Grey Days in the City

It certainly has been a dark month here in Toronto. As reported on yesterday evening’s newscast, during the past 26 days, or for most of January, we’ve only seen 12 hours of sunshine in total, when the average for the same period is 72 hours.  Although daylight hours are short, it’s usually relatively sunny and snowy at this time of year, but this year it’s been overcast and snow free.

So, to commemorate this unusual month of gloominess, here are some shots I’ve taken recently.

Thursday, walking down Spadina, after checking out the show at the Ukrainian Museum (written up here) …

↑ One of many lovely old houses on the west side of Spadina, north of College. ↑

One Spadina Crescent, Gothic Revival, built in 1875, currently being fully restored. ↑

↑ Spadina south of College ↑

↑ The yellow building dates back to 1880. It was originally a home but has been Grossman’s Tavern since 1943. ↑

↑ A mural in Chinatown ↑

Sunday, Richmond Street West …

↑ West of Peter Street ↑

↑ Looking toward the North East corner of Peter and Richmond. ↑

↑ A historic building beside a construction site, Richmond Street east of Peter. ↑

↑ Picasso Condo building, 316 Richmond ↑

↑ Looking back towards Richmond and Peter. The new building was recently added over-top of the historic building, which was also fully restored. There’s a write-up about the project here – The Toronto Star.

Follow Up – Summer 2017 : I took a tour inside this remarkable building, which I wrote about and included photos of in this post. 

On Adelaide Street West …

↑ Part of St. Mary’s Church on Bathurst, built in 1889. ↑

↑ Factory Theatre, Bathurst and Adelaide. ↑

↑ Looking west near Portland and Adelaide. ↑

Have I given you the impression that there are no cars in Toronto? Whenever possible, I avoid including them in my pictures, which involves waiting patiently until the coast is clear before I push the button. This allows me to imagine I live in the utopian car-free city of my dreams.

Thanks for looking,