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Enjoying the unseasonably warm temperatures, this youngster was spotted in Nathan Phillips Square outside New City Hall on Friday. Steven Evans: “I was at City Hall to take photos for my client of the new skating pavillion. I was wandering around with my camera when a nice guy pointed out the bird. It was amazing how that bird put up with all the commotion of gathering crowds and pesky photographers.” Website – http://www.stevenevansphotography.com/
It’s a blue Christmas in ROSEDALE when this 50 foot tree is illuminated on top of the Canadian Pacific Rail Bridge, Yonge Street at Scrivener Square. This tree enjoys maximum midtown exposure. <TOP PHOTO – email@example.com; BOTTOM – Tony Lea/flickr>
<PHOTOS ABOVE from City of Toronto Archives – 1) Queen Street in Parkdale with gas arc lighting; 2) Overturned streetcar at Mutual and Queen Streets, 1944; 3) Elizabeth Street on February 12, 1912>
The film began with a cult following, but now, 30 years later, it’s become a family classic all over North America. Most of it was shot in TORONTO – either on the streets or in a Scarborough soundstage.
Costumes came from the well-known LESLIEVILLE shop Thunder Thighs; the flat tire scene was shot near the Cherry Street Bridge; the Chop Suey Chinese restaurant (currently the French bistrot Batifole) was on Gerrard Street East; and other exteriors were filmed in TORONTO’s back alleys and along QUEEN STREET WEST. One of our old streetcars even made it into a shot.
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But there are two upcoming spring concerts in TORONTO – April 2/2016 in the Brigantine Room at Harbourfront Centre Nagata Shachu will perform with the Torq Percussion Quartet; and on June 4 at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre the group will collaborate with Japanese bamboo flute master Jiro Murayama.