Sunday, 29 June 2014
First time ever in North America. And Toronto gets the nod.
And today was the Gay Pride Parade.
Calm Before The Storm
Although I'm not sure if this float is sanctioned by the NHL. I'm sure the uniforms are not.
Although again, I'm doubting the IEWU is funding this one. No steel toes!
This really looks to just be a bunch of people - not even buffed people! - standing around on a float in their underwear.
Looking very similar to the people watching them. Art imitating life?
I'm now one for........
I'm even getting the wave.
Engineers can recognize other cool guys.
I guess this one to get you in the mood.
I am not as talented, as I could not time it to get the batons in the air.
But they were up there, baby!
Or at least the fat drag queen.
But actually this parade was far from over. And I thought Caribana was slow!
The parade started at 1pm and this pic is at the starting point, at 3:30pm. So I would not have to be here all night, to get a lot of these shots I walked upstream, to the staging area.
And by 4pm (three hours after the parade started) it was still packed with many more floats. And at the speed they were going, all at least an hour away from the starting point.
I'm sure it's still going on as you are reading this.
But...nobody seemed to be a hurry.
Everybody was happy just celebrating lots of different shapes, sizes, colours, boxers, briefs, pierces, punctures and every last tattooed, dangley bit.
Way to go TO!
Let's see Rio top this!
Saturday, 28 June 2014
Wednesday, 11 June 2014
And I also bet I know where a some of the "select few suites available" are located.
If this building looks familiar, it should, because I blogged about These Guys earlier....
It's hard to tell from this pic, but the building on the right is about five storeys higher (and growing) than the poor schmucks on the left.
Monday, 9 June 2014
I used to walk to school both ways. Uphill.
But "entitlement" of today's kids is a whole nother blog post.
Saturday, 7 June 2014
It is supposedly the same building, but I'm not so sure.
The house above is now called the Playter Mansion and has been ongoing renovations for about as long as some people can remember.
It was written up in the paper the other day, so thought I would discretely check it out.
When I was snapping some pics a lady said, "So you read the article, huh?"
And residents, certainly that lady, are chagrined.
(Is that the same ghost from the previous post?)
And where is it?
For those not in the know about Toronto, that's right in the heart of Greektown.
In a hundred years, things have certainly changed down on the farm.
Thursday, 5 June 2014
Now that guy in front on the left isn't a ghost.
During the time lapse photography for this photo, he got tired and left. And then died, and came back - holy cow - as a ghost.
But in this photo you can see it - well some of it. Darn that greenery.
And they have done a good job of adding some nice greenery to these mini-parks. And the stone work and plaque.
The one below recognizes the celebrated Canadian author, Morley Callaghan.
But kinda sad, if you read to the last line.
Kinda sad, but I guess that's life......
Wednesday, 4 June 2014
See Demolition By Neglect for a refresher.
Now at the time, on my own blog in fact (see Deja Vu for another refresher) there was talk that it was to be refurbished , but we've all heard that song before.
But these guys - Casey House - were good to their word.
Just like those Grecian Formula commercials recommend.
"Hey, Richard. Two minutes for looking so good."
Monday, 2 June 2014
As reported recently in Any Day Now..... I thought the re-pavering of Yorkville Ave was only a few days away from completion.
I snarkily - so unlike me I don't even know if I am spelling that right - suggested it may more be like months til they finish.
Hey, I guess they must read my blog!
Because yesterday, although they were mere inches from the finish line, I guess they said "Awwwww, screw it" and just dumped asphalt on the final 50 feet.
Or maybe they read the end of the blog post and they said, "Condo next door? Oh oh. Finish it up, boys, let's get outta here."
A fitting end to a this.....project.