2020 IS PROVING TO BE A SEASON FOR OWLS – A BIG BARRED HAS PAID 4 VISITS TO ROSEDALE SOUTH

NANCY KENNEDY’ s garden in Rosedale South has been a touchdown site for one well-fed owl. The surroundings must be A+ since it has dropped by four times already. Barred Owls are large and stocky with rounded heads, no ear tufts and medium length rounded tails. Distribution is wide in North America, mostly along the eastern half from Florida to southern Canada. <PHOTO ABOVE by Nancy Kennedy>The population is increasing, so it seems this is a healthy species. When they’re nesting Barred Owls are known to sweep down on people. They’re also known for loud, nighttime screeching. <PHOTO ABOVE from the National Aububon Society>

F.Y.I. – FILM & TELEVISION PRODUCTION IN ONTARIO – AN ALPHABETICAL LIST – FROM 2020 TO 2021

1UP feature film, Lionsgate – TORONTO
ALL MY PUNY SORROWS – feature, AMPS Productions Inc. – NORTH BAY
CHROMA – Netflix, episodic series – streaming – TORONTO
CORONER, Season 3 – episodic series, television – TORONTO
DEADLY DNA – television movie – TORONTO
FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES – Netflix – feature films, streaming – TORONTO
FRANKIE DRAKE, Season 4 – fully crewed – TORONTO
GOOD WITCH, Season 7 – episodic television series – Whizband/Hallmark – TORONTO
IN THE DARK, Season 3 – CBS Studio Inc. – TORONTO
KIM’S CONVENIENCE, Season 5 – Kim V Productions Inc. – TORONTOLADY DICKS, Season 1 – Lady Dicks Season 1 Inc, – TORONTO
LANNGDON PILOT – CN Pilot Productions Inc. – TORONTO
LOCK & KEY, Season 2 – Matheson 2 Productions Inc. – TORONTO
MILL STREET – episodic television series, CBS – TORONTO
NIGHTBOOKS – feature films, streaming, Netflix – TORONTO
NIGHTMARE ALLEY – theatrical, Guillermo del Toro – TORONTO
ODD SQUAD MOBILE UNIT, Season 2 – Sinking Ship Entertainment Inc. – TORONTO
PHOENIX, Season 4 – television series – MGM/ Take 5 – TORONTO
PRIVATE EYES, Season 5 – television series, Shade Pl 55 Productions Inc. – TORONTO
RESIDENT EVIL – REBOOT – feature, Raccoon HG Film Productions Inc. – SUDBURYSEE, Season 2 – episodic series, Apple TV – TORONTO
SEX/LIFE – episodic series, television, Netflix Studios LLC – TORONTO
SLEIGHBELLS IN THE SNOW – television movie – OTTAWA
SLUMBERLAND – feature films – streaming – Netflix, TORONTO
SNEAKERELLA – feature film, Maple Plus Productions Inc. – TORONTO
SORT OF – television series, Sienna Film/CBC – TORONTO
SPIN – television movies, Disney Plus – TORONTO
STATION 11 – episodic series, Paramount TV Studios – TORONTO
THE BOYS, Season 3 – episodic series, Idaho Productions Limited – TORONTO
THE LAST TRUST – theatrical feature, Trust Film Productions Inc. – NORTH BAYTHE MAN FROM TORONTO – theatrical feature, Singularity Productions Ltd. – TORONTO
THE PARKER ANDERSONS – television episodic series, Marble Media – TORONTO
THE PERFECT WEDDING – television movie, NB Productions Inc. – OTTAWA/GATINEAU
TITANS, Season 3 – episodic series, Warner Brothers Canada Ltd. – TORONTO
VICAP, Season 1 – episodic series, television, MGM – TORONTO
Y: THE LAST MAN, episodic series – Streaming Y Canada Productions Inc. – TORONTO

THEY’RE PLANTING THE SEEDS FOR A POSSIBLE OUT DOOR ART GALLERY IN CABBAGETOWN

Inspired by this commissioned piece of art by Christian English-Pratt, residents backing on to Broadcast Lane came up with a plan. Why not establish an outdoor gallery to attract passersby and local residents? This could be an attraction within a well-known neighbourhood, and at the same time could provide access to more visual art in a laneway that already has some of it. Many locals don’t even know the laneway exists.  Next time you’re in the Carlton/Parliament neighbourhood take a stroll and see what you think. Will this have an impact on local businesses? During the pandemic will this project help replace visual art, now that the city’s museums and galleries are in lockdown? It’s worth a try, and no doubt artists would respond. – from Parliament Street News (contributed by Gerald Michaud, Broker-Manager HomeLife Realty One Ltd.)

THE MANHATTAN APARTMENTS WILL SOON FRONT A 47-STOREY CONDO BLDG. AT 68 CHARLES ST. E.

A 47-storey high rise on northern Church Street could soon be in high demand. Its location has a Walk Score of 99 out of 100; a Transit Score of 96 out of 100; and it’s close to 5 major hospitals; shops, entertainment, parks, and the University of Toronto.The Manhattan will be retained in full and restored.  When passing by, I’ve always admired its classy facade.The heritage properties at 634 and 636 Church Street will be mostly retained, although the rear additions will be demolished.The Manhattan will soon have another big brother on Church Street.

PHOTO #1 – NOV. 21/2020 – FIRST OF 25 UNIQUE IMAGES – MOST NEVER SEEN ON ‘TORONTO SAVVY’

It’s been great fun choosing the forthcoming twenty-five photos and cartoons, which for the most part have never been on ‘Toronto Savvy’. I enjoyed doing the research and assembling the images in no particular order. In fact it was so enjoyable I just might do this again.For Photo #1 I’ve found this work of art by muralist MONICA WICKELER. You can find it too at 270 Danforth Avenue in the Broadview/Danforth neighbourhood, EAST END.For information on East End Arts –   https://ca.linkedin.com/company/eastendartstoronto . . . . . And for some of the best mural, street and graffiti arts (and artists) in the world check out StreetARToronto. Members have transformed streets, laneways and parks into a city-wide art gallery. Address – https://www.toronto.ca/services-payments/streets-parking-transportation/enhancing-our-streets-and-public-realm/streetartoronto/

NOT EXACTLY TWINS, BUT THEY’RE TALL – DAVID MIRVISH & FRANK GHERY’S COLOSSAL TOWERS

Two giant towers – one 91 and the other 81 storeys of mixed use, high-ceilinged structures – will occupy space near the Princess of Wales Theatre in the King Street West Entertainment District. The tallest one will over take the First Canadian (BMO)) tower, which until now has been #1 in the height sweepstakes. It’s on King West. at Bay.The Mirvish + Ghery project will occupy space on both sides of Duncan Street (aka Ed Mirvish Way), and their “canopies” will project out over the street. Toronto’s skyline will change with these two.

PHOTO #8 – NOV. 14/2020 – 1ST OF 4 BRIDGES HAS ARRIVED IN TORONTO FROM DARTMOUTH N.S.

The 57-metre-long bridge weighs 340 metric tonnes and traveled from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, through the St. Lawrence Seaway to Lake Ontario before reaching Toronto.City councillor Paula Fletcher said “What a beautiful, beautiful bridge it is. . . . It’s going to be transformational for our waterfront.” The journey took 8.5 days to pass by 1,250-nautical miles and four Canadian provinces. There’ll be three more bridges coming. Waterfront Toronto said in a media advisory on Nov. 6th that they’ll connect people to Villiers Island. A kilometre-long extension of the Don River through the Port Lands will make this possible. – <PHOTOS – Ontario Construction & Waterfront Toronto>