February 13, 2011. It's a bit of a tradition for Jen and I to cook something for each other for Valentine's Day dinner. I make the meal, and Jen takes care of dessert. This year I made shepherd's pie cupcakes. The pink "icing" is mashed potatoes with beets, and I adorned them with Jen's favourite food: broccoli.
Jen made gulab jamun, one of my favourite Indian desserts. This was definitely a good surprise!
No, definitely not pigeons for breakfast.
Out for a walk on the morning of February 2, 2011. Bloor St. just east of Symington Ave. Someone frequently leaves food here for the birds. It's actually kind of gross most of the time: It looks like piles of leftovers get dumped here, probably feeding the rats and raccoons just as much as the birds.
February 2, 2011. The Ontario Redi-Mix plant on Wade Ave. near Bloor and Lansdowne is being demolished.
February 2, 2011. No Trespassing sign on the north side of the former TTC streetcar barn land on Lansdowne Ave., north of Bloor St.
February 2, 2011. Bloor Street Fitness, on Dundas St. just south of Bloor. This is one of my favourite storefronts in Toronto, though I liked it better when the boxing gloves were still painted red.
I took this photo during the over-hyped "Snopocalypse" on Wednesday morning while taking an extra-long walk to the subway.
February 2, 2011. I call this place the "Death Star Laundry", on Lansdowne Ave. just south of Wallace Ave. Notice the resemblance?
February 2, 2011. Toronto is currently in the icy grip of a major snowstorm. Fear the snow! Stay in your homes! Schools are cancelled!
Being a brave soul, I risked life and limb to explore the destruction. Miraculously, I survived and came back with some photos. And then I went to work like any other day, without any delays. Meh.
Photo taken in the junkyard on Wade Ave. near Bloor and Lansdowne, Toronto.