The Other Side of Christie

The Story of Big A

10.31.16 Posted in Photos by

Here’s the story about this mural, which is located just east of Christie, north of Bloor.

Remember the Satellite Dish?

10.28.16 Posted in Photos by

Amid the growing ubiquity of Netflix, it is hard to remember that satellite-TV used to be a big deal. To get more than basic TV, people would install large satellite dishes in their backyards. Today, you either get TV via the Web or have a much smaller satellite dish.

Alleys: What Art vs. Graffiti? What’s Both?

10.14.16 Posted in Photos by

What’s the difference between art and graffiti? As you wander through Toronto’s alley, there is a lot of art, a lot of graffiti and a lot of art/graffiti. It makes for an interesting and colourful open-air “gallery”. Here are some examples of art/graffiti:

Toronto’s Alleys: An Urban Oasis

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You would think that Toronto’s alleys would be barren, graffiti-riddled thoroughfares, but there is a surprising amount of vegetation: trees, bushes and flowers. It’s a slice of wilderness in the urban landscape.  

Toronto’s Alleys: Life is Good

09.30.16 Posted in Photos by

Toronto has an amazing network of alleys. As someone who spends a lot of time using them for low-traffic bicycling commuting, it’s always fascinating to see the amount of activity. There are businesses, workshops, apartments, wine and tomato sauce “factories” and beautiful gardens. And, of course, there’s a ton of graffiti! For anyone looking for […]

Winter Wonderland, Toronto

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It’s beautiful until the cars, salt and sun make it disappear.