Friday, June 30, 2006

The Last Picture Show

Tonight was the last night for movies at several Toronto repertory cinemas. We chose to head to the Kingsway out at Bloor and Royal York to check out Raiders Of The Lost Ark and Casablanca. Unfortunately we didn't get to see the late show, but Raiders was certainly well worth seeing one more time on the big, out of focus, out of sync screen.
Sitting Room Only
Soft-pore corn

The Last Night
Farewell to the Revue, the Paradise and indeed, the Kingsway. All shots taken Friday, June 30, 2006.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Baby Step

Taken Monday, June 26, 2006.

From head to toe(s), babies are perfect, aren't they?

Monday, June 26, 2006


Allow me to introduce you to Cassandra Bailey Kate. A 6-pound bundle of perfection, delivered fresh this morning at 12:30 am.

Welcome, sweet neice o' mine. Something tells me this won't be the last photo of you I'll be taking. :-)

Friday, June 23, 2006

Hamilton the Beautiful

One of the few redeeming qualities of the urban nightmare formerly known as the Hamilton Eaton Centre is a glass dome which sits above the centre court of the mall. At the base of the dome are various copper figures carrying letters which spell out such ironic words as "Culture."

Probably the only sepia-toned building I've ever seen, the Medical Arts building on James Street stands as a massive hulk of a building housing various doctors and clinics related to the adjacent St. Joseph's Hospital.

Hey, how'd she get in here? Next....
Far off in the distance, Hamilton's steel industry continues to belch out poison while providing a healthy income to the ever-dwindling group of proud blue-collars. Sometimes, however, you have to concentrate on the beautiful right before your eyes. This shot was taken from atop the Escarpment near Concession and Upper Wellington Streets.
Atten...TION! This wonderful relief of an officer is located at the back (officer's) entrance to the Hamilton Armoury on Hughson Street.
All shots taken Monday, June 19, 2006 at various locations in Hamilton, Ontario.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

The Most Beautiful Bird in the World!

.....wasn't available at press time. In it's place, we offer this poor thing.

Perched upon a sandwich board on King Street in downtown Hamilton, Ontario. The photo was taken Monday, June 19, 2006.

Monday, June 19, 2006

38 Years Old

Seeing as I won't be here tomorrow, the official start of my 39th year, I thought I'd share a piece of cake with you, the good readership. Back in a couple of days...

Saturday, June 17, 2006


Taken today, June 17, 2006 on Dundas Street East as well as Oak Street, in Regent Park, Toronto.

Slowly, the Regent Park public housing project, oops, can't call it a "project", is being redeveloped in a style more akin to the St. Lawrence pr....NEIGHBOURHOOD. This time, instead of warehousing the poor, oops, don't call them "poor", they're going to mix the income level of the residents up in an attempt to get everybody to get along. It'll be interesting to see how the Money Mart crowd will mingle with the monied in such a paradoxical environment. We shall see.

This morning, I spyed a fascinating sight: the elevator shafts of three demolished buildings. Soon, they will join the rest of the debris at the bottom of the, uh, shaft. In the meantime, we're given a unique opportuntity to see part of the skeleton of public housing.

Monday, June 12, 2006


Taken Sunday, May 28, 2006 at the defunct Lakeview Generating Station, Mississauga, Ontario.

With today's demolition of the (in)famous "Four Sisters", the era of locally-burned coal-powered energy comes to a close in the Toronto area.

Now the site can be overrun with Queen Anne's Lace and other, cleaner activities. Once the dust settles of course.

Sunday, June 11, 2006


Taken October 1, 2005 at the Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto.

Prior to seeing Corb Lund and his Hurtin' Albertans, we bellied up to the bar to peruse the selection.

Thursday, June 08, 2006


Taken February 7, 2006 in my living room.

Actor Dann (2 N's) Florek has been played Law & Order: Special Victims Unit lieutenant Donald Cragen for the past 7 years. Previously, he was the original lieutenant on the original L&O.

One thing that few realize is that Dann is actually a pseudonym.

His real name is Dannn.

Betcha didn't know that ;-)

Tuesday, June 06, 2006


Taken Saturday, June 3, 2006 at Monarch Park, Toronto.

Some days, rain can be be quite lovely. And not just for plants, either.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Last Call

Taken Saturday, June 3, 2006 at Islington Subway Station, Toronto.

Arrays of phones like this were once common on the TTC. For security reasons, many were tiled over and the phones placed outside the previously inset booths. The ubiquity of cellphones is slowly making the pay telephone obsolete, as evidenced here. Just wait 'til the next hour-long delay, though, and we'll see how much those three missing phones are missed.

Saturday, June 03, 2006


Taken May 31, 2006 at a right-angle to the photo below.

Thursday, June 01, 2006


Taken Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at the east end of Bloor Station, Toronto.

When you have 10 minutes on a crowded platform to spare, why not whip out the old camera.