August 7, 2011, in the stairway going up to the West Toronto Railpath on the south side of Bloor St. "* Some Conditions Apply" stenciled over a patch of wall that was recently re-de-graffiti'd (yes, that's officially a word now). It's a constant back'n'forth game around here, as graffiti shows up on the walls, then gets sloppily painted over by the City.
I believe the "Some Conditions Apply" phrasing here is a commentary about the various states of legality / illegality, and sometimes uncertain approval processes for legalizing artwork.
July 28th, 2010. The Lego Mobster* spotted at the corner of Perth and Wallace, on the way to a community meeting regarding Joel Richardson's mural on Dupont St.
* Lego Mobster, AKA Tino / Martin de la Rue
December 11, 2010. Alex was overdue at this point, but Jen and I still got out for some quality time at the Campbell Park rink. Jen didn't actually skate this time, but did some walking and chatting with our local friends. By the end of the winter, we were able to bring Alex to the rink to experience it a bit for himself, without the confines of a belly.
With this week's heatwave, I'd love to be able to go skating at Campbell. Or at least sit my butt down on the ice.
The photo was taken with my Nikkenflex TLR camera. I'm having trouble getting photos to actually turn out, and this was one of the very few prints from the last two films that actually turned out reasonably OK. I'm itching to try some B&W developing and printing at home soon, to save on time, cost, and frustration of getting prints done.
June 17, 2011. I noticed this vacant store at Bloor St. and Sterling Rd. was looking a little different when I passed by on my way home from work tonight.
The old sign for the short-lived "C-Store" had been removed, revealing a mostly-intact old "8-11 Variety Store" sign. I guess this means that someone is fixing up the building for another purpose, again. Wonder what it'll be?
According to Wikipedia, the 7-11 names comes from the original stores' operating hours, "open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m." back in 1927. I wonder if the owners of this place slept in until 8?
May 21, 2011. Alex looking out the window of our GO bus to Hamilton, as a GO train passes by in the distance, with a "Railway Children" banner on the light pole. Location: Lake Shore Blvd., just west of Parkside, Toronto.
April 15 2011. A stencil on the stairway leading up to the West Toronto Railpath on the south side of Bloor St.
Any idea who this is supposed to be?
March 20, 2011. A utility pole at Symington and Kingsley, in Carleton Village (The Junction), Toronto.
April 15, 2011. Another recent tag by Kismet on the stairs up to the Railpath on the north side of Bloor St. The other one that I posted recently didn't last long, and I don't expect this one to either. The layers of paint are building up fast...
April 9, 2011. Westwood Theatre, at Six Points in Etobicoke. This west end Toronto landmark, closed since 1998, has been gutted and used for storage, a movie set, and a home for raccoons. It now just sits waiting for its eventual demolition and land redevelopment.
This is the view into one of the empty theatre spaces from up in the projector room.