Bits and Pieces : April 2014

Hi. Here is the post where I put some random shots taken during the previous month that didn’t find a home in any other story. Hope you like them.


( 1) Mannequins – Beautiful store window at Fashion Crimes on Queen Street West.


( 2) Favourite Window – Nick and I stand at this particular window and watch the world go by all the time. Now Eddie has seen the light too.


( 3) Painted and Peaked – This row of houses, on Bathurst Street south of Dundas, would have been built in the early 1900s. I like how the people who painted them made them match.


( 4) Fleeting Flower – When crocuses are in bloom they are seen everywhere and seem common. But they only flower for a few days and then disappear for another year so I always take a picture.


( 5) Red Runners – I saw a list of words recently and it seems that Canadians are the only ones to call this style of shoe ‘runners’. Elsewhere they are Trainers or Sneakers. Regardless of what they’re called, I love the look of this particular pair.


( 6) Lovable – I’ve shown this charming ghost sign on the blog before (here) but today I show it because I am happy that this old building (on Adelaide Street) is surviving the tear-it-down-to-build-something-new boom that is going on all around it.


( 7) Cops in Shorts on Bikes – You’ve seen our police officers on horses here, here and here before, but I don’t believe I’ve ever shown you some on bikes. Of course, we have lots of police in cars in Toronto as well.


( 8) Dangerous Dan’s – This restaurant at Queen and Broadview bears the slogan ‘The Burgers are Bigger at the Double D’. I can’t help but believe that has something to do with the fact that it is located right across from a stripper place, although their site claims otherwise. I’ve never been but apparently the food is really good. Any Torontonians reading who have eaten at The Double D?


( 9) Old, Newer, Brand New and Not Yet There – I like how a shot taken from this vantage point included buildings erected during 4 distinct periods, the 4th being the crane indicating a future building on its way.


(10) Underground – This is King Subway Station, in the midst of getting a make-over.


(11) Old Tree – With a count of over 4 million large trees on public land in the city, and a department dedicated to their health and well-being, Toronto keeps a close eye on their urban forest. There are even by-laws that protect trees from being cut down on private property. And I’ve noticed around construction sites, that old trees growing on edge of the grounds are surrounded by fencing with signs stating they are not to be harmed.

Thank you for checking out my blog.
xo loulou