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DC83
2011-Nov-28, 15:20
Church & Wellesley. I wonder how long before this corner gets developed. It's amazing that building is still standing.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto16/churwell.jpg

I always think about how poorly this building is maintained, despite it's super-imposing location!
What a slum-lord (unless he's charging those pigeons rent?!)
I just pray developers don't use it's dilapidated appearance as excuse to tear it down for a condo (as was the main excuses back in Urban-'Renewal' days; ie: "Victorian Rot")

DC83
2011-Nov-28, 15:29
Church & Wellesley. I wonder how long before this corner gets developed. It's amazing that building is still standing.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto16/churwell.jpg

I always think about how poorly this building is maintained, despite it's super-imposing location!
What a slum-lord (unless he's charging those pigeons rent?!)
I just pray developers don't use it's dilapidated appearance as excuse to tear it down for a condo (as was the main excuses back in Urban-'Renewal' days; ie: "Victorian Rot")

mattelderca
2011-Nov-28, 15:38
I always think about how poorly this building is maintained, despite it's super-imposing location!
What a slum-lord (unless he's charging those pigeons rent?!)
I just pray developers don't use it's dilapidated appearance as excuse to tear it down for a condo (as was the main excuses back in Urban-'Renewal' days; ie: "Victorian Rot")

Whenever I see this block, a decievingly simple black door comes to mind. But this is a family site, isn't it?

brewster
2011-Nov-28, 20:17
Whenever I see this block, a decievingly simple black door comes to mind. But this is a family site, isn't it?

I was reading gas meters part-time a few years back mattelderca and I found out what was behind that black door. Bit of an eye opener for this kid.

dt_toronto_geek
2011-Nov-29, 03:07
I always think about how poorly this building is maintained, despite it's super-imposing location!
What a slum-lord (unless he's charging those pigeons rent?!)
I just pray developers don't use it's dilapidated appearance as excuse to tear it down for a condo (as was the main excuses back in Urban-'Renewal' days; ie: "Victorian Rot")

It's a wonderful building in about as bad a shape as any 'in use' 19th century building in the city. Sadly, I would not be surprised if the day comes when it either catches fire or collapses from neglect hurting or killing shoppers below, the residents above or those behind that black door even further below. If you stand at that corner and observe the building you can see that both the south and west sides have a dramatic depression in the middle as if the building is sinking or something. I presume the City has inspected it given the concern over how unstable the building looks. Pharma Plus moved out of the Pizza Pizza space about a dozen years ago because of so many problems with the structure to more modern diggs kitty corner to here.

androiduk
2011-Nov-29, 10:33
http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto16/ghost.jpg



Did you alter that photo? Must have, because there is no break in the reflection of the text "KEEP CLEAR FIRE & E.M.S. ACCESS" so it wouldn't be that there is an uneven surface in the stone that would cause the light to be reflected differently. Spooky.

Yes Xray I altered the photo. If that guy ever sees this pic he's going to be really surprised isn't he?

androiduk
2011-Nov-29, 10:39
I can't wait 'til Conrad gets out of jail, just to see what he does next.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto16/conrad.jpg

androiduk
2011-Nov-29, 10:41
Move that bench a little to the left and it should line up quite nicely with those oily hair stains.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto16/redcaps.jpg

J T CUNNINGHAM
2011-Nov-29, 11:04
"I can't wait 'til Conrad gets out of jail, just to see what he does next."
QUOTE androiduk


Hell hath no fury . . .


Regards,
J T

androiduk
2011-Nov-30, 10:39
Time to think about Christmas shopping before it gets crazy out there.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto16/red.jpg

androiduk
2011-Nov-30, 10:41
Island Ferry.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto16/lifesavers.jpg

androiduk
2011-Dec-01, 10:57
Ye Olde Butcher Shop near Queen & Sherbourne.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto16/butchershop.jpg

androiduk
2011-Dec-01, 10:58
James Cooper Mansion from Bloor East


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto16/churchcooper.jpg

androiduk
2011-Dec-02, 10:40
This Robin's looking pretty ragged. Maybe time to get out of here and go to wherever they go to for the winter.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto16/robin2.jpg

androiduk
2011-Dec-02, 10:42
Sushi boys at the new Loblaws on Carlton.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto16/sushiboys.jpg

Riverman
2011-Dec-02, 11:56
Must be nice to have a major grociteria within walking distance!

androiduk
2011-Dec-05, 10:42
Nuff said


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto16/graffitiwall.jpg

androiduk
2011-Dec-05, 10:44
From Adelaide & Peter.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto16/cnghost.jpg

androiduk
2011-Dec-06, 11:33
Kensington Market


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto16/kbikes.jpg

androiduk
2011-Dec-06, 11:34
Thank God for cell phones


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto16/dirtyphone.jpg

androiduk
2011-Dec-07, 11:03
This is a summer shot from the Berczy site at Church & Front. Workers had adopted this mannequin and always left it on site. Passersby often mistook it for a real person. I think it was eventually stolen.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto16/cutedummy.jpg

androiduk
2011-Dec-07, 11:05
Stanley Barracks on the CNE grounds. A little TLC here please.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto16/stanleydoor.jpg

androiduk
2011-Dec-08, 10:57
An elderly couple converse beside the War Memorial @ Queens Park


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto16/wartalk.jpg

androiduk
2011-Dec-08, 10:59
The iconic Food sign at the CNE.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto16/foodsign.jpg

Long Island Mike
2011-Dec-09, 03:12
This Robin's looking pretty ragged. Maybe time to get out of here and go to wherever they go to for the winter.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto16/robin2.jpg

He's probably thinking "This is Blue Jays Territory" perhaps..."South for the Winter" is where I will go...LI MIKE

Long Island Mike
2011-Dec-09, 03:15
Nuff said


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto16/graffitiwall.jpg

Everyone: The direct message here is bluntly correct especially if a well-designed mural was painted over...
But-noting the brick wall type powerwashing may have looked better then just painting the wall white...
There is a fine line with graffiti art-it either looks good or like it is vandalism...LI MIKE

Long Island Mike
2011-Dec-09, 03:23
Kensington Market


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto16/kbikes.jpg

Android: This one is quite clever-I like the way "Kensington" is spelled out here and for some reason
seeing the bicycles/parts it makes me think of the group "Toad the Wet Sprocket" for some reason...
Remember them from the 90s? LI MIKE

androiduk
2011-Dec-09, 10:50
Sometimes when you glance at a pic like this it's easy to think you're in New York, with the American Flags and Yellow Cabs all over the place.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto16/nytor.jpg

androiduk
2011-Dec-09, 10:52
A Koupla Kool Kats on Kween West


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto16/coolcats.jpg

Long Island Mike
2011-Dec-09, 11:28
Sometimes when you glance at a pic like this it's easy to think you're in New York, with the American Flags and Yellow Cabs all over the place.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto16/nytor.jpg

Android: I noticed the NYC Cabs being used in a movie or TV show but as a avid NY
license plate collector I notice two things concerning the plates:
First-The NYC Taxi medallion format is 1A23...The NY Taxi plates should match...
Second-if this is supposed to represent today the plate used should be actually
the currently-issued New Orange plates...but the white Empire plates are being
used indefinitely and replaced only thru attrition...
LI MIKE

androiduk
2011-Dec-09, 13:13
^ Maybe you have to start a new category for your collection. New York 'movie' plates. Not sure how many you'll find in NY but there's probably tons up here.

androiduk
2011-Dec-14, 10:32
I wonder if they made a whole bunch of these promotional cars or I just keep seeing the same one all over the place.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto16/redbull.jpg

androiduk
2011-Dec-14, 10:35
Nathan Phillips Square. I like these Snowman (snowpeople?) sculptures all over the city. Much better than the moose.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto16/snowman.jpg

DRKSTR47
2011-Dec-14, 12:31
I wonder if they made a whole bunch of these promotional cars or I just keep seeing the same one all over the place.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto16/redbull.jpg

Imagine being stalked by a RED BULL Mini...........are they trying to tell you something??

androiduk
2011-Dec-15, 10:46
Quite the view if you're facing east. Lucky it's not neon.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto16/botboard.jpg

androiduk
2011-Dec-15, 10:48
King & Princess. Just walkin' down the street with my Old Master.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto16/oldmaster.jpg

J T CUNNINGHAM
2011-Dec-15, 11:30
From Waddington's new diggs.

Regards,
J T

Edward Skira
2011-Dec-15, 16:22
The picture would indicate he is walking to Waddington's.

J T CUNNINGHAM
2011-Dec-15, 18:11
How about to/from Waddington's?

More better?

Regourds,
J T

androiduk
2011-Dec-16, 10:35
The Grace Kelly exhibit at Festival Tower runs until next month.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/gracekelly.jpg

androiduk
2011-Dec-16, 10:37
The old Paul Magder Fur Shop on Spadina north of Queen. This was sold a little while back and should be getting some TLC.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/magder2.jpg

Lone Primate
2011-Dec-16, 20:33
[U]The old Paul Magder Fur Shop on Spadina north of Queen. This was sold a little while back and should be getting some TLC.

Ah, Paul Magder. The man who finally gave Canadians Sundays that didn't leave us saying "Thank God it's Monday". :)

r937
2011-Dec-16, 21:41
Ah, Paul Magder. The man who finally gave Canadians Sundays that didn't leave us saying "Thank God it's Monday". :)

the man definitely took one for the team...

Mustapha
2011-Dec-17, 14:20
the man definitely took one for the team...

He certainly did.

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/940957--sunday-shopping-furrier-leaving-spadina

Women's outer wear tastes have changed over the decades - fewer buy furs; although you do see them from time to time on women along Bloor/Yorkville. It must be a tough business to be in.

androiduk
2011-Dec-19, 10:47
I don't think you could walk more than a few blocks with that grill before being mugged.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/goldteeth.jpg

androiduk
2011-Dec-19, 10:50
Yonge & Cumberland. After years of living around here, I've never noticed this before. One of the remnants of old Yorkville I guess. Not sure what it is or what it does but I think I've seen something similar in St. Lawrence or Corktown.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/cumberlandpole.jpg

Riverman
2011-Dec-19, 11:40
Sewer or tunnel vent?

Lenser
2011-Dec-19, 13:22
Off-gassing vent. Seen these in a few spots in Leslieville - above certain sewer mains. Kind of an ornate elegance to this one.

DTowner
2011-Dec-20, 14:53
island ferry.


http://andrewfare.com/utc/mytoronto16/lifesavers.jpg

love

DTowner
2011-Dec-20, 15:05
I always think about how poorly this building is maintained, despite it's super-imposing location!
What a slum-lord (unless he's charging those pigeons rent?!)
I just pray developers don't use it's dilapidated appearance as excuse to tear it down for a condo (as was the main excuses back in Urban-'Renewal' days; ie: "Victorian Rot")

If it's falling apart, there's no reason to keep it. Of course, refurbishing it and bringing it up to code would be ideal, but if it's too expensive and no one is willing to invest in it, I say tear it down and build (the 'black door' folk will just have to find some place else! Lol). It's beyond even being a façade at this point. It would be nice if it was replaced with an office building with shops and eateries at the base, but that's highly unlikely. A condo would probably go there. If no condo, then what will happen is it will remain a gravel pit (like the one near Wellesely Station) for years. Or worse: a parking lot.

DTowner
2011-Dec-20, 15:20
Tourists on the John St. viewing platform


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto16/johnst.jpg

Where exactly is this viewing platform, please? (Obviously John St but atop what, or part of what building, etc?)

barrytron3030
2011-Dec-20, 15:38
Where exactly is this viewing platform, please? (Obviously John St but atop what, or part of what building, etc?)

I think that's all the way by the CN Tower.

androiduk
2011-Dec-20, 17:20
^^ It's on the right when you take the Front St. stairs leading up to the CN Tower.

Red October
2011-Dec-21, 10:28
That is the most ridiculous telephoto I've ever seen.

Other than the one of Yonge Street from the lake.

mattelderca
2011-Dec-21, 10:35
^^ It's on the right when you take the Front St. stairs leading up to the CN Tower.

Right here, above the parking exit. (http://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&ll=43.644026,-79.386767&spn=0.005481,0.009645&t=h&z=17&vpsrc=6&layer=c&cbll=43.643933,-79.388812&panoid=91Lwwfofw45pl-hlAfZvfQ&cbp=12,150.11,,1,-6.33)

androiduk
2011-Dec-21, 10:42
Vintage sleigh in Riverdale Farm. Taking a little break for Christmas. Happy Holidays everyone.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/vintagesleighut.jpg

cossa
2011-Dec-30, 11:09
just share toronto at night

http://img5.imagetwist.com/th/00803/eh81jq7gor2h.jpg (http://imagetwist.com/eh81jq7gor2h/img_0826_1024.JPG.html)

http://img5.imagetwist.com/th/00803/w6lf84iex5u1.jpg (http://imagetwist.com/w6lf84iex5u1/toronto_night_skyline.jpg.html)

http://img5.imagetwist.com/th/00803/oh2dt9bbgoyu.jpg (http://imagetwist.com/oh2dt9bbgoyu/151389557_dd7a53892c.jpg.html)

androiduk
2012-Jan-03, 10:07
A couple of pix from Boxing Day at the Eaton Centre just to show you what you missed if you weren't there.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/boxday1.jpg

http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/boxday2.jpg

androiduk
2012-Jan-04, 11:27
Last look at Cherry & Front in it's current state. This long neglected area is about to undergo massive change. West don Lands, Pan Am Games site, new transit and more buildings nearby.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/cherryst.jpg

Lone Primate
2012-Jan-04, 11:55
Last look at Cherry & Front in it's current state. This long neglected area is about to undergo massive change. West don Lands, Pan Am Games site, new transit and more buildings nearby.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/cherryst.jpg

Sad the Canary's gone. I keep kicking myself that I never bothered to eat there while I had the chance. :(

androiduk
2012-Jan-05, 10:27
St. Lawrence Hall looking southwest


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/stlarrycn.jpg

Lone Primate
2012-Jan-05, 12:39
http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/stlarrycn.jpg

There's a view of the CN Tower you don't see much. :)

androiduk
2012-Jan-06, 11:01
51 Division Police Station at Front & Parliament. This structure could be the poster child for building restoration and re-use.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/51div.jpg

sebo2000
2012-Jan-06, 12:42
just share toronto at night

http://img5.imagetwist.com/th/00803/eh81jq7gor2h.jpg (http://imagetwist.com/eh81jq7gor2h/img_0826_1024.JPG.html)

http://img5.imagetwist.com/th/00803/w6lf84iex5u1.jpg (http://imagetwist.com/w6lf84iex5u1/toronto_night_skyline.jpg.html)

http://img5.imagetwist.com/th/00803/oh2dt9bbgoyu.jpg (http://imagetwist.com/oh2dt9bbgoyu/151389557_dd7a53892c.jpg.html)

Those look so good!!! great Job!

androiduk
2012-Jan-09, 10:15
Sears is probably wishing for a big turnaround this year. Doing poorly in the States and marginally better in Canada, I guess there is a possibility this store could close. If that happened I think the Eaton Centre might break up the space a bit.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/sears.jpg

androiduk
2012-Jan-10, 10:19
85 Harbord St. Former site of the Morgentaler Abortion Clinic that was firebombed and destroyed in 1992 by anti-abortion activists.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/morgentaler.jpg

androiduk
2012-Jan-11, 10:37
The polar opposite of Bixi Bikes. This is the free bike service for U of T students.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/freebikes.jpg

DTowner
2012-Jan-11, 15:35
Site of future Ryerson complex.


http://andrewfare.com/UTB/mytoronto/teeth.jpg

No one and no thing will ever convince me that tearing down SAM the Record Man and building that monstrosity Ryerson building is a good thing. It's ugly, takes retail space away from the area (please, the only retail they're going to put in there is a Starbucks) and serves no purpose unless you go to Ryerson. And, it's ugly.

DTowner
2012-Jan-11, 15:36
Sad the Canary's gone. I keep kicking myself that I never bothered to eat there while I had the chance. :(

I didn't know it was torn down! I'm glad I got to see it, though, years ago.

DTowner
2012-Jan-11, 15:37
85 Harbord St. Former site of the Morgentaler Abortion Clinic that was firebombed and destroyed in 1992 by anti-abortion activists.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/morgentaler.jpg

Anti-choice activists. x

mattelderca
2012-Jan-11, 15:44
No one and no thing will ever convince me that tearing down SAM the Record Man and building that monstrosity Ryerson building is a good thing. It's ugly, takes a retail space away from the area (please, the only retail they're going to put in their is a Starbucks) and serves no purpose unless you go to Ryerson. And, it's ugly.

It's also a pretty good pre collapse and fire shot of the Hotel on the south side.

androiduk
2012-Jan-12, 10:26
A saucy pic today. Motion condo site at Bay & Dundas.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/mo.jpg

androiduk
2012-Jan-13, 11:03
South facade of the AGO


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androiduk
2012-Jan-16, 11:10
Yet another demonstration outside the U.S. Consulate on University Ave.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/gaunyanamodemo.jpg

Lenser
2012-Jan-16, 12:53
Sad the Canary's gone. I keep kicking myself that I never bothered to eat there while I had the chance. :(
You didn't miss much. The place was a time capsule and it's a very cool building but I don't know anyone who ever went there specifically for the food. It was competent but unremarkable - a little on the greasy side, even. All the same, I must have had several dozen toasted bacon and egg sandwiches there over the years that I had a studio on Mill St., just south of the Canary.

Back on topic - great photo series! All Toronto, all the time.

Red October
2012-Jan-16, 13:13
Yes, arrest Harper for the existence and possible bad treatment of terrorists at a U.S. Military installation.. Oh brother.

Gord
2012-Jan-16, 18:37
The south side of the AGO addition looks like it's covered in a permanent blue tarp. Everytime I look at it I anticipate it's removal and expect to see hidden glass. The area adjacent to the bottom right corner of the glass section looks odd. It appears as though it's bulging. Maybe that's where Rob Ford's ice cream is being hidden while he's on his diet?

Lone Primate
2012-Jan-17, 09:07
Maybe that's where Rob Ford's ice cream is being hidden while he's on his diet?

It's where the dreams and wishes of "the Ford Nation", voters who think you can run and fund a city like this while cutting taxes, are stored; a happy, wistful land with prancing unicorns and leprechauns who fart endless yay. :)

r937
2012-Jan-17, 09:24
It's where the dreams and wishes of "the Ford Nation", voters who think you can run and fund a city like this while cutting taxes, are stored; a happy, wistful land with prancing unicorns and leprechauns who fart endless yay. :)aren't you the guy who tore a raw strip off me for suggesting that building expressways in the city was folly?

are you always so needlessly bitchy?

answering my own question: no, you aren't, i've read lots of your stuff, but the above post has to be the worst example of political trolling i've seen in a while, and i'm surprised i took the bait

androiduk
2012-Jan-17, 11:11
As near as I can figure, that truck has been there since 1997, which I believe was the 25th anniversary of City TV. Below is some more info from blogTO.



Theres a plaque in there that reads: " Pigeon resting place courtesy of Ron Reed" along with a box that contains a bottle of scotch and momentos.
The truck was put up for the 25th Anniversary. It was a close call when they found the original truck in a scrapyard near Glasdstone minutes before getting crushed into a cube.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/citytvtruk.jpg

Gord
2012-Jan-17, 20:02
As near as I can figure, that truck has been there since 1997, which I believe was the 25th anniversary of City TV. Below is some more info from blogTO.



Theres a plaque in there that reads: " Pigeon resting place courtesy of Ron Reed" along with a box that contains a bottle of scotch and momentos.
The truck was put up for the 25th Anniversary. It was a close call when they found the original truck in a scrapyard near Glasdstone minutes before getting crushed into a cube.


What's the story behind 299 Queen St. W? Was the building originally uniform on all sides? It appears that it was intentionally ravaged, decades ago.

androiduk
2012-Jan-18, 10:25
Front St. between York & Yonge is basically one giant construction zone. Royal York renos,Union Station makeover,Front infrastructure,L Tower and Backstage.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/frontst.jpg

wwwebster
2012-Jan-18, 12:55
What's the story behind 299 Queen St. W? Was the building originally uniform on all sides? It appears that it was intentionally ravaged, decades ago.

The footprint appears essentially unchanged since it was built. See:

http://www.archive.org/stream/constructionjour09macduoft#page/8/mode/2up

(January 1916, 7 pages)

Lone Primate
2012-Jan-18, 13:48
aren't you the guy who tore a raw strip off me for suggesting that building expressways in the city was folly?

I wasn't even responding to you. So, what, you've been looking around for an excuse to pick a fight with me, and this'll do? Now that's what I'd call trolling.

And since you asked, it is possible to champion the kind of transportation infrastructure that is, as little as the good folks downtown care to admit it, necessary for the maintenance of their lifestyle, without actually being some arch conservative. I've lived on and around the 400s for decades and I'm simply more pragmatic about it than a lot of the people here. Or so it seems to me.

Lone Primate
2012-Jan-18, 15:48
Front St. between York & Yonge is basically one giant construction zone. Royal York renos,Union Station makeover,Front infrastructure,L Tower and Backstage.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/frontst.jpg

Is this an HDR shot, by the way? If it isn't, I'm impressed with the work your camera does; if it is, it's one of the most adroit uses of the technique I've ever seen.

androiduk
2012-Jan-19, 11:10
^ No it's not HDR. This is just one of those areas of the city that takes consistently pleasing photos probably courtesy of the Royal Bank Tower and it's golden reflections. Another intersection good for this is Bay & Elm thanks to the new HSK Research building reflecting off of the glass tower across the street.

androiduk
2012-Jan-19, 11:12
Looking south from St. Clair & Spadina over Winston Churchill Park


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/wcpark.jpg

androiduk
2012-Jan-20, 10:59
Southwestern edge of University College


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/ucgargoyles.jpg

androiduk
2012-Jan-23, 11:32
You've probably noticed these little discs embedded into the sidewalk since there are thousands across the city. This one is actually on a window ledge at Church & Carlton. They are placed there by the survey dept. to mark a precise longitudanal and latitudinal spot on the planet and can be used in future surveys of the area. Below are a couple of links for more info.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/waymarker2.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benchmark_%28surveying%29

http://www.waymarking.com/help/faq.aspx

Goldie
2012-Jan-23, 12:26
You've probably noticed these little discs embedded into the sidewalk since there are thousands across the city. This one is actually on a window ledge at Church & Carlton. They are placed there by the survey dept. to mark a precise longitudanal and latitudinal spot on the planet and can be used in future surveys of the area. Below are a couple of links for more info.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/waymarker2.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benchmark_%28surveying%29

http://www.waymarking.com/help/faq.aspx

Thanks, androiduk - One of your links led to this very interesting page:

http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM95XC_The_Meridian_of_Toronto

Who has ever heard of Toronto's Meridian (see attached)?

androiduk
2012-Jan-24, 10:04
Dundas & Beverley. I believe Bell has applied to the CRTC to raise the cost of using a payphone to $1.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/dundasphones.jpg

androiduk
2012-Jan-25, 10:27
I've heard of lots of things falling from a construction site but not a hardhat. Lucky the wearer wasn't attached to it.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/hardhat.jpg

androiduk
2012-Jan-26, 11:00
Thanks to the humidity, a diffused look at things inside the greenhouses at Allan Gardens


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/alangdns.jpg

androiduk
2012-Jan-30, 10:08
Detail from Commerce Court.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/commercetiger.jpg

androiduk
2012-Jan-31, 10:13
One of the older sidewalks in the city. It's not in the outer reaches of the city but in the heart of Yorkville on Bay St. just north of Yorkville Ave. This little pocket has until recently been very neglected. Now of course there is the new Four Seasons and a half dozen new condos going up.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/1958.jpg

androiduk
2012-Feb-02, 10:45
A little blast from the past. First Canadian Place before it's massive makeover. Except for those overpowering antennas, it actually didn't look too bad - from a distance.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/bmold.jpg

androiduk
2012-Feb-03, 10:26
Scotia Plaza & Commerce Court. These two original buildings managed to survive all the new development and considering modern attitudes toward heritage buildings they should be here for a very long time.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/bnscibc.jpg

androiduk
2012-Feb-06, 10:03
Jarvis & Gerrard. It's one thing for churches to lock their doors to prevent theft but fencing off the steps seems a bit much.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/churchfence.jpg

donoreo
2012-Feb-07, 09:19
Jarvis & Gerrard. It's one thing for churches to lock their doors to prevent theft but fencing off the steps seems a bit much.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/churchfence.jpgIt is Jarvis, maybe it was to keep the hookers off them?

J T CUNNINGHAM
2012-Feb-07, 09:38
"It is Jarvis, maybe it was to keep the hookers off them?"
QUOTE donoreo.


Hookers, aka in a few instances "Ladies of The Night", tend(ed) to frequent

Jarvis & Harvey's (N/W) rather than the "other" corner. (Jarvis Street Baptist Church, N/E).


Regards,
J T

Riverman
2012-Feb-07, 09:58
Skateboard repellant most likely.

androiduk
2012-Feb-07, 10:29
Osgoode Hall and shadows of it's famous fence.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/fencetree.jpg

EVCco
2012-Feb-07, 10:45
^nice one!

androiduk
2012-Feb-08, 10:50
Looking south on Bay St. from City Hall.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/sunflags.jpg

androiduk
2012-Feb-09, 10:39
Dundas near University


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/pigs.jpg

PinkLucy
2012-Feb-09, 10:43
There's my daughter out for a walk!

Tewder
2012-Feb-09, 10:53
I love her stole! The charcouterie trend expands...

PinkLucy
2012-Feb-09, 10:56
As a vegetarian, she was probably quite disgusted when she saw that.

androiduk
2012-Feb-09, 11:07
There's my daughter out for a walk!

Are you serious? Is that her on the right?

PinkLucy
2012-Feb-09, 11:08
Yup

androiduk
2012-Feb-09, 11:12
That's really something Lucy. She might remember me because she's looking right at the camera. I was standing almost in the middle of the road.

r937
2012-Feb-09, 12:09
I love her stole! The charcouterie trend expands...

piggyback ride... literally

androiduk
2012-Feb-10, 10:52
Weekend hockey in Regent Park. According to a local resident, the future of this rink is uncertain due to the redevelopment of Regent Park


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/rphockey.jpg

androiduk
2012-Feb-13, 10:10
Instead of a fountain, how about they convert this to a swimming pool in the summer months. That would really animate the square.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/skatingnps.jpg

androiduk
2012-Feb-15, 10:26
Corktown. Better late than never.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/spasign.jpg

androiduk
2012-Feb-28, 10:53
Location, location, location. The candy store and the dentist @ Yonge & St. Mary.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/candydentist.jpg

Mustapha
2012-Mar-01, 23:09
Queen near Sherbourne. Both ladies seemed strangely preoccupied.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v176/JeffLow/Around%20Town/CSC_00362.jpg

androiduk
2012-Mar-20, 15:38
Menkes sales centre @ Bay & College. I guess they used an American company to install this sign.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/menkescenter.jpg

isaidso
2012-Mar-20, 16:07
Menkes sales centre @ Bay & College. I guess they used an American company to install this sign.


Makes me question what other details this company over looks. Unprofessional and very sloppy on the part of Menkes.

savevp
2012-Mar-20, 17:30
I actually just emailed Menkes about this because it really is embarassing. I am troubled by the frequency with which this error (and other Canadian-American spelling confusions) is made. Hopefully Menkes responds and rectifies the issue soon because I should think it is a deterrent to some buyers. I know it would be for me!:mad:

khristopher
2012-Mar-21, 01:31
Unfortunately most people wouldn't care. I highly doubt the sign will be changed.

Menkes
2012-Mar-21, 12:43
androiduk, isaidso, savevp and khristopher, we appreciate your feedback on our new downtown Condo Centre and thank you for taking the time to notify us about the signage issue. The incorrect spelling of the word “Centre” was due to an installation error and in our original approved drawings it was spelled in the proper Canadian way. We have already taken steps to correct this item and the signage is scheduled to be fixed this afternoon.

Menkes is a proud Canadian company with over 50 years of experience building in Canada. We completely understand your disappointment with this signage issue and regret the error. Should you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to voice them or PM us. Thanks again!

J T CUNNINGHAM
2012-Mar-21, 12:52
"We have already taken steps to correct this item and the signage is scheduled to be fixed this afternoon."
QUOTE Menkes.

I am impressed!
Thank you Menkes.


Regards,
J T

mattelderca
2012-Mar-21, 12:53
androiduk, isaidso, savevp and khristopher, we appreciate your feedback on our new downtown Condo Centre and thank you for taking the time to notify us about the signage issue. The incorrect spelling of the word “Centre” was due to an installation error and in our original approved drawings it was spelled in the proper Canadian way. We have already taken steps to correct this item and the signage is scheduled to be fixed this afternoon.

Menkes is a proud Canadian company with over 50 years of experience building in Canada. We completely understand your disappointment with this signage issue and regret the error. Should you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to voice them or PM us. Thanks again!

Menkes,
Thank you, I for one appreciate it.

Xray_Crystal_Junkie
2012-Mar-21, 12:54
^ Wow I'm impressed, created an account just to own up to the mistake. Kudos!

khristopher
2012-Mar-21, 14:38
I'm totally surprised! That's nice to see for a change.

savevp
2012-Mar-21, 18:34
I was just going to say Menkes responded to my inquiry email yesterday,



Thank you for your email. We appreciate your feedback on our new downtown Condo Centre and thank you for taking the time to notify us about the signage issue. The incorrect spelling of the word “Centre” was due to an error by our signage company and in our original approved drawings it was spelled in the proper Canadian way. We have already taken steps to correct this item and the signage is scheduled to be fixed this afternoon.



Menkes is a proud Canadian company with over 50 years of experience building single family homes, condominium residences and commercial office / industrial properties. We completely understand your disappointment with this signage issue and apologize for the error. Should you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me directly.



We wish you the best of luck in your new home search.



Kind regards,



Mimi Ng
Vice President, Marketing

Menkes
2012-Mar-22, 11:13
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PinkLucy
2012-Mar-22, 11:15
So impressed with how you guys responded to this!

r937
2012-Mar-22, 11:34
looks like it might have been done simply by a guy with a stepladder and screwdriver

but the public relations takeaway? .... WIN

Lone Primate
2012-Mar-22, 11:52
Wow, that's amazing. What's really impressive is how techy Canadians have gotten about this kind of thing. If you look at newspapers from the early 20th century, most of the spellings are American... I mean, it's striking how common it is... and you get the impression that long ago the battle was lost. Sometime during or just after WWII, though, lots of British spellings (also referred to here as "proper Canadian spelling") seem to have had a renaissance. I've always been curious what drove that and if it was subtle and just a matter of some decision at the Ministry of Education or someone made a public deal out of it, like... this here, for instance. :D

P.S. Oh, also... if you go over to the maps thread, it's interesting how long there was a vogue for actually spelling the name of Scarborough as "Scarboro", which I've always hated. It's like the whole city was temporarily body-snatched by Toronto Sun editors or something.

Could the sins get any greater? Their Majesties associated with "color", not once but THREE times? :)

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n486/barefoothiker/010d0ba3.jpg

Goldie
2012-Mar-22, 13:18
Could the sins get any greater? Their Majesties associated with "color", not once but THREE times? :)

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n486/barefoothiker/010d0ba3.jpg

You don't tell us where this notice was displayed.
Could it have been in the USA, where Royalty also visited?
Oops! I've now noticed the small text in French - I guess that answers my question.

Lone Primate
2012-Mar-22, 17:13
You don't tell us where this notice was displayed.
Could it have been in the USA, where Royalty also visited?
Oops! I've now noticed the small text in French - I guess that answers my question.

Display a few years ago on the ground floor of the City of Toronto Archives on Spadina... you know, right next to where the the Dupont interchange is supposed to be. :) Presumably it was something they handed out right here in town just before the students all got on the boats for World War II...

The thing I get a kick out of is "Get old papers out of basement." I mean, you just never know when King George VI might swing by to change your furnace filter.

J T CUNNINGHAM
2012-Mar-22, 22:11
"It's like the whole city was temporarily body-snatched by Toronto Sun editors or something."
QUOTE

The Toronto Sun was founded during the early 70s just after the demise of the Toronto Telegram paper.


"might swing by to change your furnace filter."
QUOTE.

What is a furnace filter?


Regards,
J T

junctionist
2012-Mar-22, 22:15
Speaking of American English sneaking its way into Canadian contexts, I was quite surprised to encounter "restroom" signs at a couple of Tim Horton's in the Kingston region recently. I've also seen it in signage in PATH at the Sheraton Centre and Costco stores, where it was less surprising since those are American companies, but Tim Horton's was unfortunate. These companies should identify these everyday linguistic differences and produce the appropriate signs for their stores in Canada. It is commendable to see Menkes take immediate action.

androiduk
2012-Mar-23, 09:34
The sign is indeed fixed and all is well in the world again. Congrats to Menkes for superb handling of the situation.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/menkescentre.jpg

androiduk
2012-Mar-23, 09:42
Another $ store is opening at Yonge & Gloucester bringing the total to 4 at this intersection. The latest one opened right next door to an existing one and as can be seen by the sign in their window they've come out fighting. Considering these two are in the same building you would think the original $ store would have had some kind of exclusivity agreement in their lease.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/paydayloans.jpg

Lone Primate
2012-Mar-23, 17:17
Speaking of American English sneaking its way into Canadian contexts, I was quite surprised to encounter "restroom" signs at a couple of Tim Horton's in the Kingston region recently.

What, is "restroom" particularly American? I tend to use it interchangeably with "washroom", or, if I'm with the fellahs, "the can". :) Haven't gotten around to calling it "the loo" yet.

Lone Primate
2012-Mar-23, 17:20
The Toronto Sun was founded during the early 70s

Yeah, I know, I'm just taking an anachronistic shot at the editors.


What is a furnace filter?

Well, it's a good thing YOU weren't king in 1939. Where would be now? Freezing!

J T CUNNINGHAM
2012-Mar-23, 18:35
"Well, it's a good thing YOU weren't king in 1939. Where would be now? Freezing!"
QUOTE Lone Primate.

I was wondering who was "going to bite"!


Previous to HVAC and Forced Air oil/gas "systems", there was "The Octopus".

During "The Old Days", home heating was comprised mainly of coal fired furnaces, heating either air or water,

the water being heated in a "hot water boiler" or brought above the disengagement temperature in a "steam boiler".

"Hot air" was the general choice due to it's relative economy, there being no moving parts to service other than "coal - in,

clinkers - out, coal - in". Take note at this "tyme", clinkers could be sifted to recover unburned coal and/or "coke", the coke

being degassed lumps of coal, and thus were recycled. (Recycled - Who knew?)

"The Octopus" was nothing more than a gravity hot air furnace with two sets of ducts, one being for hot air "OUT",

the other for cold return air "IN". The OUT ducts or rather large tubes, ended at lower wall level aka Hot Air Registers

in each room, while the smaller cold air return ducts "IN", were flat on the floor, also from each room. (Hot air takes-up

more space, hence larger ducting, cold air, less space, smaller ducting.) The majority of the heating units having been

installed in moderate sized homes took-up vast amounts of space, so much so that there was little or nothing for anything

as "constructive" as another family-use area, a man's "recreation use area" aka Home Workshop was about it.

BTW, there was never a filter on a Gravity Hot Air Furnace, as it would impede the concept.


The Dead Men knew, it is (mostly) we who have forgotten.


Regards,
J T

Goldie
2012-Mar-23, 19:50
And the best thing about the 'old days' (RE: hot-air heating systems) was the absence of telephone marketing by "duct cleaning" firms!
I enjoy telling the annoying sales people that my 50-year-old home will never submit to such an intimate indignity.

Anna
2012-Mar-24, 10:47
And the best thing about the 'old days' (RE: hot-air heating systems) was the absence of telephone marketing by "duct cleaning" firms!
I enjoy telling the annoying sales people that my 50-year-old home will never submit to such an intimate indignity.

When I told one of these annoying sales people I didn't have any ducts they replied - "your house isn't heated?"

Mustapha
2012-Mar-24, 18:18
"Well, it's a good thing YOU weren't king in 1939. Where would be now? Freezing!"
QUOTE Lone Primate.

I was wondering who was "going to bite"!


Previous to HVAC and Forced Air oil/gas "systems", there was "The Octopus".

During "The Old Days", home heating was comprised mainly of coal fired furnaces, heating either air or water,

the water being heated in a "hot water boiler" or brought above the disengagement temperature in a "steam boiler".

"Hot air" was the general choice due to it's relative economy, there being no moving parts to service other than "coal - in,

clinkers - out, coal - in". Take note at this "tyme", clinkers could be sifted to recover unburned coal and/or "coke", the coke

being degassed lumps of coal, and thus were recycled. (Recycled - Who knew?)

"The Octopus" was nothing more than a gravity hot air furnace with two sets of ducts, one being for hot air "OUT",

the other for cold return air "IN". The OUT ducts or rather large tubes, ended at lower wall level aka Hot Air Registers

in each room, while the smaller cold air return ducts "IN", were flat on the floor, also from each room. (Hot air takes-up

more space, hence larger ducting, cold air, less space, smaller ducting.) The majority of the heating units having been

installed in moderate sized homes took-up vast amounts of space, so much so that there was little or nothing for anything

as "constructive" as another family-use area, a man's "recreation use area" aka Home Workshop was about it.

BTW, there was never a filter on a Gravity Hot Air Furnace, as it would impede the concept.


The Dead Men knew, it is (mostly) we who have forgotten.


Regards,
J T

We had something older than The Octopus... we had hot water radiator heat. Torn them all out when we gutted the place for the second floor.

Goldie
2012-Mar-24, 18:35
Ah, yes..... Coal bins, clinkers, hot water radiators ........ I've seen 'em all!

And then came 'oil-burners.'
Are they still in use?

Mustapha
2012-Mar-24, 19:07
Ah, yes..... Coal bins, clinkers, hot water radiators ........ I've seen 'em all!

And then came 'oil-burners.'
Are they still in use?

I haven't seen a fuel oil truck in years.

'Clinkers'. Is this the stuff they used to spread on City of Toronto schoolyards?

Goldie
2012-Mar-24, 19:10
'Clinkers'. Is this the stuff they used to spread on City of Toronto schoolyards?

That rings a bell ... I think you're right!

J T CUNNINGHAM
2012-Mar-24, 21:23
"Clinkers'. Is this the stuff they used to spread on City of Toronto schoolyards?"
QUOTE Mustapha.

As I understand it, clinkers were what were removed from the furnace pre sifting, with cinders being the much smaller

remains after coke removal and being broken-down again as for use below:

Cinders were used on running tracks at schools, during the winter on sidewalks, and in the manufacture of "cinder blocks",

they having a rather dark cast due to the cinder aggregate therein.


"I haven't seen a fuel oil truck in years."
QUOTE Mustapha.

The oil delivery industy is a shadow of it's former self due to the demise of "Home Heating Oil" but some delivery continues.

The present mainstay of the business remains with commercial delivery to the refrigerated trucking industry, on site fuel tanks,

and suprise suprise, the emergency generator - delivering uninteruptable electrical power for buildings.


To my mind, there were/are number of major differences between gravity hot air and a forced air heating system:

1A) Gravity heating (with coal) was a silent, deep heat, one that would allow even the most severe cold to "rapidly leave the bones".

2A) The concept, although somewhat labour intensive with it's morning/evening refueling chores and adding water to it's tray, was

one of quiet dignity.

3A) Any and all that was fire consumable could be burned in the furnace, adding to house warmth and reducing the heating cost.

4A) Dirty, dirty, dirty. The coal delivery man during and after loading his truck was coverd from head to foot in black coal residue,

as was any child who would venture forth into the coal bin. (Large bags of coal were delivered on the back of the driver to the

"coal window", beside the house.)

1B) Oil is oil, is oil; not quite. With oil,(and gas) the burner is either "ON" or "OFF". when it is ON, the house is warm, when OFF, it cools

down; the regulation is not "steady state". The latter also includes "The Wind".

2B) Minimal labour involved. There is really nothing that you are able to do (licensing required) other than change the air filter and

maybe, just maybe, change the oil filter and beat upon the now somewhat "high teck" water humidor. (Meet your new Furnace Repairman!)

3B) Unless you have bought a dual fuel system, eg oil/wood, you cannot burn anything other than it's permitted design.

4B) Clean, clean, clean, especially with gas, however they both require an annual inspection with an oil burning rig needing a clean-out.
(Also see 2B.)


Don't get me started on Steam!
(Which I love.)


Regards,
J T

Mustapha
2012-Mar-24, 21:56
That rings a bell ... I think you're right!

I'd forgotten what it was like to stand, run and play on an acre of crushed sharp dusty rock.

Mustapha
2012-Mar-24, 22:02
3A) Any and all that was fire consumable could be burned in the furnace, adding to house warmth and reducing the heating cost.

4A) Dirty, dirty, dirty. The coal delivery man during and after loading his truck was coverd from head to foot in black coal residue,

as was any child who would venture forth into the coal bin. (Large bags of coal were delivered on the back of the driver to the

"coal window", beside the house.)

Regards,
J T

Burning scrap paper in gramps' coal furnace, bits of construction leftovers, and for this boy, dead mice; made for a thrilling few years until the natural gas unit went in.

The coal 'bin' in gramps place was actually a basement room. For those under 40, imagine a room filled knee high with bbg charcoal briquets (hey, what happened to those?). Tape sealed the door gaps until several hours after the delivery. People didn't live in basements in those days.

J T CUNNINGHAM
2012-Mar-24, 22:05
"I'd forgotten what it was like to stand, run and play on an acre of crushed sharp dusty rock."
QUOTE Mustapha.

Now you know the answer to the question:

Where/how did the school get rid of their funace cinders?


Regards,
J T

Earlscourt_Lad
2012-Mar-25, 14:48
Gone too are the maxims like "a ton per room per year".

Lone Primate
2012-Mar-25, 20:29
I haven't seen a fuel oil truck in years.

'Clinkers'. Is this the stuff they used to spread on City of Toronto schoolyards?

I think that was asbestos. You know, they used to put in the playground, put it in the walls, in the gym equipment, the milk, those shots they gave us every September... but hey, we never caught fire! :)

J T CUNNINGHAM
2012-Mar-25, 21:22
"I think that was asbestos. You know, they used to put in the playground"
QUOTE Lone Primate.

Asbestos was never placed in playgrounds because it would not serve any usefull purpose, and would actually

be a detriment, it becoming more or less "mush" when damp/wet.


"put it in the walls"

The only time it was ever put as a wall was in the form of "asbestos cement board", it then being covered with a

plaster browncoat and then a fine white plaster top. I have never seen bags of it during nonindustrial plaster jobs.

What was used for many years in both residential/commercial plaster jobs was the use of horse hair, but only in the

"browncoat", never the "finework" aka topcoat/finishcoat.


All of your "other stuff" relates purely to "industrial fallout" when these articles were manufactured - not a big deal

at the time.


Regards,
J T

Mustapha
2012-Mar-25, 23:38
Gone too are the maxims like "a ton per room per year".

Just for fun I Googled 'coal suppliers Toronto'. No results. :)



I think that was asbestos. You know, they used to put in the playground, put it in the walls, in the gym equipment, the milk, those shots they gave us every September... but hey, we never caught fire! :)

I wonder what future generations will look back at as practices or customs negligent or cruel to youngsters at the beginning of the Third Millennium. I'll start:

--Optional High School PhysEd. Sorry teens, this is something you should take..

androiduk
2012-Apr-05, 11:21
http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto17/rysign.jpg

androiduk
2012-Jun-26, 10:41
Old City Hall


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto18/gargoyles.jpg

androiduk
2012-Jun-29, 11:50
Happy Canada Day/Pride weekend everybody. I know it's a little hot but would you rather have this;


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto18/bloorsnow.jpg

J T CUNNINGHAM
2012-Jun-29, 12:00
"I know it's a little hot but would you rather have this;"
QUOTE androiduk.

Yes, for app 15 minutes on my flat roof.


Regards,
J T

androiduk
2012-Jul-02, 20:07
Queen Mary 2 leaves Toronto Harbour after a visit to celebrate Canada Day.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto18/qmtoronto72.jpg

androiduk
2012-Jul-13, 11:32
Queen & Spadina. I pity anyone who lives or works near this intersection. The noise is bone jarring, the dust is suffocating and the heat just doubles the discomfort.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto18/spadinatrax.jpg

androiduk
2012-Jul-23, 15:24
Hallelujah! Work is finally about to begin on one of Toronto's most high profile eyesores. I was told that water from the previous fountain was leaking into the subway and this will be an expensive fix.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto18/fountain.jpg

androiduk
2012-Jul-24, 08:51
Cable cars return to the CNE


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto18/gondolas.jpg

Automation Gallery
2012-Jul-24, 23:21
Passed by today and couldnt believe my eyes, and heck i live nearby. lol..........it ends (or starts) by the BMO Field entrance

androiduk
2012-Jul-25, 11:08
Outside the ROM. One of the piano's scattered around the city to promote the Pan Am Games.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto18/piano1.jpg

someMidTowner
2012-Jul-25, 12:10
Awesome shots androiduk. So happy to see the cable cars return. Brings back a lot of childhood memories.

Xray_Crystal_Junkie
2012-Jul-25, 13:54
Queen Mary 2 leaves Toronto Harbour after a visit to celebrate Canada Day.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto18/qmtoronto72.jpg

This looks like promotional material. Maybe you should send Carnival an email with an offer they can't refuse.

androiduk
2012-Jul-26, 08:19
Fort York


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto18/fortyork1.jpg

Tewder
2012-Jul-26, 14:19
I'm curious if Lake Ontario at Toronto is deep enough to accept cruise ships?

mattelderca
2012-Jul-26, 14:59
I'm curious if Lake Ontario at Toronto is deep enough to accept cruise ships?

With the size of freighters we see in the harbour I see no reason a cruise ship would not be able to access us.
We also see military ships regularly as well. You can see one turning around and stirring up the sediment on Google satellite view. (https://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&ll=43.641184,-79.362874&spn=0.012795,0.01929&t=h&z=16)

Red October
2012-Jul-27, 04:55
I'm curious if Lake Ontario at Toronto is deep enough to accept cruise ships?

Lake Ontario is actually deeper than all the Great Lakes except Superior.

http://www.engineeredsepticsolutions.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Great-Lakes-Depth-Profile-700w.jpg

donoreo
2012-Jul-27, 09:49
With the size of freighters we see in the harbour I see no reason a cruise ship would not be able to access us.
We also see military ships regularly as well. You can see one turning around and stirring up the sediment on Google satellite view. (https://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&ll=43.641184,-79.362874&spn=0.012795,0.01929&t=h&z=16)The military ships that visit have a shallow draft. Lake freighters are also limited in draft.

androiduk
2012-Jul-27, 10:30
Entertainers at Sick Kids promoting Cavalia http://www.cavalia.net/en/odysseo/tickets-info/toronto-can


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto18/cavalia1.jpg

Goldie
2012-Jul-27, 10:43
The military ships that visit have a shallow draft. Lake freighters are also limited in draft.

I imagine that the main limitation regarding ocean-going liners in Lake Ontario is the width and depth of the St. Lawrence Seaway.

androiduk
2012-Jul-30, 10:27
The end of Yonge St. as we know it. Aura, Karma, 460 & 501, Five, etc. will totally change the landscape.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto18/yongej30.jpg

androiduk
2012-Jul-31, 10:13
CASA Condominium with the church at Trinity College in the foreground.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto18/casachurch.jpg

androiduk
2012-Sep-02, 15:47
Work has finally begun on the fountain at University & Queen.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto19/fountains2.jpg

Edward Skira
2012-Sep-05, 09:00
It is about time!

androiduk
2012-Sep-11, 19:46
The iconic El Mocambo sign getting a makeover.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto19/elmos11.jpg

Joe R.
2012-Sep-11, 21:21
Is there any plan to restore the building as well? What a mess.

Red October
2012-Sep-12, 20:50
Is there any plan to restore the building as well? What a mess.

Being gritty is part of its character as a venue!

isaidso
2012-Sep-14, 20:34
The end of Yonge St. as we know it. Aura, Karma, 460 & 501, Five, etc. will totally change the landscape.



And not a moment too soon.

androiduk
2012-Sep-20, 22:18
Off-loading sugar at Redpath


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto19/sugarshiput.jpg

androiduk
2012-Sep-23, 18:47
Hizzoner Rob Ford at an awards ceremony for Team Canada at City Hall.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto19/mayorhockey.jpg

androiduk
2012-Sep-25, 16:25
A few examples of my latest poster art. More can be seen here; http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/andrew-fare.html


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto19/poptoronto.jpg


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto19/graphictoronto.jpg

androiduk
2012-Sep-30, 18:18
Hard at work in Kensington


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto19/bikefixer.jpg

EVCco
2012-Oct-01, 09:02
Off-loading sugar at Redpath


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto19/sugarshiput.jpg

Great shot!
I was there a few days later and watched the Wigeon (http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/shipdetails.aspx?MMSI=210192000) unload from Sugar Beach, while wishing I had a camera!

detroitbootybass
2012-Oct-02, 15:41
Lovely pictures, androiduk!

Keep them coming!

androiduk
2012-Oct-05, 09:43
Museum House from the ROM. The Park Hyatt Hotel is reflected in the acrylic sign.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto19/romhouse.jpg

Red October
2012-Oct-05, 12:56
That's fantastic! It looks like a clever before/after picture, except the Park Hyatt is still there.

RC8
2012-Oct-07, 02:31
Agreed. Really great picture!

androiduk
2012-Oct-21, 19:30
Getting very crowded down there by the CN Tower. If the new buildings keep getting taller, those people walking around the edge of the CN Tower will be looking directly into peoples condos. I think a mixed use building of around 105 storeys would make it up to the height of the lower observation deck. Some of the latest proposed towers are inching towards 90 storeys and according to city hall there are no height restrictions for buildings near the CN Tower.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto19/cncrowd.jpg

androiduk
2012-Oct-24, 21:33
Window display at The Bay, Yonge & Queen


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto19/chicnow.jpg

datgtatrailsguy
2012-Nov-06, 20:00
Hi androiduk, just wanted to thank you for your thread and your pics and commentary. I started at page 147 and worked my way back to page 136 while at work and enjoyed my time viewing.

androiduk
2012-Nov-06, 21:17
^ Thanks very much datgtatrailsguy.

androiduk
2012-Nov-06, 21:57
Bloor & Park. Sunset at the Sunset Grill


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto19/sunsetgrill.jpg

androiduk
2012-Nov-11, 16:47
University & Wellington. Movie set for the 'King & Maxwell' pilot being shot for TNT.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto19/movie1.jpg

androiduk
2012-Nov-14, 16:42
From this past Sunday celebrating Rememberance Day. This is Church just south of Bloor and I think these guys came up from the Moss Park Armoury. Not sure why they stopped here but they're facing the Grace Hospital.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto19/remembrance12.jpg

androiduk
2012-Nov-21, 19:09
All decked out for the Grey Cup


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto19/greycupnps.jpg

androiduk
2012-Nov-29, 16:32
The Flatiron Mural by Derek Basant, 1998.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto19/flatironn21.jpg

J T CUNNINGHAM
2012-Dec-01, 20:59
"The Flatiron Mural by Derek Basant, 1998."
QUOTE: androiduk.

Question:

How many o/s walls does The Gooderham Building, built by George Gooderham, have?


Regards,
J T

Goldie
2012-Dec-01, 22:46
Please Mr. Gorbachev, don't tear down any of Mr. Gooderham's walls!

androiduk
2013-Jan-02, 13:43
'The End is Near'. For once, they're right. This hoarding is for the new Exhibit condos and 3 buildings will come down.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto20/exhibitd21.jpg

J T CUNNINGHAM
2013-Jan-02, 14:22
The Gooderham Building aka The Flat Iron Building - 49 Wellington Street East has two walls.

The north wall is along Wellington Street with the south wall being along Front Street; the west wall

was not ever a part of the property, and is not to this day. Shown above with it's

"The Flatiron Mural by Derek Basant, 1998."
QUOTE: androiduk.

the west wall was part & parcel with the building to the west, 49 Wellington being "glued" to it's neigbour

and now Toronto City owned after it's demolition.


Regards,
J T

Xray_Crystal_Junkie
2013-Jan-04, 16:16
Interesting little tid-bit. Thanks.

androiduk
2013-Jan-10, 20:23
University Ave. fountain. Slow going here but it might be ready for spring.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto20/fountainj10.jpg

androiduk
2013-Jan-11, 21:24
RIP Toronto's most unique McDonald's @ 190 Bloor West. It closed in early January for the new Exhibit condo.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto20/mcdonaldsbloor.jpg

datgtatrailsguy
2013-Jan-11, 22:26
My gf and I went to that McDonald's for the first time last year and thought it was unique for a fast food chain too.

Danny Crispin
2013-Jan-14, 02:20
Does anyone know the story behind these white brick structures at Cassandra Blvd and Victoria Park Av? Could they have been part of a gate to the O'Connor Estate grounds?

9981

Here's a street view link: http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=cassandra+blvd&hl=en&ll=43.754352,-79.313753&spn=0.00082,0.001742&hnear=Cassandra+Blvd,+Toronto,+Toronto+Division,+O ntario&gl=ca&t=h&z=20&layer=c&cbll=43.754352,-79.31401&panoid=3ssgbwdQr5r3jhRbj6WefA&cbp=12,278.63,,0,-3.71

Anna
2013-Jan-14, 12:42
Does anyone know the story behind these white brick structures at Cassandra Blvd and Victoria Park Av? Could they have been part of a gate to the O'Connor Estate grounds?


My guess would be they were built by the developer (Wycliffe?) as a 'grand' entrance to the subdivision/apartment buildings.


There are lots of photos of the Victoria Park widening back in 1960 on the archives website, if you are interested.

Danny Crispin
2013-Jan-14, 22:13
My guess would be they were built by the developer (Wycliffe?) as a 'grand' entrance to the subdivision/apartment buildings.

These might be the O'Connor estate gates - these photos were taken when Victoria Park was widened in 1960.

They were probably where Rowena is now south of where this Sunoco station used to be (where Timmy's is now?)

There are lots of photos of the Victoria Park widening back in 1960 on the archives website, if you are interested.

Thanks. Yes, I suppose they could be part of the Cassandra Towers apartments. Based on that photo, those structures weren't built yet. If you look carefully, at the picture I posted, the structure on the left has what appears to be a wire or rebar sticking out of it. I wonder if they once had lights? Those homes, in the 2nd picture, would be Combermere Dr? It guess Cassandra Blvd wasn't built until a few years later, since the homes on it weren't built until 1964/65, if I'm not mistaken?

Anna
2013-Jan-15, 10:52
Thanks. Yes, I suppose they could be part of the Cassandra Towers apartments. Based on that photo, those structures weren't built yet. If you look carefully, at the picture I posted, the structure on the left has what appears to be a wire or rebar sticking out of it. I wonder if they once had lights? Those homes, in the 2nd picture, would be Combermere Dr? It guess Cassandra Blvd wasn't built until a few years later, since the homes on it weren't built until 1964/65, if I'm not mistaken?

That sounds about right. 'O'Connor Hills' - the Broadlands/Castlegrove area - was built c1958, 'Parkway Woods' - the Brookbanks area - was built c1960 - and Cassandra was later.
You might be interested in these threads:
http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/showthread.php/4803-Lost-Road-and-Bridge-Lawrence-Avenue?p=636742#post636742
http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/showthread.php/17858-Don-mills-then-and-now/page3

Danny Crispin
2013-Jan-15, 20:57
That sounds about right. 'O'Connor Hills' - the Broadlands/Castlegrove area - was built c1958, 'Parkway Woods' - the Brookbanks area - was built c1960 - and Cassandra was later.
You might be interested in these threads:
http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/showthread.php/4803-Lost-Road-and-Bridge-Lawrence-Avenue?p=636742#post636742
http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/showthread.php/17858-Don-mills-then-and-now/page3

I've noticed those before -- thanks anyway. Here's some information I got today:

I'm afraid that I do not have any information that specifically pertains to these gates. It is unlikely that they are associated with the O'Connor House as the historic entrance to the estate had its own driveway south of present day Cassandra. The driveway ran through present day Rowena Park. In fact, from online aerial photographs (google or bing maps) you can see what appears to be an alley of trees lining the what was once the original driveway.

The gates are likely associated with the subdivision. I spoke with staff this morning and we had a quick look, but we were not able to confirm this. I've also asked the heritage consultant who is currently working on the Conservation Plan for the site if he has any information on these gates. I'll let you know if I he has anything.


What Conservation Plan is this? Is this referring to the O'Connor Mansion restoration?

someMidTowner
2013-Jan-15, 21:22
Does anyone know the story behind these white brick structures at Cassandra Blvd and Victoria Park Av? Could they have been part of a gate to the O'Connor Estate grounds?


I think the reason Anna politely directed you to those threads is because your original post doesn't belong in this thread. This thread is for androiduk's photos (and obviously discussion surrounding his photos)
Not trying to be confrontational but the ongoing conversation has nothing to do with this thread - and will inevitably be moved elsewhere by a moderator

Danny Crispin
2013-Jan-15, 23:28
I think the reason Anna politely directed you to those threads is because your original post doesn't belong in this thread. This thread is for androiduk's photos (and obviously discussion surrounding his photos)
Not trying to be confrontational but the ongoing conversation has nothing to do with this thread - and will inevitably be moved elsewhere by a moderator

You're right. I should have posted there instead--sorry.

androiduk
2013-Jan-16, 17:31
War memorial at the north end of Queen's Park. Probably the only place in the city where you'll see the word 'Hitler'.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto20/hitler.jpg

barrytron3030
2013-Jan-25, 21:42
There and several hundred dirty washroom stalls.

NotKevinBacon
2013-Jan-29, 11:32
http://ellidavis.com/images/2013/01/Winter-Garden-Theatre-Toronto.jpg

I like the ceiling, it reminds me Rivendell from Lord of the Rings.

http://ellidavis.com/images/2013/01/Great-Hall-University-of-Toronto.jpg

And this one reminds me of Christ Church dining hall in Oxford (which was used in Harry Potter movies for the Great Hall scenes).

More pics are here: http://ellidavis.com/toronto-real-estate-news/2013/01/toronto-theatres-halls-photos

androiduk
2013-Feb-10, 19:57
This is a great view with a great variety of architecture and 1 Bloor will fit in quite nicely just to the left of Uptown.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto20/qpeast.jpg

androiduk
2013-Mar-08, 19:23
Soaking up the winter sun with a pot of tea at Voodoo Child on College.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto20/voodoo.jpg

bAuHaUs
2013-Mar-08, 20:33
War memorial at the north end of Queen's Park. Probably the only place in the city where you'll see the word 'Hitler'.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto20/hitler.jpg

How fitting that the word Sicily sits on top....

androiduk
2013-Mar-21, 21:36
Scotia Plaza, L Tower and FCP reflected in the glass of Redpath Sugar on Queens Quay.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto20/redpathreflect.jpg

androiduk
2013-Apr-01, 21:27
Selling decoys at Yonge & 'Edwood'.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto20/duckyonge.jpg

androiduk
2013-Apr-07, 20:27
One day you will get even.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto20/even.jpg

androiduk
2013-Apr-11, 19:38
Lady in red at the Red Bench, Yonge & Gloucester.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto20/redbench.jpg

androiduk
2013-Apr-30, 17:06
The Leafs first playoff game is Wednesday night.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto21/stanleycup1b.jpg

androiduk
2013-May-02, 17:17
The answer could be nearby


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto21/swimsuits.jpg

Goldie
2013-May-02, 19:16
Another "good sign" ........EXCELLENT!

androiduk
2013-May-10, 21:58
Go Leafs Go!!!


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto21/leaffan.jpg

androiduk
2013-May-12, 17:25
By far, the oldest sidewalk I've found to date. Exactly 100 years old! Anyone care to guess where it is?


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto21/1913.jpg

isaidso
2013-May-13, 10:05
By far, the oldest sidewalk I've found to date. Exactly 100 years old! Anyone care to guess where it is?


Toronto Islands?

androiduk
2013-May-13, 10:14
You got it isaidso. Sidewalk leading to the entrance of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. Not sure what they did differently back then but do you notice there are no cracks in the concrete.

androiduk
2013-May-19, 22:07
TD banking pavilion at the Toronto Dominion Centre.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto21/tdpavilion.jpg

isaidso
2013-May-19, 22:39
You got it isaidso. Sidewalk leading to the entrance of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. Not sure what they did differently back then but do you notice there are no cracks in the concrete.

I did notice that and it threw me off a little. I didn't think that was even possible in our climate.

someMidTowner
2013-May-19, 23:54
Concrete doesn't really crack as severely as asphalt does with temperature fluctuations. That is why the 407 is always so smooth while almost every other road in Toronto needs annual repairs. Maybe the light foot traffic in comparison to other sidewalks and a lack of salting is responsible for the good condition?

androiduk
2013-May-26, 18:56
Flatiron Building


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto21/wellington.jpg

androiduk
2013-May-27, 18:02
Royal Bank Plaza


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto21/royalbank.jpg

Goldie
2013-May-27, 21:31
That is nice. Really beautiful and eye-catching!

androiduk
2013-May-30, 17:28
Caution: The following post contains partial female nudity.

androiduk
2013-May-30, 17:30
A reporter for the Naked News doing an interview at Queen & Peter. http://www.nakednews.com/


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto21/nakednews.jpg

rankman
2013-Jun-01, 17:44
Gorgeous colors of the RBC Plaza, nice that it isn't just the gold glaze we are used to seeing.

junctionist
2013-Jun-01, 19:02
Sexy women, intriguing art, cool heritage architecture--what a city this is! Not "Toronto, the good"; Toronto the best!

rankman
2013-Jun-01, 19:09
Sexy women, intriguing art, cool heritage architecture--what a city this is! Not "Toronto, the good"; Toronto the best!

Sort of the antithesis of sleaze, graffiti and crumbling buildings. :)

androiduk
2013-Jun-02, 16:36
Queen's Park. You can fix it up all you want but you'll never stop U of T students doing naughty things to this statue every September when they return to school.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto21/kingedj2a.jpg

http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto21/kingedj2b.jpg

Goldie
2013-Jun-02, 19:20
Queen's Park. You can fix it up all you want but you'll never stop U of T students doing naughty things to this statue every September when they return to school.

[CENTER]http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto21/kingedj2a.jpg

Absolutely correct, androiduk.
Imagine what fun this crowd will have when they become university students!

http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/horse-playQueensPark.jpg

junctionist
2013-Jun-02, 23:57
It's awesome to see that mound being overhauled. It looked so neglected when it was all eroded, with those cheap benches surrounding it.

androiduk
2013-Jun-07, 21:29
A little display of the changing face of Yonge St. This is just north of College.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto21/sydsilvr.jpg

http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto21/sydsilvr2.jpg

androiduk
2013-Jun-12, 12:49
A few pix from the Toronto International Track & Field event at Varsity Stadium.


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto21/track1.jpg

http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto21/track2.jpg

http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto21/track3.jpg

http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto21/track4.jpg

androiduk
2013-Jun-18, 17:01
Rob Ford charming the media at the opening of the AI WEIWEI art installation at city hall


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto21/robford1.jpg

http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto21/robford2.jpg

someMidTowner
2013-Jun-18, 17:23
Great shots. I love that last one where he appears to be trying to do his own unique brand of acrobatics, in a vain attempt to appear sober and coordinated. Also I love the new installation!

Xray_Crystal_Junkie
2013-Jun-19, 04:19
Um, are you allowed to stand on the art?