FOR A CITY THAT ONCE OUTLAWED PATIOS – WE’RE OVERWHELMED WITH THEM NOW

Many neighbourhood streets are lined on both sides with outdoor patios. Some are identified by flowers, green plants, works of art, and plain old cones. Many downtown streets are narrow to begin with, and patios take over from buses, trucks, and cars. Drivers and parkers are being challenged. Restaurants and bars are open and thriving. Patios are taking over. It’s a different world.  <Photos above – #1 – Parliament Street; #2 – Church Street; #3 – Cabbagetown’s Amelia Street>.

BRYAN & ALAN HIKED A LITTLE-KNOWN BEACH, EAST OF THE R.C. HARRIS WATER PLANT

Scampering down a hill on a sunny afternoon, through a gate and the Beach was their’s.BRYAN had this to say: “It took about 40 minutes of hiking to go one way. So beautiful and peaceful, like we were walking alongside an ocean.”  Said ALAN –  “Best of all . . . there were no other people.” <PHOTOS by Bryan Blenkin, May/2021>

TORONTO ISN’T A CITY DULL & GRAY – IT’S A CITY OF COLOUR, & BRIGHTENS UP OUR DAY

These images have been collected over 10 years of ‘torontosavvy’. Some are recognizable, and others are just imaginative. Altogether this photo group shows off Toronto, a city in colour. <F.Y.I. – this is a Cabbagetown sparrow begging for a muffin . . . photo by George Pyron>