really like that sunshine!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Rare Snowy Flamingos

Just after a snow storm last week I was lucky enough to spot a pair of rare Snowy Flamingos. These guys head north in the winter to give us a bit of colour at a dreary time of year! 
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.

Friday, February 16, 2018

After The First Storm

This was taken last week after the first snow of the week but we had three more days of it after this one. The first chore for many people is to clear off the car, then clear your way out of the parking space and then hope the roads aren't too bad when you get out there. More fun to walk if you can!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Snowy Semis

Last week was a snowy one here where it seemed we had snow every day. It is always nice to walk after the snow stops if it isn't too cold. These two semi-detached homes in the Seaton Village neighbourhood were looking pretty in the snow.