This week, lake breezes.
But first, about last week:
We visited some rather terrific murals on King Street East. Painted on the Adelaide and Richmond overpass support pillars, these four four-sided pieces (“Frozen Moments” by Essencia Art Collective: Bruno Smoky, Shalak Attack and Fiya Bruxa) tell the story of the past, industry, future, and hopes of the Corktown region of our city. Well worth a visit. And, on such a hot day, we appreciated their cool, shady location!
We had a very brief look at the outside of the lovely Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, next to Little Trinity Church.
Then, on to Toronto’s First Post Office, on Adelaide Street East. Where we tried our hands at quill pen writing, and where one of us mailed a letter to Japan, mostly to enjoy the delightful hand-cancelling used on the envelope. The PO is full of historical information and artifacts. An interesting destination.
As part of that post office’s neighbourhood, a fairly new work of public art, “Return to Centre” (by Joanne Tod and Jon Reed), adorns a fence just a block west. As if to lead people from downtown over to the post office. A Canadian history, of sorts, is told in this interesting metal banner of philatelic ornament. I’d heard of it before, and had even seen a photo – wanted to see it since its installation. But I had imagined it to be much larger. I was actually quite charmed by its small size and lovely craftsmanship. It’s a delightful little installation – to be enjoyed even more, perhaps, when discovered by chance.
We walked a bit further, west and north, to catch a direct bus home. Beverages were purchased for the cool and shady transit ride back.
Click on any photo above to see larger, carousel-array of all.
This week, Sunday 03 July 2016:
A sunny Sunday. A long weekend. And… a walk on Sunnyside Beach!
Coming right up:
Next week, the Beach area’s Glen Stewart Ravine? Or shall we walk to City Hall and enjoy the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition? Hmmmm. Will let you know mid-week, so we can plan.
Soon, the Humber River, the Bluffs, and… we’ll try once again: The Spit!
We can take a tour of the Legislature, which could be fascinating.
And we’ll want to return to some of the excellent Toronto summer street festivals.
Bring it all on!
You’ll have two walks without me, shortly, but I will still post and email and suggest walking ideas. If people get together and walk, great!
See you Sunday morning!
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