Archive for January 2011
Flickr’s allanparke has this great picture showing the newspaper boxes of Toronto. From left to right, there’s a box for the daily Metro Toronto, the evening t.o.night, weekly NOW Toronto, the Toronto Star daily, two newspaper boxes holding a variety of free flimsy weeklies and monthlies, the Toronto Sun, 24 hours, eye weekly, and another newspaper box with free weeklies and monthlies. Curiously, nothing from the National Post or Globe and Mail.
One of the largest collections of the works of English sculptor Henry Moore can be found at the Art Gallery of Ontario”. One, “Two Large Forms” (1966-1969), is on the AGO’s streetcorner, at the southwest of the intersection of Dundas and McCaul. It makes for an arresting sight: when I photographed it in the middle of last month, a woman was trying to keep her children from using the sculpture as a playground. She shouldn’t have: what else is public art for but play?