January 8, 2011. I was out for a walk yesterday morning during the snowstorm. This photo was taken on Dupont St. at the rail underpass between Campbell and Lansdowne Avenues. The businessman stencil is part of Joel Richardson's mural.
January 8, 2011. An early morning storm was dropping about 10-15cm of snow around Toronto. Finally! I took advantage of it by going out for a long morning walk around the Junction Triangle while the snow was still coming down hard. Couldn't have asked for better weather for a morning walk. Just had to be careful to keep the camera dry.
This photo was taken at the Wallace Market, at the corner of Symington and Wallace Avenues. It's quite the photogenic little store, judging by all the photos that show up on Flickr and other sites. The vignettes (dark corners) in this photo were accidental, caused by a crooked lens hood which I corrected after taking this photo.
December 14, 2010. An alternate view of the photo I posted a couple of days ago. This ramshackle-looking CN railway vehicle was parked on the bridge over Dupont St. at Dundas West for the construction of another railway bridge span. To me, this vehicle almost looks abandoned, though I've seen it in use at various places along the Georgetown tracks during recent construction. The somewhat desolate view north from here towards the West Toronto Diamond (aka The Junction) also makes me think of a more rundown rural or small-town setting. In the distance, you can still see the one remaining St. Mary's Cement silo on Junction Road. It's sister silo was demolished this past autumn.
December 14, 2010, on the railway bridge above Dupont St. at Dundas St. West. During the next few days after this photo was taken, a new bridge was constructed between the bridge I'm standing on and the West Toronto Railpath (the orange bridge on the left). This is all part of the railway expansion project for GO Transit's Georgetown line and the Airport Rail Link. In the background is the Planet Storage building, formerly Viceroy Rubber.
Hope you have a rockin' 2011. I have definitely signed myself up for some fun, excitement, and many challenges this year. :)
Photo taken on December 14, 2010, under the railway underpass on Dupont St. at Dundas St. West, while I was out taking some photos of the bridge construction. Will post more of those soon.
December 14, 2010. It was a cold evening, about -10C, but still a nice night for a walk around the neighbourhood. This sign on Dupont St., near Edwin Ave. caught my eye. "Sweat cancelled due to weather". Yeah, I wasn't sweating much at all, that's for sure.
Halloween, October 31 2010. Jen and I always carve our own jack-o-lanterns for Halloween, but I don't think ours turned out as artistically awesome as Amanda's tree-pumpkin.
Amanda, our upstairs neighbour Mark's girlfriend, is a tree-nerd who works for LEAF, so this bit of artwork is totally appropriate. The spiral pumpkin is Mark's creation. They also set up a "candy cannon" to shoot chocolate bars down a pipe from our balcony into the kids' candy bags. So much fun. Thanks guys!
A few more photos from Halloween at home are posted here.
October 3, 2010. One more photo from Rail of Light during Nuit Blanche. This photo of the lights on the Wallace Ave. Footbridge was taken from the West Toronto Railpath, looking through the "W" of the Wallace Ave. sign. You can see that sign in this photo.
You can see all of my Rail of Light / Nuit Blanche photos in the complete gallery here.
October 3, 2010.
I've fallen way behind on posting my "daily" photos here. So much to do, so little time...
Here's another one from the Rail of Light exhibit during Nuit Blanche. This is the view from the West Toronto Railpath, underneath the Wallace Ave Footbridge. This gives a good overview of the whole project: Richard Mongiat's light installation on the bridge above the tracks, Jeff Winch's video projection underneath the bridge, and even train-related artwork on the fence by some local kids.
It was actually pretty busy under this bridge with many people coming through to check it out. But the long shutter speed used for this photo just caught some of the "ghosts" walking by.
October 3, 2010. The Rail of Light art installation on the Wallace Ave. footbridge during Nuit Blanche illuminates the railway tracks below, to "shed light" on the railway expansion controversy. This is the view from the GO Transit Bloor Station, just south of the bridge.