April 8, 2011. A new tag on the stairway up to the Bloor GO station. Kismet says, "Try your war on graffiti?". This is likely in response to all of the graffiti cleanup (and goofy mayoral photo-ops) happening all over the city, including right here. I'm sure it'll be an interesting cat-and-mouse game for a while.
On that note: I'll be leading a "Jane's Walk" around our neighbourhood on Saturday May 7th. We will explore and discuss various forms of public art around the Junction Triangle neighbourhood, including murals, street art, ghost signs, etc. More info about this walk is on the Junction Triangle website.
February 12, 2011. A balloon, the former Tower Automotive building, and the CN Tower, looking east from the West Toronto Railpath.
This balloon graffiti has been showing up all over our 'hood, especially along the Railpath, and apparently all over the city. This plot of land has undergone many changes over the last couple of years, and it will be interesting to see what it gets re-developed into.
February 10, 2011. The railway tracks around the Junction Triangle can be great places to go for a walk, even though you're technically not allowed to be here. It's not unusual to find plenty of graffiti and illegally dumped garbage along here, but sometime I come across other unexpected things like this snowman.
This was taken on the Newmarket/Barrie tracks at Paton Rd.
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.
January 8, 2010. A followup to my previous post. This is an old painted mural sign on the side of 1607 Dupont St., in the Junction Triangle, Toronto. If you look closely, you can make out what appears to be two old signs painted on top of one another: Old Dutch and Monarch Flour.
I wasn't going to post this one to my blog, but the previous post generated some discussion on Flickr.
January 8, 2011. A couple of old signs on Dupont St., looking west between Franklin Ave. and Edwin Ave., south side.
January 8, 2010. The step up into a truck, during a snowstorm. Penguins holding hands? Snow angels? I dunno... Photo taken behind the Caldense Bakery on Symington Ave., in the Junction Triangle.
January 8, 2011. Spotted this sign in the alley behind Campbell Ave. south of Dupont while out for a morning walk during a snowstorm.