Saturday, March 28, 2009

Earth Hour


It was a lovely night here in east-end Toronto. A perfect night to camp out on the veranda with a beverage, a radio and about a dozen tealights substituting for a campfire. Ahhh....memories of the Blackout.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Roxy Horror





It's not quite the Paradise.....

...but the Roxy Theatre, which in its heyday hosted midnight showings of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Song Remains The Same and dozens of others, recently had its original marquee exposed after the current, deperate-to-unload-the-site's owner's sign was peeled away (see below, courtesy of boldts.net)


Photos taken on March 14, 2008, at 1213 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Cart Rubble





Photos taken at South Hill Shopping Centre, Yonge and 16th Avenue, Richmond Hill, Ontario on March 13, 2009

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Toast @ The Old RO

Stoodley fumbles his ball, Stephanie Beaumont gets the joke, Karen (may you find another gig quickly!) Solomon smiles amicably in this August 11, 2006 screen cap

With the latest round of cuts at CHRO, er The New RO, make that A-Channel, I mean "A" Ottawa, my mind drifted back to a more pleasant time. When Stoodley was mocked roundly by the "NewROchick" on the Frank Forum, when Allan Waters was still alive and CHUM-ming, and when I was able to take a tour of the CHUM Market Media Mall. The year was 2004.







And yet, even then, when Paul Martin was about to call an election, CTV loomed large on the Ottawa landscape. And no, it wasn't just Leigh Chapple or Max Keeping's perm.



Photos taken May 23 and 25, 2004 and August 11, 2006 in Ottawa, Ontario.



Monday, March 02, 2009

Leslieville Miscellany

40 Laing Street. A handyman's special. Especially if you own a shovel.



A home on the rougher side of Sears

Old TO logo


Superman's changeroom



Photos taken between February 5th and 7th whilst strolling on Queen Street, Laing Street, Knox Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard East, Toronto, Ontario

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