A burned out T.V. set next to the Newmarket GO tracks at Dupont Street, same place as yesterday's photo.
Not sure why this person had a TV here, as there probably wouldn't have been any electricity available to power it. But maybe the copper was stripped for scrap...
Anyway, all I can think of now is the Black Flag song, T.V. Party.
Remnants from a burned-out "home" next to the Newmarket/Barrie GO tracks at Dupont St., taken while I was out for a walk last Thursday.
It looked like someone had constructed a small shanty out of wood, around what was probably some kind of small electrical station in the past. The ground was scattered with burnt up clothes, books, toys, electronics, knick-knacks, candles, and other stuff. A rat ran by while I was poking around taking photos.
Not sure if the fire was deliberate or accidental, but some person has even less of a home now.
Last Thursday, walking north along the Newmarket/Barrie GO tracks, north of Dupont St.
There's only a single active railway track here, but it's interesting to look at all the other bits of abandoned tracks along here. It's a narrow railway corridor (much smaller than the Georgetown corridor to the West of here), but it still used to have multiple tracks and spurs to service the industry along its path. Many of these old tracks and spurs just appear and disappear quickly into old factory buildings, piles of rubbish, or overgrown bushes.
Last Thursday's after-work walk around the neighbourhood. Here I was heading north along the GO/CN Newmarket tracks, north of Wallace Ave., next to Campbell Park.
Apart from all the litter and illegal dumping, this is a great place for walking, though the railway companies might disagree.
I went out for a walk around the neighbourhood on Thursday after work. First stop: The new Erwin Krickhahn Park extension at the corner of Rankin Cres. and Paton Rd.
The stump of Paton Rd. next to the railway tracks was dug up and re-allocated to the park last Fall. It was great to see this stump of asphalt converted into something nicer. It's still undecided what the final form of this new bit of parkland will be: Maybe a community garden, and extension of the grass field, or....??? A couple of years ago, the idea of putting a community garden in this park was somewhat controversial (to put it mildly). The next community meeting about this park's future should be interesting.
The shadow of one of the sculptures along the West Toronto Railpath, south of Bloor St.
They say "a picture is worth a thousand words".
I was walking home from the Dundas West subway station on Friday evening and decided to take this photo from the Dundas St. side of the Wallace Ave. pedestrian bridge. I always enjoy the view from here, especially since it contains two of our neighbourhood's most iconic sights: The bridge itself, and the old G.E. Water Tower near Lansdowne Ave.
When I came home and took a closer look at the photo, it struck me that there are many things going on within the frame of this picture. Little bits of history, neighbourhood icons, and changes that are happening rapidly. Here's what I spotted. Maybe there are some things I missed?
Friday evening sunset over the Junction Triangle, as seen from 229 Wallace Ave., a former hardware store being demolished to make way for new lofts.
There's probably some kind of poetic nonsense that someone could come up with about setting suns, the end of an era, rebirth, and other gobledygook about a changing neighbourhood, but I'll leave that up to you.