Monday, August 21, 2017

Cubed

I have no idea what is in this cute building with the cubed mural covering the front but I love the effect. It looks like it may be a commercial space that has been turned into a residential spot. The space next door looks intriguing but I was there early on a Sunday morning so it wasn't open. 
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

New On The Row

I was parking down at the end of a dead end street which offers free parking close to Yonge St, Toronto's main street, when I spotted this addition to a row of houses. The red brick row houses were built several years ago on a shallow lot very close to a busy railway line. This stone and wood home has been added to the end of the row and it is even closer to the train tracks which curve out towards the road here. I love the look of the new house but it must get shaky in there when some of the long noisy trains go by!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Full Cheeks

This little chipmunk's cheeks were full of seeds and he was soon off to hide his supply somewhere and then was back to pick up more from beneath a bird feeder.
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.

Friday, August 18, 2017

School Time

I've shown you this clock before when there were no leaves on the trees (HERE) and thought I'd give a different view. This is the tower found at Upper Canada College which is an exclusive private school for boys found in the Forest Hill area of the city. I ventured through an opening in their fence to catch this leafy shot!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Crabapple Trees

This is the lovely seating area in the small park, Courthouse Square, which I showed you yesterday. The original square had crabapple trees planted in it and in reference to those this area is surrounded by espaliered crabapple trees combined with rose vines which will grow up along those arches. I saw a spring pic of this area and it is well planted with spring bulbs too. I was there early on a Sunday morning so no one was around but it is usually a busy place!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Courthouse Square

When we come to the end of yesterday's walkway we find ourselves at the entrance to Courthouse Square which is a small park behind the building which had housed the York County Court House in the 1800s. I think it now houses a restaurant. This little square is reported to have been the site of the last public hanging in Toronto back in the late 1800s but now has a fountain, sculpture, a stage, and a lovely seating area which I will show you tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

King St Walkway

I spotted this walkway running off King St E in the St Lawrence Market neighbourhood on an early Sunday morning and set off to explore down to the other end. We will see what's there tomorrow.