Sunday, August 29, 2010

Consumers







Back in 1988, while pretending to be an Urban Planning student at Ryerson, I had the opportunity to work in Canada's first master planned community, Don Mills. Now, the job wasn't exactly planning-related, although Music World did give me plans to get out of planning and into record retail (both long-gone fantasies). Don Mills Centre as it was died in 1996, as I've posted about here: http://photoblair.blogspot.com/2009/04/don-mills-centre-2006.html , and was reborn as The Shops at Don Mills, which I posted about here: http://photoblair.blogspot.com/2009/04/shops-at-don-mills-2009.html

Well yesterday, in an adjacent strip-plaza on the Donway West, a sign emerged from beneath one for a recently-deceased Blockbuster Video, one for the classic Canadian catalogue chain Consumers Distributing, which itself died in 1996. I was tempted to go ask for a fondue set or shag area rug, but just like back then, they were likely out of stock.

Photos taken August 29, 2010 on The Donway West in Don Mills/North York/Toronto, Ontario




Monday, August 09, 2010

Crystal Beach Monday Morning








Following orders on Bay Beach, Fort Erie, Ontario on August 9, 2010

Monday, August 02, 2010

Healey Lake













Photos taken at Healey Lake, Muskoka, Ontario between July 31 and August 2, 2010