Downtown Toronto Sculptures

Walking the streets of Downtown Toronto can sometimes feel like competing in the high hurdles – so many people to dodge, so many vehicles to avoid. So it is not a complete surprise to miss some of the outstanding structures, sights and sculptures to be found right in the heart of the city. Now, thanks…

The Cultural Prize of Toronto’s Allan Gardens

Toronto Allan Gardens is a very pleasing surprise for first time visitors. It is located between Jarvis and Sherbourne streets running south from  Carleton. The Park is easily accessible by Carelton streetcars or Sherbourne buses. On entrance to the park what visitors will find is a street block of park space with criss crossing pathways intersecting…

Livingstone Park in Milton: Rich Fall Colors

Here are pictures in the Fall from Livingstone Park in Milton near the Escarpment. The Fall colors taken by Jun   are rich and wonderful. What makes Livingstone Park so interesting its proximity to the Bruce Trail and Niagara Escarpment.   All images are (c)copyright Niu XueJun 2018

Allan Gardens Easter Show

Allan Gardens Easter Show   Allan Gardens is a Floral Treasure The Gardens are plunk downtown at Carleton and Sherbourne just a stonesthrow east of the old Maple Leaf Gardens. The great thing about Allan Gardens is that they are open for free 365 days  of the year, rain or shine, holiday or weekend. The…

Don Montgomery Community Centre: Tennis Anyone?

Don’t get me started about the displeasures of Toronto. Don Valley Parkway and the Commute in General, High Prices for  Housing, Food, Car Insurance, Maple Leaf Tickets etc, etc. No none of that negativity in this story. Rather here is praise for the network of Community Centres in Toronto. Specifically I would like to cite…

Honest Ed’s Last Christmas

I work at CSI Annex which just put to bed and closed the doors on a Toronto Marketing Monument – Honest Eds located … no, no – really spread out Westbound over  the south side  block  at Bathurst and Bloor in the heart of Toronto’s ethnic communities. For me, despite the heartfelt send off, Honest…

Nuit Blanche Skyline

The Skyline is Shaking and Burning We have already seen what the Nighttime Nuit Blanche scene does for the HarbourFront. So look what happens to the Toronto Skyline when Nuit Blanche takes hold. The Scrapers and Skyline clash – it all stutters and jives, swaying in great lightning shifts. The Buildings glow with haunted lights.…

Nuit Blanche at Harbourfront

Harbourfront is a perfect natural for Toronto’s Nuit Blanche arts festivities the picture taking at night is full of so many possibilities. Vessels sailing in and out of the harbor lit up with dramatic lighting. Airplanes taking off at the Billy Bishop Island airport leaving light trails into the night sky. And docked vessels with often…

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

Toronto’s Outdoor Art Exhibition at Cty Hall signals the official start to Art season in Southern Ontario. And its quite a pllgrimage of artists and crafts people with all the trappings of a Haj including the cluster of white tents that fill the square in front of City Hall: And this summer day the combination of…

Janes Walks Toronto 2016

One of the delights of mid Spring in Toronto are the Jane’s Walks. These are walks occurring not only in Toronto but across Canada and major cities in the World. What makes them relevant to Toronto is that Jane Jacobs lived, worked, formulated  and taught  much of her urban and social thinking in Toronto. Janes Walks…

Bike Polo Toronto

  Click here for Bike Polo In Toronto 2016 About 20 years ago my brother Greg introduced me to a sport, Ultimate, that was one of the neatest I had seen or played   in a long time. I know the Summer and Winter X-Games feature all sorts of   great new   sports but…