J is for Junction

This week, back to the lake!

But first, about last week:

We took TTC west to St. Clair and Gunn’s Loop, across from the Stockyards (which are now, in case you don’t know it, a DIY home-building mall: Home Depot, Swiss Chalet and all). But we weren’t on course, yet. From there, we walked further west and then south, along the Runnymede border of the area now known as The Junction. No history lesson here but this was an area where four different rail lines once crossed (and some still do), so the name was reasonably earned.

We saw, we tasted, we admired. Then some of us convened for another chat, back in our own neck of the woods. At the least likely spot to stop: Coffee Time. Just because! Have a look at some of the things we saw:

Click on any image for larger files, in carousel slide-show.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Meet at the Y at 9:00. We’re going to the lake, this time in the Harbourfront area, to see Ice Breakers! Now, that title could mean many things. In this case, it’s a winter installation of five interactive and very contrasting public sculptures, along the lake. C0-curated by the same people as Winter Stations! See if these artists’ concepts reflect accurately the actual icebreakers that once broke up Lake Ontario… or even just the idea of living beside a lake in winter. The design concept sketches look very interesting. We’ll turn south on Bathurst and see them all. Homeward route: your choice!

The forecast says 5 degrees, now. Keep an eye on that! If it’s going to be cooler, do wear lots of layers. It can be chilly in the lakeside breezes!

Coming right up:

Winter Stations is back again, at the end of February. I think we’ll head over there on February 26, but telling you now so you can remind friends, too. (Hello, Vicki and Ozzie!) Can’t wait to see what they’ve come up with, this year. Well, I mean: eager to see it in person. The designs are rather amazing!

Before then, the Distillery District’s Light Fest? And a whole lot more! Plenty of places to ramble, ’round here. If you can join us, please do.

See you soon!

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