Exploring the vacant Ontario Redi-Mix concrete facility on Wade Ave., near Bloor and Lansdowne. Much of the site is completely encrusted with many years worth of concrete dust, often settling into really interesting patterns and shapes, especially under the silos where the concrete was pumped into cement trucks for delivery.
August 1, 2010.
The rest of my photos from Redi-Mix are posted here.
Drumming group Pound For Pound performing at Perth Square Park in the Junction Triangle, July 25 2010.
This was part of a Sunday picnic series in the local parks, with music organized by the Junction Triangle Rail Committee to help bring awareness to the rail expansion projects in our neighbourhood.
The rest of my photos from this picnic and performance are here.
The Bloordale Pantry's pancake eating contest during the New Bloor Festival, Saturday July 24 2010.
I caught this round of the contest after grabbing some lunch / escaping the rain at the Bloordale Pantry. After lunch, the rain went away for long enough to have this round of the contest so I watched it all go down. The crowd was cheering, syrup was spilled, kids were stuffing their faces...all in good fun. I'm surprised nobody puked. :-) The kid in blue ended up winning this round.
A short while later, I saw him eating more pancackes. A true champion who loves his sport.
Out for a walk on King St., between Niagara and Bathurst. Saw this extension cord running between two commercial buildings.
July 17, 2010.
We spent a weekend in Niagara Falls recently. It was a relaxing little mini-vacation that consisted mainly of a bit of cycling, plenty of relaxation, a quite a bit of walking / hiking.
Our hike on Saturday took us down the escarpment to the Niagara River whirlpool, just downstream of the falls. This is an amazing place, totally different from the touristy madness near the falls. Very quiet, and only a few people to share this wonderful view with. We had a picnic lunch down here while watching the water whirl around this part of the gorge, and then hiked around some more.
It was a hot day, and there was definitely a temptation to go for a swim, but obviously that wouldn't have been a wise idea.
July 10, 2010.
A father and son (no, not me yet!) stroll past the new mural that's going up on the south side of Bloor St., between Perth Ave. and Dundas St. West. This new tree mural certainly helps brighten up this railway underpass, and is a nice complement to the Railpath up above.
Photo taken on Monday July 19, 2010.
We spent most of the Canada Day week up at Jen's parents' cottage in Wasaga Beach. Overall, a very relaxing time.
When we weren't napping, snoozing, relaxing, chillin', or just takin' it easy, we did some cycling around town, and some hiking in Wasaga Beach Provincial Park. Here's a photo of a shadowy fern next to a trail in the park. June 29, 2010.
Who wants a margarita?! If you bring the tequila, I've got the lemon juice and PCBs!
Photo taken on July 17 2010, at the Toronto Hydro property on Sterling Rd. where they just demolished a nice old building. Needless to say, there's a wee bit of PCB contamination there...