Category: phototale

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…

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…

Toronto Wall Portraits

Toronto has seen a resurgence of murals and wall portraits. There has been an active graffiti scene on side walls all around town. But the back walls, in various areas of the city [not just downtown] are actively decorated and redecorated every year. Some real spray painters/artists extra-ordinaire are at work here. What has changed…

Northumberland Hills First Snow

Given the continuing Indian Summer Fall, Northumberland Hills woke up to a surprise wet coating of snow this last week. It was light and sticky enough to apply a thick white sprinkling all over the countryside. However the early morning haze suggested mixed photo opportunities. So photographer Wendy Avis had to act quickly because as…

4th Line Theater in Millbrook at Winslow Farm

4th Line Theater is truly rural-based live theater smack dab in the Northwest Quadrant of Northumberland County in Eastern Ontario. The playhouse is below Peterborough above Cobourg and Port Hope, East of Port Perry and West of Sterling. But unlike theaters in these communities, 4th Line is truly outdoor rural much like Stratford’s Shakespeare Festival  in its…