Category: event

Grocers in TO

There are street grocers in Toronto everywhere. We have already featured the Roncesvalles shops of Late Winter. But I was walking in the East end along Danforth and then along Queen and here are some of the beauties I found along the way. They are beauties because they a)taste wonderful and b)come at a price…

High Park This Week in TO

High Park and all of Toronto got to finally indulge in double digit Spring warmth. And the trees responded with bright red and subtle yellow-green buds – making a walk and picture taking a pleasure. Here is what I saw: Plunge to the Depths It is the surface ripples and forms that draw attention outward…

VIA Rail : The Better Way ?

VIA Rail : The Better Way An Open Letter to the Chairman of Via Rail, Donald Wright I have noted a TV ad campaign that argues that customers should not be squished, squashed and squeezed. VIA is the better way to travel. And during the winter time especially in the Quebec-Toronto-Windsor corridor I would tend…

Art School Shows

Its that time of year again, when image lovers get to see the latest works coming from the Art Schools. April 3, Ryerson Institute has added its shows. They are posted in alphabetical order: The Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary Alberta . Canadore College Graphic Design March 13 to 27th at WKP Kennedy…

Highway of Heroes

Its is near Spring in Southeastern Ontario – but  Winter will take its ravages again this weekend. I am going to the 401 for the trip to Port Hope and then on to Toronto. I see a Mom with her little boy approaching the 401 overpass. Its already blocked by the Colbourne Fire Department and…

Mike and Paula’s Pumpkin Carving Fest

Megan or Tammy’s Pumpkin Well its that time of the year again when Paula and Mike Sprung invite a few friends over to plunge knifes and worded barbs into a few political turkeys (Bushedwhacked-Again being my favorite although some parties were pulling for B. Bullroney) … ohhh , and Halloween Pumpkins as well. The idea…

Fall Drizzle

Despite observing Fall Colors closely for the past 20 years as an avid amateur photobug, I have yet to fathom what makes for a good Fall color season and what does not. It is specially hard to forecast the appearance and duration of Fall Colors in in the Maple belt of Ontario. Rain in September,…

Dragonboating in Toronto

Great White North Dragonboating Championships WRCC leads and wins the B Final Race churning down the Marilyn Bell Park Course For the past 15 years I have watched the meteoric rise of dragonboating not just in Toronto, or Southern Ontario, but across Canada. And Canadians are very good at dragonboating. For example, at last years…

Treasures of THEx : French Pirates

French Pirate Ship of Music and Colors Hidden in a cove by the waterfall down from the Dufferin Gates next to the Bandshell and of course Better Living was anchored a  Pirate Ship Fantastical, Aquarêves direct from France  by La Compagnie Malabar . On board this Fantastical Ship were a  troupe of musicians, jugglers, tumblers,…

Art Galleries Along Highway 2 in Eastern Ontario

Now you can’t take pictures in most art galleries. Yes, the AGO-Art Gallery of Ontario allows the public to take pictures in the Henry Moore room – and what a fabulous bounty that is. But in general Art Galleries and pictures taking don’t mix too well. And of course, CVD-Cameras Verboten Disease is spreading to…

Scottish Country Dancing in the Gardens

Toronto Edwards Gardens has a reputation for great floral displays throughout the year; but recently I got a most pleasant surprise beyond the floral beauties and lilac fragrances. What caught this observers senses were the sights and sounds of Scottish Country Dancing on the grounds by the Garden’s old barn: The music guided me and…

World Synchronized Skating Championships

Canada’s Bronze Medal Synchronized Skating team Did you know that the 2007 World Synchronized Skating Championships took place in Canada. Yep, at London’s John Labbatt’s arena from March 30th to April 1st. And did you know that Canada’s Nexxice team took the Bronze medal ? You might – because CBC TV showed the event on…